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Morgan Stanley Reviews

Updated 18 April 2018
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  1. "Great working environment with world class talents"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    - flat structure, lots of opportunities if you are proactive
    - meritocratic work environment
    - good benefit
    - working with very talented and dedicated colleagues around the world

    Cons

    - the pay is not as good as you'd expect for a top tier investment bank


  2. "Slow progression"

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    Current Employee - Director in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Director in Glasgow, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Strong culture
    - Good people
    - Best in class systems

    Cons

    - Poor compensation
    - Slow progression despite being a high performer
    - Poor work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Comp must improve, should be benchmarked to the market if you want to retain talent.

  3. "Finance Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Smart people to work with

    Cons

    Lack of career progression and lack of interesting work


  4. "Do not work for MSIM if you want a competitive bonus"

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    Current Employee - Vice President Operations in London, England
    Current Employee - Vice President Operations in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    people, culture, some of the benefits (eg. able to buy holidays, good pension)

    Cons

    Bonus is a fraction of what other asset managers pay (10% if you're lucky). And this is over 8 years experience there, not just one bad year.


  5. "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

    Excellent working environment, great career opportunities

    Cons

    Work can be demanding from a timing and work life balance perspective


  6. "Good 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

    Work culture in front office technology divisions is good.

    Cons

    Is crowded at senior levels


  7. "A great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture is good in comparison to other banks

    Cons

    Nothing of note to mention

  8. "Great place but lacks flexibility"

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly people, well structured, people challenge you

    Cons

    Lack of flexibility to move between departments


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Fund Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Fund Accountant in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Fund Accountant in Glasgow, Scotland

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

    Pros

    Private health care, employer pension contributions. This is more than 5 words

    Cons

    Work life balance non existing, poor pay for hours worked


  10. "Good Technologists and Work Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Tech focused. Open to new ideas. Results oriented. Invest in their employees

    Cons

    Working hours can be a but mad at times


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