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Dysfunctional, toxic environment with good people and opportunities for learning

Vice President (Former Employee) Berkeley, CA

ProsThe company offers a tremendous opportunity to learn about the investment management business, especially on the analytics side (the old Barra). If you're in an outward-facing role, you'll also get excellent access to money manager clients (i.e., future employers). On the day to day level, you get to work with smart people and do interesting work, often in a collegial atmosphere.

ConsUnfortunately, the company is a dysfunctional organization that rewards unconditional allegiance, especially at higher levels. The result is a lot of emphasis on upward management, a lot of energy wasted on polishing appearances. Most of the sales force is pretty clueless about Barra products.

Advice to Senior ManagementGood luck.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    You'll succeed if you are very good at butt kissing and do what you were told.

    Senior Associate (Current Employee) Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at MSCI

    Pros: The cooperative environment with colleagues. Cons: Management blames underlings for failure. No incentive to improve business… Advice to Senior Management: Take leadership role seriously No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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    Put your money where your mouth is.

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) 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. … 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… Advice to Senior 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… More

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