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Morgan Stanley Reviews

Updated 19 October 2018
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  • "Work-life balance is taken seriously" (in 402 reviews)

  • "Full-time members are willing to help, and you will learn a lot from them" (in 145 reviews)

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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. "Good Culture"

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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 full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, great people a good place to work

    Cons

    Politics can cause managers to hold good people back. Pay can stagnate after a few years.

  3. "Culture"

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    Former Employee - Business Management in Glasgow, Scotland
    Former Employee - Business Management in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, very social, open door policy with managers

    Cons

    long working hours, poor WLB

    Advice to Management

    be aware of poor WLB


  4. "Excellent Place to Work"

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

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, performance valued and rewarded

    Cons

    Some of the office space in canary wharf is... dated. No natural light, no personal space...


  5. "M&A"

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

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

    Pros

    - Quality of deals
    - Quality of people

    Cons

    - Work life balance
    - Intense travelling


  6. "VP in Tech at MS"

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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

    Good pay and benefits/perks. They look after you and help you develop.

    Cons

    Very formal and everything takes a long time. Expected to be available 24/7.


  7. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Smart and interesting people to work with

    Cons

    Very tough environment, unfair management

    Advice to Management

    Be attentive to the lower management

  8. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Good team culture and networking opportunities. They also have a strong internship and graduate training programme for sales and trading.

    Cons

    Not enough junior females

    Advice to Management

    Understand the evolving millennial generation


  9. "Highly respected company and for good reason..."

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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 full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Supportive environment with opportunity to work alongside some very talented people. People really do care at this firm. The firm operates with a no-blame culture. If something goes wrong, the first thing managers say is how do we fix it. Good benefits and great amenities in the London campus.

    Cons

    Senior management is sometimes detached from the work that happens on the ground. I have often worked very long hours, with MDs not aware or recognise the hard work and dedication.


  10. "IT"

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    Former Employee - Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of things to learn, nice team, direct contact with the business

    Cons

    Too bureaucratic, too many useless meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Try and reduce the bureaucracy.


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