Morgan Stanley Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Losing Ground

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, NJ

    I worked at Morgan Stanley (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The atmosphere is so poisoned there are none that I can think of besides getting a paycheck

    Cons

    no work life balance, unrealistic expectations

    Advice to Management

    The franchise was top notch one time. A great place where contrary input was valued and your voice mattered, Management should try and reverse course


  2. Decent Entry Level Role

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CONSULTING GROUP PRODUCT SUPPORT SPECIALIST in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - CONSULTING GROUP PRODUCT SUPPORT SPECIALIST in Wilmington, DE

    I worked at Morgan Stanley (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Easy hours, laid back environment, the teams really work together, the work is not difficult easy launching pad for anyone looking to get some insight into the stock market without getting too close

    Cons

    This particular role is run like a call center so you are essentially chained to your desk the majority of the day.

    Advice to Management

    Really push the employees to take the next step in getting their series 7, the desk is the perfect launching pad for it.


  3. Systems Administrator Consultant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for.

    Cons

    Contracts can end at any time.

    Advice to Management

    hire me


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Good for a few years

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to get training
    Many different businesses with the firm that offers mobility, and relatively easy to move around
    Plenty of people at each level creates good support system

    Cons

    Very large, bureaucratic organization
    Morale is pretty low
    Behind the curve on junior person initiatives

    Advice to Management

    Focus like other banks on junior people initiatives and find ways to retain talent


  6. Compliance Associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Morgan Stanley (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Management was approachable and great work life balance. The job was interesting and the work was consistent.

    Cons

    Career growth was minimal and opportunities was non-existent

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to retain talent


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    - Coworkers are willing to listen and aid new employees.
    - Coworkers are intelligent and friendly.
    - Work is varied and interesting.

    Cons

    - Getting permissions to perform your job can be long/difficult though they're in place for a good reason.
    - There are many acronyms which a new employee needs to become acquainted with.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Fixed Income - Credit

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Loan Underwriter in Huntington Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Loan Underwriter in Huntington Beach, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Well located offices in global locations. Good transaction volume and global brand.

    Cons

    There are some issues with management of satellite offices. IT support sucks. Lack of training or rotational opportunities.


  9. Operations Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley

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

    Pros

    great experience, on-the-job training, networking, energetic atmosphere

    Cons

    long hours, repetitive work, and corporate politics


  10. Financial Advisor

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Allentown, PA

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility, excellent benefits package, employee perks

    Cons

    large organization, upper management can be slow to respond


  11. Intern Review

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Morgan Stanley

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment, very flexible schedules

    Cons

    Lack of intensity, slow work environment, little compensation



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