Morningstar Reviews | Glassdoor

Morningstar Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
521 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-time Part-time

3.5
Star Star Star Star Star
Rating Trends Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Morningstar CEO Kunal Kapoor
Kunal Kapoor
10 Ratings

521 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

Pros
  • Great management, great work life balance (in 115 reviews)

  • Constantly changing work environment (in 59 reviews)

Cons
  • Very low pay (made up for with excellent perks) (in 32 reviews)

  • Clearly senior management aren't interested in attracting and retaining top talent outside the HQ (in 23 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Product Marketing Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smartest people and also the kindest, and people have very long tenures so there is deep expertise

    Cons

    Long-established structure and ways of doing things can make it hard to change up the way things are done

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent with the way we communicate, please!

    Morningstar Response

    Feb 21, 2017 – CEO

    Thanks for your encouraging feedback. We're glad you appreciate some of the really great aspects of our company and culture, particularly our people. We do try to foster a culture of kindness in our ... More


  2. "Awesome company, great benefits and people, creative atmosphere."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, many smart, helpful individuals to help with issues and questions. Company is experiencing large growth and sustained success.

    Cons

    As mentioned, some IT can be improved.

    Advice to Management

    (None to speak of.)


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits, great culture."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Product Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people: Morningstar employees are friendly, intelligent, and passionate about the company. They are open to hiring new grads from a variey of majors, so the mix of people is varied, and you can learn about investing no matter what you studied in college, as long as you demonstrate ability, and a strong interest in investing. The benefits are great, and there is a lot of opportunity for growth as long as you take some initiative.

    Cons

    Low pay, people think that you work at the vegetarian food company.

    Advice to Management

    Good job.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. "A unique and innovative cultural within the financial services industry."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back culture, friendly people, accessible management, equitable organizational structure. The company has a great 401k match program and great benefits, including education and medical. Managers is always willing to help and people are generally approachable and friendly. Great perks like "bagel day" and free water and soda everyday. Truly a leader and innovator in company culture.

    Cons

    The work associated with some entry level positions may seem tedious to some people, depending upon personality. After a couple years of experience, however, the company is usually very open to promotions and other avenues of advancement or transition.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good job. We are growing in a down market and terrible financial services market, and that's something I'm very proud of.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to work, if you value leisure time"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1) Short hours
    2) Good, comprehensive benefits
    3) Funny, interesting people
    4) An excellent vacation policy ("take as much as you want" officially, but unofficially four weeks)

    Cons

    Some managers are not mindful of the implicit trade-off of Morningstar's compensation scheme: lower pay for leisure time. If you have a slave-driving manager, Morningstar's leisure-time advantage is nil; you might as well just quit.

    Advice to Management

    Make an effort to rein in the (rare) slave-driving managers. They destroy morale and increase turnover.


  7. "Morningstar"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I think most employees at Morningstar would agree that the some of the best reasons to work here are the People, Culture, Benefits, and the growth of knowledge one receives from the company.

    Cons

    Morningstar is a big company so it can be tough to move up the ladder and advance your career/ move forward.

    Advice to Management

    None


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great overall environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flat hierarchy, no work uniform, come and go as you please

    Cons

    pay is low compared to other companies in the field


  9. "Fun and interesting"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and great office.

    Cons

    There is a bit of bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Great Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun, exciting, challenging, smart people to work with

    Cons

    I have no cons to report.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Family before Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management is very understanding for time off, very open communication between all levels, managers are very approachable

    Cons

    Compensation (bonuses and RSUs) are a bit lower than ideal

    Advice to Management

    Try to get even more input from all employees with decision making.



Showing 521 of 558 reviews
Reset Filters