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Morgan Stanley Reviews in Hungary

Updated November 3, 2014
Updated November 3, 2014
1,817 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Their work life balance policies allow you to work from home when you cannot get in (in 117 reviews)

  • Since it's difficult to get into Morgan Stanley, you'll work with very smart people (in 93 reviews)


Cons
  • Very limited work/life balance, which they claimed was very important to them (in 109 reviews)

  • Long hours in the operation department when the market is bad (in 121 reviews)

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  1.  

    Morgan Stanley interview is easy if you have the necessary technical knowledge

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    Current Employee - Management Reporting in Budapest (Hungary)
    Current Employee - Management Reporting in Budapest (Hungary)

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Interesting ad hoc projects, very friendly collegues, friendly and supportive culture. People were friendly on the interview.

    Cons

    Not the best salary as an intern- although at least payed internship. You have to be ready for presenting knowledge learnt from school.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are very flexible with having time- off, never made me overworked.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    One of the top employer for technology experts

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Budapest (Hungary)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Budapest (Hungary)

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - at the top of the IT world development
    - pushed by competition to use latest technology on the market and sometime even before it is available
    - briliant collegues, top of their game

    Cons

    - lot of homegrown products (limited ability to learn products used outside of Morgan Stanley)
    - lot of leadership comming from metro location, but it is not possible to move there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - grow leadership opportunities in younger offices
    - try to reduce cross region teams

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    An ideal company for beginners.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Budapest (Hungary)
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Budapest (Hungary)

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

    Pros

    You can learn many things if you are a beginner. The core values are acceptable. There are many well centralized technology case.

    Cons

    If you are unlucky, you can't growing your knowledge base, you can't get project which use new technology.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Nice and useful internship program.

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Budapest (Hungary)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Budapest (Hungary)

    I worked at Morgan Stanley as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    You can get experience about how such a big multinational company works. There is also a chance for English language improvement and the office environment is really nice.

    Cons

    Collegues are sometimes too far from each other, therefore communication is not always efficient (via phone, mail), and software development also little bit slowly here, because of the many policies as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good opportunity for graduates, but slow progress for professionals

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Budapest (Hungary)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Budapest (Hungary)

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

    Pros

    - Great work atmosphere
     - Excellent and helpful colleagues
     - Best opportunity for fresh graduates to learn
     - Very large enterprise environment

    Cons

    - Professionals and achievements are not appreciated enough
     - Very slow and minimal career progress
     - Internal processes are too bureaucratic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - appreciate people and their achievements
     - keep promises and don't beguile people for years and years

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Development

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President, Technology in Budapest (Hungary)
    Current Employee - Vice President, Technology in Budapest (Hungary)

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities, decent salary. The company is helpful in driving your career.
    The company culture is outstanding.

    Cons

    The tasks are given by a foreign peer, who does not fully specify the work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Working at Morgan Stanley

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Budapest (Hungary)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Budapest (Hungary)

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

    Pros

    Stability, huge size, a lot of technology is present, you can learn almost about anything in the company. The mentality and the culture of the firm can be felt, people are very helpful, not only from the local office, but also from other offices as well.

    Cons

    Huge size, large hierarchies, sometimes its hard to achieve the smallest thing. There can be cases, depending on the teams, when you get to do repetitive job for a very long period.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    little career progression in the back office, but smart colleagues

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Associate in Budapest (Hungary)
    Current Employee - IT Associate in Budapest (Hungary)

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

    Pros

    great working culture, smart people around, mid managent does not try to micromanage

    Cons

    hard to get promotion in it, might take 5 yrs to get promoted.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A great name and a good place to learn & have a career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Budapest (Hungary)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Budapest (Hungary)

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

    Pros

    The firm provides extensive learning opportunities both for graduates and experienced professionals. MS experience serves as a global passport - or one can stay and make a great career.

    Cons

    Huge global company - this brings along slowness and inefficiency in many cases. Also, in the non-revenue-generating segments (i.e., back office) a lot depends on politics and face-showing instead of performance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good Experience

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    Former Employee - Intern in Budapest (Hungary)
    Former Employee - Intern in Budapest (Hungary)

    I worked at Morgan Stanley as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good working environment, competitive salar

    Cons

    Cons should be the long working hours, especially at month end. There are some parts of the job which is boring, but with proactivity it can be changed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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