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"Growth by Cost Cutting"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Global office presence. Strong brand in Indices and Risk. In general nice people, talented people will not stay for long.

Cons

Expenses are scrutinized heavily and make it a barrier for being productive.
Middle management is ineffective, too many meetings, too much posturing, less real effective work done.

Advice to Management

While there is good communication by the CEO, execution by middle management is lacking.

Other Employee Reviews for MSCI

  1. Helpful (6)

    "You've been warned"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Berkeley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    4 weeks paid vacation
    flexibility to telecommute when needed
    good work/life balance
    work can be challenging
    opportunity to work with smart people

    Cons

    poor morale and high turnover
    heavy cost cutting
    lack of direction and vision from management
    no career path and training
    not compensated or rewarded for accomplishments
    no accountability

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees and compensate them accordingly. A continental breakfast a couple of times a year and your words of praise are meaningless and often more insulting than motivational.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "very process-oriented and hierarchical - little space for intrapreneurship"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great work-life balance & flextime
    great colleagues
    ambitious firm-- focuses on exciting growth areas and apparently willing to invest in those businesses
    CEO is energetic and candid
    global presence

    Cons

    heavy on the paperwork to get any training, travel or expenses approved- it needs to go up 3 or 4 levels of management!
    not a lot of space for people with a good idea to 'run with it'-- everything needs to be pre-approved and scrutinized, meaning the company isn't exactly nimble and can't support thought leadership

    Advice to Management

    develop a real HR strategy and some form of talent management. eventually, staff with some ambition will get tired of being process monkeys and will look for work where initiative and a focus on personal development are rewarded.

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