Morgan Stanley

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Lots of Money (Maybe), but with Trade-offs

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

I have been working at Morgan Stanley

Pros

Historically, employees at Morgan Stanley have been paid very well.

Cons

However, there is no guarantee that things will get better for the financial services industry and many of the legacy business models will not work in the future. Unfortunately, management has not given any indication that the firm is planning on adapting. There is high employee turnover, and as employees gain seniority they are at increasing risk of being laid off. There is terrible work-life balance, especially at the junior level, when employees are expected to be available 2/47. There is a lack of information sharing across the firm, and it is very difficult to change roles within the organization.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Reward collaboration and give employees incentives to move around within the organization.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good pay and benefits, bad work life banlance.

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

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    Its an leading investment bank, with great pay and good benefits. There are a lot of tools and company sponsored ways that will help you develop professionally. For example, there are lots of classes that are offered for free to employees and there is a generous reimbursement program in case if you want to do an MBA or other advanced degrees in your spare time.

    Cons

    Most people are very driven and they stay around 10 - 12 hours a day at work, so there is not a lot of balance between work and family life. The work place is very crowded and you get a very small working space. Living in New York City is pretty expensive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should focus on the individual

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Used to be the place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Managing Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Managing Director in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    Used to be the name. Unfortunatly Morgan has lost its cache. The brand advantage has evaporated. Technology is lagging and talent departure is unfotunate.

    Cons

    Managment has lost all connectivity and they have forced out the best managers. There is no meritocracy. In tough times the good ole boy network really kicks in. Most seior managers only care about saving their jobs. No dissent is tolerated and the guys we knew and could count on in tough times are all gone to UBS

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Meritocracy is not a concept

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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