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Awesome place to work

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software QA Analyst in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Software QA Analyst in Chicago, IL

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

Pros

Management is very co-operative.
If you have new ideas, you are encouraged to implement those.
Curiosity is always answered .
People respect each other and are eager to help. Free coffee, soda. Lot of opportunities to attend training sessions. Your idea is always welcomed and if viable is bought into implementation for benefit of whole company

Cons

Difficult to grow within your own team, so sometimes it is necessary to change your teams to grow within the company

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company to start your career at

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great benefits but fair pay

    Cons

    Virtually little to no opportunity for advancement. Heavy emphasis on hiring college graduates with little experience. Majorirty of employees are interested in career development, so you have a lot of people around the same age/experience level looking for advancement with little opportunity. If you happen to become a manager, there are virtually no career progression opportunities afterwards. Also, senior management does nothing to require managers to effectively manage and be accountable for morale Quality, development and productivity standards are inconsistent across groups within the company. Training is weak, conducted through occasional external workshops and there are no standards/measurements/consequences for acceptable management standards. As a result, there are some really ineffective managers on the foor impacting employee morale, productivity and creating ineffective processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to what is actually happening in each SBU, listen to the employees and appoint true leaders. A good leader isn't one who is skilled in one area, but is well rounded and has demonstrated success in multiple areas, gaining the respect of both their peers and leadership. Reward those who go over and beyond.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Decent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Marketing in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Morningstar full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, people were generally friendly, good 401(k) match.

    Cons

    Low salary, low upward mobility, Morningstar Development Program was unorganized, flexible leave policy makes the organization ineffective, co-workers were not the most intelligent people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a more structured system that allows young analysts to move up within the ranks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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