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Morgan Stanley Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
1,610 Reviews

3.5
1,610 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 place to build a career.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    Pros

    Great culture, get to work with some of the brighthest people. Unlimited opportunity for growth and expressing your views and ideas.

    Cons

    Depending on the positions, long hours, poor work/life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Service Professional

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Professional  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Service Professional in Columbus, OH

    Pros

    Great training program. I felt very prepared to assist customers

    Cons

    I, personally, had no cons but other people on my team were not too pleased with my direct supervisor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good Entry Level Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Facing Maintenance  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Field Facing Maintenance in Columbus, OH

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay, friendly people

    Cons

    It is still a call center environment with limited potential to advance. Opportunity to advance would mean moving out of state and working in a branch.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for! Positive attitute to work, smart people and many opportunities to learn

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Baltimore, MD

    Pros

    People are always willing to help if you have problems or need an advice

    Cons

    Long hours in some department. Time sensetive tasks could be stressful

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Equity Research Associate  in  Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Equity Research Associate in Bethesda, MD

    Pros

    Salary, great pay, positive energy and people

    Cons

    Hours are long...7:30 am -7:30 PM is common

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None....

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very Challenging and exciting

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

    Pros

    Very good work ethic, exciting job nature, friendly collegues

    Cons

    Often times, you may have to work over the weekends too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good learning experience

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

    Pros

    Morgan is a well known name and you will learn a lot about trading.

    Cons

    Hours are long and too much politics.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great firm to work for

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

    Pros

    Morgan Stanley Research has a great reputation and can open doors on the buy-side or at other sell-side firms. One gets to work with, and learn from, very competent, professional colleagues. Equities, prime brokerage, and of course IBD, are all first-rate. Business outlook is better than it has been since the financial crisis.

    Cons

    One must be proactive and take control of your career development - don't depend on others to come to you to mentor and groom you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Demonstrate a stronger commitment to helping each individual in career development and professional growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great firm with excellent management which is difficult to find.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Wealth Management Associate  in  Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Wealth Management Associate in Louisville, KY

    Pros

    Compensation is some of the best I've seen in the industry and the management goes above and beyond to help you grow within the company and yourself.

    Cons

    I do not have any complaints.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    One of the best financial firm to work for on Wall Street

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There are lots of smart and intelligent people there who you can learn a lot from them.

    Cons

    Extended hours to work when the market is dull
    Work-life balance is sometimes challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest having more trust in their people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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