Morgan Stanley
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www.morganstanley.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Morgan Stanley Reviews in New York, NY

Updated Jul 5, 2014
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3.5 455 reviews

                             

76% Approve of the CEO

Morgan Stanley CEO James P. Gorman

James P. Gorman

(218 ratings)

76% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good culture

    Senior Associate (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsEnjoyable environment pre-crash, team was large and focused. Lots of opportunity for collaboration and fresh ideas

    Conspost-crash, constant layoffs and outsourcing. still feels constantly in upheaval

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great career launching pad...

    Associate (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsClassy & intelligent colleagues, excellent benefits

    ConsPay was stagnant, a lot of growth opps missed relative to competitors

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great learning environment and culturally mixed

    Business Analyst (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat working environment. Always new things to learn

    ConsCompensation could be better. More raises

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore senior management exposure and communication

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company to Work For

    Vice President (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsMorgan Stanley offers a great work-life balance (dependent upon your manager / department) and training. Many opportunities available with the ability to move around the company. The benefits are also very good.

    ConsThe pay the past couple of years (along with many other financial institutions) has not been great. If you have been with the company long, you are below market.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork to bring your employees who have been with the company many years, to near market salaries. A lot of knowledge is walking out the door when a long time (good employee) leaves the Firm.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Smart People, Lack Ambition

    Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat work/life balance in the finance division, plenty of very smart people, lots of professional development opportunities

    ConsLacks mobility opportunity, people are a bit "comfortable" (take long lunches, leave at 6 on the dot), pay could also be better

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive employees a chance to move around more and explore what works for their career (and hopefully add value to the firm, albeit in another area potentially)...or they WILL leave.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent financial firm to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat IT department to work for, challenging work all around. I've been in the financial industry for over a decade and can tell from colleagues that this is a very strong environment to work in. Offices in Manhattan are very nice (with some getting recent upgrades!), and technology is kept as up-to-date as possible. Staff collaborates very well.

    ConsWork/Life balance is tough, but if you enjoy doing the work and enjoy the people you work with, you can manage it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    AMAZING COMPANY!

    Associate (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsAmazing work environment, interesting work and good management!

    ConsNone - great company!

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I worked as a Summer Analyst in the Fixed Income department

    Summer Analyst (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    Prosgreat networking and analytical opportunities. Challenging yet comfortable environment. Great social events outside the office

    ConsLong work hours, difficult to branch out if you're not from one of the 'core' schools

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Cool Company to work with

    Quantitative Analyst Intern (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsMost of the people are really nice

    ConsFinancial Institutions usually put lots of pressures on you

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep working

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great first job out of school, lots to learn

    Research Associate (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat training platform on financial analysis, company analysis, valuation, industry dynamics
    Can have immediate impact on quality / differentiation of product (research opinion)
    Lots of smart people around
    Good pay

    ConsSome bureaucracy
    Little work-life balance (for the first few years out of school)
    After a few years, kinda learned most about an industry and work start to become routine / maintenance.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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