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Morgan Stanley Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
1,646 Reviews
3.5
1,646 Reviews
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Morgan Stanley CEO James P. Gorman
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Their work life balance policies allow you to work from home when you cannot get in (in 96 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 91 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    A. Great people
    B. Great working enviroment

    Cons

    A. Comp is really below market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know it is hard to make everyone happy and I see you are trying. I am not smart as you are but I do see you miss amount of great resource due to the pay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to start career

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    Mentorship, career planning, network, great learning experience

    Cons

    Vacation policies, pay could be better

  3.  

    Good Summer Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Legal and Compliance Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Legal and Compliance Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The Morgan Stanley LCD Summer Program offers great exposure to a number of areas of law and provides actual hands on experience with work in the legal and compliance divisions.

    Cons

    The only minor con is that there is a fair amount of travel between all of the buildings in which MS is located.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the program on the track that it is presently following. Every year, as I understand it, gets better and better.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    17 years as a financial advisor

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Boston, MA

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Unlimited income. Can come and go as you please.

    Cons

    all commission. have a bad month and you don't get paid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get us some leads to help grow our business

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Challenging but not enough support

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor Associate
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor Associate

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

    Pros

    Benefits, training, great people to work for.

    Cons

    Leadership. Not enoughtn time to meet your goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont hire someone who is not from the area.

  7.  

    Wealth Management in the burbs

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Morgan Stanley as an intern

    Pros

    They are a very strong company in the area of wealth management. The resources, the expertise, and the army of professional financial advisors is really first class. The team structure is great and people are very civil

    Cons

    Regulations and changes to the platform from corporate headquarters make for a very bad experience in customer service and expansion of business. A lot of tedious stuff is mandatory which means lot of meaningless busywork.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to limit compliance, and start treating your financial advisors and brokers like what they are instead of turning them into some sort of investment banking offshoot.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Work experience

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

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

    Pros

    - Challenging work
    - Amazing people
    - Grad training was very helpful

    Cons

    Bonus is on the lower side.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    Competitive salary and good name recognition

    Cons

    San Jose not the best market

  10.  

    Morgan Stanley

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

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Compensation and learning opportunities and growth

    Cons

    Long hours, work weekends and on the hook all the time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    good

    Current Employee - Client Service Associate  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Client Service Associate in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    i like the culture and the people

    Cons

    salary is a bit on the low side

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