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Morgan Stanley Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
1,977 Reviews
3.6
1,977 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Was a good company to intern for.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    Great leadership with Prestige. Everyone knows the firm.

    Cons

    Nothing really. Leadership was good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing really.

  2.  

    I have greatly enjoyed Morgan Stanley.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    You determine your potential each day.

    Cons

    Lack of support from NYC to the SLC location.

  3.  

    Hard working and committed individuals. Motivating environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Exposure to senior management.

    Cons

    Tough to explore other areas of the firm.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Great investment banking analyst program

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great training in financial analysis and modeling. Exposure to interesting and complex transactions. Large, well-regarded company with good infrastructure and resources. Generally good, honest people who work hard and have a lot of talent.

    Cons

    No commitment to or interest in career development for juniors. Very little engagement around mentorship and career advancement. Reviews and annual bonuses feel arbitrary, based on perceptions rather than results

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Great Experiance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    Great Co-Workers & Health Company

    Cons

    Paper Work & Red Tape

  7.  

    Private Wealth Management Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Private Wealth Management Intern
    Former Intern - Private Wealth Management Intern

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

    Pros

    Great office culture. I worked for a great team that really took an interest in my learning experience and exposure to the various aspects of PWM. The hours were normal.

    Cons

    Somewhat limited work flow due to the fact that many of the PWM clients are vacationing/traveling during the summer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing a great job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Operational Risk Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    The group encourages personal growth and provides the opportunities to do so. The sense of camaraderie within the team promotes a healthy work environment and a true sense of teamwork. Work-life balance is very reasonable.

    Cons

    Very little guided training for the position.

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

    Smart People, Good Pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Contract Technical Writer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Contract Technical Writer in New York, NY

    I worked at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    I worked as a consultant to an IT group at Morgan Stanley for almost five years in New York City. It was a great experience. Management was great, people were friendly, pay was good and I learned many new skills. Wish I could have been hired on full time.

    Cons

    Culture is a little too old boys networkish to me, but that's the financial services industry, I guess.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company and Management

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    I worked here for over 10 years and found it to be an excellent place to work. Managment is fair and raises very good if you are performing.

    Cons

    I do not have any.

  11.  

    Was a great experience and learned a lot.

    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    It has a great brand name and you get great training.

    Cons

    Very large firm. Difficult to know a lot of people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upgrade the software used.

    Recommends

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