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"Great company to work for"

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Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Great reputation and prestige around the industry. Incredible knowledge of colleagues and managers. The potential to grow and advance here is much greater than you might find in other firms. If you are a hard worker and willing to put the time in, you can move up the ranks. Positive environment, and also huge stress on work-life balance, which is great. Vacation time is great compared to some competitors.

Cons

Potentially long hours. Many people in application pool (particularly in New York), which makes it that much harder in landing new positions, promotions, etc. Make sure to do things to make yourself stand out if your interested in climbing the corporate ladder.

Advice to Management

Recognize top performers more often and more publicly (even if they are first or second year analysts. Positive reinforcement encourages continual top performance.

Other Employee Reviews for Morgan Stanley

  1. "Good company, but future in doubt"

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    Current Employee - Vice President
    Current Employee - Vice President
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Job satisfaction, good legacy, decent technology, at least not merged with Wachovia...thank goodness! I think John Mack is a good leader, good communicator, and very blunt (which is kind of nice).

    Cons

    Lack of control of what happens with the company and it being in the news. Right now their future as a Morgan Stanley brand is in question due to all the mergers. Tough to work in this industry when you don't know what is going on (although Mack has tried to keep us informed).

    Advice to Management

    Provide more support to financial advisors (assistants, etc...). Give retention packages and/or performance incentive compensation.


  2. "Morgan Stanley - Nirvana for technical people on Wall Street"

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    Former Employee - Vice President for Equities in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President for Equities in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazingly smart technical people. Some of the best .NET developers I have ever seen. Lots of Russian immigrants, many who have chess boards on their desks. They write almost all of their own infrastructure, including their own ticker plant, their own messaging bus, and more.

    Cons

    Turnover was a bit too frequent. Too much separation between the business and IT.

    Advice to Management

    The developers are some of the smartest people out there. Pay more attention to what they have to say.

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