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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is a good company but far from great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MSCI full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work time;
    Good work life balance;
    Compensation is on par with industry average;

    Cons

    It is a company made of many acquired compAnies; company culture doesn't appeal

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A global company with opportunities for professional growth

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MSCI full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to work closely with people in different countries, employees are well compensated and management is very good at watching the bottom line

    Cons

    Hours can be long, but work is challenging at times :)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Usual corporate atmosphere with better than usual benefits

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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 MSCI full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - There are great benefits at MSCI. Women get 16 weeks of maternity leave and men get 2 weeks of paternity leave. There are discounts to local gyms, yoga in the office, etc...
    - Office has amazing views.

    Cons

    - Usual politics
    - A lot of staff in "emerging market centers" where salaries are low
    - Focus on sales people and not much career growth for non-sales positions
    - Management is out of touch with junior level employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible Compensation Structure

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MSCI full-time

    Pros

    People doing the actual work are very smart.

    Cons

    Very vague and unfair compensation structure. Everything is know at the end of the year so there is uncertainity for full year for employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please reward the employees in the US. They are worth every penny. Just focussing on low cost workers in India and China is not going to help the company long term.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good company, a real growth company in the old fashioned Wall Street world

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    Current Employee - Business Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Lots of young professionals, like a summer camp

    Cons

    Almost no cons, the growth of the company is under question right now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    MSCI should not be trusted.

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    You will have an opportunity to meet people from all over the world, especially people from India and the Phillipines, as you train them to do your job.

    Cons

    MSCI uses all forms of trickery to extract as much work from employees as possible. The company will tell you one thing and then do another, all without offering a reasonable explanation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees in developed markets are very valuable and worth their cost. Someday you will learn this lesson.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Some very good people and some very odd decisions

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Intelligent people at just about every level. High degree of technology though the environment is locked down a bit. Indexing business makes money without trying and is thus the prized group. A sales company disguised as a financial tech company.

    Cons

    Lot of in-house applications which is ok but lead to random bugs. Tech decisions are all done out of the cadre in London while the implementation is done by a team in Budapest. Service Desk based in Mumbai can often lead to frustration. Hope you're looking for a position with the indexing side, otherwise look out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At least one local office support person would help a lot, i've seen people be without a computer for 3 days at times. Cost cutting of personnel leads to higher turnover on those thinking they're next.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unfocused driving, no accountability and tired, paranoid culture

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    Current Employee - Client Coverage in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Client Coverage in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Highly skilled associates

    Average to decent salary

    Resources from the hybrid of organizations

    interesting projects

    Cons

    Senior management care only about themselves. Local office heads and senior veterans not motivated to really help underlings. Often make it known they despise their role.

    in tricky market we know not where we're going. Fragmented data, models and meetings.

    Clannish, devisive behavior interfering with client mtgs, conference participation and trust.

    Favoritism, etc.

    Guidance and accountability seriously lacking in the Coverage, Project Management and Facilities units. Particularly in the New York and SF Bay offices. Good luck getting any emails answered. Or seeing any consistent meetings out of them.

    Outsourcing so much that we've chopped off our own feet and it's a challenge to go forward. Especially without vision, communication, trust and fairness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's a lot we would like to give, but we've seen others shot down for nicely doing so. What is clear Is that leadership needs to change and vision needs to be clarified. After that, professionalism re-instilled in what used to be a great company. Pay attention to your product formation teams, new sales and upsells. Also to local office management and HR, to help with these areas. We can really hit walls when we need basic questions answered. That wastes even more time and productivity. Also look at who actually has shown up to work through the years instead of working remotely and not findable. Then keep telling us where we're going so we can actually do our jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hectic but rewarding

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Berkeley, CA

    I worked at MSCI

    Pros

    Challenging job and worked with a group of very smart individuals. Company planned some fun team building events such as "Fun Day" and "Friday drinks"

    Cons

    Upper management can be a bit tricky and people are overworked. Too many things going on and not enough resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to make sure you have appropriate resources in order to complete the jobs without rushing them out the door.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A good company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at MSCI

    Pros

    MSCI is a leader in the risk management and index business.
    The company has been growing steadily via strategic acquisitions.
    Management is very approachable and open.
    Benefits are attractive.

    Cons

    There is limited potential for professional growth and there are not that many perks for employees. Also, the tendency is to lead people into becoming very specialized in a specific area, to the point where certain groups seem isolated form the rest of the business units.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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