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"Overall positive experience, however very demanding commitment required"

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

I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Challenging. Learn a lot. Good people to work with. Intellectually stimulating.

Cons

Hard to maintain a work / life balance. Demanding work commitment. Long hours and weekends required.

Advice to Management

Focus on the people in addition to the financials. Celebrate accomplishments and ensure that those that worked hard on merging MS and SB are aware of Sr managements appreciation of all that they have done and continue to do.

Other Employee Reviews for Morgan Stanley

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Not like it used to be (legacy Smith Barney)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor Associate in Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor Associate in Beverly Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good resources, freedom and flexibility on how to run your business, very attractive incentive comp plans and bonuses

    Cons

    Botched integration, technology issues, policies and procedures went from easy to get things done (Old Smith Barney policies) to very hard to get the easiest thing done (Morgan Stanley policies). They are working on fixing these issues as quickly as possible but for now it hinders productivity.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Poor work life balance, employees treated like commodities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Director in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Office is in New York

    Cons

    I was only at MS for a brief period, but when I was there, I worked very long hours. They have very little appreciation or recognition for hard work. Appreciation is not reflected in compensation or in how they treat you.

    Getting promoted is definitely like running for political office. You have to know some people at the top (and widespread) to get promotions. I was hired one level below when I joined, promised a promotion opportunity during that year by the head of my group as part of my negotiation. Upon joining MS, I was quickly told that information was untrue, but was tempted with that carrot again when I gave my notice. Everyone is out for themselves, don't trust anyone at Morgan.

    Advice to Management

    Starting showing value and appreciation for employees, stop treating them like commodities

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