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Morgan Stanley Overview

New York, NY
10000+ employees
1935
Company - Public (MS)
Investment Banking & Asset Management
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services Firm providing investment banking, securities, wealth management and investment management services. With offices in more than 43 countries, the Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2011 (#37)

Top CEOs: 2018 (#72)

Company Updates

  • Are you interested in restarting your career? Learn more about our Return to Work Program, which offers experienced professionals an opportunity to re-enter the workforce and restart their careers. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQ84j

    Return to Work: An Investment Banker's Story

    Catherine Suprun didn't think she could return to investment banking and also raise children - until she found Morgan Stanley's Return to Work program.

  • How do you beat the market? "Not by chasing it, but being ahead of the next big trend," says Ruchir Sharma, head of emerging markets and global strategy at Morgan Stanley. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQTq9

    Ruchir Sharma | Morgan Stanley Investment Management | Head of Emerging Markets and Chief Global Strategist

    How Morgan Stanley Investment Management's Chief Global Strategist developed a framework for identifying emerging-market winners.

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Morgan Stanley – Why Work For Us?


Experienced Professionals

Welcome to the next stage of your career journey. At Morgan Stanley, you’ll be working alongside some of the best professionals in the business—for a firm that values individual intellect as much as teamwork. Join us.

Students & Graduates

We never stop learning-about our business, our world, or ourselves. We're proud to offer opportunities for students and recent graduates who are ready to grow their careers with us.

Financial Advisors

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management grants Financial Advisors access to global resources and capabilities that will take your business to the next level—and provide confidence and security to your clients.

What We Do

We advise, originate, trade, manage and distribute capital for governments, institutions and individuals, and always do so with a standard of excellence.



Diversity

At Morgan Stanley, diversity is an opportunity: not just for clients, but also for employees and the Firm itself. Our skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross-section of the global communities in which we operate. They reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences, delivering unique ideas and exceptional service to our clients every day.  

Giving Back

Morgan Stanley is rooted in communities around the world- which means a unique opportunity to commit ourselves to philanthropy and public works. From using business skills to help nonprofits, to enabling better children’s health, we are committed to giving back globally.

TECHNOLOGY

Morgan Stanley has a rich history and culture of technology innovation, allowing the Firm to stay on the cutting-edge and solve highly complex business and technology problems in finance, capital markets and wealth and asset management. Our teams of world-class technologists continuously explore opportunities emerging from new technologies, build innovative solutions and establish partnerships with emerging technology players to deliver new and innovative solutions. Our technology team’s priority areas include cloud computing, productivity and social platforms, big data and analytics, machine learning, automation, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity. We also focus on emerging technologies, such as augmented and virtual reality, gamification and quantum computing.

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    Pros

    The name of the company
    resume builder

    Cons

    not many assigned projects to do

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Morgan Stanley Photos

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Morgan Stanley Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    Phone interview for the first round then made it to the second round where it was 2 30-minute case studies with rather junior people and then had one more case interview with an associate

    Interview Questions

    • If a company is experiencing a decrease in profits but they have not incurred any new costs, what is the problem?   3 Answers
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Morgan Stanley Awards & Accolades

  • Best Global Equity House, Euromoney Awards for Excellence, 2015
  • Best Global Emerging Market Equity House, Euromoney Awards for Excellence, 2015
  • Best EMEA Equity House, The IFR Awards, 2015
  • Best Asia-Pacific Equity House, The IFR Awards, 2015
  • 15 Financial Advisors including the No. 1 ranking, Barron's "Top 100 Women Financial Advisors", 2015
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