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Morgan Stanley Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
722 Reviews
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722 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Their work life balance policies allow you to work from home when you cannot get in (in 117 reviews)

  • Since it's difficult to get into Morgan Stanley, you'll work with very smart people (in 93 reviews)


Cons
  • Very limited work/life balance, which they claimed was very important to them (in 109 reviews)

  • Long hours in the operation department when the market is bad (in 121 reviews)

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  1.  

    I have greatly enjoyed Morgan Stanley.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    You determine your potential each day.

    Cons

    Lack of support from NYC to the SLC location.

  2.  

    Hard working and committed individuals. Motivating environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Morgan Stanley as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Exposure to senior management.

    Cons

    Tough to explore other areas of the firm.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Was a great experience and learned a lot.

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

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    It has a great brand name and you get great training.

    Cons

    Very large firm. Difficult to know a lot of people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upgrade the software used.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Overall, Moran Stanley has been a great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - AML and Risk Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - AML and Risk Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    Great co-workers, work-life balance was good, compensation mostly fair

    Cons

    High-pressure deadlines, more room for advancement needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage your analysts more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor Associate in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    Good office/financial experience, very in tune with team work, learn on your own curb

    Cons

    the pay really loses good people, over turn is very high as a result

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay more attention to the needs of the individual as people leave as soon as they get a better job

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good environment, smart people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor Associate in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor Associate in Phila, PA

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly people, excellent platform to learn & very client-focused.

    Cons

    Pressure to perform, can feel isolated at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Ops

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    Comfortable job and good training.

    Cons

    Long hours but none really.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great company, supports employee education and career advancement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Intern in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    A lot of opportunity for advancement, continuing education is encourage. Pay is not great in Wealth Management for support staff, but the name makes it easier for FAs.

    Cons

    Little training, on the go learning makes the first few weeks stressful. As said earlier, pay is not considered high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop more training devices for support staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Wealth Management Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Buffalo, NY
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at Morgan Stanley as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Experiance
    Looks great on resume

    Cons

    Pay is low
    Can be slow at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Intern

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

    I worked at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    great company to learn. nice working environment and good place for building a career in finance.

    Cons

    Could not think of anything negative about this company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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