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Great experience, lifetime colleagues, excellent brand recognition

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Former Employee - Vice President - Finance in New York, NY
Former Employee - Vice President - Finance in New York, NY

I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Excellent brand recognition, great way to start a career or move a career forward. There are a lot of very smart people in the organization to learn from. Good compensation package, benefits, vacation days.

Cons

Morgan Stanley like any investment bank is not for someone looking for a 9-5 job. You need to be able to dedicate substantial hours to company, but possibly somewhat fewer hours than Goldman Sachs or Citigroup. The company size may be a negative for some people, because like other large companies Morgan Stanley has a "meeting culture" - there are a lot of meetings and it takes a while to get anything executed. Getting promoted to higher levels is a bit political and requires you to have a strong network and strong champions/references.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Encourage more hiring from within, lateral moves and mobility so that employees don't need to look elsewhere. Try to encourage and reward fewer, more focused meetings and more execution.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Great training ground, nice people, well paid

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    People are great, lots of benefits, good pay

    Cons

    Big corporate feel, mobility, communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more to develop employees

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Everything you need in a company (almost)

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Vice President - IT in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President - IT in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great perks especially if you are in NYC

    Cons

    Red Tape, Harder to get simple things done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure people who are at the ground level are not forgotten.

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