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"Good company, good opportunity"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Financial Advisor Trainee in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Financial Advisor Trainee in Chicago, IL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

They give you a lot of freedom and resources to succeed. The reputation is good and if you are a self starter you can succeed. Management is supportive and want you to succeed.

Cons

Perhaps not enough direction given especially to young employees with limited work experience. It is very difficult to meet goals and the majority of people will fail. Much of this is due to the individual employee not doing enough but the lack of direction from management doesn't help.

Advice to Management

Work on integrating new FAs into teams so they are less likely to fail.

Other Employee Reviews for Morgan Stanley

  1. "Experience depends on the team you are in - but not good for career if you are interested in software technology"

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

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Money, vacation, nice culture and people.

    Cons

    Too many re-orgs, baggage of old projects, not enough attention given to newer technologies, arbitrary and secretive promotion process

    Advice to Management

    Fix the "Cons" from above.


  2. "Pay getting worse, increasing outsourcing both on- and offshore."

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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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible work arrangements, good technology stack (on the Morgan side, the SB side works with vacuum tubes)

    Cons

    Zero bonus for years now, LOTS of H1B- staff and India teams which depresses comp for everyone (local leaves->3 new India hires), really cool tasks (mobile, etc.) outsourced to contractors.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that Gorman is perceived as a jerk in the lower ranks, and it depresses morale. Paying millions to traders and for the others it's "if you're unhappy, just leave".

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