MSCI - OK, if you can check your personal life and sense of decency at the door. | Glassdoor
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"OK, if you can check your personal life and sense of decency at the door."

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Former Employee - Senior Associate in Berkeley, CA
Former Employee - Senior Associate in Berkeley, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Good compensation and benefits. Very interesting domain, at the intersection of finance, analytics, software, and data. Opportunity to work with some of the biggest names in the finance industry.

Cons

Fairly toxic work environment, unless you appreciate a culture of stepping on those beneath you and sucking up to those above you. CEO has anger management issues (in fairness, it may be a Wall Street thing) which sets the tone for other senior executives.

Advice to Management

While I'm pretty sure that upper management has little interest in advice from former employees, I'd suggest viewing employees as valuable, intelligent assets to the company rather than interchangeable and outsourceable resources. Or not. They seem to enjoy the way things are...

Other Employee Reviews for MSCI

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

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

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    • 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.

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