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Morgan Stanley Reviews

Updated June 25, 2017
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  • work life balance is not very good (in 295 reviews)

  • Long hours to establish business; longer time to establish clientele would be helpful (in 335 reviews)

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  1. "San Francisco Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inter in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Inter in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company with awesome people

    Cons

    Manager was not very good at communicating what was needed, not much interaction with higher ups.


  2. "Intern life"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inter in Fairfield, NJ
    Former Employee - Inter in Fairfield, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company moral was always high. People enjoyed coming into work.

    Cons

    As an intern there was not much going on that we were able to help with. A lot of what we did consisted of cold calling and looking for leads.

    Advice to Management

    Give the interns a real shot to make an impact. Young minds have fresh perspectives that can be of extreme value to any company.

  3. "its ok"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    money, benefits, it's big - 50k employees

    Cons

    excessive compliance, 2nd rate technology


  4. "Vice President"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Collaborative culture
    Laser focus on client
    Merit based promotion

    Cons

    Lean staffing model,
    Improvement in IT Systems

    Advice to Management

    Improve integration across ISG and Wealth Management


  5. "Finance Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good team environment and culture

    Cons

    Slow growth and slow mobility


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not worth the name on your resume"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Flexible
    -Some decent coworkers
    - location

    Cons

    -Lack of upward mobility
    - they don't reward based on merit or hard work or capability
    - if you're family member knows someone promotions are likely and so is tenure
    - stressful culture
    - very sexist- feel bad for female VPs (every woman is treated as a secretary)

    Advice to Management

    You have great talent, some of your NY managers shouldn't be managing Baltimore (they don't have a grip on reality and the inner workings of the departments). Also, we understand the market isn't as stable as it once was, but promotions should be based on merit vs. who someone's father was. Flexibility is nice but the workload is not balanced because some take advantage of the system (this could be solved by having more onsite managers). Lastly, it was really sad to leave such a great company but the management and pay was so severe that I had to leave. I wasn't unhappy with the work, I was unhappy that higher management wasn't aware of the low morale and overall culture in Baltimore.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Depends on What BU You're in"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great name; smart people who genuinely care about what they do

    Cons

    Some BUs get looked down upon

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Professional but Typical"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Associate in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Professional environment , intelligent coworkers and learning environment.

    Cons

    Antiquated training especially for the exams needed to pass qualification for employment. No real mentoring your on your own after the corp training . Some of the materials are antiquated. Few actually make it through the 3 years program.

    Advice to Management

    Retool and be true support to your new advisors.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Many years with them"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, opportunities to grow within, supportive management in some offices (all offices are a different), they believe in everyone holding integrity, respect for each other in all ways. Management tries to be supportive with financial advisors new to the industry.

    Cons

    lower pay (if salary employee). Financial Advisor positions are 90% failure rate coming in new to industry. Most won't try to get to know you until you have been their a while. The seasoned advisors are not open to bringing in partners like management wants them to, so new FA's be warned.
    Lots of hours marketing, calling, networking to build your business if new. That never ends as you must always bring in new clients to keep your business growing.

    Advice to Management

    Those of you that truly support your employees keep it up. We appreciate you. Listen to each employee. Don't forget to check on the ones that seem to be doing well, everyone needs your support.


  10. "Tax Operations Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Associate in South Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Operations Associate in South Jordan, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Collaborative environment and good people. Relaxed professional atmosphere. Quality work and stakeholders. Opportunities for overtime.

    Cons

    Technological challenges, revolving door of upper management, big teams with few managers so it can be hard to get attention and move up.

    Advice to Management

    Better pipeline for growth, new management hoards high performers. Implement better systems to reduce ops risk/manual dependencies.


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