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Average Rating
(based on 232 Morgan Stanley Review Ratings)
Company Culture
3.8
Growth Opportunities
3.6
People You Work With
4.3
Person You Work For
4.1
Rewards You Receive
3.8
Support You Get
4.0
Way You Work
4.1
Work Setting
4.1
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"I've been working for Morgan Stanley as a senior developer consultant for less than a year. Despite the seldom difficulties maintaining a work-life balance, it provides real professional challenge on a daily basis and allows you to follow a somewhat flexible routine."
Posted 5 years ago in New York City, NY
Loan Analyst
in Vernon Hills, IL

What do you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"The work environment was excellent, and the income opportunity was within expectations."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Just be yourself and be confident. This will show the interviewer how great you are."

What don't you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"Nothing to report at this time. I had no dislikes about working there."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Consultant
in New York City, NY

"Excellent work experience."

What do you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"It's an excellent company to work for, and a great location to be in."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be yourself and be dedicated to your position. Always deliver what you promise."

What don't you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"The poeple I work with are great and really dedicated."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would suggest better planning and organization. Follow through on the published mission and have more meaningful meetings with direct reports."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Sales Researcher
in Manhattan, NY

"Business is extremely slow, with little opportunity for growth."

What do you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"I like the people, my boss, the commute, benefits, and location."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Wear your best suit and tie!"

What don't you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"I do not like the environment as a whole. The state of the economy is very depressing, and business has declined as a result."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Management should prepare employees with better training in certain situations."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Analyst
in New York City, NY

What do you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"Hours aren't terrible and I can get personal things done during the day."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Make sure you are comfortable working at a call center and that you understand that your daily responsibilities are 20% sales and 80% helping FAs locate links in websites or solve technical issues."

What don't you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"The quality of work is not challenging and becomes mundane. The people I deal with seen incompetent."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Link compensation directly to performance, and hire more people for specific roles."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 1 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Director of IT
in Long Beach, CA

What do you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"It is good pay for not too much of a workload."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"If you are content with the job you are applying for, then proceed. If you have aspirations of moving up in the company, you should go look elsewhere."

What don't you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"If you are in a support department, you will never get the recognition you might get elsewhere."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Reward everyone with better salaries, even in support positions that might be the company stars."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Morgan Stanley Employee
in New York City, NY
Company Culture 4 / 5
Office Manager
in Brooklyn, NY
Person You Work For 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5 Company Culture 4 / 5
Risk Manager
in San Francisco, CA

"I was laid off after 18 years."

What do you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"It is a very good company with a great base of experienced people."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"MS is a great company to work for. Be prepared to work hard and rewards will follow."

What don't you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"Change is too commonplace. I realize that a company has to adapt but the culture is too corporate."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Listen to the staff, and hear their ideas. Build a company with solid products across all business lines."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Associate
in Baltimore, MD

"Management is horrible. There is no career growth, and it is only good as a start if you are a new grad."

What do you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"The employees are great. Most people who work here are in their 20s or early 30s."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"They are standard interview questions, but be prepared to interview with several managers when you come in."

What don't you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"Management has been there forever. They show favoritism, have extremely rigid rules, and treat you like you are in high school."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Start treating people like human beings and change your way of thinking."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Syndicate Operations Analyst
in New York City, NY

"Morgan Stanley was great."

What do you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"I liked everything. Morgan Stanley provided growth opportunity within and outside my department. Management and my co-workers were friendly and very instrumental in my career."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Stay positive. Morgan Stanley is a great career opportunity that you must take advantage of."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Keep up the good work. The care you have shown for others has helped them throughout their lives."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Financial Associate
in Florence, KY

What do you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"They were great people to work with, and co-workers were always available to ask questions."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"The business was sold to Morgan Stanley and the positions were eliminated."

What don't you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"I don't like the fact that Citigroup sold the business to Morgan Stanley."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Smith Barney Citigroup no longer exists, due to Citigroup sold it to Morgan Stanley."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Financial Advisor
in Grand Rapids, MI

"Morgan Stanley is an excellent company, but it is very difficult to transition to a different role."

What do you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"It is an excellent company to work with, and has great name recognition and excellent resources."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"You must love what you do. Be passionate, and with a bit of luck and commitment, you will succeed."

What don't you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"It is very difficult to transition to a different role. Capital Markets firm usually prefers to hire someone from outside rather than promote internal talent, and I am a high believer in loyalties."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Sometimes you need to look for internal talent, especially if they are loyal, qualified, and committed to succeed."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Financial Advisor
in New York City, NY

What do you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"I liked the freedom I had to build my own business."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be very hungry to make a lot of money and emphasize your willingness to work long hours."

What don't you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"They promised me so much support and guidance but never really gave us any in the training program."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Match new people off with more senior people in the organization to work together and learn the business faster."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Financial Analyst
in Brooklyn, NY

"Great place, great people, good commute, good S & B, too much uncertainty."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Because of the way the market is going, there is too much uncertainty about your job."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Sales Assistant
in San Francisco, CA

"The work is not as challenging as local management."

What do you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"The pace can be crazy, and the lulls are both predictable and perfectly timed to alleviate work tension. Also, I love developing relationships with people all over the world. It was also great to feel part of something that was constantly relevant to current world events."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be confident with all of your answers, be direct, and demonstrate that you are listening."

What don't you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"When I first started, it was hard to get used to what I call bankerese, which is a habit of using as few words as possible to communicate. While I don't expect a short novel, I do appreciate having the basics expressed (e.g., general time of day that travel is preferred, who the desired participants are for a conference call, and specifying whether a meeting I am organizing is part of a roadshow, or an ad-hoc call). I found, though, that I got used to the language habits, and adapted fine."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would recommend regular top-up training for all managers with direct reports. I mean, they should have mandatory annual courses on the human side of managing people. There are bi-annual courses for many regulatory issues, as there should be, but there is no focus whatsoever on human resources."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
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