Morgan Stanley Employee Reviews about "work environment"

Updated 20 Jan 2021

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Morgan Stanley CEO James P. Gorman
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4,374 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good Work-life balance and good mobility(in 625 reviews)

  • "Diverse work culture with positive work environment(in 490 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "long working hours but manageable(in 249 reviews)

  • "Not much exposure to senior management(in 132 reviews)

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    1. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Private Wealth Management

      19 Jan 2021 - Senior Manager in Hong Kong
      Recommend
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      Pros

      1. A growing private bank that is supported by the head office with a lot of new initiatives, headcount additions and challenges 2. Fast paced and resilient to market changes given its flat management and flexible policies and procedures 3. Colleagues are in general smart and friendly that are willing to help and train you 4. Discretionary bonus can be massive if you are a star performer 5. Challenging working environment that helps you grow professionally and remain competitive in the market

      Cons

      1. Focus on bonus model that could result in increase bonus only without increasing your base salary 2. Insider working environment that you could be easily kicked out if you could not get along with key stakeholders 3. People driven instead of process driven that one person can make all the calls and override all the pre defined rules 4. Poor job security that some employees especially VPs and EDs, are fired prior to bonus announcement every year

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good benefits, not great pay

      14 Jan 2021 - Associate in Baltimore, MD
      Recommend
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      Pros

      PTO, sick leave, healthcare, working environment

      Cons

      PAY. Most people leave and get a 20% pay increase. I got 50%. There is no budging. They are not open about pay but if you don’t like your pay, you leave. Your manager will not fight for you no matter how amazing they are. Also, promotions DO NOT equal more pay, they want you to work harder and get promoted but not pay you more

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to start

      15 Oct 2020 - Compliance Analyst in Baltimore, MD
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -People are very intelligent and competent -Opportunities for a lot of mobility to/from different departments -Given a lot of responsibility -Very open/welcoming culture for new hires, even in a virtual work environment -Respected brand name -Good benefits for a first job -Puts a lot of emphasis on diversity and inclusion (with a lot of opportunities to meet others through clubs, scholarships, leadership opportunities, etc.)

      Cons

      -Pay is below market (not that important if you are just starting out but keep in mind) -Mobility is great, but have heard from some it is easier to leave MS and come back to a different department if you really want to change due to bureaucracy -Some positions are only available in NY at headquarters

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Best place to work!!!

      19 Jan 2021 - Vice President in Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Diverse work culture with positive work environment

      Cons

      Conservative Rigid hierarchy as with large banks

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Analyst 2

      14 Jan 2021 - Operations Analyst in Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great working environment, that provides all the conveniences to focus on work

      Cons

      Sometimes the workload and deadlines get out of hand

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    6. 5.0
      Former Intern, more than 1 year

      A great place to intern

      12 Jan 2021 - Intern in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great experience and work environment

      Cons

      Did not get a full time offer, which was discussed because of the pandemic.

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    7. 5.0
      Former Freelancer, more than 1 year

      Good

      20 Jan 2021 - Associate in Mumbai
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work environment and stable

      Cons

      No remote work allowed outside India

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good

      16 Jan 2021 - Project Manager in Bangalore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexibility and good growth in work environment

      Cons

      Nothing in particular to inform you here

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great culture

      14 Jan 2021 - Software Developer in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      positive work environment, culture, innovation, supportive teams

      Cons

      compensation, slowness in catching up with innovation

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great work culture

      8 Jan 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Strong ethics, great work environment, good career progression, good exposure

      Cons

      Average Salaries, work life balance could be improved

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