Morningstar Reviews

Updated September 26, 2014
Updated September 26, 2014
288 Reviews
3.3
288 Reviews
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Morningstar Chairman and CEO Joe Mansueto
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work-life balance can not be emphasized enough (in 58 reviews)

  • The work environment is terrific: very collaborative, with a lot of smart people employed there (in 34 reviews)


Cons
  • High staff turnover at all levels including senior management (in 13 reviews)

  • Very low pay (as an analyst) compared to other companies in the financial industry (in 11 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Morningstar full-time

    Pros

    The people are very bright and motivated. There are a lot of free trainings and career development services available. The benefits are top of the line.

    Cons

    There is a high workload, which is true for most employers. But, the type of work is very interesting, which makes it completely worth it.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Morningstar full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial, surrounded by very smart people in a challenging work environment. There are a lot of projects to go around and managers are constantly willing to put employees in positions to succeed.

    Cons

    Lots of resource constraints for large projects can create problems. The org structure is developing, but there is still a bit of a ways to go in order to feel like there is a clear understanding of how everything works.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    You will find a home here

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    Current Employee - Manager, Software Development  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager, Software Development in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Morningstar full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people
    Great atmosphere
    Amazing work life balance

    Cons

    Morningstar is going to major org changes that can turn out either way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember what worked the past and what got to to where you are today. All companies have to grow and change, but don't lose the entrepreneurial spirit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company

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    Former Employee - Analyst  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Morningstar as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The work life balance was great . Everyone was very nice and there was a great company culture in the summer they had friday afternoon off.

    Cons

    There will limited exit opportunities from the internship. Sometimes the work environment was too slow and struggled to find good work to do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Entrepreneurial

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Morningstar

    Pros

    Lots of ownership for projects.

    Cons

    Not a very competitive environment. Some works get boring.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company, great values

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Morningstar full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The CEO is smart and sets a high ethical standard. The company's exceptional long-term growth has created many opportunities for employees. The work environment is terrific: very collaborative, with a lot of smart people employed there.

    Cons

    I can't really think of any.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Product Manager Intern

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    Former Employee - Product Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Morningstar as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    -Excellent corporate culture
    - Room for advancement
    - Managers care about your growth, and are very flexible
    - Amazing work life balance

    Cons

    None. Morningstar is an incredible company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more involved with interns and lower level employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, great company

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Morningstar as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    -My bosses were extremely nice, understanding and supportive
    -I got to do a variety of functions on the marketing team
    -Employees at Morningstar are approachable for anything - whether that be for advice or information about what they do

    Cons

    -I got to do a variety of things, but some of what I did was very dull and boring
    -The Morningstar Development Program isn't geared towards people who want a true financial services/analyst type job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good environment good manager

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Intern in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    I worked at Morningstar full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -good management which can encourage you to contribute
    -good life balance; you can contribute more if you want to.
    -less hierarchical

    Cons

    -not many headcounts added every year for Asia
    -paid less than most of the investment banks
    -you may find a bit too chill

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company to work

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Web Developer  in  New Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Web Developer in New Delhi (India)

    I have been working at Morningstar full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Work - Life Balance

    Cons

    Senior Management performance needs to be improve.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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