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"Great Summer"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Intern - Credit Risk Summer Analyst in New York, NY
Current Intern - Credit Risk Summer Analyst in New York, NY
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Morgan Stanley as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

Great People
Department has great hours for finance (8:30-6:30)
Access to virtually all other departments within the company

Cons

Have to deal with people who think it's ok to bypass or ignore the department and it's recommendations
Work can be very interesting but also at times is very boring
Certain teams have better hours
Certain teams are more fun and interesting to be on

Other Employee Reviews for Morgan Stanley

  1. "Things Have Changed For The Worse"

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

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

    Pros

    Interviews were once quick, with only a cold calling test. No business plans, no personality or math tests, no managers strining you along, no group interviews. I suspect bringing on Smith Barney caused the firm to go to hell.

    Cons

    Interviewing has gone to the dogs. This is a firm that desperately wants to be Merrill Lynch. It will never happen.

    Advice to Management

    Give up the wannabe schtick and bring back the professionalism once present.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Top-Heavy with management that does little but resource allocation."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President In IT in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President In IT in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good and robust technology infrastructure

    Cons

    Company has an upper level management that manages technology with little understanding of what they are managing. Most managing directors have not done anything hands-on in years.

    There's any army of PMO people who are highly paid to ensure that allocation are done properly. The focus is on how to save money by outsourcing to India and reducing headcount. One of the highest level Managing Directors in technology was a lawyer who barricades himself in his corner office. Much of the IT talent has fled. Very hierarchical, almost with military rigidity.

    The place has become so cheap that they cut out bagel Fridays, even though most of the cost was covered by employees anyway.

    Advice to Management

    Chop off a lot of the senior management that add little to the bottom line. When most of them are gone during the holiday season, the company runs fine without them.

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