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Morgan Stanley Overview

New York, NY (US)
10000+ employees
1935
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

  • “Technologists have the chance to use their skills across the firm,” says Chief Information Officer and Head of Transformation Sigal Zarmi.

  • Join us in congratulating and welcoming our 130 newly-appointed Managing Directors!

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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

Diversity

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

Technology

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.

 

 

Morgan Stanley Reviews

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    Current Employee - Associate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are full of brilliant people and share solid values and work ethics.

    Cons

    Long working hours are frequent

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Morgan Stanley Interviews

Experience

Experience
63%
25%
12%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
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    KDB+ Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (London, England).

    Interview

    Phone interview for 45minutes and a technical interview. Talk about previous experiences. Talked about different kdb+ system setup in different banks. Experience with dev and ops and different monitoring tools

    Interview Questions

    • What is a tickerplant and the memory footprint. Is this a problem   Answer Question
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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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