Morgan Stanley
3.4 of 5 1,527 reviews
www.morganstanley.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Morgan Stanley Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.4 1,527 reviews

                             

78% Approve of the CEO

Morgan Stanley CEO James P. Gorman

James P. Gorman

(711 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Their work life balance policies allow you to work from home when you cannot get in"
    in 92 reviews
  • "There are lots of smart people there who you can learn a lot from"
    in 81 reviews
Cons:
  • "Very limited work/life balance, which they claimed was very important to them"
    in 85 reviews
  • "Long hours in the operation department when the market is bad"
    in 104 reviews
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    Great Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexibility with work hours and time off. Great benefits and vacation time.

    ConsLimited career path, not very much respect if you are not on the sales side of the firm. Rest of the company is secondary.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOpen up more opportunities and create a better working environment for the employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great working environment and experience at MSWM

    Wealth Management Intern (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    Pros-Team-centered, collaborative atmosphere with a good balance of hard working yet friendly, sociable colleagues.
    -Good work-life balance with steady 8-5/6 hrs. Latest could expect to be out is 7-8pm.
    -Relaxed environment yet high performance expectations. You are expected to self-manage and a high degree of employee discretion with workload/reporting.
    -Great exposure to both analytical and client facing responsibilities as an intern.
    -Entrepreneurial environment with much potential to really excel up and receive recognition by both team and institution for outstanding work.
    -Good firm culture -- mutual respect amongst employees, flat hierarchy with easy access to MD, ED and branch Management.
    -They treat their people well, not necessarily salary wise, but as a matter of paying due respect.

    Cons-Rigid, established management and difficult to implement improvements to archaic processes, as is custom with large institutions.
    -No formal training process, and hence new employees/interns are left out of the loop on basic things that require some training to pick up.
    -The process of hiring interns could be more efficient.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFormalize an intern-hire process, or at least offer a path of least resistance for (well performing) interns to pursue other opportunities within the firm.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Senior Software Developer (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat environment, professional employee culture, a lot to learn, and great management and mobility

    ConsTech systems can be improved

    Advice to Senior ManagementSeminars and one on one meetings can assist in promotional and leadership growth of the employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fast paced position with client fiduciary responsibility

    Senior Regd CSA (Current Employee)
    Santa Ana, CA

    Prosconstant opportunity to learn; some very long-time employees

    Conslocal management changes process too often; sometimes too much expected in too little time;

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent company to expand your profile

    IT Senior Associate (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGood work culture.
    Good company to enhance domain knowledge.
    Global company.

    ConsNo work life balance.
    Projects move kind of very slow.
    Waste technologies - the project dont make full utilization of technologies.

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Company

    Vice President - IT (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat technology. and good environment and people to work with.

    Consbenefits are average and definitely politics are there like any other companies

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    decent place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgood experience for someone starting out in their career

    Consdepending on what track you choose, can be very stressful, mindless work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good work, less money

    Vice President, Technology (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGood people to work with
    Challenging work culture

    ConsLess salary, below market rate

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    it has been a great experience

    Hedgefund of Funds (Current Employee)

    Prosi work in hedge fund of funds. im really enjoying - very family oriented.

    Conspeople are slow relative to nyc...good if ur a 90 year old man w a family

    Advice to Senior Managementi really like it all.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to be . . but, can improve further

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsMost of the people are high calibre and good to work with

    ConsNeed to play politics, not just meritocracy

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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