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Morgan Stanley New York City Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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  • Work-life balance is the best out of any job I have seen (in 321 reviews)

  • Great work environment and people (in 282 reviews)

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  1. "Digital Products"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Team is growing fast and there is a lot of investment in the space. Really focused on how to add revenue to the firm.

    Cons

    As the team is growing there is constant changing team structure.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Best equities house on Wall Street by far"

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

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

    Pros

    This review is strictly for the equities floor; the bank is a big place and I am not familiar with other divisions. Equities, however, is a powerhouse, and more importantly, it is a powerhouse full of (for the most part) good, honest people who do the right thing. I started my career at Morgan Stanley, and it took me moving elsewhere on Wall Street to realize fully what a truly unique place Morgan Stanley equities is.

    Cons

    It's a trading floor, so sometimes can be rough around the edges. And as with any big company, there can be bureaucracy and politics. Days can be long, but that's pretty much expected at a top-tier bank.

    Advice to Management

    Keep promoting people with character and integrity--it shows.

  3. "Morgan culture"

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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

    Pros

    Large firm , with many opportunities to grow

    Cons

    Some groups in dpt are not cooperative


  4. "Managing director sales and trading"

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    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay good culture

    Cons

    No risk taking appetite too many layers of management


  5. "Overall Good"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President - Technology in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President - Technology in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well implemented processes and technology stack. Good perks.

    Cons

    Outsourced work significantly affect the product quality and full time employees are challenged with outsourced vendor politics. Unexpected organization changes affect more frequently and that pushes the current employment into unstable situation.


  6. "Outstanding Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at Morgan Stanley (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Excellent support and people as a whole.

    Cons

    Cant say anything negative at all


  7. "Operations"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional working environment.
     Benefit package is good, decent health plan although the premiums can be very expensive if you rarely use it. This is a good health plan for someone who uses it a lot.

    Cons

    Could use more days off. Folks need to understand that when they get hard for operations, they stay in operations. There is no transfer between this and other departments of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Some of the staff would like to move over to the other side, this should be discussed prior to hiring

  8. "Quality Control"

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    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Lots of capabilities and strong operation

    Cons

    They want 100% from all there people.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more incentive for people to be more creative


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Vice president institutional investors and banking"

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    • 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 (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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Business Development Associate"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


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