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Bootcamp for finance

Investment Banking Analyst (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

ProsInstant legitimacy when talking to investment funds for the next step in your career. Morgan Stanley and Goldman are widely known as the 2 best firms by a longshot for analysts to start their financial careers

ConsBeing an investment banking analyst can feel like a glorified, overpaid personal assistant at times. 50% of your week is spent doing mindless activities that add little value to deals but is a product of the investment banking culture.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't treat this as a 2-3 year program. Invest more into the analysts, increase their quality of life, and groom them to stay with the company. The model of grinding people out keeps a particular type of person in banking... one that might not

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Poor salary. Little or no raises. No bonuses. Prospective employees should look else where.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: Good colleagues working for low pay, under stressful and heavy… Cons: This is a company falling apart under current leadership. FAs are leaving in droves due to incompetent senior managers that created the industry's worst operating… Advice to Senior Management: Pay your employees that are working hard to keep this rickety, leaking, ship afloat. Year after… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Great place to work

    Technology Associate (Former Employee)

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: -lots of smart geeks -great in-house toolkits Cons: -some really old legacy code -cuts are made regularly, which isn't… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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