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"Great Company"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Consulting Group Analyst in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Consulting Group Analyst in Chicago, IL
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time (More than a year)

Pros

They hire some of the most intelligent professionals in the industry. The learning potential is massive, turn over is not very high and employees are loyal. This is a fantastic company to work for.

Cons

I cannot think of any cons other than typical company politics.

Other Employee Reviews for Morgan Stanley

  1. "Solid development environment and resources, middling business interaction"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great software development platform for Java devs; pretty much everything you need is one Ivy-import away
    - IT is given respect in terms of their input on improving the running-the-bank functions

    Cons

    - There is always a tiresome communication gap between the business users (your customers as a software dev) and yourself
    - Seriously heavyweight middle-management; devs are often outnumbered (to the scale of 3:1, in the worst cases) by 'project managers' of some form or another projects
    - Bureaucracy, but this is a bank, so par for the industry course

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be a clearer communication line between the software devs and their customers: the business units.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Management up to regional level is terrible-essentially brokers turned managers."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Mostly left alone to do business your way within a broad but strict framework. Very supportive of the entrepreneurial ethic. Rewards for performance are among the best in the business (for stockbrokers).

    Cons

    A lot of cronyism at the middle management level. Too much local control left up to the manager but that can also be a good thing.

    Advice to Management

    You need to set up a system to get feedback from the trenches (brokers and branch managers) anonymously.

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