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Morgan Stanley Reviews

Updated April 28, 2017
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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. "Loved the firm"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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

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

    Pros

    Great company and people are passionate about their jobs.

    Cons

    Can be long hours, need to be prepared for high demanding environment


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Associate"

    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
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is great. Good for settled down folks.

    Cons

    Work opportunities are that good. Most people are lazy around there.


  3. "Morgan"

    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
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent salary; nice offices & staff

    Cons

    management rotations & base pay increases


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  5. "General Ledger System Admin"

    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
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a very strong family culture

    Cons

    Depending on the team it is hard to get promoted. Introverts who work hard are not seen.

    Advice to Management

    I do not have any advice


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Trade Support"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trade Support in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Trade Support in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good freedom, exposure to the traders.

    Cons

    just deal with traders when they mess up so you dont always get great responses. dont get to sit on the desk. movement from middle office to front is difficult

    Advice to Management

    open the doors from back office to front instead of just hiring outside


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Brief"

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to get accreditation and licenses

    Cons

    Sink or swim survival mentality

    Advice to Management

    More training


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software En in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software En in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, Benefits, Telecommuting, Teammates. I wish I could say more, but these are really the only major plusses

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, Financial Industry, Adverse to Change, Late Adopter of Technologies & Development Practices, Software Development Culture.


  9. "Analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience, both financial and strategic

    Cons

    Long hours when you're busy

    Advice to Management

    Protect Saturdays (like GS)


  10. Helpful (1)

    "OK company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is standardized, reasonable benefits, some career mobility

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, Inefficient, and lack of mobility

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees


  11. "Intern"

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

    I worked at Morgan Stanley (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Work Culture which makes it easy to work in the organization. It is centrally located and has a great technical team

    Cons

    IT is too technical but never the less get great opportunities. The pay is less but work is challenging here


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