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"Good Learning Experience, Limited Career Path"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - FI DCS Analyst in Berkeley, CA
Former Employee - FI DCS Analyst in Berkeley, CA

Pros

* Learn directly how the backoffice IT systems of financial companies work.
* Learn indirectly how financial risk management software works.
* Work with people from around the world, in your office as well as the other offices around the world.
* Decent salary and benefits.

Cons

* The financial aspects of risk management, at least in the Berkeley office, is overwhelmed with the day-to-day necessities of keeping a data processing infrastructure going. There is not much time left for financial analysis, if that is what you are looking to learn.
* Management does not understand how the IT systems work, so there can be a lot of misunderstanding.
* The company is outsourcing a lot of its work to offshore locations, so if you are American and want to stay that way, good luck.

Advice to Management

* Spend more time trying to learn how the systems you oversee actually work, and a little less time in meetings.

Other Employee Reviews for MSCI

  1. "Smart but geeky people, good vacation, offshoring creates stressful envt"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA

    Pros

    - 4 weeks paid vacation plus 10 sick days
    - very smart people

    Cons

    - strategy of offshoring creates insecurity among US staff and creates need to be available around the clock for meetings in various time zones

    Advice to Management

    - Engage more with all levels of staff to understand ground level challenges
    - Examine strategy to hire in emerging market regions as it is creating stress among US staff as folks have to work around th clock to accomodate meetings in budapest, HK, Mumbai and Monterrey


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    "Good until the company went public"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Casual atmosphere - jeans and t-shirts are permitted. Very intelligent co-workers. Interesting work.

    Cons

    Work-life balance different for each different department. If you work for a boss with no life, expect to have no life yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Going public was a bad idea for employees. A culture as strong as RMG cannot survive when it has to answer to private equity and executive boards.

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