MSCI Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great company, bad management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Norman, OK
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Norman, OK

    I have been working at MSCI full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefit and fun people to work with. Not a lot of room to grow though. The product is going down hill because of poor software development life cycle.

    Cons

    The new management is too top heavy and they have been doing a lot of reorganization and have been laying off talented people. When it was still Riskmetrics, the management cared about the employee, things changed. To MSCI, you are just a number in the balance sheet.

  2. Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Product Manager in Norman, OK
    Current Employee - Technical Product Manager in Norman, OK

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    very friendly environment with lots of people

    Cons

    Not everyone is friendly all the time

    Advice to Management

    Smile

  3. Helpful (1)

    fantastic peers, stagnant pay, too much beauracracy.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Norman, OK
    Current Employee - Associate in Norman, OK

    I have been working at MSCI full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company seems to care a lot about morale, fun days every summer, recreational activities over lunch. liberal leave and telework policies.

    Cons

    Management likes to dangle the promise of a raise or promotion over you without delivering, or only halfway delivering. There are several here who describe getting a promotion, but not a raise that should come with it. Communication is abysmal, particularly inter-departmental. And empire building practices have gone on for many years, leaving the company very segmented and a refusal to improve processes. Too many jobs being pushed to Developing Markets without regard to quality of work. Metrics setup for helpdesk that a toddler could game.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of Developed markets and pay raises as well as Developing Markets.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great product, far too bottom line oriented

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Norman, OK
    Former Intern - Intern in Norman, OK

    I worked at MSCI as an intern (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The software is incredible to work on, there are some very talented people to work with, great place to learn. The people in office are fantastic, and the work is interesting.

    Cons

    The company is far too bottom line oriented. They had a history of laying off extremely valuable, talented developers from a product they bought because they were "overpaid." That was indicative of the culture...to them, you are nothing but a line on a ledger sheet.

    Advice to Management

    Learn that people are valuable. Skill and experience that comes with time aren't easily quantified. Treat your people like they're actually people.

  6. Not to many opportunity to grow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Norman, OK
    Current Employee - Associate in Norman, OK

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work Environment (Most people in Norman are great)
    Vacation and sick leaves
    Benefits
    Fun Days
    Location (cheap living cost thus low salary I guess)
    College Town thus College Football

    Cons

    Salary and title variation among employees with same experience (Sometimes less experience)
    Politics
    Lack of career growth
    March April and May Tornado season

    Advice to Management

    Should also communicate with the non-officer level employees regarding the projects rather than just managers.

  7. Great experience working for this company. One of the best.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Norman, OK
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Norman, OK

    I worked at MSCI full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, casual dress, great people, stock options, decent pay, great bonuses, fun work.

    Cons

    Didn't always have control of projects. Often long hours being a start-up.

    Advice to Management

    I wish you hadn't sold us, although I did ok with the stock options

  8. great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Risk Analytics in Norman, OK
    Current Employee - Risk Analytics in Norman, OK

    I have been working at MSCI full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    you could touch many different fields, such as portfolio management and risk management, both local and global market, equity and fixed income.

    Cons

    still developing, no more cons

  9. cool place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norman, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norman, OK

    I have been working at MSCI

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People are friendly and nice

    Cons

    the way of treating people is too tough now

    Advice to Management

    Treat people better

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