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Morgan Stanley Reviews

Updated November 22, 2014
Updated November 22, 2014
1,770 Reviews
3.5
1,770 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 114 reviews)

  • Since it's difficult to get into Morgan Stanley, you'll work with very smart people (in 92 reviews)


Cons
  • Very limited work/life balance, which they claimed was very important to them (in 106 reviews)

  • Long hours in the operation department when the market is bad (in 118 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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    MS Review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    Company with a heart - very philanthropic

    Cons

    At times very long hours

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    great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    great people, great culture, and good direction

    Cons

    some busywork, lot of time spent in firm

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    Consulting Group Analyst

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    Current Employee - Consulting Group Analyst in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Consulting Group Analyst in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Learn just about everything there is to learn about retail finance

    Cons

    limited promotion capacity unless you want to become a Financial Advisor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay for Benefits and let the Financial Advisors pay for salary.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    MS Tech Intern

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    Former Employee - Tech Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Tech Intern in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Interesting work and friendly culture

    Cons

    Sometimes there is a lot of bureaucracy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Registered Client Service Associate
    Current Employee - Registered Client Service Associate

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. I really enjoy my job and the people in the office.

    Cons

    mobility within the company in this area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Director

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    people, job work life balance is great

    Cons

    not enough areas to go to

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    Opportunity for Growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Service Associate in Oak Brook, IL
    Current Employee - Client Service Associate in Oak Brook, IL

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

    Pros

    Respectable company that looks great on the resume. Great starting position for a financial field that requires little experience yet you learn so much.

    Once you are a Registered Associate you get a slight pay raise and are eligible for bonuses.

    Cons

    Not a lot of flexibility in hours since you are supporting your advisor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training for CSAs. More time-off for new employees. Allow compensation for non-registered CSAs as well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Morgan Stanley interview is easy if you have the necessary technical knowledge

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    Current Employee - Management Reporting in Budapest (Hungary)
    Current Employee - Management Reporting in Budapest (Hungary)

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

    Pros

    Interesting ad hoc projects, very friendly collegues, friendly and supportive culture. People were friendly on the interview.

    Cons

    Not the best salary as an intern- although at least payed internship. You have to be ready for presenting knowledge learnt from school.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are very flexible with having time- off, never made me overworked.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Great experience. Loved the Firm culture

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    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Culture, Training, mobility, and close engagement with management team.

    Cons

    Compensation, job function, every team is different and some have a better culture than others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Finance & Investment Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Morgan Stanley as an intern

    Pros

    This internship program gives you good insight into the finance and investment for newcomers and is especially recommended for younger college students. It also makes a huge impact on your resume and impresses potential employers.

    Cons

    Feels like you're taking another class.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it more hands on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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