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Morgan Stanley Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
1,700 Reviews
3.5
1,700 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 110 reviews)

  • Since it's difficult to get into Morgan Stanley, you'll work with very smart people (in 90 reviews)


Cons
  • Very limited work/life balance, which they claimed was very important to them (in 101 reviews)

  • Long hours in the operation department when the market is bad (in 117 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Best Place I've Worked At

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance, above average pay, excellent morale, opportunities for growth, decent benefits, corporate actually listens to employee suggestions

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work super mangement

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    You are given the opportunity to stand on your own two feet

    Cons

    None that I can think of now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

  3.  

    Excellent management team

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    Current Employee - FAA in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - FAA in Little Rock, AR

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

    Pros

    Great management team and work space

    Cons

    Not enough help in building your book of business

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    wealth management intern

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    Current Employee - Wealth Management Intern in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Wealth Management Intern in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work was fast paced so the days went by fast

    Cons

    The hours were fairly long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage intern more in portfolio decisions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Hard-working culture

    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Morgan Stanley's investment banking division rewards top talent and focuses on the development of its people. It's hard not to learn a lot.

    Cons

    Work-life balance was poor; the culture of overwork came from the top, and resulted in burnout for many analysts. It seems that Goldman Sachs has led in this area in trying to make improvements -- hopefully Morgan Stanley will follow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on former employee engagement; large consulting firms do this much better than banks, it seems.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Work environment

    Current Employee - Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Analyst in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Great learning and development support, dynamic work, interesting colleagues, work/life balance, benefits

    Cons

    Pay is below market average

  8.  

    Finance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for mobility

    Cons

    Unable to retain top talent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    good work place senior coachin support

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    good feedback good people work life balance

    Cons

    same work no promotions beuerucracy

  10.  

    Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    great company , great culture , perfect training

    Cons

    not many opportunities to promote

  11.  

    It is really nice because I really love the people and the environment is friendly.

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    The hours are very manageable, and it is really easy to have a steady lifestyle.

    Cons

    The training program can be better, leadership needs some work and it is difficult to become promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I advise them to allow others to express themselves more openly and not be afraid to try something new.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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