Morgan Stanley Reviews

Updated November 5, 2014
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  1. Morgan Stanley Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Contractor - Market Data Engineer - PM in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Contractor - Market Data Engineer - PM in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large firm, fast moving projects, and plenty of opportunities for growth

    Cons

    No FTE positions available currently

  2. OK place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance, lots of opportunities within the firm if you look,

    Cons

    Unless you are in sales the salary and bonus are lacking the industry standard

    Advice to Management

    If you have good people who work for you challenge and promote them to the next level

  3. Uneventful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Compliance Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Compliance Analyst in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A paycheck. If you are looking for just a paycheck, and "moving up the corporate ladder" is not a major concern, this is the ideal place for you.
    Management in various departments is quite fluent in doublespeak.

    Cons

    The company has very few (if any) formal learning opportunities for employees that are below VP. Contrary to popular belief, employees are not given preferential treatment for posted positions. MS would rather hire from outside first.

    DO NOT FILL OUT THE "ANONYMOUS EMPLYEE SURVEYS.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with the same respect you expect.

    Although I am annoyed about being part of a "reduction in force", that does not make my statements any less factual.

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  5. Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    professional, resources, access to people

    Cons

    too many processes, that may slow down work.

  6. Morgan Stanley

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Analyst in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Big, global, and powerful organization

    Cons

    low paying firm with good values

  7. Compensation should be addressed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Compliance Officer in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Compliance Officer in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, great firm culture.

    Cons

    Depressed compensation has caused low morale among the staff

  8. good name, poor work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Morgan Stanley has a great name that is recognized world wide. People are impressed with the name and since you work for such a well know financial firm it is easier to get interviews with other big name companies.

    Cons

    Expectations are high and compensation is low. This firm does not look at you as individual human beings, they look at you as replaceable. They are also not concerned with customer service at all. They claim that this is of most importance, but actions speak louder than words. They do not reward for high levels of skill and customer service.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees what they are worth or there will continue to be serious job turnover

  9. Worked with some exceptional people and worked on some interesting projects.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Vice President in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wide range of technologies used.

    Cons

    Promoted without base or target bonus increase.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Morgan Stanley needs a better CEO

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    IT people with strong technical skills

    Cons

    Too much cost cutting and off shoring

    Advice to Management

    wake up.

  11. Overall positive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Brand Name matters a lot on resume
    Good Compensation compared to other compititers in the market
    Good working culture and healthy working env.
    Helpful co-workers

    Cons

    Flexibility should be given to the associates to try out new things rather than just follow the legacy systems.
    Promotion process should be uniform.

    Advice to Management

    The employee promotions should be treated fairly.

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