Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
3.1 of 5 459 reviews
www.morganstanleysmithbarney.com Purchase, NY

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated Mar 13, 2014
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2.9 104 reviews

                             

60% Approve of the CEO

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney President Greg Fleming

Greg Fleming

(40 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Not a pleasant place to work at. Backstabbing culture. Difficult to get people promoted,

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsLooks good on the resume.

    ConsNot a good place for a woman. On top of that corporate culture is to manage up. Not a collaborative atmosphere,

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    very stressful

    Senior Systems Analyst (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    Prosflexible work arrangements where you can work remotely when necessary

    Consvery very stressful. employees are expected to always be available even when on vacation

    Advice to Senior Managementvalue the work contributions more than time spent on line

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It use to be a great place to work

    AML (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsFriendly co-workers, nice location and very few good bosses.

    ConsHeavy favoritism to people who come in the door but not to the individuals who have been with the company for years. Its all about who you know in management to get you there.

    There use to be a lot of perks at Morgan Stanley but sadly all of them have went away over the years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHeavy turnover rate due to senior management overlooking long standing employees. They should start acknowledging the ones who have the most experience and do most of the work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Disinterested Staff + Managers

    AML Analyst (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGood location for offices, amicable co-workers

    ConsNo real drive for innovation in middle management, lacks clarity/determination to implement change.

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    Financial Advisor (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsLarge suite of products to choose from

    ConsPoor support on buisness building, horrible technology,

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Disorganized

    Financial Advisor (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsName brand
    Resources
    Legacy
    Employees some are great workers

    ConsBoys club
    Disorganized from merger
    Technology outdated

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide better guidance for those willing to put in the hard work

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    My experience was medicore,and frustrating

    Customer Service (Former Employee)
    Jersey City, NJ

    ProsFortune 500 company with good benefits

    ConsThe department I worked in had people who were not progressive thinking, promotions were based not on your acheivements and performance but on nepotism, any changes suggested for process improvement were always ignored.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Pay getting worse, increasing outsourcing both on- and offshore.

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsVery flexible work arrangements, good technology stack (on the Morgan side, the SB side works with vacuum tubes)

    ConsZero bonus for years now, LOTS of H1B- staff and India teams which depresses comp for everyone (local leaves->3 new India hires), really cool tasks (mobile, etc.) outsourced to contractors.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRealize that Gorman is perceived as a jerk in the lower ranks, and it depresses morale. Paying millions to traders and for the others it's "if you're unhappy, just leave".

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    High on talent and resources, low on loyalty.

    Financial Advisor Associate (Current Employee)
    Wayne, NJ

    ProsGreat resources, prestigious name, stable

    ConsWealth management training program, low commissions

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

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    Very strange

    User Experience Designer (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsYou get a relevantly flexible schedule and not a bad pay. Executives are doing not a bad job as a cheer-leaders. But that would be all...

    ConsNo guidlines, no certainty. No really advanced feedback or meaningfull planning.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat people as humans

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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