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Morgan Stanley Overview

New York, NY (US)
10000+ employees
Company - Public (MS)
Investment Banking & Asset Management
£5 to £10 billion (GBP) per year
Morgan Stanley has been operating in the UK for over 40 years, since it opened its European headquarters in London in 1977. Both in the UK and in Europe generally, Morgan Stanley is one of the preeminent financial services firms, with longstanding client relationships and a ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2015 (#20)

Top CEOs: 2019 (#7), 2018 (#50), 2017 (#39), 2016 (#11), 2015 (#11)

Best Places to Interview: 2017 (#36), 2016 (#6)

Company Updates

  • We are pleased to announce our new #Australia core charity partner The Smith Family. Over the next two years, we will support their “Learning for Life” education program, helping young Australians from disadvantaged backgrounds to succeed at school. The program includes financial assistance for school essentials, access to out-of-school learning and mentoring programs, and personal support for the family and child. #MSGivesBack

  • We are excited to launch "Who We Are", the new campus brand campaign. In showcasing recent recruits and their compelling experiences, this new video series highlights creativity and innovation across roles, technology-focused problem solving and the impact of junior talent. Our Chief of Human Resources, Jeff Brodsky, provides his perspective on the new campaign and why Morgan Stanley is such a compelling place to build your career.

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Morgan Stanley – Why Work With Us?

Our People


Experienced Professionals

When you're ready to advance your career, team up with global thought leaders, and make a real difference in the world, you're ready to work with Morgan Stanley. MORE


Students & Graduates

We never stop learning-about our business, our world, or ourselves. We're proud to offer opportunities for students and recent graduates who are ready to grow their careers with us. MORE


Financial Advisors

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management grants Financial Advisors access to global resources and capabilities that will take your business to the next level—and provide confidence and security to your clients. MORE


What We Do

We advise, originate, trade, manage and distribute capital for governments, institutions and individuals, and always do so with a standard of excellence. MORE


At Morgan Stanley, diversity is an opportunity: not just for clients, but also for employees and the Firm itself. Our skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross-section of the global communities in which we operate. They reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences, delivering unique ideas and exceptional service to our clients every day.  MORE


Employee Networks

The firm recognizes the importance of employee networks and the rich resources that can be reaped for both employees and the organization through the exchange of ideas and relationship-building.

Employee Networking Groups are firm-sponsored organizations that are designed to enhance employee engagement, deliver substantive content, create a framework for cross-business unit connectivity and idea-sharing, and advance the firm's overall culture of inclusion. MORE

Our Core Values

Since our founding in 1935, Morgan Stanley has consistently delivered first-class business in a first-class way. Underpinning all that we do are four core values. By putting clients first, leading with exceptional ideas, doing the right thing, and giving back, Morgan Stanley aims to deliver results today, while setting strategic goals for the future. MORE


Putting Clients First 

Doing the Right Thing

Leading With Exceptional Ideas

Giving Back


Morgan Stanley has a rich history and culture of technology innovation, allowing the Firm to stay on the cutting-edge and solve highly complex client and business challenges—and make an impact every day.

Our teams of world-class technologists continuously explore opportunities emerging from new technologies, build innovative solutions and establish partnerships with emerging technology players to deliver new and innovative solutions.

Our technology team’s priority areas include cloud computing, productivity and social platforms, big data and analytics, machine learning, automation, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity. We also focus on emerging technologies, such as augmented and virtual reality, gamification and quantum computing. MORE

Learn from Managing Director Bjarne Stroustrup, the father of C++, one of the most popular and influential programming languages ever created in this Morgan Stanley Minute.



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


    Good organization with good career opportunities
    Strong culture and values


    They pay less than peers

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Morgan Stanley Interviews



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Getting an Interview




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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley in April 2015.


    Four interviews: HR, direct supervisor, colleague and manager's manager. All of them were by telephone except for the last one. People were very friendly, supportive and talked good things about the company.

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Morgan Stanley Awards & Accolades

  • World's Best Investment Bank, Euromoney Awards for Excellence, 2017
  • Best Product Innovation, Profit and Loss Digital FX Awards, 2017
  • Best Traders Platform, Profit and Loss Digital FX Awards, 2017
  • 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index, Bloomberg Financial Services, 2019
  • 63 spots of Top 250 Women Wealth Advisors, Forbes, 2019
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