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3.9
Average Rating
(based on 294 Morgan Stanley Review Ratings)

Ratings by Category

Company Culture
3.7
Growth Opportunities
3.5
People You Work With
4.3
Person You Work For
4.1
Rewards You Receive
3.7
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 8 years ago in New York City, NY
Intern

"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
Product Manager

What do you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"Low-stress, great freedom. Strong marketing team. Enjoyable co workers are fun."

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

"Be prepared for frustration. Your work may never be completed due to lack of motivation by teams upon which you depend."

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

"There is no high-level product strategy and a lack of transparency. The web development team is weak and lacks motivation."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would re-organize to create an environment in which product is the focus and decisions are made by product and marketing, rather than by technology."

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

"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

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

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

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
SQL Developer

"I enjoyed it. The contract was extended numerous times for additional projects."

What do you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"I liked being surrounded by very intelligent programmers and developers."

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

"Bring your A game. MSCI has well educated, advanced degree employees."

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

"Nothing, it was a great experience. I enjoyed the time I worked there."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Keep doing what it is you are currently doing; the current business plan is working well."

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 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Mortgage Loan Specialist

"I have enjoyed my contract position here"

What do you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"the flex hours and the abilities to take time off when need."

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

"No cross-training and no room to advance and lack of coverage."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"cross train your employees, give employee incentives and bonuses to your employees"

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 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
Technical Writer

What do you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"I loved my colleagues and the work. I enjoyed working in the financial services industry."

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

"Have strong organizational skills, plus a reasonable comprehension of financial services."

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

"Not much. Their enterprise technology business unit is poorly organized, which often made my job difficult."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Follow Software Development Life Cycle. Listen to what employees suggest."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Loan Analyst

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

"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

"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

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

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
Company Culture 4 / 5

Morgan Stanley Reviews FAQs

Is Morgan Stanley a good company to work for?

Morgan Stanley has an overall rating of 3.9 Average Rating out of 5, based on over 294 Morgan Stanley Review Ratings left anonymously by Morgan Stanley employees, which is equal to the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. 93% of employees would recommend working at Morgan Stanley.

Does Morgan Stanley pay their employees well?

Morgan Stanley employees earn $60,000 annually on average, or $29 per hour, which is 9% lower than the national salary average of $66,000 per year. 116 Morgan Stanley employees have shared their salaries on CareerBliss. Find Morgan Stanley Salaries by Job Title.

How satisfied are employees working a Morgan Stanley?

93% of employees would recommend working at Morgan Stanley with the overall rating of 3.9 out of 5. Employees also rated Morgan Stanley 3.7 out of 5 for Company Culture, 3.7 for Rewards You Receive, 3.5 for Growth Opportunities and 3.9 for support you get.

What is the highest paying job at Morgan Stanley?

According to our data, the highest paying job at Morgan Stanley is a COO at $333,000 annually. Browse Morgan Stanley Salaries by Job Profile.

What is the lowest paying job at Morgan Stanley?

According to our data, the lowest paying job at Morgan Stanley is a Assistant Office Manager at $15,000 annually. Browse Morgan Stanley Salaries by Job Profile.

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According to reviews on CareerBliss, employees commonly rated the pros of working at Morgan Stanley to be Company Culture, Growth Opportunities, People You Work With and Person You Work For, and no cons.

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