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"Great experience, lifetime colleagues, excellent brand recognition"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Vice President - Finance in New York, NY
Former Employee - Vice President - Finance in New York, NY
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Excellent brand recognition, great way to start a career or move a career forward. There are a lot of very smart people in the organization to learn from. Good compensation package, benefits, vacation days.

Cons

Morgan Stanley like any investment bank is not for someone looking for a 9-5 job. You need to be able to dedicate substantial hours to company, but possibly somewhat fewer hours than Goldman Sachs or Citigroup. The company size may be a negative for some people, because like other large companies Morgan Stanley has a "meeting culture" - there are a lot of meetings and it takes a while to get anything executed. Getting promoted to higher levels is a bit political and requires you to have a strong network and strong champions/references.

Advice to Management

Encourage more hiring from within, lateral moves and mobility so that employees don't need to look elsewhere. Try to encourage and reward fewer, more focused meetings and more execution.

Other Employee Reviews for Morgan Stanley

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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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
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company values hard work, integrity, and leadership. They provide great support and they want you to succeed.

    Cons

    If you are not in a revenue generating area, the compensation could be better. But the emphasis on work/life balance makes up for it.

    Advice to Management

    Gorman has a great vision and it is being executed successfully. Should the company continue on this path, it will continue to be the best on the street.


  2. "smart people"

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

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    enjoyable work, good working environment

    Cons

    too much politics, people focused on personal rising

    Advice to Management

    less politics


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