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Morgan Stanley Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
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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.  

    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
  2.  

    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
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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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    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
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    Industry Powerhouse who lacks negative publicity

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    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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    MS offers it all, a full immersion into the world of finance and all the great things to offer. I find my colleagues to be like minded, dedicated, and honest. I do not feel that anyone is trying to outdo anyone else and that there is more of a team environment then I would have ever expected. I highly recommend MS to anyone interested in great career growth and empowerment. A lot can be achieved with such a great experience.

    Cons

    There is quite a bit of disparity in age. Having this can make it often times difficult to be on the same page with seniors who are unaware of changing environments and matters faced by the younger generations. You can find that unless you really push, you are often pigeon holed in your current role making it difficult to rise up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on the younger generations for they will be the most important piece for the survival of this firm.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Smart people

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    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    Most of the people i've worked with are extremely intelligent

    Cons

    Career advancement hard to comeby outside of analyst program.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Career advisors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Worked as an intern in MSWM.

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Morgan Stanley as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The pros: a leading bulge-bracket firm, quality pay, good hours, quality team. I certainly appreciated gaining a real understanding of MSWM.

    Cons

    At times (as an intern) I did not receive much substantive training. Granted, it was during sophomore year, however, I would have liked more training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Financial Advisor

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great name, reputation, beautiful offices, access to the best staff and mutual fund managers. Company takes good care of employees.

    Cons

    You are pretty much forced to sell their proprietary products if you want to keep your job. They make rules that make it impossible to stay unless you sell their stuff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Best to be one of the "stars"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good insurance plan. Great employee discount plans.

    Cons

    If you're not one of the stars, you get the crumbs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat all employees the same way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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