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Morgan Stanley Baltimore Reviews

Updated March 3, 2017
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is the best out of any job I have seen (in 293 reviews)

  • Challenging work environment that keeps you on your toes (in 256 reviews)

Cons
  • The work-life balance is similar to that of other banks (in 280 reviews)

  • Long hours to establish business; longer time to establish clientele would be helpful (in 324 reviews)

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  1. "Director"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Director in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People, Specific Managers, Culture, Travel opportunities, Location, Training.

    Cons

    Compensation, Poor Career Conversations with management, Analyst Rotation, Performance Evaluations. Annual reviews have been proven to be not effective in optimizing employee performance.

    Advice to Management

    Increase training for managers, increase salaries, restructure the analyst rotation, increase the amount of Managing Directors in Baltimore.


  2. "Resume Booster"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great corporate perks, bank holidays, 401k match,

    Cons

    no official mentorship program and office politics can ruin a great department.

    Advice to Management

    shake it up. revamp some EDs and VPs.


  3. "Finance Operations- Repurchase Agreement Sales Support"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exposure to multiple entities within the Company.

    Cons

    Limited growth potential within the company.


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  5. "Nice place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    -great benefits and Paid time off and sick leave

    Cons

    -low pay
    -amount of work was too much for one person

    Advice to Management

    -pay more competitive wage


  6. "Morgan Stanley"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Wealth Management Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Wealth Management Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth
    Multiple locations and ability to move
    A lot of training

    Cons

    Lack of communication from mgmt


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid At All Costs!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits Package, Easy Commute To Fells Point

    Cons

    Terrible Work Life Balance, Constantly Changing Management, Unbelievable Employee Turnover

    Advice to Management

    Too Many To Mention


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    The people you work with (if you're so lucky to sit near or work with great people)....rolling the dice here.
    Hope to get a great & understanding manager.

    Cons

    Disconnect from upper level management.
    Job security is unknown.

    Advice to Management

    Be more strait forward with employees.


  9. "FCG"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to start career with knowledgable and intelligent coworkers.

    Cons

    Low career advancement post associate.

    Advice to Management

    Mid-year promotions to retain talent.


  10. "Attorney"

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    Current Employee - Attorney in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Attorney in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Great work environment and helpful staff.

    Cons

    Little to no transparency from upper management.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Operational Associate"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Operations Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company after finish school, learn so much about Finance. So many classes and side by sides, I learned IT and accounting too, you make the most of it. Good benefits, and the environment is pretty young and welcoming. They invest in the people and there is lots of work and opportunities of mobility, good company to have in your resume.

    Cons

    As everything sounds great, it becomes such a revolving door and the environment is not mix in ages, race and years of experience, and all seniors either go out the door because they have 20 percent increase salary with a competitor. Managment, the only senior people who try to survive to be there, or they just got promoted, or new hire which is very common rather than see inside talent and you need to teach them.what you do. Teams, depend what you do, long hours and not paid time and a half or have to cover you back because you lost half of your team in a week because they are gone for vacation, training,ect or leaving the company. Very clicky people, preppy, and if you are not of the circle your chances to move up are very very small, so merit is something they need to figure how to measure it, be more diligent to see all candidates before they bring someone from outside. So many challenges with IT, any change is so hard to get it done- in such a big company and have to go to all the levels of approval and teams need to fight for a budget and/or a sense what is more urgent, there are still manual processes.



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