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Morgan Stanley Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
1,894 Reviews
3.6
1,894 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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  1.  

    I was an intern on a small team in Equity Research.

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    Former Employee - Equity Research Junior Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Equity Research Junior Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    - Intellectually stimulating environment - I learned a lot
    - As the most junior person on my team, my team members were always willing to help me learn
    - Compensation and benefits - good salary, free access to gym in the building, discounts for events in NYC, company pays for dinner if you work past 8 PM, etc.)
    - Office culture

    Cons

    - Long hours (hours vary by team, but my hours were roughly 7:15/7:30 AM until 7:30 PM)
    - High expectations of employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The managers that I was exposed to were friendly, outgoing, and great role models. They treated the interns with tremendous respect and generally made themselves available.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Morgan Stanley Review

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    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    Great company, great management, many exit ops

    Cons

    Long hours, repetitive work at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Registered rep

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    Great place to work at

    Cons

    No cons to discuss at all

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Service Review Analyst

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    Former Employee - Service Review Analyst in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Service Review Analyst in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, location, PTO, NA

    Cons

    Upward mobility, tuition reimbursement, work environment, training,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A few unprofessional and horribly trained managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    i am happy about this job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    learn alot of new stuffs

    Cons

    not being able to promote

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should raise the salaries more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    Management is keen on making sure that you are working manageable hours. HR did a good job of on boarding and making themselves available.

    Cons

    Headcount issues remain prevalent here and across the street. Whether or not you perform well, you may not be able to stay on due to capacity constraints.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

  8.  

    Risk management Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance and great compensation.

    Cons

    Not everyone is an expert in the upper management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    you can work with talents and learn much

    Cons

    I can't see obverious cons

  10.  

    Finance Analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    Great pay with a better staff.

    Cons

    It's really competitive and hours are very long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing comes up at the moment.

  11.  

    Great company

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    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    People, culture, benefits, opportunities, mobility

    Cons

    Lower $ than some of the competitors. People and culture vary depending on the department.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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