Morgan Stanley

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Morgan Stanley Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
1,818 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.  

    Internship

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    Current Employee - Intern in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Intern in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    Exposure to equity research market. Great learning experience

    Cons

    Nothing really, great experience overall.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    very approachable and willing to teach and help

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great culture, great people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    The culture is great to be a former investment bank. The people are great to work with as well. You don't come across the uppity "I work on wall street" attitude to often as you would at a competitor in NYC.

    Cons

    Depending on your department, you can work long hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    Great culture and great people

    Cons

    Can't think of anything bad

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Intern in Allentown, PA

    I worked at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    Good people that worked hard

    Cons

    I was not interested in pursuing a career there

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great company to work for, smart people and good culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sourcing Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sourcing Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    The culture, people and salary are the most positive attributes.

    Cons

    As a consultant, it is hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel (light meaning becoming a full time employee).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    A position to excel - Wealth Managment

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    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    - There are a lot of training modules that you are free to do
    - Work life won't interfere with your personal life
    - As long as you work hard and are looking to constantly bring in more business, you will do great

    Cons

    - Work culture is very dull
    - Constantly need to be looking for new leads
    - Competition against employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more events for employees bring them together, more open office culture environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Wealth Management Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    Good experience, awesome people and great networking opportunity.

    Cons

    Low pay for wealth management intern. Minimum Wage unless in analyst programs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Analyst. Analyzing equities and mutual funds

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    Culture was great. High propensity to learn. Everyone in the office was very helpful and friendly. Having client facetime was definitely a bonus.

    Cons

    The work was occasionally somewhat repetitive. The office space itself was not particularly attractive. There were not many cons, but the cons that were present were heavily outweighed by the pros.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Great learning experience. Wish I were busier.

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    Former Employee - Intern in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Intern in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    Relevant work to business operations.

    Cons

    Didn't always have something to do which made some days very boring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More learning exposure and working with different teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Wealth Management Summer Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    Great company to work for you learn a lot from the industry. You get to work with Senior Financial Advisors and learn a lot about the stock market trends.

    Cons

    Not the best environment, it was hard to get to know people.

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