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Morgan Stanley Reviews

Updated February 18, 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 248 reviews)

Cons
  • The work-life balance is similar to that of other banks (in 274 reviews)

  • Long hours to establish business; longer time to establish clientele would be helpful (in 316 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "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


  3. "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.


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  5. "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


  6. "Client Service Associate"

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    Current Employee - Registered Client Service Associate in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Registered Client Service Associate in Durham, NC
    Recommends

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of office locations and good complex structure.

    Cons

    Difficult to achieve bonus structure.


  7. "Part-Time Internship"

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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 part-time

    Pros

    Good pay and Great Corporate Culture

    Cons

    Can be demanding at times

    Advice to Management

    More team building lunches or happy hours would be a plus


  8. "Top-notch company"

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

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Great culture for a bulge bracket bank. Commitment to excellence.

    Cons

    A large company that does have large company issues like politics and bureaucracy


  9. "Good name"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    nice colleagues. reputable name. great location. good exposure to a lot of opportunities.

    Cons

    bureaucratic organization. incentives are not well aligned for effective and collaborative work across departments. best talents not promoted.

    Advice to Management

    get back to earth from your nice and safe places


  10. "Overall a good experience"

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

    Pros

    Good for a college graduate to start with in finance.

    Cons

    Extra hours sometimes but thats ok when you are an intern.


  11. "Software dev"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Big company doing many flavor of business. You can make lots of friends and get to know what they are doing.

    Cons

    As other big company, the projects are not quite dynamic



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