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MSCI Reviews in Manila, Manila

Updated February 11, 2015
Updated February 11, 2015
3 Reviews
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MSCI President, CEO, and Director Henry A. Fernandez
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance - all-nighters are uncommon; (in 24 reviews)

  • Some very smart people at the top of their games doing some great work (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Very-very weak middle and senior management (in 16 reviews)

  • Aggressive offshoring to emerging market cost cutting strategies with no evaluation in its effectiveness (in 11 reviews)

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    Share price going up, but positions/people are being let go?!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Manila, Manila (Philippines)

    I have been working at MSCI full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Collaborative, flexible working hours, good package, intelligent people, nice offices, global. When I joined, my mindset was to retire at MSCI. That's how good I perceived the Firm to be. For majority of my stay, I was happy and contented. With all the changes and what's happening currently, my opinion of the Firm has dramatically changed.

    Cons

    Change and re-organization has not been good for MSCI. A lot of top management new hires in the past year. Some people who everybody thought should be promoted, did not get promoted for various reasons -- politics, budget, opinions of a few influential people over-rode what the majority supported. I have also been hearing great people being let go due to redundancy. Not good. Says a lot about how MSCI is discrediting these people's past contributions to the Firm and only thinks about saving money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of people who are competent and great in what they do. Don't put more importance to people who are obviously just doing things to please the OCs and ECs. Letting go of people who majority of the employees like and have high regard for will result to them being demotivated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Manila, Manila (Philippines)

    I worked at MSCI full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    My four year stint with the company provided me a training ground for further jobs in the field of financial research. I enjoyed the training they provided including the trip to the headquarters. Almost all employees are like-minded and enjoyed each others company even outside the workplace. Furthermore, there were bonuses commensurate to performance so everyone is motivated to do their best.

    Cons

    The disadvantage of working for the company is the changing of management including the mergers they had with other companies. This provided some instability within the organization. In addition, the work is becoming a routine and not challenging when data was automatized.. For a fresh graduate out of college, this job is excellent but for a matured individual, there maybe less areas for career growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Learning Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Manila, Manila (Philippines)

    I worked at MSCI full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Training was a priority by management

    Cons

    Upward mobility has been a challenge. Job was mechanical in the end.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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