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Updated July 19, 2017
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Pros
  • I love the fact that a work/life balance is always pushed and we are encouraged to take time as needed (in 127 reviews)

  • Casual work environment, generous benefits (in 70 reviews)

Cons
  • One of the cons would be the low pay considering the city it is located at and the cost of living (in 34 reviews)

  • Way too many people take advantage of "work/life balance" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "QMAP morningstar"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QMAP/Evening Lead in Parker, CO
    Current Employee - QMAP/Evening Lead in Parker, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    It feels like family working there

    Cons

    Sometimes the schedule can get messed up and it can take awhile to get worked out

    Advice to Management

    Parker


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Nice workplace if you are from Midwest"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morningstar (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice coworkers. Unlimited vacation policy and 6 weeks of sabbaticle every four years.

    Cons

    Not the best place to work if you need a visa sponsorship. Their HR department does not handle well either the H1B application or the Green Card application.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Morningstar full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, great mission and great place to work.

    Cons

    Work life balance is a positive but can lead to retention of low performers

    Advice to Management

    Reward the top performers at the risk of work life balance


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth. Great Perks.

    Cons

    We have to expense a lot of things that should be paid for by the company.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Needs to find a direction"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent work-life balance, even for execs. People are incredibly friendly - almost everybody you meet is considerate and outgoing. Company inspires loyalty, and long tenures are very common. Cool office space and emphasis on design.

    Cons

    Company is still trying to figure out how to put a software company, a data company and a financial-management company together in a unified way. People can be too nice - strong decisions don't happen often enough. Working towards alignment across products, but still needs a lot of improvement. Pay isn't at the level of other financial firms.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out our primary value to the marketplace, take a strong stand towards that and sell the hell out of it.

    Morningstar Response

    Nov 2, 2016 – President

    Thank you for your thoughtful and kind comments about Morningstar. You identify an important dynamic to our strategy that is both a challenge and a differentiator. Our role as software... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Company Review"

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

    Pros

    Great company! Treats its employees really well. Lots of growth opportunities. Good healthcare, wellness programs. Wonderful diversity in the office. Every one is down to earth.

    Cons

    The free coffee could be better, but hey what couldn't be better, right?

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up, let's out-do google in employee development and perks!

    Morningstar Response

    Oct 13, 2016 – President

    Thanks for the kind feedback and your recognition of a few things that make Morningstar a unique and wonderful place to work. We got a chuckle out of your coffee comment, since, as you know, this... More


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Equity Analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    Unlimited vacation, sabbatical, solid 401k match and other benefits, work/life balance is enocuraged

    Cons

    compensation, office politics, work/life balance abused by many employees.

    Advice to Management

    Give talented folks the type of compensation they deserve regardless of the culture that may be present within the company.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "cool place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    fun environment, caring people, cool decor

    Cons

    understanding of how to grow their employees

    Advice to Management

    invest in your people


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Barista"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fountain Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fountain Valley, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    People are friendly and nice. Both customers and coworkers. Flexible schedule

    Cons

    None that I can think of. Great company with better benefits


  10. Helpful (1)

    "One of the best company"

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

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

    Pros

    Culture flexibility travel office worklife balance

    Cons

    Nothing came across so far

    Morningstar Response

    Sep 11, 2016 – President

    Thanks for your positive comments. While Morningstar isn’t the right fit for everyone, when we do make a successful connection it tends to feel great to all of us involved. We’re glad you recognize... More


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