Compare Morgan Stanley vs Bridgewater Associates BETA

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Morgan Stanley

Employee Ratings

  • Morgan Stanley scored higher in 3 areas: Career Opportunities, Work-life balance and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Bridgewater Associates scored higher in 4 areas: Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management, Culture & Values and % Recommend to a friend.
  • Both tied in 2 areas: Overall Rating and CEO Approval.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 10265 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 436 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.9
Career Opportunities
3.8
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
Compensation & Benefits
4.7
Bridgewater Associates employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 1.0 higher than Morgan Stanley employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.5
Work-life balance
3.3
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.7
Senior Management
3.9
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.0
Culture & Values
4.3
Bridgewater Associates employees rated their Culture & Values 0.3 higher than Morgan Stanley employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Morgan Stanley Ceo James P. Gorman
93%
93%James P. Gorman
CEO Approval
Bridgewater Associates Ceo David McCormick
93%
93%David McCormick
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
81%
% Recommend to a friend
83%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
78%
Morgan Stanley employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 27% higher than Bridgewater Associates employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
51%

Salaries

Morgan Stanley has 16,764 more total submitted salaries than Bridgewater Associates.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Associate1737 Salaries
$104,472/yr
Vice President1395 Salaries
$165,449/yr
Analyst961 Salaries
$89,843/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Associate16 Salaries
$112,740/yr
Management Associate42 Salaries
$119,663/yr
Research Associate14 Salaries
$145,677/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at Morgan Stanley.
  • "Smart people" was the most mentioned Pro at Bridgewater Associates.
  • "Working hours" was the most mentioned Con at Morgan Stanley.
  • "Bridgewater" was the most mentioned Con at Bridgewater Associates.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 786 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 608 reviews)
Pros
"Smart people"(in 70 reviews)
"Bridgewater"(in 39 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Working hours"(in 346 reviews)
"Stanley"(in 209 reviews)
Cons
"Bridgewater"(in 39 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 37 reviews)
Featured Review
"Salary Update"Dec 7, 2021

Current Employee - Equity Sales Trader

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

Pros

Great culture coupled with a world leading product

Cons

At times becomes a bit too political

"Good"Aug 20, 2021

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Bridgewater Associates full-time for less than a year

Pros

Research on global market. Foreign exchange fixed income commodities equity USA global Asian stocks money market mortgage backed securities investment and research

Cons

Long hours of you really like what you are doing. Long commute from New York city. Inconvenience to go and come back

Job Postings

Morgan Stanley has 3,829 more recently posted open jobs than Bridgewater Associates.