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On average, employees at Morgan Stanley give their company a 4.0 rating out of 5.0 - which is 3% higher than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. The happiest Morgan Stanley employees are Customer Service Representatives submitting an average rating of 5.0 and Client Services Associates with a rating of 4.8.

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4.0
Average Rating
(based on 252 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 7 years ago in New York City, NY
Financial Advisor
in Long Beach, CA

What do you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"The training they offered was good and prepared me to handle a variety of business needs."

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

"Their work environment was too stressful. There was less of an emphasis placed on helping people and businesses and more on selling proprietary products which may not have been suitable for what the client was looking for."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Develop a culture that emphasizes clients first, conducive work environment second, and a financial reward structure that is not so top-heavy."

Wealth Advisory Team Member
in Boston, MA

What do you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"I liked being a part of the wealth advisory team."

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

"I disliked working with clients."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Have a better training program."

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4.0
Morgan Stanley (389)

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3.9 Average of All Companies in this Industry (4,574)
Programmer Analyst
in Rockville, MD

"Being a consultant was the most exciting and happy time in my career."

Choice Operations Analyst
in Jersey City, NJ

What do you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"I liked the customer contact."

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

"Morgan was just okay. There was limited growth."

Senior Support Specialist
in West Conshohocken, PA

"Great company."

What do you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"I liked the great people and the organization."

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

"They laid me off."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"They should not have laid me off. I would've done anything for them."

Operations Associate
in Norwalk, CT

What do you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"It's a friendly place with a good environment."

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

"Nothing, it was great."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Just be a hard-working good citizen!"

Trading Assistant
in New York, NY

"I was very happy for most of the years I worked at Morgan."

What do you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"The people I worked with were great, and when I was in prime brokerage the people I worked for were also remarkable."

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

"I dislike the way they treat people as if we are expendable, and also the way they treated me and other people in this tough economic time."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Stop treating their employees as sheep, and understand that they have lives outside of work."

Marketing Coordinator
in Burbank, CA

"Great place to work if you enjoy investment and securities. I loved the early hours."

What do you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"I like being able to arrive early and leave early. Great if you have children and want to beat the traffic."

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

"There is not much room for growth if you are not interested in becoming a financial advisor."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"None. Ralph was cool."

Intern
in Coral Springs, FL

"I worked with very great people who fostered my learning in finance."

Financial Advisor
in La Jolla, CA

What do you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"Morgan Stanley was a great company with a fantastic training program that helped in developing my skills as a salesman and advisor."

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

"Make sure you express your outstanding ability to market your product and close business in a competitive environment."

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

"The only issue was that Morgan at that time required me to sell a specific line of products without letting me define the needs of the clients to then match the best product."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Management did a good job of staying involved in their employees' businesses. To continue to stay involved is the best advice."

Section Head

"I am really grateful that I had the opportunity to work at Morgan Stanley."

What do you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"I had an opportunity to work in a supportive environment and express my ideas within my group."

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

"My experience was only positive."

Expense Manager
in New York, NY

"Great experience in dealing with a bigger bank and how it operates."

What do you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"I like the challenge."

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

"I dislike the long hours."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Basic work and personal life."

Stock Broker
in San Diego, CA

What do you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"I like the work and my co-workers."

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

"I dislike the turnover."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Reduce turnover."

Principal Consultant
in Toronto, ON

"This was an outsourcing opportunity. Always evaluated vs. Indian programmers."

What do you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"I like the good set of co-workers. With the under-average pay, mostly newly-arrived immigrants took the job. There is a high level of camaraderie."

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

"You are lucky to be interviewed by an American.They look for an overall balance of character. Most of the immigrants pepper you with technical details."

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

"You can be removed immediately at the discretion of the Morgan manager, without any recourse for appeal or explanation - modern-day slavery."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"It's a waste of time to make any suggestion. The outsourcing relation is an exploitative one. You have to be dreaming if you think these guys are waiting for suggestions."

Financial Consultant
in Naples, FL

"Honest."

What do you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"It's a good company, with good money and lots of freedom."

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

"Go for it."

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

"The character of the company changed."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Be honest with employees."

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