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Competitive and exciting work environment

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Former Employee - Analyst  in  New York, NY
Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

Pros

The work here is very competitive and exciting. The size of the deals that you do here are huge compared to working at a smaller firm. There is opportunity for career advancement if you show initiative but if you seem complacent your work will become stale.

Cons

After about a six month learning curve work may seem redundant. You do have a certain level of autonomy at your function but it might feel like you are living the same day over and over again.
Work can be exciting but stressful. You might be overseeing millions of dollars in transactions every hour and you could lose alot of money by pushing a wrong button or being a few seconds late pushing that button. If you are in a cost unit instead of a business unit your work could become obsolete fairly soon.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management does not seem to fully understand the role of the people they are managing. i got the feeling that people just wanted to make sure they were doing the job so no red flags were thrown to whomever the managers reported to.

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  1.  

    MS is a great company for the right person with the right mindset and passion for hardwork and determination.

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

    Pros

    Very professional people and great environment. I believe MS is in the best position to become stronger after the financial crisis. The systems are very good. Senior management appear to be competent and reward their hardworking employees.

    Cons

    Not applicable at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not applicable at this time.

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  2.  

    Great place to work after college or MBA

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    MS is a great platform to start your career. The brand name within the finance world is second only to GS and will open plenty of doors in the future.

    Cons

    The atmosphere can be very political just like any other investment bank. In addition, management tends to be very short-sighted (i.e. what have you done for me lately).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in your people and do not follow the typical wall street trend of over hiring and over firing.

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