MSCI Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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  1. Overall good place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MSCI

    Pros

    Lost of flexibility, interesting, challenging work. Growth opportunity for those who are persistent.

    Cons

    Some employees lack essential communication skills. Management does not always seek input from front line employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more resources toward training. Be more open about promotion and compensation policies. Seek input from employees at all levels of the organiazation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    overly expanded medium size company with a Fortune 500 dream

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MSCI full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    smart people to work with
    great brand and industry recognition
    global reach
    decent benefits
    good products and strong research focus

    Cons

    no real work life balance when your workload doubles due to turnovers
    pay is not related to performance as it is supposed to. having a good year sometimes could mean a flat or smaller performance bonus. so there is little motivation to deliver better performance
    top heavy corporate structure. career opportunities for any non-sales related poisons are quite limited. it also depends on which business you are in. the index business is better than others

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay your top performers well instead of spending all the money acquiring businesses that are hard to integrated

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. No Communication from Senior Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MSCI full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Some very smart people.
    - Work is good if you get lucky and are on a visible project

    Cons

    - Absolutely no communication from Senior Management
    - Very secretive, no clear direction, everything is top priority one day and on the back burner in a week
    - Too much fire fighting
    - Penny wise, Pound foolish

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lot of people are scared because of activist investors going after the company. Rumors of layoff are doing the rounds. Senior Management should step up and answer questions ASAP.

    Also, hold top management accountable too. Laying off low level employees and hiring top management is not going to save costs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. Good place to work...a little heavy on top.

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Conshohocken, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Conshohocken, PA

    I have been working at MSCI full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great work life balance

    Cons

    They need a greater focus on career development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be more career development.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 2 people found this helpful

    Abuse of People and discrimination

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MSCI

    Pros

    Ability to work from home when you need to, and ability to set your own hours.

    Cons

    People are made to work days and nights without resting, anytime something goes wrong, although at bonus time, that is quickly forgotten. Management never backs the employees because they are all scared for their own jobs. There are only a handful of women, because they RARELY choose any woman that is interviewed, and women are not promoted, so if you are a woman, expect that you will never move up (even after they were asked, and have taken on the additional responsibility of the position and they are already doing the job). The employee surveys every year show that the employees are VERY dissatisfied and do not trust the management. I wonder if they will ask us to fill out those surveys next year... I doubt it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fair employment practices would be a good start. Get rid of the "good ole boys" club mentality and hire some brilliant women to change the environment for the better. Provide promotions to ALL employees when they take the position - this is such an abuse of your people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. Not bad

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MSCI

    Pros

    Very loyal company. It would be hard to have a long career there, but they appreciate their employees.

    Cons

    Mid size company that acts like a big company. Its hard to get things done and it can be frustrating.

  8. Great company

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    • 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)

    Pros

    very friendly environment with lots of people

    Cons

    Not everyone is friendly all the time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Smile

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Nice place to work, but HR department needs cleaning

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    Current Employee - Vice President
    Current Employee - Vice President

    I have been working at MSCI full-time

    Pros

    Professional culture, pleasant work environment and cool people. Innovative tech / investment tools provider listed on NYSE.

    Cons

    The HR department is somewhat frustrating to deal with, your treated like an inconvenience to them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful

    Don't work here

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I worked at MSCI full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Decent salary, bonus and benefits

    Cons

    Lousy management team, cheap, unproductive work space, smart people who should stick to their jobs and remember they are not qualified to tell other people how to do their jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The CEO should clean house -- starting with his direct reports.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    A bit bureaucratic, but very much team dependent. Top heavy at times.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Analyst, Senior Associate
    Current Employee - Research Analyst, Senior Associate

    I have been working at MSCI full-time

    Pros

    Among the top firms of its kind, forefront of innovation and constantly referred to as excellent by clients.

    Cons

    A bit poor on man management and very very top heavy. Processes are not very well managed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shed some top management and stop believing its knowledge centers as tireless workers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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