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Great if your a IT Fresher, exposure to corporate bureacracy

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

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

Pros

Great exposure to the myriad of Corporate bureaucracy, and red tape which makes a large corporation inefficient. Very well respected name, based on their past laurels, acquisitions, and antiquated brand.

Cons

The Corporation is so large, that in IT, it sometimes takes days to get the right people responsible for specific data areas. Ridiculous amount of processes and procedures which keep changing, in hopes that they may possibly be compliant with governmental regulation, and oversight. Very poor long-term employment prospects, as outsourcing, and onshore consulting companies is the current employment/labor model, as it is easy to release them when a routine corporate staffing re-alignment (lay-off) is scheduled. There were over 3 of these in phases in 2014 (I'm writing this mid-July 2014).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Think Long-term, Grow slower, and ensure that the systems created are well-understood, and that there are competent staff to suppor tthem.

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  1. boring

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    - more practice with excel

    Cons

    - don't have enough work for me

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - more networking and mobility

  2. it was excellent, great people, excellent company to have on resume. Lack of vertical movement. Machine like.

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    Current Employee - Equity Research Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Equity Research Associate in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Resume bulider. Grow experience, make valuable connections across the industry. Boss has far reaching connections.

    Cons

    blah can't we figure something better than this nonsense

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work life balance. better moveement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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