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Meritocracy? More like mediocracy

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Current Employee - Operations Associate in New York, NY
Current Employee - Operations Associate in New York, NY

I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The few high performers that you do come across are truly exceptionally

Cons

Meritocracy is not a concept that management is familiar with. Any employee, regardless of talent or performance, working on "pet" initiatives, is considered to be valuable asset. Promotion is next to impossible if you're not in the "right" roles. Internal mobility is a joke because you cannot apply for the next level up - how does that encourage professional growth within a firm? If you are looking to kill your ambitions, apply now.

Advice to Management

Think of ways to keep and develop your high performers, unless the long term plan is to end up with a bigger mediocre majority that talks more than works.

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  1. MS in Utah

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    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in South Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in South Jordan, UT

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work/life balance Laid back Place you can just go in and do your job Not too much micro managing going on

    Cons

    No real advancement opportunities Management does not communicate effectively w/ employees in regards to feedback Does not actively participate in recruiting best talent - uses temp agency to find candidates Does not value knowledge, or coaching & developing analysts

    Advice to Management

    Create an environment where talent is developed and there is a clearer roadmap for Analysts. Do better job at keeping your word and not just use employees as a pawn or means to an end.


  2. Solid company but poorly managed

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some extremely bright and talented employees. Excellent education modules. Compensation in line with the rest of the industry.

    Cons

    Poor management. Unable to filter out non-performing employees. They do not manage well across departments. Miss out on opportunities to cross sell due to territorial nature of salespeople


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