Morgan Stanley Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 7 May 2020

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  1. "Operations Analyst"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    Good support from team, encouraged to network within the company and forge relationships between departments, great work life balance

    Cons

    unable to move roles across divisions therefore you can only progress your career in that division

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    Morgan Stanley2018-01-18
  2. "Great location, but beware of management culture if you work in IT"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Production Support Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    Great traders, happy to share business knowledge if they think it can help you deliver a better service. Great IT infrastructure, you can learn a lot. Very respectful of your work/life balance

    Cons

    Poor management culture on the IT side. (very few meetings, poor level of collaboration, and if you are contracting you may not even be on the radar whether you want to contribute or request information/training/escalation)

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    Morgan Stanley2020-04-02
  3. "Great Place to work"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Windsor, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work/life balance Collaborative environment Flexible working (especially IT)

    Cons

    Need better Project Managers Project business cases are sometimes not strong

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    Morgan Stanley2020-03-23
  4. "Great place to work, but stop the force ranking!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President - Technology in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Great people that really care about doing the right thing. Excellent work life balance.

    Cons

    Force ranking makes employees feel undervalued.

    Morgan Stanley2020-02-21
  5. "Good company to work for but be prepared to deal with management indecision"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Morgan Stanley for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Work/life balance Collaborative environment Good Staff benefits Flexible working Excellent staff canteen

    Cons

    Management indecision Promotions are seen internally to be diversity driven and not merit driven

    Morgan Stanley2020-02-17
  6. "Review"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Modern office great gym and canteen. Decent work life balance and good atmosphere around the office.

    Cons

    Some teams and departments lack training and communication.

    Morgan Stanley2020-02-11
  7. "Operations Change Manager"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President Operations in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance, nice people

    Cons

    Compensation and progression are very difficult to get increased

    Morgan Stanley2020-01-17
  8. "Respectful of people, culture and career development"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President Operations 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Strong buy-in from senior management. Better work/life balance compared to other US banks

    Cons

    Slow movement on strategic technology

    Morgan Stanley2020-01-09
  9. "Not that bad"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley for more than a year

    Pros

    Here we are: - Smart people - Good infrastructure (compared to some other top banks) - Year on year improvements in the culture. It moves further from classical financial player image (at least in IT). Work Life balance improves - Competitive pay

    Cons

    MS being one of the largest financial institutions comes with obvious downsides. - You might get unlucky with your team. Haven't worked in or with such but heard a couple of bad stories - Number of formal process which you do need to follow . It is impossible to be productive and follow them 100% though. - Cross team/departments communication/collaboration could be complicated and politicized make large projects a chore - Strange situation with quality assurance in some areas of IT

    Morgan Stanley2019-11-27
  10. "Nice place to work"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Vice President 

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Senior management is approachable. Number of old timers that are proud of the Morgan Stanley culture. People stay for a long time.

    Cons

    Slightly slower in adopting cutting edge technologies compared to peers.

    Morgan Stanley2019-12-09
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