Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

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Overall positive experience, however very demanding commitment required

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Executive Director in New York, NY
Current Employee - Executive Director in New York, NY

I have been working at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Challenging. Learn a lot. Good people to work with. Intellectually stimulating.

Cons

Hard to maintain a work / life balance. Demanding work commitment. Long hours and weekends required.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus on the people in addition to the financials. Celebrate accomplishments and ensure that those that worked hard on merging MS and SB are aware of Sr managements appreciation of all that they have done and continue to do.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

483 Other Employee Reviews for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney (View Most Recent)

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    Not like it used to be (legacy Smith Barney)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor Associate in Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor Associate in Beverly Hills, CA

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

    Pros

    Good resources, freedom and flexibility on how to run your business, very attractive incentive comp plans and bonuses

    Cons

    Botched integration, technology issues, policies and procedures went from easy to get things done (Old Smith Barney policies) to very hard to get the easiest thing done (Morgan Stanley policies). They are working on fixing these issues as quickly as possible but for now it hinders productivity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Started as a wealth management intern, then received a job offer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Service Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Client Service Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They sponsor you to get licensed immediately, there are locations nationwide and internationally so it's good for someone like me who may not plan on living in NYC forever.

    Cons

    In branches, job opportunities are limited. Your only options are Financial Advisor, Client Service Associate, and Operations. There are several opportunities in Morgan Stanley itself though, so this isn't much of a con.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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