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Morgan Stanley Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
1,714 Reviews
3.5
1,714 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 113 reviews)

  • Since it's difficult to get into Morgan Stanley, you'll work with very smart people (in 91 reviews)


Cons
  • Very limited work/life balance, which they claimed was very important to them (in 104 reviews)

  • Long hours in the operation department when the market is bad (in 117 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Review of MS

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competitive pay and good work life balance

    Cons

    few opportunities for upward mobility

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Best Place I've Worked At

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance, above average pay, excellent morale, opportunities for growth, decent benefits, corporate actually listens to employee suggestions

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Hard-working culture

    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Morgan Stanley's investment banking division rewards top talent and focuses on the development of its people. It's hard not to learn a lot.

    Cons

    Work-life balance was poor; the culture of overwork came from the top, and resulted in burnout for many analysts. It seems that Goldman Sachs has led in this area in trying to make improvements -- hopefully Morgan Stanley will follow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on former employee engagement; large consulting firms do this much better than banks, it seems.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    wealth management intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Wealth Management Intern in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Wealth Management Intern in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work was fast paced so the days went by fast

    Cons

    The hours were fairly long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage intern more in portfolio decisions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent management team

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - FAA in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - FAA in Little Rock, AR

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

    Pros

    Great management team and work space

    Cons

    Not enough help in building your book of business

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work super mangement

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    You are given the opportunity to stand on your own two feet

    Cons

    None that I can think of now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

  8.  

    good work place senior coachin support

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    good feedback good people work life balance

    Cons

    same work no promotions beuerucracy

  9.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good working hours
    collegiate atmostphere
    well compensated

    Cons

    demanding work and steep learning curve

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Summer Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

    Pros

    great training program, great learning experience

    Cons

    hours were really lond. everything else was great.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Best Company to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    Great Office Culture, company values

    Cons

    One need to find their work balance

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