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Morgan Stanley Reviews

Updated 23 June 2018
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good hours, pay and office environment

    Cons

    Robotic career progression limiting personal drive.


  2. "Summer Technology Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Chilled work environment in tech

    Cons

    Outdated Technology, and sometimes difficult to maintain legacy code

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    "Good money"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The work is challenging and can be interesting if you like finance etc. You work with good people, and despite what is heard elsewhere the atmosphere is really good. Great money for this city too, you won't make more doing something else.

    Cons

    The work can difficult and the hours can be very long. People work 8 until 630 and longer sometimes. Managers especially seem to virtually be there 24 7.

    Advice to Management

    If you have people working that long and that hard it might be worth hiring more people to achieve a better work life balance


  4. "Good culture and work environment"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in London, England
    Current Employee - Vice President in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There is Good and consistent culture globally
    Inclusive environment that fosters creativity
    Encouraging employee mobility within and across departments and businesses

    Cons

    Not competitive pay masters
    Longer tenure results in lower compensation relative to market year on year
    Inadequate investment in key systems
    Gender pay gap

    Advice to Management

    Recognise the value of your best employees ahead of time, compensate them fairly
    It’s a long term gain and return on investment and lower attrition
    Value Institutional knowledge


  5. "Overall a good place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    International, collaborative environment. Flat organisation. Good benefits

    Cons

    Sometimes lower pay vs competitors and too slow transition from junior to senior roles


  6. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good place to work at.

    Cons

    Had to move away for a bit.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Investment Banking Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    High learning curve, exposure to different sectors and deals, smart and productive people, formalised training, good network of individuals

    Cons

    Working hours are simply terrible. Majority of work is monkey work, with very little value added to the worker. Insane amount of corporate politics. Some people are very difficult to work with. Ancient IT tools.

    Advice to Management

    Please find a way to allign the interest of the senior and junior staff. For example, directors can be penalised for the OT they put on juniors. Or weeked work can be banned.
    Most importantly, please don't hire the smartest and most successful people out there and assign mundane tasks to them, expect zero creativity, destroy their social lives and expect them to be good relationship builders when they gain seniority.

  8. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good technology, technology driven, lots of smart people

    Cons

    Lots of in house tool, there are still old fashioned tech


  9. "Ok for graduate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Buzz name that can be good on CV, good for sales or IT.

    Cons

    Compensation, a lot of politics, culture, work/life balance, flat learning curve after a few years.


  10. "A Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Great company with great growth opportunities for staff. Just moved into a brand new building. Wonderful space

    Cons

    We can do with more laughter - brightens the work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Management doing great. Keep up the good work.


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