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4.0
Average Rating
(based on 249 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
4.0
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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 6 years ago in New York City, NY
Morgan Stanley Employee
in Pensacola, FL

"Not a team environment. Everyone is out for themselves. Company culture needs improving."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Morgan Stanley Employee
in Baltimore, MD

"I've worked for Morgan Stanley since 2006. The overall experience is nice but we receive little to none for compensation. The benefits are great but because of the economy we are not being compensated for the hard work we put in. The company suggests mobility but that takes over a year or so, or sometimes it's hard to move to a different department."

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

"Best company to work for."

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 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Morgan Stanley Employee
in New York City, NY

"Overall Morgan Stanley is a good company to work for. They provide opportunities for people to learn hands on while also promoting growth. I do believe the ability to have successful upwards mobility also varies by group as some areas are fast tracked far more frequently than others."

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

"I have worked in MS as a contractor, but I believe that this is one of best companies to work for. All the employees are very supportive and give you a chance to increase your knowledge and share their work experience with you."

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 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Software Developer
in Purchase, NY

"Morgan Stanley was the gold standard in my career, so far. Other jobs had been great. But, not quite to the level of this one!"

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

"At Morgan Stanley, I've completed a rigorous training program, developed a robust understanding of the FX product and have been able to establish myself as a high performer and valuable team player - in large part due to the support and resources MS has to offer. I consider my 2+ years of experience at the bulge bracket investment bank a strength."

Person You Work For 2.3 / 5 People You Work With 2.3 / 5 Work Setting 2.3 / 5
Support You Get 2.3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2.3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2.3 / 5
Company Culture 2.3 / 5 Way You Work 2.3 / 5
Financial Advisor
in Pearl River, NY

"Morgan Stanley was a tremendous experience that pushed me to strive for my absolute best and developed my abilities to network and build a sound practice, and promote an entrepreneurial outlook on creating, shaping, and building a relationship with clients from all walks of life, profession, and intentions. I have nothing but the best to say in both developing my insights on learning the mechanics of creating a unique strategy, market analysis, public speaking, networking to thrive tremendously."

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

What do you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"I like working at Morgan Stanley. It's a good place to start your career."

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

"Prepare, prepare, prepare, and read more books every day and every day."

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

"Maybe they can provide more job opportunity in the US but not provide them to off-shore companies."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would give more opportunity to the entry-level people to take part in."

Person You Work For 4 / 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 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Consultant
in New York City, NY

"It was a starting point in financial services - temp work to enhance my computer skills."

What do you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"I like the opportunity to work as a team and also independently."

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

"Have a professional image and conduct yourself professionally. Think out of the box and respond effectively."

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

"When I discovered a flaw in their system from doing repetitive work, the controller never paid me a compliment."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"During important reporting periods it would have been a good idea for the team to eat lunch together once in a while to discuss the reporting period and goals."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Intern
in Sacramento, CA

"Good."

What do you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"I liked the learning opportunities and nice colleagues. I find it very exciting and fast-paced."

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

"Prepare well for the interviews. It could be tough questions."

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

"It is the end of the internship. I like technology more than business."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Effective teamwork is very important. Good management should create incentives for effective team work."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Financial Advisor
in Greenwood Village, CO

"Do it for salary and benefits, but have another job in 10 months or less."

What do you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"I like the opportunity to create your own business, any way you'd like."

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

"Take the salary (they will pay you to study for exams) but start interviewing for your next opportunity the day you go into production. Whether they like you or not, you will be fired before you make it to the end of the program, but not before you've been pressured to bring in all of your friends and family assets."

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

"There is very little support, particularly from middle to upper management. They hire a lot of advisors, throw them against the wall, and hope that 2 out of 100 stick. There is very little support, career development, or loyalty."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Throw away the score cards. Hire less people, hire smart people, and stick with them."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Registered Client Service Associate
in New York City, NY

What do you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"I like the people outside of my team and the access you have to many departments."

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

"If you have a career path you will have to put it in place yourself. Management doesn't care and won't have your back."

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

"It's very uneven among the employees. Some people have nothing to do, while others are completely overworked and underpaid."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Recognize that the support staff plays a huge role in the company and should be valued more than they are. It's not just about making money for stockholders."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Client Services Associate
in Chicago, IL

What do you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"I like the challenge and the opportunity to prove myself to others."

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

"Be confident and have a passion for what you are doing. Every position I apply to is something I can see myself doing for many years."

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

"I dislike the administrative work such as filing papers. I feel administrative tasks are no challenge, but at the same time it needs to be done properly."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Management should get to the point quicker since it is a fast-paced environment and things are constantly changing."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Registered Client Service Associate
in Birmingham, MI

What do you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"This is a culture steeped in tradition. I am glad to be a part of it."

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

"Hard work is rewarded. Succeed in your chair! Success is yours!"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would not do anything differently. Those who run the show are in those positions because they have the experience to be in those positions."

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 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
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