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Morgan Stanley Reviews

Updated April 23, 2017
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Morgan Stanley CEO James P. Gorman
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is the best out of any job I have seen (in 299 reviews)

  • Great work environment and people (in 265 reviews)

Cons
  • The work-life balance is similar to that of other banks (in 285 reviews)

  • Long hours to establish business; longer time to establish clientele would be helpful (in 331 reviews)

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  1. "internship experience"

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    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at Morgan Stanley as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    great workplace environment, loved working with my team

    Cons

    felt like I was often sitting around when I didn't have a project to work on


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Morgan Stanley"

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

    I worked at Morgan Stanley (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very collaborative
    First Class talent
    First Class clients

    Cons

    Less focus on fixed income


  3. "Financial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment and people

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    None


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    "Great technology culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Banking firm with a technology attitude - great people to work with and more importantly, learn from. Work-life balance is excellent, and technology really is top-notch.

    Cons

    No major cons, some politics but generally you get to do your work in peace


  6. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consulting Group Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Consulting Group Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement, pay, personnel

    Cons

    I saw high management turnover


  7. "I was a College Summer Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Summer College in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Summer College in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very nice people, engaging management team.

    Cons

    Hard to move up within the company.


  8. "Great place to start your career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good deal experience, competent and intelligent managers

    Cons

    Poor work life balance, some of the work you do will go nowhere


  9. "Sr. Consultant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley as a contractor

    Pros

    Good people and great technology

    Cons

    Promotions should be more fair to employees


  10. "Worked relentlessly to ensure customer satisfaction and speedy processes every day."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Summer Finance Analyst in Brick, NJ
    Former Intern - Summer Finance Analyst in Brick, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    To gain knowledge about financial analysis to better aid investment decisions in the future. Research is key to smart investments, higher profits, and returning investors.

    Cons

    Trying to analyze all information coming in from various sources to make a decision. Also, it is tough to filter out valid information and find which news will actually impact financial decisions for the short-term or the long term.

    Advice to Management

    The more research, the better.


  11. "Long hire process"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor Associate in Montgomery, AL
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor Associate in Montgomery, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people that takes care of you, leadership really cares about your success and will do what they can to get you there

    Cons

    Numbers are high but they are looking for young people and a lot of the older people who have been in the business may seem to feel that they are better than you or they don't want anything to do with you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing



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