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"Reasonable salary; Difficult to grow or advance into more sophisticated roles"

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  • Culture & Values
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Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Easy hours; Reasonable comp; Pleasant office / environment; Friendly people; Get exposure to many investment organizations using indices and analytics tools

Cons

Bureacracy; Difficult to advance into other roles; Top management insistent on cost cutting; Consolidation; Acquiring the competition; Outsourcing technical positions to cheaper countries; Top management not technical enough to appreciate how software is developed; And feels hiring 3 foreigners is better than 1 person in NYC

Advice to Management

Appreciate how software is built and don't outsource all technical positions; Software & data at the end of the day is what MSCI sells; Producing these should not be viewed as requiring commodity employees anywhere in the world.

Other Employee Reviews for MSCI

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Smart people, innovative products, dedicated client service, poor work culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Independent work, diverse, highly motivated and creative people, a long career for top talent. Good vacation and holiday time. Really values clients.

    Cons

    24-7 weeks, little respect for personal time because you need to be available across global teams during your day and theirs. Can be very political internally.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your employees as people, show a human side.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "MSCI ISS Subsidiary - Don't be Fooled."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Associate in Rockville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. The benefits are not bad, but the stress you go through to get them is not worth it. Single people discrimination is rampant here. If you have a kid you get leave early every day. If you don't, keep working.

    Cons

    Terribly managed operation. Complete lack of leadership with most workers more educated in more appropriate fields than managers.

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