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Morgan Stanley New York City Reviews

Updated December 5, 2017
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Pros
  • This division specifically offers great work-life balance (in 343 reviews)

  • Work environment with other industry veterans (in 303 reviews)

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  1. "Risk Analytics"

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    Current Employee - Market Risk Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Market Risk Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    doing first business with great ideas

    Cons

    compesation lower than other banks


  2. "QA Manager"

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    Former Employee - QA Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - QA Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Team, Good Salary, Diverse Culture, Changing Dynamics

    Cons

    Politics and old Technologies usage. Many employees are not knowledgeable enough

    Advice to Management

    Introduce new technologies and architecture

  3. "Competitive atmosphere, strong company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great leadership and forward thinking firm. Fast paced and energetic.

    Cons

    Minimal life/work balance, can be competitive.


  4. "Great firm, strong brand, long hours"

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    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Though comp is lower today, still higher than GS on the whole
    Great brand for recruiting
    Get a look at the more complex deals, most of my work in the coverage group was M&A, so not boring debt

    Cons

    Hours are long, and depending on group, associates might not make life easy on that end


  5. "Great Experience as an intern"

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    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    I learned a lot about the company

    Cons

    I had to to busy work sometimes


  6. "Top bank choice for career start"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good industry reputation, stable business model

    Cons

    Employee compensation and recognition vary.


  7. "Arguably in the top 3 best wealth management franchises amongst its warehouse competitors"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best-in-class investment platform, capital markets expertise, intellectual capital, client focus

    Cons

    Difficult to transition to different roles / functions within the organization

  8. "System Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work with good people to work with. Salary is at fair market value. Good technology to work on.

    Cons

    The only con is Job security

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees. Turnover cost more in the long run.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great company - be careful of the group"

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Great brand name
    Very intelligent people
    great benefits

    Cons

    Careful of the group - large company and huge egos
    a LOT of office politics. Information is guarded fiercely and not shared. SAD

    Advice to Management

    GET rude of MD that come from BS colleges such as Brooklyn college and are unqualified to see potential in people


  10. "Analyst / Executive Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Prefer Not to Answer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Prefer Not to Answer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good benefits and great company overall

    Cons

    Not enough communication from managers to measure feedback until compensation time.

    Advice to Management

    invest in more management training for direct middle level managers.


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