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Morgan Stanley Reviews

Updated October 18, 2017
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  • Work-life balance is the best out of any job I have seen (in 332 reviews)

  • Morgan Stanley provides their employees with a great work environment as well as senior employees that truly care (in 293 reviews)

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  1. "Operations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, 4 weeks vacation per year.

    Cons

    Underpaying, bureaucratic, working environment needs improvements


  2. "associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good people and culture good flexibility

    Cons

    overhead , changing focus, org structure

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Client Service Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Service Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Client Service Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good corporate culture.

    Cons

    Not everyone in the office was on the same page. Everyone competes with one another for business as they are all on difference teams.

    Advice to Management

    Upward track for young associates


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture; Low Pay"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent culture; colleagues very respectful to each other
    Great hours- no useless long hour business
    Really smart people-some of the smartest on the street!
    Great brand value

    Cons

    Below standard compensation even for top performers
    No raise/ minimal raise on promotion even at higher levels!
    Red tape when making important urgent decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Please compensate employees with industry standard pay and promote the people irrespective of tenure.


  5. "Internship"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Learning on the job, nice people

    Cons

    not always a lot to do, a lot of intern tasks


  6. Helpful (3)

    "FAA program"

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor Associate in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor Associate in Anchorage, AK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There name. It's a big name to an extent more people are familiar with Merrill lynch in anchorage. The branch manager in anchorage is very helpful.

    Cons

    Very little guidance or resources coupled with super High hurdles with limited time and constant pressure you will be fired. Race and gender issues.

    Advice to Management

    Have better training and support. The way you throw individuals inbw without ensuring they are in a conducive environment for growth aids in higher fall out rate.


  7. "Wealth Management Compliance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Strong culture, collaboration, community oriented, charitable/volunteer opportunities, good opportunities to grow within Firm.

    Cons

    Flawed employee performance scale and bonus structure.

  8. "Financial Advisor"

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

    Pros

    Good Growth Opportunities, Good Benefits

    Cons

    It is a Large Company


  9. Helpful (1)

    "FAA Program is a scam"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Decent salary up front is appealing

    Cons

    Training is horrible, they bring you in to be a phone bank, pay at a nothing rate, and the service is so spotty you always have to take the blame for errors or rejections in accounts that you could have never known about.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    1. Enjoy the analyst culture
    2. Great pay and paid vacation
    3. Learning opporunities

    Cons

    1. Tough work-life balance
    2. Takes longer to climb to MD than other banks

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to give junior analysts a better work-life balance


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