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A good start in financial industry

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Analyst  in  Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL

Pros

Morningstar provides a perfect working environment and flexiable working time. Compared to other financial companies, it won't give you too much pressure. In addition, it encoraged you to pursue your ideal career path (take CFA exam or take MBA courses).

Cons

Compared to other financial companies, its base salary is not very competitive. Neither is the bonus... That's the only reason which let down people.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I'll thank management team give all the employer a good working enviroment and muti-cultural atmosphere. There is fairly less political in this company.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    IT is not Morningstar's Core Competency

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Good benefits (for far less pay), such as sabbatical, free drinks, socializing
    Casual, laid-back environment
    Great location
    Friendly people
    Fair bonus compensation

    Cons

    Stay out of IT, they don't know what they're doing. Senior management is not technical and becomes hostile when inefficiencies or problems are pointed out to them. Management pretends to have an open door policy but I did not see this in practice. The new building is evidence that M* favors style over function.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You talk a good game during the interview process, but I saw no opportunities to innovate or make a difference. When people have attempted to do so, they were either ignored, knocked down or shown the door. Free Coke is great but I'd rather my team be paid a fair salary. Data and analysis is M*'s strong point; spin off the software development to people who know how to do it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Fun and interesting

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

    Pros

    Great people and great office.

    Cons

    There is a bit of bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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