Morgan Stanley Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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  1. Great!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Emphasis on culture, lots of opportunities to network

    Cons

    Very broad set of businesses. Can be overwhelming if you want to really know the company you work for


  2. Solid internship

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Morgan Stanley

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Professional atmosphere, everyone is hardworking, mostly intelligent people.

    Cons

    Red tape slows down some processes.


  3. Wealth Adviser Associate

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    Former Employee - Wealth Advisor Associate in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Wealth Advisor Associate in Miami, FL

    I worked at Morgan Stanley (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent team and great management.

    Cons

    I do not have anything negative to say

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


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  5. Finance

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

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time (More than 5 years)

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large global co growth opportunity .opportunity to learn various disciplines within finance over a fair amt of time

    Cons

    Investment bank mentality. Layoffs built into business model , was great while it lasted. Recycling old talent


  6. Administrative Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Salary is very competitive, Technology is up-to-date and people are generally nice (depending on the team you fall in with). Able to work remotely in urgent situations or if sick. A lot of room for advancement and very supportive of continuing education and tuition reimbursement. My manager was very understanding if I had to leave for a class or training session.

    Cons

    Typical banking-egos. A lot of implied sexism. Still very much a "boys club". It's a dog-eat-dog industry, so that's to be expected. Some fairly unethical behavior that subordinates are expected to ignore. Too much money spent on lavish dinners and events and not enough on employees. Work-life-balance is encouraged but in reality, you are expected to be attached to your blackberry and laptop 24/7

    Advice to Management

    Do as you say and consider interfacing with the "little guys". You might actually get some advice from the people you see what goes on behind the scenes.


  7. Interesting

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good culture relatively. Compensation can be great and work life balance is a focus. While work will come first, the people are understanding.

    Cons

    Can be short sighted and slightly clubby. If not in an inner circle, then you can be delayed in your growth a little bit


  8. Developer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    Good People to work with. Well organized infrastructure.

    Cons

    There have been cut backs.

    Advice to Management

    Distribute the pay more equally to employees.


  9. Sr Vice President Investments

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Absolutely the best investment firm to work for....They care about their employees and the client.

    Cons

    Can be stressful whenmarkets are actively moving


  10. VP Engineering

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

    I worked at Morgan Stanley

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Nice place to work, people are mostly professional

    Cons

    some bureaucracy, however less than in other financial companies


  11. Nice place to work but difficult to break in and be accepted into the culture

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great culture, one of the few wall street still with human touch

    Cons

    difficult to break in into "club" and be accepted as part of the culture. Easy to go up in career to certain levels, but beyond that its who you know that matters most. Not a big paymaster unlike their fiercest competitor Goldman Sachs

    Advice to Management

    be more fair



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