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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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  1. 3 people found this helpful

    very process-oriented and hierarchical - little space for intrapreneurship

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    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
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    RMG was great....MSCI so so

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at MSCI

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
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