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Morgan Stanley Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
1,646 Reviews
3.5
1,646 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 96 reviews)

  • There are lots of smart people there who you can learn a lot from (in 82 reviews)


Cons
  • Very limited work/life balance, which they claimed was very important to them (in 91 reviews)

  • Long hours in the operation department when the market is bad (in 105 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    good place to work nice environment

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    Former Employee - Information Security
    Former Employee - Information Security

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

    Pros

    good place to work nice environment

    Cons

    good place to work nice environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good place to work nice environment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company but difficult for upward mobility if you aren't senior management.

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    On the job training, and great people.

    Cons

    Little mobility, poor salary, no raises or bonuses, easily outsourced. Reviews seem to be protocol but not used in the right manner. Back office is very different from front office - almost a different company .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Learn here, make money somewhere else.

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

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great online classes and opportunity to learn. Lots of mobility opportunities, especially if you want to go abroad. People are nice.

    Cons

    Your reviews mean nothing. Management will let good people leave if they think they can save money by hiring someone junior. Many people learn and move on. Although management preaches about one on ones and career development, it is non existent. No work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you keep some good people you can have something great. Stop training people up and letting them go to the competition. Only people who care about town halls are managers trying for their next promotion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    bad timing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Morgan Stanley for more than a year

    Pros

    good resources
    good research
    reputation. along w/ Goldman, MS is an 800 lb gorilla in the field.

    Cons

    no real employee development program for the advisors. No patience to let FA's develop a book of business.
    At the time of my employment, excessive # of employees, due to MS / Smith Barney merger. Back biting and scrambling for positions as they shrank in size.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take a longer term look at employee development

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to build a career.

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

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, get to work with some of the brighthest people. Unlimited opportunity for growth and expressing your views and ideas.

    Cons

    Depending on the positions, long hours, poor work/life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Service Professional

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    Current Employee - Service Professional  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Service Professional in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great training program. I felt very prepared to assist customers

    Cons

    I, personally, had no cons but other people on my team were not too pleased with my direct supervisor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good Entry Level Company

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    Former Employee - Field Facing Maintenance  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Field Facing Maintenance in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay, friendly people

    Cons

    It is still a call center environment with limited potential to advance. Opportunity to advance would mean moving out of state and working in a branch.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for! Positive attitute to work, smart people and many opportunities to learn

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    Current Employee - Operations Analyst  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    People are always willing to help if you have problems or need an advice

    Cons

    Long hours in some department. Time sensetive tasks could be stressful

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company

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    Current Employee - Equity Research Associate  in  Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Equity Research Associate in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Salary, great pay, positive energy and people

    Cons

    Hours are long...7:30 am -7:30 PM is common

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None....

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very Challenging and exciting

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    Former Employee - Tech Lead  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Tech Lead in New York, NY

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very good work ethic, exciting job nature, friendly collegues

    Cons

    Often times, you may have to work over the weekends too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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