Compare Morgan Stanley vs Goldman Sachs BETA

See how working at Morgan Stanley vs. Goldman Sachs compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Morgan Stanley vs. Goldman Sachs. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Morgan Stanley

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Goldman Sachs

Employee Ratings

  • Morgan Stanley scored higher in 3 areas: Work-life balance, CEO Approval and % Recommend to a friend.
  • Goldman Sachs scored higher in 5 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Culture & Values.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 7567 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 6487 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.7
Career Opportunities
4.1
Goldman Sachs employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.4 higher than Morgan Stanley employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.6
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Goldman Sachs employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.4 higher than Morgan Stanley employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.6
Morgan Stanley employees rated their Work-life balance 0.6 higher than Goldman Sachs employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.0
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.5
Senior Management
3.6
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.9
Culture & Values
3.9
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Morgan Stanley Ceo James P. Gorman
92%
92%James P. Gorman
CEO Approval
Goldman Sachs Ceo David M. Solomon
91%
91%David M. Solomon
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
79%
% Recommend to a friend
78%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
68%
Positive Business Outlook
70%

Salaries

Of the top 3 common jobs between the two companies, Goldman Sachs salaries averaged $5,387 higher than Morgan Stanley.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Analyst695 Salaries
$83,190/yr
Associate1183 Salaries
$98,933/yr
Vice President931 Salaries
$156,754/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Analyst1437 Salaries
$77,919/yr
Associate839 Salaries
$105,838/yr
Vice President832 Salaries
$171,281/yr

What Employees Say

  • Morgan Stanley had 173 more reviews than Goldman Sachs that mentioned "Work environment" as a Pro.
  • Goldman Sachs had 337 more reviews than Morgan Stanley that mentioned "Working hours" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 564 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 451 reviews)
Pros
"Smart people"(in 656 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 278 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Working hours"(in 167 reviews)
"Senior management"(in 131 reviews)
Cons
"Working hours"(in 504 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 299 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Intern - Wealth Management Intern

I worked at Morgan Stanley for less than a year

Pros

Great environment Strong network if you perform well

Cons

Hours can be intense Compensation can be limited for internships

Current Employee - Analyst

I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time

Pros

High healthcare coverage 5 months maternity/paternity leave (even for adoption) Market standard and above paid days off

Cons

50 hour work week required

Job Postings

Morgan Stanley has 532 more recently posted open jobs than Goldman Sachs.