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Morgan Stanley Reviews in Montreal, QC

Updated Apr 9, 2014
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3.1 24 reviews

71% Approve of the CEO

Morgan Stanley CEO James P. Gorman

James P. Gorman

(7 ratings)

62% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Their work life balance policies allow you to work from home when you cannot get in(in 95 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 90 reviews)

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

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    Good if not interested in building a career

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Montreal, QC (Canada)

    ProsVery interesting projects, great team. Very professional colleagues.

    ConsIf not working in New. York or London, forget about building a career.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good place to make some money and experience

    Software Developer (Current Employee) Montreal, QC (Canada)

    Pros- great it teams
    - good and great challenges
    - some nice developers to work and share the ideas with
    - good medical compensation and good , competitive salaries for the new employee
    - overall good place
    - work from home

    Cons- too much management decision starting from ED level and above.
    - when the time of compensation comes, all the reviews during the year and projects that you work do not reflect the reality on the compensation.
    - if you find some interesting project in the company you would like to work on, you cannot because you are not on certain positions (e.g. VP) so you cannot apply even if you are entitled to work there

    Advice to Senior Managementthe management should listen to the low level ppl without having the air of superior because it is proven that they survive because of ppl from the lower position

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Working in the dark

    C++ Developer (Current Employee) Montreal, QC (Canada)

    ProsAllows use of open source, people are generally nice, lot of smart people here, some really tight code here. You are bound to learn something here.

    ConsIt is sink or swim here. Typical financial industry culture of people not (wanting to) be of much help, people are too busy to help and mostly about covering their own backside. Not much opportunity(read time) to learn anything here, usually will get stuck with busy work. Nothing documented, no formal training, kind of figure it out yourself mantra from management. Most of the people here complain of the same thing, they don't know what they are doing. It feels like you're working in the dark, simple tasks take much longer and are painful to get done. You will keep asking yourself, do I still want to show up to work here? Montreal is run-down, pot-hole, cracked sidewalks, high taxes, high gas, rent can be high, stores close early 5pm - 6pm even on weekend!

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of your resource before they takecare of themselve and look elsewhere to be more productive.

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    Consultant (Current Employee) Montreal, QC (Canada)

    ProsGreat workplace , possibility to work from home

    ConsWorking on small teams , Need to be available , heavy work load

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to change the way that project are handled

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Too much bureaucracy

    IT Associate (Current Employee) Montreal, QC (Canada)

    ProsSome really smart people work here

    ConsToo much red tape to deal with

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    lots of good projects, but also quite some disappointing positions

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) Montreal, QC (Canada)

    Proslearn from smart guys, good colleagues.

    Conssome teams can be focus on really old technologies.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company, competitive, not easy getting promoted in Montreal

    Senior Software Developer (Current Employee) Montreal, QC (Canada)

    Prosgood technology used in this company
    good compensation comparing to other local companies
    good people to work with
    very structured in SDLC and tools used
    good for getting started, you could learn a lot here

    Conssome OT, but not always happens. Depending on the team you are in.
    hard to get promoted in Montreal,maybe anywhere on this point
    hard to get visibility in Montreal
    something in command of financial industry, they layoff people every year, very little bonus than NY I guess

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider more about promotions on IT professional

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company

    Quebec (Current Employee) Montreal, QC (Canada)

    ProsGreat people to work with

    ConsHard learning curve and demanding

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    One of the better companies to work for

    Associate (Current Employee) Montreal, QC (Canada)

    ProsCompetetive salary. Great benefits. Great atmosphere

    ConsDoes not follow the SDLC cycle properly

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Layoff because of PIGS

    Senior QA Analyst (Former Employee) Montreal, QC (Canada)

    ProsGood work environment. Good payment and benefits.

    ConsGather smart guys to do stupid tings together. Management makes a decision today and turns it down another day. Layoff not because of performance but something happened in Europe.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo need to move work to India. It does not help your budget indeed.

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