Morgan Stanley
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www.morganstanley.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

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Great company to work for

Business Analyst (Former Employee)
New York, NY

ProsGreat reputation and prestige around the industry. Incredible knowledge of colleagues and managers. The potential to grow and advance here is much greater than you might find in other firms. If you are a hard worker and willing to put the time in, you can move up the ranks. Positive environment, and also huge stress on work-life balance, which is great. Vacation time is great compared to some competitors.

ConsPotentially long hours. Many people in application pool (particularly in New York), which makes it that much harder in landing new positions, promotions, etc. Make sure to do things to make yourself stand out if your interested in climbing the corporate ladder.

Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize top performers more often and more publicly (even if they are first or second year analysts. Positive reinforcement encourages continual top performance.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company, but future in doubt

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    I have been working at Morgan Stanley


    Pros: Job satisfaction, good legacy, decent technology, at least not merged with Wachovia...thank goodness! I think… Cons: Lack of control of what happens with the company and it being in the news. Right now their future as a Morgan Stanley brand… Advice to Senior Management: Provide more support to financial advisors (assistants, etc...). Give… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Don't start your career here

    Financial Advisor (Former Employee)
    Overland Park, KS

    I worked at Morgan Stanley


    Pros: The best reason to work for Morgan Stanley is the name recognition. They give you a base salary while you study for all the… Cons: The interview promised a team atmosphere, hands on coaching, mentoring, and support in marketing. Their technology is some of the worst in the business.… Advice to Senior Management: Get more involved. Show genuine interest in your employees. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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