Compare Morgan Stanley vs Goldman Sachs BETA

See how working at Morgan Stanley vs. Goldman Sachs 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. Goldman Sachs. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Morgan Stanley

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Goldman Sachs

Employee Ratings

  • Morgan Stanley scored higher in 5 areas: Work-life balance, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Goldman Sachs scored higher in 2 areas: Career Opportunities and Compensation & Benefits.
  • Both tied in 2 areas: Overall Rating and Senior Management.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 12303 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 11696 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.9
Career Opportunities
4.1
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.5
Morgan Stanley employees rated their Work-life balance 0.5 higher than Goldman Sachs employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.0
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.7
Senior Management
3.7
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.0
Culture & Values
3.8
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Morgan Stanley Ceo James P. Gorman
91%
91%James P. Gorman
Morgan Stanley employees rated their CEO Approval 9% higher than Goldman Sachs employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Goldman Sachs Ceo David M. Solomon
82%
82%David M. Solomon
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
81%
Morgan Stanley employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 4% higher than Goldman Sachs employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
77%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
79%
Morgan Stanley employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 7% higher than Goldman Sachs employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
72%

Salaries

Of the top 3 common jobs between the two companies, Goldman Sachs salaries averaged £11,685 higher than Morgan Stanley.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Analyst145 Salaries
£55,364/yr
Associate186 Salaries
£72,384/yr
Vice President194 Salaries
£105,975/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Analyst427 Salaries
£56,327/yr
Associate284 Salaries
£87,292/yr
Vice President159 Salaries
£125,160/yr

What Employees Say

  • Morgan Stanley had 174 more reviews than Goldman Sachs that mentioned "Work environment" as a Pro.
  • Goldman Sachs had 524 more reviews than Morgan Stanley that mentioned "Working hours" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 786 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 608 reviews)
Pros
"Smart people"(in 886 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 434 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Working hours"(in 346 reviews)
"Stanley"(in 209 reviews)
Cons
"Long working hours"(in 2055 reviews)
"Working hours"(in 870 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 - Credit Risk Analyst

I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time for more than a year

Pros

Learn a lot in a short amount of time. Given a lot of responsibility and autonomy after summitting initial (Steep) learning curve. The people are fantastic, best I've ever worked with.

Cons

Hours can be long, be sure to set boundaries Pay is okay

Job Postings

Morgan Stanley has 1,241 more recently posted open jobs than Goldman Sachs.
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