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Morgan Stanley Baltimore Reviews

Updated July 12, 2017
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  • There is a tough work life balance (in 296 reviews)

  • Long hours to establish business; longer time to establish clientele would be helpful (in 337 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Anxiety inducing"

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    Current Employee - Trader in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Trader in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Huge learning curve. Amazing teammates. Great culture. Managers are supportive.

    Cons

    Trade support can lack sensitivity training. They can make the job more stressful than it needs to be.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in training classes to keep the mistakes at a minimum.


  2. "Great Co-workers but repetitive works"

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    Current Employee - Operation Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Operation Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    9-5 very regularly job schedule, the job is not stressful at all

    Cons

    Repetitive and boring, that's what you get for working at operation in a bank

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good Place to start your career"

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    Current Employee - Financial Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Financial Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People- I truly like 99% of the people that I work with, yes there are some unkind people but they are few and far between
    Benefits- 4% 401k match with vesting after 3 years, 16 weeks maternity leave, 4 weeks vacation when first starting, Cell phone discount, etc.
    Work Opportunities- given lots of opportunities to learn and grow

    Cons

    Work/Life Balance- be prepared to work more than 8 hours a day while not getting overtime, also if you are a good worker be prepared to get more responsibilities
    Compensation- after promotion to Associate from Analyst, I make less money
     then before due to overtime eligibility for Analyst only but do more work
    Career Direction- no clear path to getting promoted and no mentor-ship program
    Parking- not subsidized by the company, so you will be paying easily over $100 a month
    No Formal Training-came straight from college and was throw into work straight away

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people, overwhelming good workers.
    Paid people more, Analyst shouldn't get paid more then Associates.
    Mentor-ship Program for everyone
    Formal Training for all new hires


  4. "Summer analyst"

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    Current Intern - Operations Summer Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Current Intern - Operations Summer Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing people and location is great

    Cons

    pay could be better but it cool


  5. "Summer finance analayst"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Baltimore, MD
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Culture is relaxed, people are cool

    Cons

    Have to pay to park


  6. "Senior Associate"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Associate in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Resources and Training. Culture and Values of Firm. Networking Opportunities.

    Cons

    Compensation, lack of formalized training for mid-career candidates aspiring to advance in to management


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Not worth the name on your resume"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Flexible
    -Some decent coworkers
    - location

    Cons

    -Lack of upward mobility
    - they don't reward based on merit or hard work or capability
    - if you're family member knows someone promotions are likely and so is tenure
    - stressful culture
    - very sexist- feel bad for female VPs (every woman is treated as a secretary)

    Advice to Management

    You have great talent, some of your NY managers shouldn't be managing Baltimore (they don't have a grip on reality and the inner workings of the departments). Also, we understand the market isn't as stable as it once was, but promotions should be based on merit vs. who someone's father was. Flexibility is nice but the workload is not balanced because some take advantage of the system (this could be solved by having more onsite managers). Lastly, it was really sad to leave such a great company but the management and pay was so severe that I had to leave. I wasn't unhappy with the work, I was unhappy that higher management wasn't aware of the low morale and overall culture in Baltimore.

  8. "Opportunities to climb career ladder, but low pay initially"

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    Former Employee - Director - Derivative Operations in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Director - Derivative Operations in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancement
    Young/Fun office culture

    Cons

    Low pay until Director level or above
    Long hours

    Advice to Management

    Pay more for top performers
    Give directors premium pay since they put in most hours


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Director in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great location in the inner harbor, nice building

    Cons

    Management, No flexibility to improve processes, lack of engagement -understanding from senior leaders; very disconnected.

    Advice to Management

    listen and humble yourselves to what employees are sating


  10. "Good Resume Filler"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    well known company that is willing to hire and train recent college graduates.

    Cons

    competitive firm, people don't stay there very long. frat-house vibe. Does not value employees

    Advice to Management

    treat employees better and compensate more fairly


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