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MSCI Reviews

Updated July 24, 2017
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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 33 reviews)

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  1. "QA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I like work culture at MSCI

    Cons

    no work from home facility available.


  2. "great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at MSCI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    a lot of room for growth, lots of holidays, vacation time, and excellent benefits. very talented group of individuals.

    Cons

    can be disorganized at times, sometimes there can be bad work life balance. promotions can be political. raises is not competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Work on retaining talent. Offer wage increases equal to cost of living adjustments. Company also needs to work on an internal talent recognition program.

  3. "associate"

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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at MSCI full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good work environment. felxability for kids

    Cons

    lots o' meeting too many times a week

    Advice to Management

    too many meetings. let's cut back a little.


  4. "MSCI"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, good learning and career opportunities

    Cons

    Sometimes not predictable management decisions


  5. "Great team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    As the firm is in a good shape to have a bright future, jobs are really meaningful, you can relate to the goals set.

    Cons

    No cons at this point.


  6. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great subject matter, smart people, interesting projects.

    Cons

    Exposure depends on what area you're in. If it's not related to Indexes, perhaps you won't have all that much exposure.

    Advice to Management

    Try to involve employees more in strategy.


  7. "Go for it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good place to gain finance experience

    Cons

    nothing negative, go for it

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Very interesting work in investment management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the most interesting work in asset management. You are on the forefront of trends and get to experience first-hand how the industry manages money. You can get exposure to everyone from hedge funds, asset managers, pensions. A very broad view, with lots of large, great clients. You are not just dealing with a product, many times you are selling and discussing new ideas. Some of which are disruptive (which are interesting). Lots of models, data, and analytics work.

    Cons

    The index and the analytics businesses are run very separately. Some of the management is fairly aloof and shortsighted, managing shareholder communications vs. focusing on core operations to build better products to improve the share price.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of your office. Get off the phone. Walk the floor. Understand the business better.


  9. "In general, good place to work at"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MSCI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, senior people are accessible and easy to talk to, regular pay check, flexible with regards to relocation.

    Cons

    Constant reshuffling of leadership, seems disorganized, many different cultures from the various companies that have been acquired by MSCI.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency about the future plans, more communication with all employees.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MSCI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Mostly nice, smart people. Good benefits, relaxed atmosphere, job security, great people.

    Cons

    Like every company there always things that can be improved. Cost cutting aggressively.

    Advice to Management

    The promotion cycle is not ideal. Talented people leave the firm because of lack of motivation. Greater focus on talent development


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