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Morgan Stanley New York Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is the best out of any job I have seen (in 302 reviews)

  • Great work environment and people (in 270 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 332 reviews)

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  1. "Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Big company. Have opportunities to work with different teams and people

    Cons

    Too much politics. The different teams work for similar projects


  2. "One of the better corporate sites to work in"

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

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

    Pros

    Good managers, better coworkers. These are the type of people you keep in contact with after your contract is up. You are judged on the quality of your work as opposed to politics. Best of all, you are not looked down upon for asking question

    The cafeterias are pretty awesome, but pretty much cycle through the same stuff after a while.

    Cons

    Kind of wish the contracts last longer. On the plus side if you do good work, you are welcomed back for upcoming contracts because you will be remembered. Not much of a bad thing is it?

    Advice to Management

    Not much advice since they already treat people well


  3. "Integration Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Integration Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Integration Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Lost of smart people. Good management.

    Cons

    Stressful. Office politics. Hard to achieve career development.


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  5. "Great place, full of smart people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are generally very smart and good at what they do
    More client-focused and collaborative than some other Wall St. firms
    For the most part it's a meritocracy - the best people are recognized, rewarded

    Cons

    Compensation isn't what it used to be, many people haven't seen a raise since 2007
    Like any big company, the culture can be uneven from group to group


  6. "Morgan Stanley"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley (More than a year)

    Pros

    This is a great workplace where you can find a great mix of people with different culture and background. A lot of smart people working on ambitious projects.

    Cons

    The compensation at Morgan Stanley are not always competitive with the market and the big corporation in the same sector.


  7. "Great organizational culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Graduate Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Graduate Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Smart and hardworking people who are fun to work with

    Cons

    Big institution, but meaningful connections can be made


  8. "Associate, Wealth Management Operations"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate, Wealth Management Operations in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate, Wealth Management Operations 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

    competitive salary package, vocation package is good

    Cons

    Should have better computers, or should consider given employees laptops

    Advice to Management

    Should have better communication between departments.


  9. "Loved the firm"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great company and people are passionate about their jobs.

    Cons

    Can be long hours, need to be prepared for high demanding environment


  10. Helpful (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
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is great. Good for settled down folks.

    Cons

    Work opportunities are that good. Most people are lazy around there.


  11. "Morgan"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Decent salary; nice offices & staff

    Cons

    management rotations & base pay increases


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