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Morgan Stanley Overview

New York, NY
10000+ employees
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

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Best Places to Work: 2011 (#37)

Company Updates

  • "To create diversity, you have to get people talking about difficult topics, and over time create more awareness and understanding of the perspectives of others,” says Susan Reid, Morgan Stanley's Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion. Read more about Susan's journey at Morgan Stanley

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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.


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.


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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    "Great technology culture"

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    Banking firm with a technology attitude - great people to work with and more importantly, learn from. Work-life balance is excellent, and technology really is top-notch.


    No major cons, some politics but generally you get to do your work in peace

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Morgan Stanley Interviews



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    Very strange experience; was approached via Linkedin by an MS Recruiter recruiting for an internal position in the city (NY). During the exchange was asked my contact information and best time to connect so an discussion can commenced with respect to the potential role. Needless to say, the recruiter neglected to call so received another email apologizing informing me that they'll be avail for a conversation that given afternoon. I waited for the call but yet again "it" never came. At this point, internally one can only wonder that this person is unprofessional and is playing mind games.. Not sure if my enthusiasm for the role turned him off, perhaps I should have downplayed my interest who knows.. However, several days later I email him and yet crickets, so I instead added the Hiring Manager of the department on Linkedin and applied to the role only for that "same recruiter" to not shortlist me. Again this is the person that contacted me twice about the role. If I was truly interested, I would email the manager concerning my candidacy but this experience has further irked me and gave me the impression the company lacks professionalism when it comes to soliciting potential candidates for vacant roles they're qualified. In addition, I deactivated my profile as again this experience turned me off.. I've never had a recruiter reach out and yet fail to contact the candidate they've expressed interest. As stated very strange recruiter and he should not be in the business at all..

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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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