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Helpful (2)

RMG was great....MSCI so so

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

They pay very well. Many people do not have enough to do. Benefit policies are good. It is a company that makes money.

Cons

Too many meetings. Too many generals. Prefer to throw people at a need rather than technology which leads to too many opinions and analysis paralysis.

Advice to Management

Improve technology. Stop micro managing. Trust your employees. Get rid of deadwood as there is a lot of it. Keep improving products.

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  1. Helpful (5)

    Acquisition by MSCI is a bid culture clash. It's much more rigid, less entrepreneurial, more bureaucratic and less fun

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are extremely smart, dedicated, curious, and humble and relaxed. That is changing with MSCI merger, but that legacy won't die too easily. You are given the opportunity to run with your ideas. Th culture is flat, and fun and relaxed, even thought it's Wall St.

    Cons

    Cost cutting is so aggressive and arbitrary that it canibalizes growth in business lines that really ought to be growing. Lots of big promises that are consistently broken. The pay is significantly below average. Flat structure often means there are too many cooks to move things forward. Emphasis on being respectful and empathetic, means that incompetent, conniving people who are also pretty nice guys, get promoted. MSCI does not and will not recognize how much the culture keeps us loyal, and there is a massive exodus of talent which has begun and will not abate anytime soon

    Advice to Management

    Pay people better. Judge businesses by their results rather than their mangers' charm offensives. And ensure that MSCI doesn;t do to RiskMetrics what they did to Barra, (gut the culture superimpose a one-size fits all strategy, and subsequently trigger a year-on-year reduction in revenue and earnings.)


  2. Helpful (2)

    Change the world?

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Rockville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    RiskMetrics has a very diverse group of employees from different cultural and professional background which makes for interesting conversations and interactions.

    Cons

    Decision-making is more driven by office politics and hearsay than by rational objectivity. There is little accountability for poor performance at upper managerial levels.

    Advice to Management

    RMG should adopt a more qualitative approach to evaluating in-house talent and developing it and drop the heavy focus on head count. Not all apples are the same.


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