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Morgan Stanley Reviews

Updated 18 March 2019
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  • "Need to to be pay conscious attention to work-life balance" (in 388 reviews)

  • "long hours, long commute parking" (in 463 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Loves this company"

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    Current Employee - IT Associate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - IT Associate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Knowledgeable and respectful colleagues, exciting business, competitive compensation, learning supports, mobility program, generous RRSP matching programs and vacation package. Great place to work and to learn about financial products.

    Cons

    Only cons I could think of is fast pace work environment which is pretty normal for this type of business. Promotion is slow.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work culture and promote work life balance. More vacation days after 3 years would be great. Promote internal talent to keep top talent.


  2. "Hard work pays off"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Associate in Sydney
    Former Employee - Human Resources Associate in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are great but the hours are tough. It will set you for a great career in the industry. Requires a lot of commitment, but there's opportunities for those that work hard.

    Cons

    Can be beaurocratic as any investment bank. Processes are lengthy and very formalised. Timing can be a challenge as most decision makers sit off shore.

  3. "Great company and culture"

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

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    opportunity for development, strong culture

    Cons

    logn hours, low pay


  4. "Happy employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    positive team dynamic, supportive teams

    Cons

    long hours but these are expected


  5. "Great"

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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

    Great company to work at.

    Cons

    The working hours can be quite long


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Operations in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Operations in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great name on your resume. Can’t think of any other reason apart from this. Recommended for junior candidates, it is a great place to build up your professional experience. Get a couple of years of experience, build network and LEAVE!

    Cons

    Toxic culture. Team leader and managers are lack of managerial skills. Dying to get out at the 6th month of employment. It makes me feel stupid being around.

    The team leader/team manager only hires the mediocre or submissive candidates because they were sick of being challenged by the smart people. The moment when I heard this, that’s when I decide to quit!

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to look into how to improve organisational culture and provide leadership training to the middle management. Hire the ambitious and best people. People are the only success key factor to drive company to grow!


  7. "Great culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Limited movement to move internally

  8. "Great"

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

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Don't feel like the work is meaningful


  9. "Work and benefits"

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

    Pros

    Above industry standard compensation
    learn hos business firms work

    Cons

    Work pressure and legacy technologies

    Advice to Management

    Conduct learning programs on new technologies to help employees maintain learning curve


  10. "Operations Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Diverse work culture
    Good work life balance within operations team
    Supportive Senior and managers

    Cons

    People redundancy
    Little support for internal departmental movements

    Advice to Management

    Career oppotunities for staff- Help motivated candidates with their career development