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Updated December 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Treated like an adult for issues like work/life balance (in 146 reviews)

  • Casual work environment, generous benefits (in 74 reviews)

Cons
  • low pay rate and low efficiency (in 36 reviews)

  • Way too many people take advantage of "work/life balance" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Door to Door sales man"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Master Salesman in Fargo, ND
    Former Employee - Master Salesman in Fargo, ND
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morningstar part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, easy time off

    Cons

    Door to door, wear and tear on vehicle, overnight travel

    Advice to Management

    Do more monthly bonus incentives


  2. "Good starter company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Morningstar full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    flexible work schedule, sabbatical policy

    Cons

    Lack of career growth/ internal opportunities. Salary is lower then industry standard.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Morningstar full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance, good senior management

    Cons

    Pay is low compared to the market


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Horrible experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vashi (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vashi (India)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Morningstar full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free food, venidman, events, sodexhos, night shift food

    Cons

    The list goes long:
    They say six months probation but might throw you out anytime..dont believe the policies here.
    Top management totally uncooperative and wont take your stand when you want you boss to be on your side.
    They dont give any feedback on your performance and there are bad and worse surprises anytime.
    They hire you and you weave a good future in this firm, leaving back your organisation and then they throw you out without even thinking where will you go.

    Advice to Management

    Please take your people's side. Clients are not everything. If you see misfit in hiring its not the candidate but your hiring manager problem. Dont put your employee through all these things. If you have six months probation give the employee that much time before you decide on his fate. Its easy for you to throw someone out of the job, but imagine if he is the only bread earner of the family what will he do? Think on humanity ground too.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome place to work and build your career!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Morningstar Australasia above all cares about its people, the team are all really smart and I absolutely love coming in to work! I feel challenged everyday by the great work that I do and there is also great career opportunities for those that want to succeed at work.

    I am overall really pleased I joined the Sydney Morningstar office and couldn't be happier with the team that I work with.

    Cons

    I have no cons to report

    Advice to Management

    I think the management team is doing really great things and I am really impressed with their local yet global way of working.
    We are a cohesive team and it shows in every interaction and in the great work done by all our staff. I think this is a great reflection of the Management Team and the local HR team who build on the culture of the business every day.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Mid-Sized Company Still Somewhat Startup In Nature"

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    Former Employee - Stock Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Stock Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morningstar full-time

    Pros

    Everyone has an academic attitude of curiosity toward their work
    Reimbursements for higher education and continuing education
    Really great benefits (retirement, vacation/sabbatical)
    Nice office

    Cons

    Low pay scale across the board


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place with great people"

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    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Mumbai (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Being into M* for more than 5 years I have seen growth of many individuals and myself. You need not to be master of something. All you need is to act like a Jack. If you LOVE then M* is for you -Be a good LEARNER, take OWNERSHIP, know the VALUES, keep strong work ETHICS.

    Cons

    Yes there are few but trust me you still find it better than many.

    Advice to Management

    Drop box will be good idea to provide advice anonymously.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Technologist"

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    Current Employee - Technologist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Technologist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome company with strong ethics & values with clear mission to help investors reach their financial goals

    CEO is open and takes on tough questions in company meetings and provides clear vision

    Technology has started to use latest in the industry with focus on Automation

    Cons

    Execution of projects is slow causing delays in time to market
    Some of business people don't understand art of software development but run the show

    Advice to Management

    Key to any successful and faster product development cycle is to minimize dependencies between teams/groups and when Data group is separated from Product its bound to be slow.

    Focus on creating value added product capabilities on top of data via services and invest heavily on them as they would last longer than a front end experience

    Include senior technologists as partners in roadmap creation as they know the art of software development

    Morningstar Response

    Dec 11, 2017 – Chief Technology Officer

    Thanks very much for taking the time to write your review, and for highlighting some of the great aspects of our company and technology organization. I also appreciate that you included your thoughts... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Data analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Vashi (India)
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Vashi (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice work environment. Sacks in the evening. Good salary. People are good they help each other

    Cons

    HR management is totally sick. They need to respect the employees. .

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great culture, Inexperienced Leadership"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Director in Mumbai (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leaders supportive of career development, free to air concerns, good camaraderie among people, open to ideas

    Cons

    culture could be somewhat carefree (not conducive for quality), low compensation, leadership is inexperienced and lack effective strategy

    Advice to Management

    Need to make effective decision about where to invest; be able to break down silos and collaborate effectively across business units; need to decentralize decision making in order to be more effective (currently Shenzhen/Mumbai seen as merely execution centers for most units).


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