Morgan Stanley Director Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2020

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  1. "good"

    5.0
    Former Intern - Accountant 

    I worked at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    they are very helpful and nice

    Cons

    I didn't have no problems

  2. "Long term home"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Executive Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Decision making is very slow


  3. "Senior Program/Product Manager"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Team spirit, friendly colleagues, business leaders know what they are doing

    Cons

    Career progression beyond ED for a female in Technology can be challenging, Internal Mobility talked about a lot but not really supported well.

  4. "Very Cliquish"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Group Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Name recognition, Leading Global Bank

    Cons

    Very Cliquish, on a mission to reduce roles in NY and London

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Opportunity to take on different roles across divisions"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Director in New York, NY
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good People Culture, Transformational, Mobility

    Cons

    Tech location strategy; Cost cutting more work and less recognition

  6. "Morgan Stanley is a great place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The culture is focused on team-work and driving consensus. Ideas are welcomed and contributions are rewarded.

    Cons

    While training opportunities are offered, there is minimal focus on investing in up-skilling employees for future career growth. This limits mobility, especially across functions and divisions of the Firm.

  7. "Culture has been changing in the last past years; no longer cares to retain the talent."

    3.0
    Current Employee - Director 

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work and life arrangement

    Cons

    lack of interest to promote from within by senior management

  8. "ok place"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Director in New York, NY

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    * Probably the best bank on the trading side. * Opportunity to learn about finance

    Cons

    Less nimble/specialized than smaller firms. More bureaucratic.

  9. "Great Firm"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Culture - made working there very satisfying

    Cons

    Outsourcing - they are moving too many jobs out of metro areas

  10. "Generally good company to work for"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Executive Director in New York, NY

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Relatively small compared to larger banks

    Cons

    Technology is getting very outdated

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