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"Morgan Stanley, a good place to work - if you can handle working for a large sized company."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Salary and benefits are excellent. Company follows through on their committment to balancing work / life issues with real incentives and suggestions. They also support additional training or education efforts with their wallet - not just lip service.

Cons

Everything you might want to do - no matter how large or small - requires you know the policy, and follow it. Need a new PC? New PC arrived with 2 business days. The staff to set it up (must be union person) - 5 weeks. On the plus side - it's usually pretty easy to find the policy - very good search features on intranet.

Advice to Management

Not applicable

Other Employee Reviews for Morgan Stanley

  1. "It used to be great and could be again if management start rewarding results again"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President
    Former Employee - Vice President
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Morgan Stanley still has the best IT infrastructure on the Street
    Four weeks vacation standard isn't bad for a US company
    The real Morgan Stanley people are top notch
    Good benefits
    In the right areas - fantastic esprit de corps

    Cons

    After the Dean Witter takeover it stopped being a meritocracy
    There have been a lot of great people forced out, e.g. Guy Chariello
    In the wrong areas it is full of cronyism and superficial congeniality - if you are a type A that cares about results and working hard to achieve them it will wear on your soul after a while

    Advice to Management

    Recognize talent and reward it.
    Recognize those that get results even if it means shaking things up and makeing know-nothings and slackers off feel uncomfortable - they should be uncomfortable because they are taking up space that someone who wants to be productive could be taking!
    Fire the dullards that want to keep an maintain a culture of superficial congeniality within MSAM IT and replace them with dynamic leaders that recognise BS when they see it.


  2. "Turning the corner"

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

    Pros

    Lots of very bright and enthusiastic people. Productivity is high, and people listen to good ideas. Benefits are good, and there is the opportunity to travel to Europe and the Far East. This is a place where the smartest can succeed, without necessarily being the loudest.

    Cons

    Can be a sweat shop at times. Frustrating dealing with so many outsourced departments. Getting information on likely salary progression is impossible. Despite work-life balance seminars, there is little sympathy for family events/sickness, and you are expected to check your Blackberry on weekends and during the evening. Can be a lot of pressure -- the work will be piled on until you shout No!

    Advice to Management

    Get more operational controls in place; stop the bleeding over bad trades.

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