Morgan Stanley

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If you want to work with really bright people, this is the place

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Technology Associate in New York, NY
Current Employee - Technology Associate in New York, NY

I have been working at Morgan Stanley

Pros

They have an excellent technology training program for folks straight out of college. New trainees are all brought together for a few weeks to train toward a common minimum denominator so they all hit the ground running, and they crete an excellent network throughout the firm.
In my experience, responsibility assigned has been based on merit, so there's decent recognition of achievements and contributions.
There's also a lot of support for mobility within the organization if one feels they're stagnating or want a steeper learning curve. The compensation (up until last year) was a pretty fair mix of individual performance and the larger team and firm achievements.

Cons

There are a lot of very bright people and it becomes quite difficult to differentiate yourself if you're in a large team. Promotions are hard to come by and you need to constantly push your supervisor for consideration.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Anyone leading a team of 20 or more should be questioned at year end if no one in the team gets promoted. This will encourage managers to actively work towards ensuring their subordinates get the appropriate projects and visibility to merit promotions.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Development Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    Overall this is a very good company to work for. Some of the highlights are:

     - Morgan Stanley is full of very talented and smart people
     - Morgan Stnaley uses a broad technology spectrum and experiments with lots of cutting edge technology
     - The benefits are generally very good. (e.g. up to 3 months of paid family leave under certain circumstances, such as having a baby)
     - Most departments operate on very high ethical standards
     - Good training program
     - Compensation is generally very good

    Cons

    Morgan Stanley is a large and some times anonymous corporation. As a result the departments can be very fragmented (eg. if you want to run a database you have to go through the dba group)

    My biggest gripe is that Morgan Stanley engages in extensive offshoring, especially to India, which can be a challenge and dampens morale for NY-based employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce offshoring even if NY salaries have to be frozen/reduced.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    MS: Great place to start a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    Good culture, brilliant people, top industry player. Overall its a great place to start a career you deal wiht really big important client relationships and the managers are very willing to help you learn. Very much a work hard-play hard atmosphere. Work very long hours but almost everyone I work with is down for a good time on the weekends. Almost every person in my analyst class is from a top tier school and is very intelligent, but more importantly, they are fun people to work with and have a real personality.

    Cons

    Large, bureaucratic--you know your place in the chain of command, long hrs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

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