Morgan Stanley

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Morgan Stanley Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
1,817 Reviews
3.6
1,817 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.  

    It a friendly work environment

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    Current Employee - Registered Associate in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Registered Associate in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    great work and life balance

    Cons

    not much room to grow if starting at a lower position

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Financial Advisor

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    Great name, reputation, beautiful offices, access to the best staff and mutual fund managers. Company takes good care of employees.

    Cons

    You are pretty much forced to sell their proprietary products if you want to keep your job. They make rules that make it impossible to stay unless you sell their stuff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Highly competitive sink or swim organization

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

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

    Pros

    Morgan Stanley is the pre-eminent name in finance at the moment. If you had put your faith in the stock a fees years ago, you would have made a great deal of money because of the efforts of management.

    Cons

    Much emphasis is placed on pedigree such as educational backgrounds from Ivy League schools and top MBA programs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While having gone to an Ivy League undergraduate program and/or top MBA program doesn't hurt, developing talent from within and building loyalty would benefit the firm.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    10 Month Internship

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    Current Employee - Internship
    Current Employee - Internship

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

    Pros

    Superior resources and highly driven successful advisors (mentors).

    Cons

    No formal training. You work at your at will and are easily expensed if you do not perform to par.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implementing a more structured training process will attract and retain superior advisors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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

  7.  

    Morgan Stanley is a company with integrity and care for their employees.

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    Current Employee - Client Service Representative in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Client Service Representative in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Friendly and helpful colleagues, growth opportunities, great training and a well kept tea and coffee room.

    Cons

    Working outside the 8-4 pm. Would like to work 8-4 pm or 9-5 pm Monday-Friday

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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

  9.  

    Good place to work and good people to work with.

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

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

    Pros

    Really good mobility opportunities and a culture where a lot of people feel more like family than co-workers.

    Cons

    Collaborative to a fault - It oftens hinders progress.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Top Wall Street firm

    Former Employee - Equity Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Equity Sales in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Smart people, competitive products and great brand. A lot of work hard, play hard.

    Cons

    More and more office politics and micro managing. Compensation not as competitive as it once was.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs better risk management.

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