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Morningstar Overview

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Chicago, IL
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (MORN)
Financial Analytics & Research
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Thomson Reuters, FactSet, Bloomberg L.P.
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.

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Best Places to Work: 2012 (#31)

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Morningstar CEO Kunal Kapoor
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    I have been working at Morningstar full-time (More than 8 years)


    Morningstar has an open and permissive culture and a flexible work life balance. The people are kind, analytical and thoughtful.


    Over the years, as Morningstar grew, that permissiveness has allowed some in the firm to take advantage of the culture and flexibility.

    The new CEO has addressed this problem openly and empowered leaders to challenge those who take advantage of the flexibility, something many of us appreciate and feel is a long time coming. This has been a good overall but has also generated some strong feelings from disgruntled former and current employees in the halls and on Glassdoor.

    Advice to Management

    It is openly discussed in the hallways of one former employee from the marketing group who has written multiple revenge posts on Glassdoor and that others are doing the same. Consider reporting this to Glassdoor, these rants are hurting our reputation and our recruiting.

    If you are considering Morningstar as a place to work, know that the true character of Morningstar is not represented by the impolite behavior of the angry employees writing on this sight.

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Morningstar Interviews



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    Phone interview and now going to final interview in Chicago. Will update this review once I go there. Interviewer was late to the phone interview session, and we spent most of the time actually talking about his role in the company.

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Company Updates

  • We're pleased to share the news that Morningstar earned a perfect score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2018 Corporate Equality Index, and received the distinction of a "Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality." We are committed to the belief that workplace diversity leads to better business outcomes, and it's the right thing to do!

    HRC's 2018 Corporate Equality Index | Human Rights Campaign

    HRC's CEI is the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to LGBTQ employees.

  • We’re excited to share that our newly renovated 14th floor in the Chicago office has been featured in Contract magazine, a leading publication for commercial interior design and architecture.


    More Photos Morningstar's new floor for its Chicago-based digital product developers places a premium on movement-the movement of its 190 team members as they get up from their desks for frequent standing meetings, the movement of mobile sit-stand desks that allow employees to take their workstations with them, and the movement of wide sliding glass doors that let every meeting room spill out into common areas.

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Morningstar Awards & Accolades

  • Best Workplaces in Canada, Great Place to Work Institute, 2017
  • Certified as a Great Place to Work, Great Place to Work Institute - India, 2017
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