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Morningstar Careers

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 empower investor success.

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. #MstarTurns35

  • No neckties or stiff suits here! Join an open, informal, and flexible work environment by applying to the Morningstar Development Program. #WeAreHiring #MorningstarMDP

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Morningstar – Why Work With 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.

***We have been made aware that scammers are impersonating recruiters and sending job offers on behalf of Morningstar.  Please be aware that our hiring process is led only by Morningstar employees. We will never contact you from an email address other than  We will never ask for personally identifiable information by text message or by phone. If you think you've been impacted by scammers, please reach out to your local police authority and report the activity.***

Your Future Starts Here

The Morningstar Development Program is a two-year opportunity that provides recent college graduates the ability to explore different career paths through full-time placement in one of our offices. During the two-year program, participants will receive ongoing career development, mentorship and training, and apprenticeship opportunities with various business groups, such as investment management, data, tech, and research.

Your experience is yours to create.

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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.

We believe companies should grow, but never grow stale. We’ve built a place that keeps moving with benefits and perks to match.

Great People

Join a diverse community of great people who support their peers and their communities.

Generous Benefits

We’re investing in your future with benefits like health and wellness programs, retirement plans and flexible spending accounts.

Grow With Us

We give our employees opportunities to grow from early career to experienced hires—and you can build a career that matters at Morningstar.

Total Rewards

We recognize exceptional work with programs like our shared ownership plan and rewards such as equity and annual bonuses.

On-The-Job Learning

Choose how you want to learn with our signature programs, tuition reimbursement, and educational stipends.

No Corner Offices

Say yes to collaboration. Our offices were designed to be open and egalitarian where ideas are shared freely.




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. 


We're Better Together

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

  • Featured Review

    Helpful (6)

    "Relaxed, Thoughtful, Fun Culture"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Chicago, IL
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Morningstar full-time (More than 5 years)


    The people by far are one of Morningstar’s great strengths. Everyone is professional, friendly, down to earth, but also intellectually curious, smart, and passionate about their work. It’s a fantastic combination of qualities that make coming to work every day a real joy.

    The company, as a whole, is also very self-reflective and works hard to learn and grow from any issues that arise and to engage in open conversations with it’s employees.


    No strong cons, the company has grown significantly in a short amount of time which has it’s own set of growing pains. However, as mentioned above there’s a lot of self reflection happening as an organization as well as transparency that goes a long way in sanding down any rough patches.

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Morningstar Photos

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Morningstar photo of: London Team Fair 2019
Morningstar photo of: London Team Fair 2019
Morningstar photo of: London Team Fair 2019
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Morningstar Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview





    Summer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    After submitting your cover letter and resume you have multiple interview rounds. The first is a phone call. The second is a video call if your video call isn't bad. I believe they schedule more video calls until they make a decision but that wasn't my experience. All of the interviews are very behavioral. The staff is super welcoming, overall very relaxed interview process.

    Interview Questions

    • A lot of broad questions about what motivates you as an individual. Can't remember anything in particular.   Answer Question
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Morningstar Awards & Accolades

  • Great Place to Work Certified, Great Place to Work, 2020
  • Great Place to Work Certified, Great Place to Work, 2019
  • Corporate Equality Index Perfect Score, Human Rights Campaign, 2018
  • 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
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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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