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Financial Advisors at Morgan Stanley give their company a 3.6 out of 5.0, while the average rating for Morgan Stanley is 4.0, making them 11% less happy than every other employee at Morgan Stanley and 3% less happy than every other Financial Advisor on CareerBliss - the happiest Financial Advisors work for TD Canada Trust.

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3.6
Average Rating
(based on 27 Financial Advisor Review Ratings)
Financial Advisor
in Houston, TX

"Morgan Stanley gives its advisors the tools, support, and flexibility to perform the job well. It helps new advisors succeed in an extremely tough industry."

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

"It was a great firm to work for."

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

Average Financial Advisor Ratings in the Past 10 Years

Year Salary
2010 $3
2011 $3
2012 $3
2013 $4
2014 $4
2019 $4
Financial Advisor
in Pearl River, NY

"Morgan Stanley was a tremendous experience that pushed me to strive for my absolute best and developed my abilities to network and build a sound practice, and promote an entrepreneurial outlook on creating, shaping, and building a relationship with clients from all walks of life, profession, and intentions. I have nothing but the best to say in both developing my insights on learning the mechanics of creating a unique strategy, market analysis, public speaking, networking to thrive tremendously."

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
Financial Advisor
in Greenwood Village, CO

"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

Average Morgan Stanley Attributes by Financial Advisor

Company Culture
3.3
Growth Opportunities
3.3
People You Work With
4.1
Person You Work For
3.9
Rewards You Receive
3.3
Support You Get
3.4
Way You Work
3.8
Work Setting
3.9
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 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
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
Financial Advisor
in Durham, NC

"Great branch, mediocre company, integrity."

Person You Work For 4.9 / 5 People You Work With 4.9 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4.9 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2.3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Financial Advisor
in Westport, CT
Person You Work For 3.9 / 5 People You Work With 3.6 / 5 Work Setting 3.7 / 5
Support You Get 3.8 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.9 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.9 / 5
Company Culture 4.3 / 5 Way You Work 4.3 / 5
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