MSCI Reviews

Updated Jul 27, 2021

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MSCI President, CEO, and Director Henry A. Fernandez
Henry A. Fernandez
485 Ratings
Pros
  • "work life balance like nowhere else(in 149 reviews)

  • "competitive work environment, keeps you on toes with new technology and domain knowledge(in 74 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Senior management strategy quite fluctuating(in 39 reviews)

  • "Work - Life balance some times is compromised in the hectic months(in 31 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Great place to work in Fintech

      Mar 31, 2019 - Managing Director in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Top in class CEO - A meritocracy - Truly global with a diverse set of employees - High performance culture - Focus on leadership / empowerment as opposed to just management

      Cons

      - High stress and demanding work culture is not for everyone

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Com

      Jul 10, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Salary Salary salary salary salary

      Cons

      Nothin nothin nothin nonthig nothing

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Vice President

      Jan 5, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Strong intellectual property and brand

      Cons

      Can be more innovative in technology and products

      1 person found this review helpful
    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great place for learning

      Apr 18, 2018 - Vice President 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pays well, has lots of passionate employees who go the extra mile, dynamic environment, diverse and multi-cultural teams, growing business with diverse set of products (i.e. offers broad range of learning opportunities and exposure to interesting types of problems to solve and clients), good and well known brand.

      Cons

      Lack of purpose coming from the top (very good shareholders management, but less inspiring in terms of the firm's purpose), some teams are a bit dysfunctional (lack of trust, don't take ownership, bureaucratic attitude) but that's probably not much worse than other companies of similar size.

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Executive Director

      Dec 7, 2016 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Solid pay, good health coverage. Financial/Risk models are quite good in some spaces. Company benefits from the high margins of the Index side of the business.

      Cons

      The company culture is weak, they've gone through multiple exercises whereby management has gotten coaching on how to create an inclusive environment, yet their employee engagement scores are still average to below average. It makes sense though when you look at the leaders of the firm. It starts from the top, and the leaders they promote who all buy into "increase shareholder value" at all costs, rather than making the workplace something enjoyable. This is an offshoot of the companies core culture, which stems from investment banking. Also their technology is quite weak and fragmented -- usability may ultimately effect bottom line as the risk side of the business becomes commoditised.

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      MSCI Response

      Executive Director, Americas Recruitment Lead

      MSCI takes employee engagement very seriously. On the whole, engagement across MSCI has risen over 38% since we started measuring it in 2011. Managers also receive individual feedback on the behaviors that we know contribute to strong engagement at MSCI and this is an important part of their overall evaluations and development. While some managers have made less progress than others, on the whole, overall manager feedback and engagement are trending positively. We continue to work closely with those managers where this is not the case.

    6. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good Company to work with: Mumbai Office

      Feb 24, 2015 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Total compensation is good. You have to work hard and earn your promotion like any other company. Leadership is very supportive.

      Cons

      Work life balance is good on most days, and office culture is great. But the company financially discriminates between emerging market and developed market employees; running EM offices as low cost centres.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Okay place to work in but middle management not the best

      Jul 20, 2021 - Associate 
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      Pros

      Employees were really taken care of during the pandemic (as a firm) Work-life balance is okay Flat organizational structure makes it easy to reach out to people higher up in the ladder

      Cons

      Complaints against direct managers can fall on deaf ears. Not even reaching out to HRG helped. Could very well be just one person making an entire team miserable though and doesn't necessarily reflect on the firm A lot of paperwork still in the age of technology

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good place to build a career

      Jul 26, 2021 - Data Scientist in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great work culture, smart people - Interesting problems to solve - Lots of opportunity for professional growth, both technically and in leadership - Flexibility with regard to work location (home vs office)

      Cons

      - Partner teams may be located in another time zone with little-to-no overlapping work hours - Adopting new technologies sometimes feels slow and challenging

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Fantastic forward thinking company

      Jul 26, 2021 - Vice President in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pro-active, employee, tech and business focused organisation. Provides great career opportunities and valuable skills. Opportunity to work with a group of talented and smart individuals, new and leading technology, with a positive pro-active leadership team.

      Cons

      Cannot think of any at present

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    10. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Typical New York based Financial Service job

      Jul 7, 2021 - Client Service Specialist in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Depending on your manager there is a decent work/life balance. Great location if commuting by metra or living in the city. Company name carries some prestige and is great to have on a resume. Matching 401k

      Cons

      Endless management turnover due to what seemed like constant restructuring resulted in a lack of career development for domestic (US) workers. Amount of time spent analyzing and massaging project management metrics felt at times like it eclipsed core job functions, Unscrupulous and incompetent HR. Lack of incentives for non executive tiered employees. Health insurance is so so. Either you pay a very high premium and have good coverage or you pay a very small premium and have very little coverage. Things you would typically find at NY based financial services position

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      MSCI Response

      Thank you for your feedback, we take your comments very seriously. We are sorry to hear about your experience at MSCI. Please be assured that every feedback is taken seriously. We are constantly looking at ways to further improve ourselves and make MSCI a great place to work.

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