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Morgan Stanley Reviews

Updated August 17, 2017
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  • work life balance is not very good (in 300 reviews)

  • Long hours to establish business; longer time to establish clientele would be helpful (in 344 reviews)

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  1. "Quantitative research associate"

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    Current Employee - Quantitative Research Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Quantitative Research Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    People are nice. You can take as many vacations as you like if unnoticed. Generally managers don't push you very hard on projects.

    Cons

    You are committed to one team and very hard to transfer to the team you like. Of course, you can easily transfer to a worse team. The pay is low comparing with peers


  2. "Vice President Wealth Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for - support staff, products, benefits

    Cons

    Not many but they have a huge corporate structure

  3. Helpful (4)

    "FA Associate Program"

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    Former Employee - FAA in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - FAA in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great staff, many advisors are genuinely looking to help.

    Cons

    individualistic culture. One is not given any leads. One has to develop all business organically from nothing. So join only if you have natural network of at least 30mil for you to succeed after 3 years.

    Advice to Management

    try to help new FAAs to grow their practices


  4. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with --

    Cons

    Senior management says they value people, but that was not my experience


  5. "Financial Advisor"

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

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Great corporation culture and talented people around.

    Cons

    FFA program is a rigorous program.


  6. "IED/VP"

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

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

    Pros

    Great culture, good feedback, great management.

    Cons

    Slight inferiority complex vs Goldman Sachs


  7. "Morgan Stanley NYC"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    global leader in investment banking and wealth management, professional colleagues, high quality reputation, able to build a successful career, ability to interact and work alongside a diverse group of individuals, both junior and senior

    Cons

    corporate politics sometimes challenging

    Advice to Management

    continue to attract talented employees with diverse backgrounds

  8. "Operations 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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work place culture and employees

    Cons

    Mobility some times made difficult

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. "FAA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to learn,

    Cons

    Pay was not always amazing.


  10. "audit"

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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

    working with good and smart people, work/life balance

    Cons

    pay is relatively lower than the market

    Advice to Management

    morals and ethics should be the set tone from the management, not only high performance.


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