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Morgan Stanley Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
1,915 Reviews
3.6
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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.  

    wealth management intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    Great team that strives to associate you with accurate information regarding markets

    Cons

    Hours can be a little overwhelming

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more hands on in market approach

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Support Staff

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    Very well compensated for a CSA. Most CSA's have many years with the company. Not much turnover. The management encourages growth.

    Cons

    Which all time-off was transferred into a PTO policy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Average

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President, Technology in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President, Technology in New York, NY

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    benefits is not bad though it varies greatly

    Cons

    Not really a technology driven company so technology people is always second to business people and not getting enough attention or fair treatment sometimes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    sadf

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    Money, Money, Money. If you want to work with money and make money this is your place. Morgan stanley is a great employer, they have a great work life balance.

    Cons

    the downside is that you want to work in the backend. working with customers in finance can be frustrating due to the fact that you are working with large sums of their money.

  6.  

    Good stuff

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

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    Great Office Awesome Staff Support
    Office Environment
    Environment Why are we still here? did we not end this dicsussion.

    Cons

    Some Jabbering Stuff
    Nice Ipsa Ifsa
    Perks Isn't It? I don't know how they got to this level seriously

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lol
    @
    Mgmt

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Morgan Stanley Analyst Energy Division

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good pay and experience.

    Cons

    Work life balance is non-existent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Good company to work

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

    I worked at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    Technically sound people in this company. Office work culture is also great. Work and learning wise it is really good company.

    Cons

    Don't allow much remote working option, so I can count that as Cons. Otherwise it is really good company to work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fun activities should be more. It will improve employee-employer relationship.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Morgan Stanley Review

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

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    Great company, great management, many exit ops

    Cons

    Long hours, repetitive work at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I was an intern on a small team in Equity Research.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Equity Research Junior Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Equity Research Junior Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    - Intellectually stimulating environment - I learned a lot
    - As the most junior person on my team, my team members were always willing to help me learn
    - Compensation and benefits - good salary, free access to gym in the building, discounts for events in NYC, company pays for dinner if you work past 8 PM, etc.)
    - Office culture

    Cons

    - Long hours (hours vary by team, but my hours were roughly 7:15/7:30 AM until 7:30 PM)
    - High expectations of employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The managers that I was exposed to were friendly, outgoing, and great role models. They treated the interns with tremendous respect and generally made themselves available.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Worked with great people

    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I worked at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    Salary was good, benefits/work life balance was great.. But as with all big companies, the policies on the books are only as good as the manager in the department. In my case, the manager was great and flexible.

    Cons

    Commute to lower Manhattan was inconvenient. MS hires most as "defined term employees" with a contract date that has to be extended on an ongoing basis. While a DTE, not entitled to raises/bonuses, until permanent employee status is granted.

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