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Morningstar Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
317 Reviews
3.4
317 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work/life balance as most people work no more than 45-50 hours per week and casual dress code (in 61 reviews)

  • The work environment is terrific: very collaborative, with a lot of smart people employed there (in 35 reviews)


Cons
  • High staff turnover at all levels including senior management (in 14 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Morningstar china internship as a data analyst was so boring

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    Former Intern - Intern in Shenzhen, Guangdong (China)
    Former Intern - Intern in Shenzhen, Guangdong (China)

    I worked at Morningstar as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very relaxing environment and nice collegues

    Cons

    Basically just copy and paste

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    active working atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Shenzhen, Guangdong (China)
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Shenzhen, Guangdong (China)

    I worked at Morningstar

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. People who you work with are very nice.

    Cons

    Not challenging enough for a new starter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more efforts in professional career development

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Equity data intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Morningstar

    Pros

    Gave me plenty of opportunities to be a part of different departmental meetings
    Good hours, flexible schedule
    Great mentoring from employees

    Cons

    A lot of excel copy and paste work at first, but moved on to different projects after

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Morningstar

    Pros

    Great culture, good people, you'll get what you put in.

    Cons

    Could be making more money somewhere else, but the benefits to even out and has kept me around!

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

    Interesting if you enjoy the work

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    Former Intern - Equity Analyst in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Intern - Equity Analyst in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Morningstar as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    People really enjoy the job if they are interested in financial markets. Team-building type of atmosphere to get you through the workday and other projects.

    Cons

    Many hoops to jump through when you want to get something done. HR department is overly nitpicky.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good environment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Nice easy going place to work, but overwhelmed by analysis

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    Current Employee - Senior Web Developer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Web Developer in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    It's casual. During company meetings they show videos that are genuinely funny. People are basically nice. You can take as much time off as you want.

    Cons

    There's a bit of paralysis by analysis. No one wants to make decisions. They higher a ridiculous number of business analysts who don't really make things any better. There is a lot of passive aggressiveness. Some departments are a bit lost.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's a good place, but try to make stronger decisions. Try to get rid of passive aggressive culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    good place to start your career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Morningstar

    Pros

    lots of great people, you can learn a lot.

    Cons

    senior management too far removed from business realities, company stuck in neutral.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    clean house.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fun Culture, smart people

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Morningstar

    Pros

    Fun culture, smart people, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Lower compensation. Don't always retain talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in growth areas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Terrible Middle Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance if you work with the right division (other divisions not so much). I have worked with four. Nice bagel Wednesday. Great office parties. Great health benefits. CEO seems like a very nice person.

    Cons

    There needs to be more checks and balances with middle management, there tends to be a lot of power mongering coming from them. So so for personal growth. Not as transparent as they claim to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep a better eye on your middle management personnel.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great work life balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Morningstar full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance
    nice culture and values.
    very open env, nice and friendly people

    Cons

    Low compensation
    less bonus
    favoritism
    and worst HR department
    India office don't have much technical work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please improve salary ranges. Improve HR department

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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