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Morgan Stanley Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is the best out of any job I have seen (in 289 reviews)

  • Challenging work environment that keeps you on your toes (in 249 reviews)

Cons
  • The work-life balance is similar to that of other banks (in 275 reviews)

  • Long hours to establish business; longer time to establish clientele would be helpful (in 319 reviews)

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  1. "Clients first"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Strong culture, clients first, great work environment

    Cons

    Compensation isn't highest on the street, but prestige of brand makes up for it


  2. "Training Officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Great autonomy and role was very challenging which gave room for growth.

    Cons

    Was based in the UK and my team was based in the States, had to work very long hours


  3. "morgan stanley analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    good people and good working environment

    Cons

    youre always on the job


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  5. "Business Operation Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment and nice peers

    Cons

    Narrowed career path and potential to grow


  6. "great place to work and learn"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Work with smart, collegiable and efficient people
    Get to work in interesting and challenging projects

    Cons

    Sometimes the hours can be long


  7. "Admin"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice people
    Good pay
    Nice office

    Cons

    Lots of hours
    Lots of overtime

    Advice to Management

    None


  8. "Resume Booster"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great corporate perks, bank holidays, 401k match,

    Cons

    no official mentorship program and office politics can ruin a great department.

    Advice to Management

    shake it up. revamp some EDs and VPs.


  9. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    High Prestige in the finance world

    Cons

    Long hours, extremely stressful overall


  10. "Analyst Intern"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Analyst in Tallahassee, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very insightful and great experience

    Cons

    Working from home and distant from supervisor can be difficult.


  11. "asd"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Tech focused, great infrastructure, good work culture

    Cons

    Long hours, plenty of office politics



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