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Growth by Cost Cutting

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

I have been working at MSCI

Pros

Global office presence. Strong brand in Indices and Risk. In general nice people, talented people will not stay for long.

Cons

Expenses are scrutinized heavily and make it a barrier for being productive.
Middle management is ineffective, too many meetings, too much posturing, less real effective work done.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

While there is good communication by the CEO, execution by middle management is lacking.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    You've been warned

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at MSCI

    Pros

    4 weeks paid vacation
    flexibility to telecommute when needed
    good work/life balance
    work can be challenging
    opportunity to work with smart people

    Cons

    poor morale and high turnover
    heavy cost cutting
    lack of direction and vision from management
    no career path and training
    not compensated or rewarded for accomplishments
    no accountability

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees and compensate them accordingly. A continental breakfast a couple of times a year and your words of praise are meaningless and often more insulting than motivational.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    very process-oriented and hierarchical - little space for intrapreneurship

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at MSCI

    Pros

    great work-life balance & flextime
    great colleagues
    ambitious firm-- focuses on exciting growth areas and apparently willing to invest in those businesses
    CEO is energetic and candid
    global presence

    Cons

    heavy on the paperwork to get any training, travel or expenses approved- it needs to go up 3 or 4 levels of management!
    not a lot of space for people with a good idea to 'run with it'-- everything needs to be pre-approved and scrutinized, meaning the company isn't exactly nimble and can't support thought leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    develop a real HR strategy and some form of talent management. eventually, staff with some ambition will get tired of being process monkeys and will look for work where initiative and a focus on personal development are rewarded.

    Approves of CEO
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