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4.0
Average Rating
(based on 254 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
3.9
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 7 years ago in New York City, NY
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
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
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