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Morgan Stanley New York City Reviews

Updated May 16, 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. "Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Morgan Stanley makes it a point to give back to the community in many ways.

    Cons

    Some department have very limited abilities to promote employees making career advancement more challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more time in developing the people management skills of the middle / lower IT managers.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Endless work for a high performer but salary doesn't match"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President - Finance in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President - Finance in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Morgan carries a strong brand and employees have a sense of pride. I've always enjoyed the majority of my colleagues despite a few bad apples and largely have felt supported to pursue opportunities across the firm.

    Cons

    Loyal employees tend to suffer from salary compression in the back office functions. I also think the firm can do a better job of reintegrating young mothers back from maternity leave.

    Advice to Management

    For those who want to grow their careers, offer them challenging opportunities and compensate loyal employees for their work relative to market value


  3. "I was a College Summer Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Summer College in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Summer College in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very nice people, engaging management team.

    Cons

    Hard to move up within the company.


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  5. "My Time At Morgan"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Technical Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Technical Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good working environment, nice people to work with, very supportive crew. Processes and procedures are well documented. Brooklyn location is extremely convenient to work out of.

    Cons

    Contractors do not get paid vacation. This adds a great deal to stress levels. Job security factor is low, as job functions are largely off-shored to India and are being off-shored to China.

    Advice to Management

    Please consider the long-term cost of offshoring support function. This is contributing to a dearth of talent here in the United States. The prospect of losing more American jobs to another foreign country is very disheartening and demoralizing. The risk of offshoring vital command and control functions vastly outweighs the cost savings.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Operations"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President Operations in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President Operations in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of project availability and workload

    Cons

    Poor pay in Operations, not seen as important part of the business


  7. "Great place to start your career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good deal experience, competent and intelligent managers

    Cons

    Poor work life balance, some of the work you do will go nowhere


  8. "I've been here 12 years so...."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The best qualities of Morgan Stanley come from the people you work with and for. Morgan attracts top talent and so you get a chance to work with some of the brightest people, most of which are also good managers that want to help you develop your career and value work life balance.

    Cons

    Compensation stagnates if you stick around for too long. They use a formulation to calculate compensation and it seems like there is no way to get ahead unless you can convince someone very senior to make something happen and that's rare.


  9. "Financial Advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The office and the people were nice and helpful.

    Cons

    I was on a team and the team offered very little mentoring and teaching.


  10. "Sr. Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley as a contractor

    Pros

    Good people and great technology

    Cons

    Promotions should be more fair to employees


  11. "Worked relentlessly to ensure customer satisfaction and speedy processes every day."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Summer Finance Analyst in Brick, NJ
    Former Intern - Summer Finance Analyst in Brick, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    To gain knowledge about financial analysis to better aid investment decisions in the future. Research is key to smart investments, higher profits, and returning investors.

    Cons

    Trying to analyze all information coming in from various sources to make a decision. Also, it is tough to filter out valid information and find which news will actually impact financial decisions for the short-term or the long term.

    Advice to Management

    The more research, the better.


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