RiskMetrics

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A solid place to work

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Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY

I worked at RiskMetrics

Pros

RiskMetrics had a great, laid-back culture, nice people and very good benefits. Compensation was fair compared to other companies, and management generally showed respect for workers. The company seemed to promote a very strong work-life balance.

Cons

While the people were very friendly, the culture was sometimes dry--mostly because a lot of people lacked social skills. While I think it was a good place to work, there seemed to be few opportunities for advancement.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I think management should work a bit more on continued training and development of current employees and also offer more opportunities to younger, less experienced workers.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Acquisition by MSCI is a bid culture clash. It's much more rigid, less entrepreneurial, more bureaucratic and less fun

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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 RiskMetrics

    Pros

    The people are extremely smart, dedicated, curious, and humble and relaxed. That is changing with MSCI merger, but that legacy won't die too easily.

    You are given the opportunity to run with your ideas.

    Th culture is flat, and fun and relaxed, even thought it's Wall St.

    Cons

    Cost cutting is so aggressive and arbitrary that it canibalizes growth in business lines that really ought to be growing.

    Lots of big promises that are consistently broken.

    The pay is significantly below average.

    Flat structure often means there are too many cooks to move things forward.

    Emphasis on being respectful and empathetic, means that incompetent, conniving people who are also pretty nice guys, get promoted.

    MSCI does not and will not recognize how much the culture keeps us loyal, and there is a massive exodus of talent which has begun and will not abate anytime soon

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay people better. Judge businesses by their results rather than their mangers' charm offensives.
    And ensure that MSCI doesn;t do to RiskMetrics what they did to Barra, (gut the culture superimpose a one-size fits all strategy, and subsequently trigger a year-on-year reduction in revenue and earnings.)

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Change the world?

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Rockville, MD

    I worked at RiskMetrics

    Pros

    RiskMetrics has a very diverse group of employees from different cultural and professional background which makes for interesting conversations and interactions.

    Cons

    Decision-making is more driven by office politics and hearsay than by rational objectivity. There is little accountability for poor performance at upper managerial levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    RMG should adopt a more qualitative approach to evaluating in-house talent and developing it and drop the heavy focus on head count. Not all apples are the same.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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