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Morgan Stanley Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
1,983 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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  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.  

    Financial Training experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Training Intern in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Training Intern in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    This was a 10 week internship very popular among UC Davis students that I thought was a great learning experience. It combines the information from multiple classes into one fast-paced internship. Great name and knowledge on your resume and helpful in deciding if investing and finance is a direction interested in.

    Cons

    The quarter I participated was very unorganized and demanded too much of full time students in such a condensed time. Culture and people was a strange mix and not the friendliest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better organization and group leaders necessary, especially to incentivize people to continue to part 2. Start earlier in the quarter to fit the information in less rushed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Fun, exciting, and enriching work.

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    • 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

    Pros

    Nerf fights
    Fun
    Lots of company perks

    Cons

    Office-like structure
    Cubicles
    Heirarchy
    Some work might be boring
    Manual labor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None really. There's a lot of downtime in between joining and actually getting to work since a lot of new hires need to go through a lot of training as well as familiarize themselves with the DE used by MS

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people 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.

  6.  

    Great investment banking analyst program

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    • 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
  7.  

    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

  8.  

    Hard working and committed individuals. Motivating environment.

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    • 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
  9.  

    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.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dream company for the right motivated individual

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Representative Trainee in Binghamton, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Representative Trainee in Binghamton, NY

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    If you are good at your job you will move up in the company and enjoy many perks. It is all about how many clients you can bring in and the quality of clients (i.e. amount of money they bring with them). You build up your own client list

    Cons

    It's not for everyone. You have to be a go-getting type of person with an entrepreneurial spirit who doesn't mind cold calling to acquire clients and build a book. How well you do here literally depends upon you. The salary is nice but most of your pay will come at the end of the year in the form of a lump sum bonus. If you don't get a bonus, well then, don't expect to be with the company much longer unless you make some serious changes for the better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more women and minorities. The binghamton branch had literally none of these hired as financial rep trainees!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Private Wealth Management Intern

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    • 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

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