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Morgan Stanley Reviews in Jersey City, NJ

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Morgan Stanley CEO James P. Gorman
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Pros
  • Their work life balance policies allow you to work from home when you cannot get in (in 96 reviews)

  • There are lots of smart people there who you can learn a lot from (in 82 reviews)


Cons
  • Very limited work/life balance, which they claimed was very important to them (in 91 reviews)

  • Long hours in the operation department when the market is bad (in 105 reviews)

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  1.  

    Morgan Stanley Review

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    Current Employee - Market Data Engineer - PM  in  Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Market Data Engineer - PM in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No FTE positions available currently

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Uneventful

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    Former Employee - Compliance Analyst  in  Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Compliance Analyst in Jersey City, NJ

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience

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    Current Employee - Associate  in  Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    professional, resources, access to people

    Cons

    too many processes, that may slow down work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Morgan Stanley

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Analyst in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    Big, global, and powerful organization

    Cons

    low paying firm with good values

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Compensation should be addressed

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    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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people, great firm culture.

    Cons

    Depressed compensation has caused low morale among the staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    good name, poor work environment

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    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 for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

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

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    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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Wide range of technologies used.

    Cons

    Promoted without base or target bonus increase.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Morgan Stanley needs a better CEO

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    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 for more than a year

    Pros

    IT people with strong technical skills

    Cons

    Too much cost cutting and off shoring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    wake up.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Overall positive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley

    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 ManagementAdvice

    The employee promotions should be treated fairly.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Changes

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    Current Employee - Operations Associate  in  Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Operations Associate in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    Top tier name, Vacation Policy, Stability

    Cons

    Only valuable if you are in banking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a lot of talent, promote from within

    Approves of CEO

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