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Morgan Stanley Reviews

Updated July 26, 2017
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  • work life balance is not very good (in 298 reviews)

  • Long hours to establish business; longer time to establish clientele would be helpful (in 340 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Service Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Networking, possibilities, experience. Overall good place to work.

    Cons

    hard to move up, no career advancement

    Advice to Management

    Be the leader you wish you had.


  2. "Historic Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The History of Morgan Stanley is amazing. The people are great and there is opportunity to grow within the company

    Cons

    sometimes you're treated as a number

    Advice to Management

    working on incentives for non branch employees

  3. "Vice President - IBD"

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    • 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 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, smart people, collaborative work environment

    Cons

    Incredibly competitive industry and extremely long hours as a result

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a way to actually retain top talent and give them new opportunities / mobility within the firm.


  4. "MS New york"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President, Product Management in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President, Product Management in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Filled with incredibly sharp people

    Cons

    slow, bureaucratic atmosphere. New folks are trying to change it but still filled with lifers who drag things out

    Advice to Management

    Keep bringing in fresh blood and ideas. The old guard is going to bring you down.


  5. "Analyst"

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

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Autonomy & pay, great smart people

    Cons

    lack of senior guidance, slow learning


  6. "FAA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Upside Potential is enormous with support from senior advisors, IF you become an asset to them...

    Cons

    Lack of support after training

    Advice to Management

    possibly add a mentor type program to the FAA


  7. "Good Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Good perks, good culture, Good performance

    Cons

    Compensation low, not enough smart people

    Advice to Management

    Keep the talent

  8. "Personal Wealth Management Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Really great about wanting to support and nurture me and my future.

    Cons

    Need better communication amongst departments


  9. "Very solid"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, good comp, smart people

    Cons

    long hours and hard work expeced


  10. "Nice work culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    They have nice work culture

    Cons

    long working hours and limited space in building

    Advice to Management

    Salaries should be more


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