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MSCI Sales Specialist Reviews

Updated November 28, 2016
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MSCI President, CEO, and Director Henry A. Fernandez
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "MSCI - Top Heavy"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Asia, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Asia, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues and team mates. Smart people too.
    Feel like a diverse international firm.
    Global team work and collaborate closely together. Fun too.

    Cons

    For a firm of this size, the number of MD is quite shockingly high. Many senior persons, especially external new hires, treat this firm as their retirement job.
    Also tend to hire senior management externally rather than promote from within, which is not very motivating for staff who have been around for years.

    MSCI Response

    Nov 29, 2016 – Executive Director, Americas Recruitment Lead

    Thank you for caring enough to give us your feedback. MSCI does have some of the smartest people in the industry and we pride ourselves for having a collaborative work environment. Only 2% of our ... More


  2. "Good place to learn"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    MSCI Barra has wonderful products, talented people, and a great client list. You will learn a lot.

    Cons

    Opportunity to move up can be dangled like a carrot for years. Little respect for personal time. Pay does not seem connected to performance.

    Advice to Management

    MSCI Barra attracts talented people, but is unable to keep them. There would be a large increase in satisfaction from clients if employees were more consistent and knowledgeable people were provided incentive to stay.


  3. "Challenging"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very talented workforce working shoulder to shoulder to service the most talented clientele. Also a very collegial environment and very humane people.

    Cons

    It is almost inevitable to suffer from the growing pains of getting larger by acquiring other firms. The mixture of company cultures is always a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Keep trying to maintain employee engagement! This time try to make it clearer for the employee to understand the value and purpose of what MSCI does.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to set your own direction but tough to navigate sometimes"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The amount you learn about the investment process and the people you meet are tremendous. The firm will provide growth those strong enough to speak up.

    Cons

    There are many challenges at MSCI and at times it seems too unstructured or understaffed. It is sometimes hard to get direction.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees to more and find ways to help them and inspire them to get involved in the company.