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A good start in financial industry

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL

I have been working at Morningstar

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    IT is not Morningstar's Core Competency

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

    I worked at Morningstar

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    great people, very entrepreneurial

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

    I have been working at Morningstar

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    allowed to work autonomously flat hierarchy very little bureaucracy

    Cons

    sometime overlapping efforts by different groups

    Advice to Management

    increase due diligence on new inititatives


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