MSCI
3.0 of 5 175 reviews
www.msci.com New York, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

MSCI Reviews

Updated Apr 6, 2014
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59% Approve of the CEO

MSCI President, CEO, and Director Henry A. Fernandez

Henry A. Fernandez

(96 ratings)

49% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Good work life balance, easy working hours"
    in 14 reviews
  • "Some very smart people at the top of their games doing some great work"
    in 12 reviews
Cons:
  • "Very-very weak middle and senior management"
    in 18 reviews
  • "Focus on sales people and not much career growth for non-sales positions"
    in 8 reviews
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Vice President (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at MSCI full-time for more than 10 years

ProsVery comforble and warm working environment. Very rich culture. Lots of learming opportuniies. Benifits are reasonable good. Nice and right business models.

ConsCareer developmet. Hard to see and talk to very senior managers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Dynamic, international, client focused organization that rewards hard work and holds employees to high standards.

Vice President (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

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

ProsDynamic, international, client focused organization that rewards hard work and holds employees to high standards.

ConsNot enough women in senior management.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great opportunities at msci budapest

Software Developer (Former Employee)
Budapest (Hungary)

I worked at MSCI full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat technical knowledge
Good work environment
Leaders, executives are mostly friendly and helpful

ConsImpossible to see the "big picture"
Can work on a small part of a software for years

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Associate (Current Employee)
Budapest (Hungary)

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

ProsAbsolute supportive company, no matter what your special situation a solution is found. Good wage in comparisation to other companies in the branch, Christmas money, Bonus if the company did have profit, so everybody is keen on making sure it does! Quality office environment, centralized location, super cooperative colleges, all fully set on making your work be successful.

ConsSomewhat slow machines, definetly very slow network, still no chance of remote working, while I heard there would be great interest. Don't see why not, cost of office, electricity, machines etc would be eliminated, how this is not the interest of a company is a riddle.

Advice to Senior ManagementUpgrade of technical equipment is really due, do it before we are outdated lagging behind our own customers. If it is costly, consider remote work, many would be interested, most people have better machines and way faster net at home. The private home machines are at least 10 years ahead of the company ones.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Nice place to work

Associate (Current Employee)
Budapest (Hungary)

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

ProsA good place to start your career, nice atmosphere, felxible working hours and some experienced collegaues to learn from. International operation is also a plus (fun to work with Berkeley and Beijing at the same time)

ConsThe Bp office is relatively new, long term career advancement is questionable. There are constant problems with IT services, outdated software, slow network, etc.

Advice to Senior ManagementIn the end, it is very expensive to make an employee work on a slow machine, with outdated software...

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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great place to work

Risk Analytics (Current Employee)
Norman, OK

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

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

Consstill developing, no more cons

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Senior Associate (Former Employee)

I worked at MSCI for more than 5 years

ProsInteresting Industry, High Exposure to portfolio management.

ConsToo bureaocratic and skillset developed is too specific to the industry

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus more on development

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Solid and hands-on practices on financial engineering.

Analyst (Former Employee)
Beijing, Beijing (China)

I worked at MSCI as an intern for less than a year

ProsPeople are really nice and helpful. A great amount of exposure to the most widely adopted models and financial derivatives.

ConsLimited career development opportunities, especially in China.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsMSCI has a value driven culture and a lot of intelligent, motivated individuals who know how to work as a team.

ConsThe explaining of company goals and long term objectives from senior management to employees can improve

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A growth company with talented people and great products

Vice President (Current Employee)
Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

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

ProsSmart and talented people you can learn from everyday.
A high growth company that allows you to see your own achievement and make a difference.
A company that encourages career development and growth.
Good leaders who listen and supports you.

ConsOne needs to be flexible and adaptable to be successful in a company such as MSCI as it is a high growth company. Anyone too rigid or stiff may find it frustrating.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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