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MSCI Reviews

Updated May 23, 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 (12)

    "Top Tier Company and People"

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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

    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. "Zero Work Life Balance, Low Job Security and Useless HR"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Mumbai (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MSCI full-time

    Pros

    Only the Corporate Services Team and the few teams working during Indian Timings are good to work with. Corporate Services Team get all the facilities from the company and they enjoy their 8 hour job with timely promotion and bonus.

    Cons

    Real Estate Team is the WORST department to work with. Never ever if you get an opportunity to work with MSCI Real Estate team in Mumbai, please do not accept the offer and make your life a hell (whether on contract or permanent roles). Believe me it's a 18 hour job per day (and night) and the people working here never get to take their Privilege leaves when needed. If the employee goes to work at 11 am, they return to home at 3 am next day and sometimes even have to spend the whole day and night in the office working without sleep. Management makes people to work from home when they are sick or on leave. High attrition rate as on an average 5 employees put their resignation per month. Management and the HR is least bothered about this. Management keeps pressurizing employees and the work culture is very poor. When complained to HR, the HR pretends as if they are not aware about such things happening on the floor. Team Leaders and lower level Managers work as slaves and never get time to spend it with their family. Also need to work on weekends. Job security is also poor. So, never step into Real Estate department of MSCI.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to think that the employees are not slaves. Not only the attention needs to be on the peoples' work life balance, but also on peoples' health. Please go through the Cons I have mentioned for more.


  3. "Good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing people, lots of fun activities, good salaries even for freshers.

    Cons

    low work life balance, inconvenient location for travelling these days due to traffic caused by ongoing metro work.


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  5. "MSCI"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mumbai (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MSCI full-time

    Pros

    Company culture is very good you are free to come any time and provide good learning in MSCI.

    Cons

    All product are related to financial product like BarraOne which is used to generate risk analytics.


  6. "Great people, not so great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Budapest (Hungary)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Budapest (Hungary)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people are working there!

    Cons

    The company is too rigid, management takes themselves too serious.


  7. "Balanced work life"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MSCI full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance, good learning, good culture, good Insurance cover, home drops provided

    Cons

    No access to senior management


  8. "review from a 3-yr associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MSCI full-time

    Pros

    Good insurance scheme. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    limited opportunity to grow, especially in the DCS team

    Advice to Management

    find a way to identify and promote talent


  9. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MSCI full-time

    Pros

    This is a good company - a number of people I interact with are great, but as with other companies, there are some who are not very pleasant to work with. Managers I've had so far are great - they give you solid advice how to get to your goal and helps you transition from being an individual contributor to becoming a team leader. Mobility is also one of the good points for MSCI since the company is open to assist employees move from one location to another or department to another, if they see that this employee will be a great addition to the team they are transferring to.

    Cons

    I can't see any downsides yet


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Associate in Mumbai (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Process, work life balance and good culture
    I didn't find politics in teams
    Professional and good people
    HR are great

    Cons

    Small projects and large team, people don't get enough work
    If you're expecting to grow technically, it's not a place for you
    Hire and fire is normal for this organasiation

    Advice to Management

    No advice as they don't listen to others


  11. "Sales support"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MSCI full-time

    Pros

    Growing company, stable job. My colleagues were generally very pleasant to work with.

    Cons

    Almost non-existent career opportunities.

    MSCI Response

    Mar 24, 2017 – Executive Director, Americas Recruitment Lead

    Thank you for taking the time to give us your valuable feedback. As MSCI continues to grow, we pride ourselves on having a collaborative work environment; we’re glad you agree. Based on our revised ... More


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