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Morgan Stanley Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is the best out of any job I have seen (in 321 reviews)

  • Great work environment and people (in 282 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Financial Advisor"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management invests a lot of resources and really cares about your success.

    Cons

    It is obviously a giant corporation, and every little thing has to go through multiple regulatory channels, and works against efficiency.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing


  2. "Software Developer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, great vacations, great benefits

    Cons

    No idea for now since I dont have for now

  3. "Wealth Management Intern"

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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

    Culture, Work experience, overall positive morale

    Cons

    Early hours, administration work, stressful

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Good Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Paid Series 7 Licensing
    Paid salary while gathering your book of business

    Cons

    Alot of hours
    No Job Security


  5. "Largest Wealth Management firm"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Private Banker
    Former Employee - Associate Private Banker
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent compensation, great professional skill development and networking opportunities

    Cons

    Work life balance, upper management is disconnected from issues that branch staff face, back office support is inconsistent with answers and reliability


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Private Wealth Management Client Service Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Service Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Client Service Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A really incredible company to work for. They really want to make sure employees are taken care of in every aspect. The environment is so welcoming and there is so much to learn. As a CSA in your first 2 years you make a base salary of $55,000 in my case. I am also eligible for over time as well which is a great plus! Great job right out of college and great way to get into a top bank.

    Cons

    Have not received a bonus this year which is surprising. The only thing I have received is $500 added onto one of my paychecks. This can be a tough job to grow in as most of these teams have people running them who have been around the firm for a long time. When they retire they typically hand their books over to the next oldest advisor on the team that isn't retiring.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent company with positive outlook"

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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
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart peers, good corporate culture. Decent work life balance (gets crazy sometimes but that's banking). Good benefit package/401K and good senior leadership.

    Cons

    Stingy/no raises and always get excuses on comp at end of year. Ops is constantly getting squeezed to do more with less (people and $$$).

    Advice to Management

    Invest in growth.

  8. "Good as any other"

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

    Pros

    Sense of community and strong management

    Cons

    Highly competitive and hard to fit in with coworkers


  9. "Operations Analyst"

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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

    Great opportunity with potential to advance

    Cons

    Pay increases seem to be limited and based on overall revenue for the company


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Client Service Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Service Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Client Service Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good corporate culture.

    Cons

    Not everyone in the office was on the same page. Everyone competes with one another for business as they are all on difference teams.

    Advice to Management

    Upward track for young associates


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