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Morgan Stanley Reviews

Updated October 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is the best out of any job I have seen (in 333 reviews)

  • Morgan Stanley provides their employees with a great work environment as well as senior employees that truly care (in 294 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good company, average pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good company, they are settled i the way they do business so you kearn a lot from all the processes in place and the people in management.

    Cons

    The oay is average, hours can get very long in the IT department


  2. "ED"

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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 10 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful Culture, exciting opportunities and work life balance supportive

    Cons

    Limited career growth in support functions.

  3. "Operations Analyst 3"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Mobility - Ability to move to other MS offices globally
    Professional Network
    Experience and Learning

    Cons

    Lack of work Life Balance
    Low Compensation

    Advice to Management

    Less Lay offs, higher base salary


  4. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Strong firm culture, and competitive salary and benefits for an entry level position straight out of college

    Cons

    Like any job in the finance world, there can be long hours


  5. "Financial Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has great research

    Cons

    There's little room for advancement


  6. "Associate"

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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 company to start your career in financial services-provides a good learning environment and a strong culture.

    Cons

    Lot of support and maintenance work.So one needs to proactively manage their growth.


  7. "CSA"

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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

    Smart people that were great

    Cons

    No pension but retirement was up to par

  8. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Felt right at home with the office

    Cons

    The work can be repetitive


  9. "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

    Morgan Stanley provides their employees with a great work environment as well as senior employees that truly care. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Some times the hours can be demanding due to market hours. People can let high intensity environment change the way they act.

    Advice to Management

    Put people in the position the grow and lead. Some people are hesitant to say how they feel but you need to take the time to work with them.


  10. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Registered Client Service Associate in Garden City, NY
    Current Employee - Registered Client Service Associate in Garden City, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong company rep, financial advisors are among the industrys top professionals. Resources are available, research in particular is stellar. Wealth management services are endless

    Cons

    Company initiatives forced on employees. Uptight dress code, very high workload. Compliance policies are overbearing and cumbersome. Internal systems can use improvement.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to management at this time


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