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Morningstar Overview

Chicago, IL
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public (MORN)
Financial Analytics & Research
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, and retirement plan providers and ... Read more

Mission: Morningstar’s mission is to create great products that help investors reach their financial goals. We accomplish this by working directly with investors, as well as the advisors and institutions that serve them.

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2012 (#31)

Company Updates

  • For 35 years, we’ve been empowering investor success. Find out what this means to us.


  • We want to take the opportunity to thank our employees for empowering Morningstar India towards a high-performance work culture and presenting us the honor of being certified as ‘A Great Place To Work’ for the third consecutive year.

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Morningstar – Why Work For Us?

At Morningstar, great people are our most important assets and essential to our success. We look for hardworking, enthusiastic people to join us in our mission to help investors reach their financial goals. In turn, we offer people an environment that fosters an entrepreneurial spirit, offers dynamic career paths, and rewards employees for helping Morningstar thrive.

Morningstar People
People at Morningstar don’t have to be told to go the extra mile. It’s part of who we are. Knowing that everything we do will have an impact on investors drives us to make constant improvements to our methodologies and products. It challenges us to change the investing landscape for the better. In fact, many of us are avid investors who are intrigued by the fundamentals of the world’s markets. That helps us see through the eyes of our clients to develop the great products they really need.

Backgrounds We Look For
We seek smart, driven individuals who can contribute expertise gained from a variety of past experiences. Our staff of industry specialists includes PhDs, MBAs, and a number of professional designations including CFA charterholders. But you don’t necessarily need a business degree or a finance background for every role at Morningstar. We prize both creativity and analytical ability; a varied, interesting background gets our attention. You’ll find people at all levels of the company with degrees that range from Russian literature to history, English, and psychology. 

A Variety of Roles
Morningstar jobs require all types of talents. We regularly hire for positions including designers, researchers, salespeople, developers, and project managers. From our first days in business, we’ve been an early adopter of new technologies and believe in building great products in-house. We maintain a staff of hundreds of technologists who help us continue to push technology’s boundaries to find new and better ways to serve investors.

Start Your Career Here
Morningstar has been recognized as a great place to begin a career. College graduates can kick off their career in the Morningstar Development Program with a view into different aspects of our business. Program participants have the chance to contribute to our next generation of great products for investors and interact with company leaders, all while gaining hands-on experience. We also offer paid year-round and summer internships so that students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs at colleges and universities worldwide can gain on-the-job experience.

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We believe in building great products in-house in a highly collaborative, agile environment where we focus on technical excellence, the user experience, and continuous improvement. Our technologists represent a range of skills and experience levels, but they all view their work as a craft and push technology’s boundaries to find new and better ways to serve investors.

Diverse Perspectives

"Great People" is one of Morningstar's core values, and when it comes to our people, our differences are our strength. We cultivate an inclusive environment and value new ideas. We respect the thinking that comes from our employees' unique backgrounds, skills, perspectives, and experiences. We're a global company with employees who reflect the diversity of the clients and markets we serve. As investors benefit from maintaining diverse portfolios, Morningstar is strengthened by the contributions of our diverse workforce. 

Welcoming Differences

We celebrate both our individual differences and our unity as One Morningstar. It happens all over the world: Chicago adventurers sharing their stories in an employee travel group; the Mumbai office honoring India's Independence Day; a Mid-Autumn Festival gathering in Shenzhen; our Toronto office holding a forum and celebration supporting LGBT Pride; or hundreds of employees worldwide competing in the Morningstar Olympics.

Morningstar Reviews

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    "Great place to learn, grow and work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
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    I have been working at Morningstar full-time (Less than a year)


    • Environment to learn and grow
    • Ideas and opinions are respected
    • Everybody in the team has voice to share their thoughts
    • Freedom to leverage new tools and technologies and implement it
    • Great work culture , Employee friendly, flexible hours
    • Constant feedbacks, org updates and directions from leaders
    • Valuable benefits


    • Project process managers need to work on streamlining meeting schedules.

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Morningstar photo of: London Team Fair 2019
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Morningstar Interviews



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    Software Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
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    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Morningstar (Chicago, IL) in February 2019.


    Video interview followed by phone interview.
    The interviewer was very helpful. The hiring process was pretty quick and HR was very responsive. There was a video interview and then a phone interview. The video interview was just a 2 minute video and the phone interview was with a software engineer.

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Morningstar Awards & Accolades

  • Great Place to Work Certified, Great Place to Work Institute - India, 2018
  • Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance, Great Place to Work Institute Canada, 2018
  • Corporate Equality Index Perfect Score, Human Rights Campaign, 2018
  • Great Place to Work Certified, Great Place to Work, 2019
  • Top 50 Gen Y Employers, Brill Street, 2013
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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