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Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated Apr 1, 2014
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3.4 21 reviews

8% Approve of the CEO

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney President Greg Fleming

Greg Fleming

(6 ratings)

76% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Additionally, the hours are extremely good and able to maintain a great work life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Good benefits/PTO, fast-paced learning environment, great advisors (in 21 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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    Terrific

    Intern (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider enforcing a tardy policy

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    My experience with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney has been great.

    Client Service Associate (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

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

    ConsRecent company software updates sometimes hinder branch workflow.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFix company software issues.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Wealth Management Intern: MSSB

    Wealth Management (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsThe 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company

    Consulting Group Analyst (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsThey 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    very good.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

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

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great experience

    Intern (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsLearned a ton, various experiences, various industries.

    ConsGot coffee all the time

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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