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Updated June 1, 2017
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MSCI President, CEO, and Director Henry A. Fernandez
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  • work life balance can be challenging if you need US overlap (in 16 reviews)

  • Senior management is not really up to the job (in 32 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (13)

    "Top Tier Company and People"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As an employee of MSCI for over three years, I think the best thing about the firm is the varied experiences our environment offers. I have been given the opportunities to own projects from start to finish and to work in areas/functions I had not previously had experience. I feel my opinion is valued and matters because I am converse with senior leaders every day as a NY employee.

    I also appreciate the opportunity I have to interact with peers around the global who are leading minds in the index and analytics space. Our products win awards and are valued by our clients and I am proud to continue to play a part in this.

    Cons

    There is nothing that comes to mind.

    MSCI Response

    Jun 29, 2016 – Executive Director, Americas Recruitment Lead

    Thank you for taking the time to comment on your experience at MSCI. We are very pleased to hear you are enjoying your work and that you are taking advantage of the opportunities the firm is ... More


  2. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very professional organization, good benefits

    Cons

    Individuals can be clicky and dont accept newcomers easily

  3. "Great Internship Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Norman, OK
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Norman, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MSCI as an intern

    Pros

    Internship projects are real work that contribute to the company. Opportunities for innovation and experimentation.

    Cons

    None that I can think of :)


  4. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MSCI full-time

    Pros

    Superior and differentiated products. Lots of opportunity to contribute. Surrounded by smart and energetic people. Excellent management team who seeks to innovate and deliver high-quality results.

    Cons

    Continuous change means it can be tough to know what to expect from year to year.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time with rank and file employees


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The opportunity to work for a global Fin Tech that that is known as an industry leader for its innovative products. Extraordinarily high client retention. Fun atmosphere. Great benefits.

    Cons

    None that I can think of. MSCI is a great place to work!

    Advice to Management

    There has been a lot of good work done around employee engagement. I hope management is listening…..


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Executive Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to work for a global company that is an industry leader. Lots of opportunities to interact with co-workers professionally and socially. Healthcare/401K/Vacation benefits are outstanding!

    Cons

    From my perspective, things are pretty good! If l had to pick one con, I would say I don't love the "open" work environment (I much prefer my own office).

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  7. "Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in China, NY
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in China, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at MSCI as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice working environment, talent workmates

    Cons

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  8. "MSCI"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Storage Engineer in Norman, OK
    Former Employee - Senior Storage Engineer in Norman, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, people are great to work with

    Cons

    Global communications between teams is not where it should be

    Advice to Management

    Have better team communications and with individual's of the team


  9. "Great and growing company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Working with a global team.
    Good benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of internal career mobility.


  10. "MSCI Killed the RMG Star"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Riskmetrics was a start-up inhabiting the body of a publicly traded financial firm. It was a magnet for people who loved finance but weren't big fans of Wall Street's cultural rot. Working there was a privilege.

    Cons

    - Compensation was not good, and they often renegged on compensation promises.
    - MSCI snuffed out many of the best aspects of the culture when they made the acquisition. It became less innovative, and people who were once empowered entrepreneurs were turned into drones.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people, don't just enrich yourselves from their efforts.


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