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Keeping a job through the recession. Many people in finance don't like their jobs.

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

I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time

Pros

High caliber employees with strong intellects, work ethics, and standards. Global reach and depth of firm is great advantage.
Human resources does a good job of partnering with companies and organizations for community benefits.

Cons

Morale changed after Mack stepped down and Gorman took over. Institutional side does not like the new emphasis on wealth management.
Like any bulge bracket, the company has an up and out culture that grinds many people down. Employees are continually being asked to do more for less in the industry.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There needs to be a better compensation strategy to attract and maintain talent. No one wants Morgan Stanley stock as party of their package.

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    good place to grow as a finance guru....if you want that

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

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you really love the job, you can be successful. People who are passionate about it get far, so if you care about finance and the broader theme, you won't mind some of the rough tasks to get you there. Its a place where young people can succeed...and of course, good pay

    Cons

    If you don't think finance is for you long term, you will hate the stuff you do day to day. Analyst are forced to do mundane tasks, often dealing with back office stuff. Only if you truly feel passionate about the job do you put all this aside for the bigger picture. No free food or coffee, not great benefits, pretty sub-prime office

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    Talk to your junior people more. Make yourself approachable for honest feedback.

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    Great experience. Not good pay.

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    Current Employee - Vice President of Tax in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President of Tax in New York, NY

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    work-life balance, personal growth, office culture

    Cons

    promotions, compensatino (base and bonuses), training, management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    compensate your employees for the hard work they do!

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