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Morgan Stanley Reviews

Updated 20 September 2017
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  • Work-life balance is the best out of any job I have seen (in 321 reviews)

  • Great work environment and people (in 282 reviews)

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  1. "Good overall experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    very flexible and great people to work with

    Cons

    bad management and marketing choices


  2. "Review"

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

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

    Pros

    Integrity, standards, inclusive, interesting, doing the right thing

    Cons

    Salary, work life balance, management politics


  3. "Operations Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment. Smart people on my team particularly. Large pool of employees so it's always easy to seek for assistance for any technical/tough problems you face at work.

    Cons

    Nothing. Everything was great. I left for personal reasons.


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  5. "Awesome company to start your career!"

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

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

    Pros

    - Talented colleagues that you can learn from a lot (especially seniors + analysts)
    - Incredible learning curve if you do well and manage to get more responsibility than your title would say
    - Opportunity to work in different locations, industry teams and products
    - Exciting deal flow
    - Great training

    Cons

    - Long working hours; they expect you to be available 24/7 (incl. holidays)
    - Large performance discrepancy of mid-level
    - Low loyalty

    Advice to Management

    Think more about how you can retain more people!


  6. "Spring Week"

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

    Pros

    Very good overview and friendly people

    Cons

    Very intense week with little rest and assessments are tough


  7. "Ee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good work life balance etc

    Cons

    Pay could be better etc


  8. "Good for start of career"

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    Former Employee - FX Trade Support in London, England
    Former Employee - FX Trade Support in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good training for graduates with outside support and classroom
    Good brand name
    Discounted gyms and onsite dr
    Good work life balance

    Cons

    Can be pigeon holed and very process driven so slow to change
    Promotion can be driven by the number of years worked and not merit


  9. "Summer Internship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    Pros

    Professional, open to new technologies

    Cons

    Commute is sometimes difficult as the area is very busy


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    "Great for graduates"

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

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great technology training.
    Nice, kind and talented people.
    Great work-life balance (depends on team/business area).
    Nice name to have on your CV.

    Cons

    Job satisfaction depends on the team.
    For recent grads, pay is low and poorly correlated to performance, previous experience.

    Advice to Management

    Start improving employee retention in technology.


  11. "Operations Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    a lot of opportunities to learn/develop
    great exposure to management
    variety of roles

    Cons

    reward and recognition
    bonus and compensation


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