Compare Morgan Stanley vs Barclays BETA

See how working at Morgan Stanley vs. Barclays compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Morgan Stanley vs. Barclays. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Morgan Stanley

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Barclays

Employee Ratings

  • Morgan Stanley scored higher in 4 areas: Career Opportunities, Senior Management, CEO Approval and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Barclays scored higher in 2 areas: Compensation & Benefits and Work-life balance.
  • Both tied in 3 areas: Overall Rating, Culture & Values and % Recommend to a friend.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 12304 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 13848 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.9
Career Opportunities
3.7
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.5
Work-life balance
3.9
Barclays employees rated their Work-life balance 0.4 higher than Morgan Stanley employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.7
Senior Management
3.5
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.0
Culture & Values
4.0
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Morgan Stanley Ceo James P. Gorman
91%
91%James P. Gorman
Morgan Stanley employees rated their CEO Approval 4% higher than Barclays employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Barclays Ceo C.S. Venkatakrishnan
87%
87%C.S. Venkatakrishnan
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
81%
% Recommend to a friend
81%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
79%
Morgan Stanley employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 7% higher than Barclays employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
72%

Salaries

Of the top 3 common jobs between the two companies, Morgan Stanley salaries averaged £15,190 higher than Barclays.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Vice President194 Salaries
£105,975/yr
Analyst145 Salaries
£55,364/yr
Technology Associate112 Salaries
£64,061/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Vice President518 Salaries
£91,165/yr
Analyst407 Salaries
£43,975/yr
Technology Analyst54 Salaries
£44,689/yr

What Employees Say

  • Barclays had 774 more reviews than Morgan Stanley that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Pro.
  • "Working hours" was the most mentioned Con at Morgan Stanley.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at Barclays.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 786 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 608 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 1560 reviews)
"Flexible working"(in 520 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Working hours"(in 346 reviews)
"Stanley"(in 209 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 480 reviews)
"Senior management"(in 266 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Vice President

I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

They have one of the best grad program if you are joining straight after uni, fact paced learning and acquaintance with MS infra and most importantly opportunity to network with so many who have... joined with you . Engineering/Tech at MS is well organised and business has long term visions , this help build quality global products, instead of switching focus over different initiatives due to fluctuating market conditions.

Cons

well structured and globally consistent tech stack comes at a cost of due communication and verification before making changes for local business. This could be frustrating at time for quick... turnaround.

Advice to Management

Put in more effort and money to retain talent.

Current Employee - Project Manager

I have been working at Barclays full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

- Big company, lots of internal moves possible - salary in banking higher than other industries - good benefits - in general, nice people

Cons

- it’s a bank, we are here to make money and we’ll move jobs to cheaper locations as and when we can - we work long hours. However, we do get paid well for them - who you know becomes very... important if wanting promotion. Again however, when high salaries are involved is anywhere else really different!?!

Advice to Management

You have got the hybrid working setup in quite a good place. Each department doing what works for them. In light of the market being so hot for jobs, having a very good hybrid setup puts you in a... great position of hopefully lower attrition. Keep going

Job Postings

Barclays has 252 more recently posted open jobs than Morgan Stanley.
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