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Put your money where your mouth is.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Berkeley, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Berkeley, CA

I have been working at MSCI

Pros

Good vacation: 4 full weeks. If you are a diligent worker, should feel secure in your position. Commute is easy with BART. Name recognition within the industry, looks good on the resume. Company does sponsor CFA studies and test taking. Work hours are reasonable. Good place if your background is physics or financial analysis. If you are a researcher, it is a really good place.

Cons

As a software developer in a finance oriented company, you are treated like a commodity. The company is actively pursuing offshoreing, outsourcing, whatever you want to call it. Upper management seems only focused on increasing the perception of value to investors, while neglecting the nuts and bolts of the everyday operations. Famous quote from the CEO: "In real estate there are three essential things: location, location, location. In our business, it's data, data, data." But many employees are left wondering why the actions dont match the words. Not much feeling of comeradery or team/company spirit.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't kill the golden goose. You cant downsize and offshore your way to success. Stop thinking like an investment banker, and start thinking like a leader. People probably dont really expect corporate leadership to be totally honest, so stop trying so hard to convince us of that.

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  1.  

    Excellent Workplace

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MSCI full-time

    Pros

    Very good culture
    Transparent decision making
    Independence in working
    Good knowledge sharing

    Cons

    Lateral shift can be a problem, since it is into limited financial services viz. Index and Analytics
    However, there is flexibility in the role one plays in the broader team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pace of project decisions and execution needs to be improved

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Pretty Good and chilled out place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Mumbai (India)

    I have been working at MSCI as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Work culture,
    Great office
    Team Interaction is very good

    Cons

    Long Hours for some teams

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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