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Morgan Stanley Reviews

Updated November 13, 2018
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  • "Work-life balance is taken seriously" (in 404 reviews)

  • "Collaboration focused work environment" (in 349 reviews)

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  1. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Great environment to work in

    Cons

    very stressful at times


  2. "Financial Advisor Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Get to study for Series 7, Series 66, and Life Insurance Exam while working. The do a good job to prepare you with material to study with.

    Cons

    Depending on your experience/education the Series 7 can be challenging for it's a lot of material to digest in two months.

  3. "Not too bad to work with"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Good benefit, Good culture, Career development

    Cons

    Extensive working hours, Peer pressures


  4. "Solid Employer Who Cares"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Enjoyed my colleagues and felt that the company took material steps to improve culture and working experience.

    Cons

    Working in finance was not my cup of tea


  5. "Project Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    There is so much opportunity to learn and grow. The internal mobility is also great so if you feel like you have exceeded everything there is to know in your current role there are people who will help you move around the company so you can do what you want.

    Cons

    Very political in my team. It is a toxic work environment and a lot of people are unhappy and don't say anything to senior management because of the politics.

    Advice to Management

    The very high-level executives have high aspiration for their division, but I think we are too top heavy with a lot of senior level executives who try to out perform one another using political tactics. This causes a ripple effect to the lower-level employees.


  6. "Private Wealth intern"

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    Former Employee - Private Wealth Management in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Private Wealth Management in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    Learnt a lot from management
    Got a full insight on how a company like Morgan Stanley works

    Cons

    Little responsibilities given to interns


  7. "Open Structure Opportunity to Build a Business"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Freedom
    Incredible Opportunity for Growth
    Agency in how you work
    As long as you produce no one cares what you do

    Cons

    Lack of Structure
    No one telling you what to do

  8. "Fun place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    HR was a great division to work in that was very successful and supportive

    Cons

    not many cons, it was great pay and cool people


  9. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    good work life balance, room for career growth

    Cons

    must relocate for substantial career growth


  10. "Good Support, Bad Benchmarks"

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Support from within the company was very positive and always felt at my back

    Cons

    Inflexible performance benchmarks forced me to leave. Goals should be set by area and not nationally so as to allow new employees a chance to grow at a reasonable rate.

    Advice to Management

    Allow local management to manage performance benchmarks for their own advisers.


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