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Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Reviews in Purchase, NY

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3.3 10 reviews

50% Approve of the CEO

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney President Greg Fleming

Greg Fleming

(4 ratings)

60% 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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    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    I spent close to 5 years with MS/MSSB, the Joint Venture ruined it all, it created conflicts...

    Various Roles (Former Employee) Purchase, NY

    ProsCareer advancement opportunities, benefits are good, too bad they discontinued the ESPP (again, because of the JV)

    ConsCompensation is not as good as other companies on the street

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Great FICC capital markets starting ground for first 3-5 yrs. Freedom to advance in sales or trading.

    Sales Trader (Former Employee) Purchase, NY

    ProsOpportunity to take your career in any direction you want within capital markets. There's a seat for every product with real front office responsibility and experience.
    Great launching pad to land a more specialized role with higher pay once you figure out your career goals.
    Work life balance and great people to work with
    Take care of their people with comp and benefits

    ConsRetail focus... second in line to institutional business
    Paid 20% below street (but still paid well)
    Management turning desk into agency business and a lot of red tape

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more transparent with employees
    Better pay based on merit
    Don't roll over into an agency desk

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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