Morgan Stanley Employee Reviews about "working hours"

Updated 16 May 2020

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are full of brilliant people and share solid values and work ethics.

    Cons

    Long working hours are frequent

    Morgan Stanley2020-01-20
  2. "Excellent atmosphere and great environment to learn"

    5.0
    Former Intern - Student in London, England

    I worked at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    - Professionalism - Friendly environment - Supportive work culture - Technical expertise

    Cons

    - Working hours can seem daunting for employees

    Morgan Stanley2020-04-21
  3. "Solid Experience"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    great junior team, incredibly interesting deals and challenging work

    Cons

    working hours, some of the senior bankers are a bit odd

    Morgan Stanley2020-05-16
  4. "Good start"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good management, interesting assignments, you work with senior stakeholders, open doors policy, managing directors are approachable.

    Cons

    My working hours were long, however other teams hours were ok

    Morgan Stanley2020-05-12
  5. "Good company with excellent flexibility but slow growth"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility, fast paced and challenging, excellent place to learn

    Cons

    Working hours can be long, growth is slow

    Morgan Stanley2020-05-13
  6. "fun work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - KDB+ Developer in London, England

    I worked at Morgan Stanley for more than a year

    Pros

    lot of experienced to work with and learn from

    Cons

    long working hours and unusual requierements

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    Morgan Stanley2020-02-27
  7. "Good Company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in London, England

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

    Pros

    - well known company - work with some of the sharpest minds in the industry

    Cons

    - working hours can sometime be long

    Morgan Stanley2020-02-03
  8. "Great company"

    5.0
    Former Intern - Analyst 

    I worked at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    great to work for and great salary.

    Cons

    WORKING hours can be long sometimes.

    Morgan Stanley2019-09-21
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    "Just stay away"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Glasgow, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Looks good on the CV

    Cons

    Where to start? -Extremely long working hours and OF COURSE, unpaid overtime. If you ever ask about overtime or any other forms of compensation for the crazy hours you have worked (e.g. an extra half day off), you will be told off at the best case. You are EXPECTED to stay late. If you try to leave sharp for whatever reason, people will most likely look at you with those annoyed faces. -Extremely low compensation. Increase of barely 1.5-2% on a annual basis, the bonus being even lower than that. To be fair though, I heard that they raised the salaries in 2019, which is good, even though it took them almost 20 years to realise. -Everything is about politics. It doesn't matter if you exercise crappy management, it doesn't matter if teams fall apart and clients leave because of you, at the end of the day you will get the promotion if you know the right people. On the other hand, it doesn't matter how well you perform, it doesn't matter how much time of your life are you investing, there's gonna be no promotion whatsoever, unless you are good in politics. -The mentality about people who are high performers but don't want to get into the politics thing is more or less "rather than complaining, get on with your job. It's an honour for you that you are working here. And don't say much, because we can easily make you leave. There's 10 more people after you, looking for your role". -From what you have understood so far (and from other reviews), management is poor. This, though, won't stop them from pretending that the problems are not there at all. They will pretend that everything is fine, that 11-12 hour shifts is something normal, that the salaries and bonuses are more than enough, that despite the attrition rate might reach 50% everything is excellent etc etc.

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    Morgan Stanley2019-09-12
  10. "Great company to start your investment banking career"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Talented and hard-working co-workers, great informal and formal training, ample opportunities to rotate across teams and geographies, great track record and deal flow

    Cons

    Long working hours (like in all investment banking jobs), quality of mid-level (associates, VPs and sometimes executive directors) can vary significantly

    Morgan Stanley2019-06-02
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