Morgan Stanley – Why Work For Us?

At Morgan Stanley, solving complex challenges and fueling economic growth is what we do. We offer you a career path to success, providing you with the training, mobility, and responsibility to make a real difference. Discover what makes Morgan Stanley such a great place to work by using the resources on this page to learn more about our people, our business, and our heritage.

Experienced Professionals

Welcome to the next stage of your career journey. At Morgan Stanley, you’ll be working alongside some of the best professionals in the business—for a firm that values individual intellect as much as teamwork. Join us.

Students & Graduates

We never stop learning-about our business, our world, or ourselves. We're proud to offer opportunities for students and recent graduates who are ready to grow their careers with us.

Financial Advisors

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management grants Financial Advisors access to global resources and capabilities that will take your business to the next level—and provide confidence and security to your clients.

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    Some managers are very smart. There is a lot of room to grow and take on additional responsibility if you are willing to put in the work.


    Sometimes there is a lack on focus on achieving long-term goals. It seems like we are constantly moving from one initiative to another. There is a lot of nepotism across the organization. Pay can always be higher.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the small fish more. There are problems with retaining top talent because pay is not competative, especially on the Wealth Management side.

Morgan Stanley Interviews

Updated Apr 16, 2015

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    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Morgan Stanley.


    phone interviews first
    then onsite interview.
    the onsite interview lasted for about 4 hours.
    at first, all the candidates are gathered together for group practice and then we are seperated and was interviewed by 4 VPs.

    The majority of the questions are not that technical.

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Morgan Stanley Awards & Accolades

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Global Equity House of the Year, The IFR Awards, 2014
Bank of the Year, The IFR Awards, 2014
Financial Insurer of the Year, The IFR Awards, 2014
Global Equity House, Euromoney Awards for Excellence, 2014
Top 100 Financial Advisors (31 Financial Advisors), Barron's, 2014
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Additional Info

Headquarters New York, NY
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1930
Type Company - Public (MS)
Industry Finance
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

One of the world's top investment banks, Morgan Stanley serves up a smorgasbord of financial services. The company operates in three primary business segments: institutional securities (capital raising, corporate lending, financial advisory services for corporate and institutional investors); global wealth management group (brokerage and investment advisory services, financial planning for individual investors and businesses); and asset management (services and products including alternative investments, equity, fixed income; merchant banking; investment activities... More

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