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On average, employees at Morgan Stanley give their company a 3.9 rating out of 5.0 - which is equal to 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 Executive Assistants with a rating of 4.9.

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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
Financial Advisor

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."

IT Staffing Specialist

"Great compnay - great people t work with"

What do you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"Great work culture - thorough professionals."

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

"There was nothing I did not like - unfortunately they suffered a financial crunch in 2007 thus lay offs -making it impossible to continue work."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Retain good and hardworking people at any cost."

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

3.9
Morgan Stanley (458)

4.4 Highest Rated in this Industry is Dynegy (9)
3.0 Lowest Rated in this Industry is Teavana (7)
3.9 Average of All Companies in this Industry (4,686)
Wealth Advisory Team Member

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."

Programmer Analyst

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

Senior Software Engineer

"etrade is a good company"

What do you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"good"

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

"nothing"

Web Developer

"Big but not focused"

What do you like about working at Morgan Stanley?

"Good exposure to dynamic web page construction in many different ways."

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

"System is clumsy, detracts from productivity and it tries patience."

Choice Operations Analyst

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

"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

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

"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

"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

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

Financial Advisor

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."

Sales Manager

"I absolutely enjoyed my time with ETrade and would still be with the company today had they not eliminated my division."

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."

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 at 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.

What are the pros and cons of working at Morgan Stanley?

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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