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Morgan Stanley Reviews

Updated April 21, 2018
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  1. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    The hours were long days


  2. "Vice President"

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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

    Smart people, good benefits, competitive pay

    Cons

    Long hours, difficult work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Do more programs to create a sense of community at the firm and get people together across teams.

  3. "Great Co Great People Fantastic"

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

    I worked at Morgan Stanley part-time

    Pros

    Really good tight knit group

    Cons

    None really that I can think of.


  4. "Executive Director"

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    Former Employee - Executive Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    High caliber personnel-smart, hardworking and want to do the right thing

    Cons

    No pay raises even for high rated performance reviews. Hours can be brutal even though top management espouses balance.

    Advice to Management

    Reward good performers for loyalty or you will lose valuable institutional knowledge. Track teams that routinely overwork and ask the team leaders for accountability.


  5. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Trading in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Trading in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great placed and environment, brilliant people

    Cons

    No cons to speak of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  6. "great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Financial Representative
    Former Employee - Financial Representative
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great place to work, flexible hours and great work place environment.

    Cons

    i do not have any problems to complain about


  7. "Vice President Brokerage & Clearing Controller"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great reputation, Great IT systems, knowledgeable employees . Global company , Opportunity for growth and volunteering

    Cons

    Like most Investment Banks , can be political and the hours can be long, depending on role.

  8. "Good Company to work at"

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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 people and benefits plan

    Cons

    Long hours. High expectations throughout.


  9. "FAA Program"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Great name and good culture. solid training in terms of product knowledge

    Cons

    In general just a tough field to break into, need to bring in clients ASAP to survive

    Advice to Management

    Accept that this is very much a sales job and focus more energy developing sales skills


  10. "Valuation Review Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Salary, lots to learn, fast-paced

    Cons

    No work-life balance, Work gets repetitive


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