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Morgan Stanley Reviews

Updated 21 November 2017
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  • This division specifically offers great work-life balance (in 337 reviews)

  • Work environment with other industry veterans (in 302 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Collegiate organisation that involves you
    - Overall, very pleasant people - even the difficult one
    - Treats employees equally, whether front or back office

    Cons

    - Typical of an investment bank and has knee-jerk reaction to a poor economic environment and starts sacking lots of people at huge cost and then recruits everyone again a few years later
    - culture and atmosphere dived for the last year or so that I was there

    Advice to Management

    - Don't always look after the long-time cronies


  2. "GCM Analyst"

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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 brand / exposure to high-profile deals

    Cons

    Long working hours as expected

    Advice to Management

    Be generous to the junior team or you will not retain the best talent


  3. "Great Environment"

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    Former Employee - Technology Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - Technology Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing people to work with. Great working environment.

    Cons

    Can't think of any.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Killer Perks, too big and protracted. No sense of team spirit."

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    Current Employee - IT Senior Associate in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - IT Senior Associate in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very flexible, remote working etc, decent salary, stable job mature IT systems and procedures. 5 interviews means everyone is of a high quality.

    Cons

    Hard to build relationships / shine to management. Silent office. Lack of team spirit / banter

    Advice to Management

    Help us get to know each other better, give us more opportunities to shine. Encourage face to face, or telephone support/ customer interaction , as opposed to thousands of mail groups.


  6. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland

    I worked at Morgan Stanley (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to work

    Cons

    The salary offered was not up to the market


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Technology Audit"

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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

    Exposure to cutting-edge technology and world-class business lines. Dynamic, challenging and interesting work environment. Opportunities for continuous learning. Flexible work arrangements.

    Cons

    Salaries below market, excessive bureocracy and not transparent career progression.


  8. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Challenging
    good pay
    best workers protection

    Cons

    stressed but fun
    Long working hours


  9. "Behind the times"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Good responsibility
    - Well structured
    - Very friendly and pleasant workmates
    - Good collaboration - no work politics

    Cons

    - Poor non-monetary rewards and benefits. The company is behind the industry in giving its employees a greater sense of purpose and belonging. They are so slow to respond to desire for remote working, flexible hours and helping towards a better lifestyle. They are still managed by too many dinosaurs who don't know the millennial worker's desires

    Advice to Management

    Reform and change the culture of the firm to one that cares more about its employees


  10. "Morgan Stanley associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Good hours, good people, great vibe

    Cons

    not much exposure to profit centers


  11. "Great Placement Year"

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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

    Pros

    The teams I joined were great and helped me integrate quickly.

    Cons

    It can be quite stressful at times.


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