Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

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Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Reviews in Chicago, IL

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Pros
  • Good understanding middle management about work/life balance (in 14 reviews)

  • Good benefits/PTO, fast-paced learning environment, great advisors (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • There is a disconnect between the companies desire for Financial Advisor Associates to succeed and their actions (in 20 reviews)

  • Invariably, unless you are part of a team you will not make it through the training program (in 13 reviews)

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  1.  

    Terrific

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I like the feel of the group and the provided me with the encouragement to make me believe I can achieve anything.

    Cons

    Very stressful and they had a very lenient workplace dress code. People would always show up late.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider enforcing a tardy policy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    My experience with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney has been great.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Service Associate  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Client Service Associate in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Service-minded culture which includes not just our customers, but an active participation toward charitable organizations as well.

    Cons

    Recent company software updates sometimes hinder branch workflow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix company software issues.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Wealth Management Intern: MSSB

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    Former Employee - Wealth Management  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Wealth Management in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The hardworking and welcoming staff made the office culture and overall environment a great place to work. Any and all questions I had were welcomed and thoroughly answered, and the staff as well as management team made accommodations to ensure I received full course credit for the work I did.

    Cons

    I truly cannot think of a negative aspect as the experience I had was extremely educational and rewarding.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consulting Group Analyst  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consulting Group Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They hire some of the most intelligent professionals in the industry. The learning potential is massive, turn over is not very high and employees are loyal. This is a fantastic company to work for.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons other than typical company politics.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    very good.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

    Pros

    You get to work with some of the smartest people in the industry. Also, culture supports innovation and continuous improvement.

    Cons

    The financial industry is going through a tough time and certainly this company is not immune to the industry risks that are present.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good job and continue to focus on risk management and bring stability to various business units around the world.

    Recommends
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  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

    Pros

    Learned a ton, various experiences, various industries.

    Cons

    Got coffee all the time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers at MSSB, i.e. not the people who actually gain clients and service them, are pretty incompetent and not respected all that much

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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