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Morgan Stanley New York City Reviews

Updated May 11, 2017
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is the best out of any job I have seen (in 301 reviews)

  • Great work environment and people (in 269 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance is not very good (in 293 reviews)

  • Long hours to establish business; longer time to establish clientele would be helpful (in 333 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Vice president institutional investors and banking"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great technical infrastructure,amazing people, good projects

    Cons

    not much company outings, no free snacks or beverages

    Advice to Management

    give good opportunities to new people


  2. "Business Development Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    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

    Educational/learning environment
    Exposure to Senior Management

    Cons

    Poor Compensation
    Culture - Typical Investment Bank culture


  3. "VP"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working environment and culture

    Cons

    Total comp is average to low end on the wall st in technology area.


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  5. "Intern life"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inter in Fairfield, NJ
    Former Employee - Inter in Fairfield, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company moral was always high. People enjoyed coming into work.

    Cons

    As an intern there was not much going on that we were able to help with. A lot of what we did consisted of cold calling and looking for leads.

    Advice to Management

    Give the interns a real shot to make an impact. Young minds have fresh perspectives that can be of extreme value to any company.


  6. "Finance Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    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 3 years)

    Pros

    Good team environment and culture

    Cons

    Slow growth and slow mobility


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Depends on What BU You're in"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great name; smart people who genuinely care about what they do

    Cons

    Some BUs get looked down upon


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company to Work for, but needs to improve compensation for high performers"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good culture, great people, senior management generally in tune with departments' needs and concerns

    Cons

    Compensation is on the low side, recognition of high performers and opportunity for advancement

    Advice to Management

    More focus on promotion and providing good exposure for high performers


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Solid company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Finance in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are many quality people.

    Cons

    Career trajectory is not a focus

    Advice to Management

    Don't let smart/young people leave


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Executive Director Information Technology"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Challenging, intense, rewarding, good people.

    Cons

    Politics / competitiveness at times precluded fairness.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to "values"; reward good people; recognize and promote strong committed employees from within.


  11. "Good Learning Opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley as an intern

    Pros

    - If you're competent, even if you're an analyst, you'll be given significant ownership / responsibility

    Cons

    - The work culture was not great, and there was not a huge focus on skill development and career planning


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