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Morningstar Reviews

Updated Jul 20, 2014
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3.4 268 reviews

89% Approve of the CEO

Morningstar Chairman and CEO Joe Mansueto

Joe Mansueto

(196 ratings)

68% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Full of friendly co-workers, allows great work-life balance(in 50 reviews)

  • Good and flexible working hours(in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Very low pay (as an analyst) compared to other companies in the financial industry(in 12 reviews)

  • High staff turnover at all levels including senior management(in 12 reviews)

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    1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience, nice people to work with

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    Prosthe people here are great and the culture is very laid back, unlike any other company I have worked for. I love the vacation policy and it is nice to know the company wants you to come to work, do your work, and then go home and have a life. there is no required face time, nor did I ever feel like I needed to stay longer than what my work too in order to be there

    Conshard career progression, there are so issues with moving up in this company

    Advice to Senior Managementhire from within, you look outside for talent but that is not always the right answer.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIt is a best work place in Chicago. good balance of life and work.

    ConsThe office is very nice. In the loop of Chicago. Offer free soft drink. Have many party.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    1 person found this helpful  

    Not too shabby

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSabbatical available, good environment, unlimited vacation

    ConsCorporate, no consistency across groups and no relationships in different groups in different cities

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't ask what the goals should be when they're already set by upper mgmnt. Hire more people

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

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    3 people found this helpful  

    Good culture, light comp

    Equity Analyst (Current Employee)

    Prosculture, people, lifestyle, company values, benefits

    Conslack of upward mobility, pay, communication

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Place To Start

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsWork environment, training, culture, freedom

    ConsPay, compensation, bonus structure, promotions

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo keep longer term people, we need to be compensated appropriately.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good training ground. Lots of opportunities to grow

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood environment to work . People are approachable and make you comfortable. Plenty of room to grow and loads of opportunities. Loved to work here!

    ConsSalary is not too good. Could do better on that front. Competitive salary with industry peers could stem good talent from leaving.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Work Environment

    Operations Analyst (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsFull of friendly co-workers, allows great work-life balance. Promotes from within and gives preference to internal over external candidates. Good benefits.

    ConsCompensation below industry average, lack of aggressive stance for future growth. Personally I feel people are only in the office to get the job done and nothing more.

    Advice to Senior Managementpromote a more competitive environment

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great company with great people

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsMorningstar provides flexibility, independent minded culture, with bright and eager professionals. Morningstar makes way for many different styles of work with a supportive atmosphere. Benefits of a large company include educational stipends.

    ConsCareer monitoring and development is tasked to the individual and their manager, and as a young company, non-upper managers tend toward very green. Formerly diversified and now reshuffled business units along with recent acquisitions create some organizational friction.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSeek out new ways to motivate talent and investment in bigger opportunities

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    2 people found this helpful  

    Great Atmosphere, Pay Not Competitive

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people to work with, lots of flexibility

    ConsPay is not that great.

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    Overall a pretty great place to work

    Financial Analyst (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsLaid back culture (casual dress code), smart & fun people (lots of different backgrounds), great benefits (401k match, educational stipend) & work/life balance (no vacation policy)

    Morningstar values its employees and definitely takes great care in hiring awesome people.There are several initiatives that allow employees to further their education or learn from others in the company. There is a lot of collaboration and everyone works really hard to ensure that the products and services are perfect and that the client experience is top notch.

    ConsCompensation, duplicative efforts across multiple teams, currently many changes that seem to blindside employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    Morningstar Krista Nannery, Human Resources responded to this review

    Jan 24, 2014

    Thank you so much for your review. I'm glad your experience at Morningstar has been great so far. We encourage you to speak to your manager about any efforts that may seem duplicative to you and ... More

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