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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
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
Market Data Analyst
in New York City, NY

"It was a nice place to work."

What do you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"The company was in the Trade Center in New York City."

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

"The people whom I worked with where very nice, and it was a nice place to work."

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

"It was a very specified job, and there was not much room to grow."

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 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Senior .NET Developer

What do you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"It's a good company, with good working knowledge and new skills to learn."

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

"Prepare well ahead for the interview and have good financial knowledge."

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

"I dislike the commute to New York City and strenuous walks to the location."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"It is the best management to work for and grow."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Financial Advisor
in Tampa, FL

What do you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"Morgan Stanley has a great reputation, and I was able to work for an outstanding team of advisors."

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

"Make sure you are comfortable making 300 to 400 cold calls per day for the first two years as a financial advisor. This is purely a zero excuse work place if you are not successful at teaching yourself the business. You are 100% responsible for your own destiny."

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

"I disliked being required to cold call potential clients with zero training on cold calling techniques. Management required results that seemed unbearable to obtain."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Focus on employee training. Having a trackable and verifiable training program would produce better financial advisors."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Senior Executive Assistant

What do you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"I have a job in this economy and I am grateful."

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

"I have no potential and my position is constantly changing - but those changes are lateral changes."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Management should hire strong temporary employees on a full time basis and not lose them to other companies."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Director of Fiduciary Advisory Unit

What do you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"I have a great relationship with my immediate supervisor and my staff."

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

"In the current economy, you take what you can get. Good luck and God bless!"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"There is an unhealthy culture here."

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

What do you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"I liked the autonomy, unlimited commission, great location, making some new friends, and the nice office."

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

"The pre-hiring tests are very difficult."

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

"It was not team-focused. Training could have been better. There was a lack of mentoring."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Provide more support to employees, better training, better mentoring, and cover more expenses."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Research Analyst

What do you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"I liked the intensive and focused research environment. I also appreciated the intellectual challenge and diversity of the material that we produced for associates and senior managers."

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

"I was placed through a recruiter."

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

"The hours were sometimes very long, but the location was good, so late night transportation was not a consideration."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Stay focused on continual improvement of the skill set for the team."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Senior Telecom Administrator

What do you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"I like the learning and cooperation. Coworkers are helpful anytime beyond their limits."

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

"Cover each and every point covered in your offer letter."

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

"Growth is very slow and parallel with income. Also, management never tries to speak directly with team members to know their query."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Look at lower candidate growth. At least in one or two months there should be meetings with all team members."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
VP of Merchant Banking
in Atlanta, GA

"Very good working experience with a great business community."

What do you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"I enjoy software development and have the freedom to provide unique solutions to common business problems."

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

"It is a good working environment where performance is rewarded in meritocracy."

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

"Morgan Stanley is a very large company where getting some things done may take weeks."

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 4 / 5
Senior Analyst

"Challenging, educational and productive."

What do you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"I like more exposure to accounting works, financial analysis, and challenges towards a more productive future."

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

"Be true and sincere to yourself. Be honest in doing your utmost for the company."

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

"I dislike if our careers stagnate and professional growth cannot be attained."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Management should be open and approachable to lower key officials. Frequent training should also be encouraged."

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

"It was a contract position."

What do you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"It is very well run, and there is a documented process for every task."

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

"Have a great resume, dress very professionally, and know business acronyms."

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

"I dislike having many mundane support-based tasks instead of concentrating on development."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Keep up the good work. The well-managed processes are greatly appreciated."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Investment Advisor
in Los Angeles, CA

"Extraordinary."

What do you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"I like the people, the clients, and the experience of making a difference financially for my clients."

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

"Do your research and interview other employees working for the specific office."

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

"I dislike the culture, the neutralizer management structure, and their inability to motivate the employees."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"They need to understand what the true needs of the employees are, and find a new way to empower them."

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 4 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Sales Assistant

What do you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"I learned how to talk to new clients. Also, I learned about hard work."

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

"No, I think they did a great job. I really enjoyed my time at this company."

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

"It was a stable, growth company and a good work environment."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"They should have more learning classes. I would have been happy to learn more about all the products."

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