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Put your money where your mouth is.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Berkeley, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Berkeley, CA
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for MSCI

  1. Company review

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

    Pros

    Good culture and work environment. Flexible work timings with work from home option. Provides options for mentoring, skill development, along with various other workshops.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency provided by the Management. Job-security is a concern. Attrition in certain teams is quite high. No clear career growth plans are provided.

    Advice to Management

    To be more open to suggestions and to be clear about the strategy of the company to the employees. Retaining the talent bank.


  2. Not if you want a quiet life

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at MSCI full-time

    Pros

    Bright people, good benefits, reasonable work life balance, good location and offices, global company. Doesn't suffer fools.

    Cons

    Becoming very bureaucratic, very centralised decision making. Lives on email Career progression is slow and hard to achieve. Training budget is virtually non-existent in many areas

    Advice to Management

    MSCI's executive management should decentralise from their tower in New York which is increasingly isolating them from their staff elsewhere.


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