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Morgan Stanley Reviews

Updated January 18, 2019
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  • "Its difficult to have work life balance" (in 381 reviews)

  • "Need to stay in the office for long hours" (in 454 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere
    Reasonable pace
    Team first attitude
    Good management
    Strong culture

    Cons

    Some firm related Expenses are out of pocket that should otherwise be covered


  2. "Opportunity to excel"

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    Current Employee - Senior Vice President
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    You set your own hours as long as it's 70 hours a week.

    Cons

    The culture needs improvement there.

  3. "Great place to work"

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    • 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
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart colleagues, goodnpay, Howard mobility

    Cons

    Long hours, bureaucratic , political shame


  4. "good but technology is old"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Developer
    Current Employee - Developer
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good work life balance and great people

    Cons

    compensation is not so competitive


  5. "Great Culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Equity Research Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Equity Research Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Culture, Intelligent, motivated coworkers. environment that inspires the best

    Cons

    Not a great work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Put more emphasis on quality vs quantity in work and hours spent in the office.


  6. "Credit analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    It is hard to know if you are on the right track for promotion


  7. "Lots of perks"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Gym, free tickets, travel, cafeteria

    Cons

    Long commute if you live in the outer boroughs

  8. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    competitive salary and benefits

    Cons

    some departments unorganized and managers scattered


  9. "Conservative Culture"

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    • 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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Laid Back with no sense of urgency

    Cons

    Can get RIFFED for any flimsy reason or no fault of yours

    Advice to Management

    Please be more serious about accountability


  10. "Sales Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Registered Associate
    Current Employee - Registered Associate

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Learn the investment business. Fairly autonomous workday.

    Cons

    Work load can be very heavy.