Compare Merrill Lynch vs Morgan Stanley BETA

See how working at Merrill Lynch vs. Morgan Stanley compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Merrill Lynch vs. Morgan Stanley. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Merrill Lynch

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Morgan Stanley

Employee Ratings

  • Merrill Lynch scored higher in 1 area: Compensation & Benefits.
  • Morgan Stanley scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Work-life balance.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 4373 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 11766 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.7
Career Opportunities
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.6
Work-life balance
3.6
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.4
Senior Management
3.7
Morgan Stanley employees rated their Senior Management 0.3 higher than Merrill Lynch employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.7
Culture & Values
4.0
Morgan Stanley employees rated their Culture & Values 0.3 higher than Merrill Lynch employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Merrill Lynch Ceo Brian T. Moynihan
82%
82%Brian T. Moynihan
CEO Approval
Morgan Stanley Ceo James P. Gorman
89%
89%James P. Gorman
Morgan Stanley employees rated their CEO Approval 7% higher than Merrill Lynch employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
69%
% Recommend to a friend
81%
Morgan Stanley employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 12% higher than Merrill Lynch employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
62%
Positive Business Outlook
79%
Morgan Stanley employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 17% higher than Merrill Lynch employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Morgan Stanley has 30 more total submitted salaries than Merrill Lynch.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Intern9 Salaries
S$1,100/mo
Analyst4 Salaries
S$5,900/mo
Vice President6 Salaries
S$140,000/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Associate11 Salaries
S$114,000/yr
Analyst10 Salaries
S$102,500/yr
Vice President6 Salaries
S$208,966/yr

What Employees Say

  • Morgan Stanley had 599 more reviews than Merrill Lynch that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Pro.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at Merrill Lynch.
  • "Working hours" was the most mentioned Con at Morgan Stanley.
Pros
Pros
"Great benefits"(in 205 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 187 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 786 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 608 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 137 reviews)
"Merrill lynch"(in 93 reviews)
Cons
"Working hours"(in 346 reviews)
"Stanley"(in 209 reviews)
Featured Review
"great"25 Apr 2022

Former Employee - Managing Director

I worked at Merrill Lynch full-time

Pros

brokerage, good, pay, flexibility, rewarding

Cons

nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing

Advice to Management

stay

Current Employee - Executive Director

I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Generally better management structure than other investment banks. Strong equity franchise (not so much for fixed income and credit).

Cons

Pay package is just average, and below market in certain departments. Very slow in adopting modern remote working business model.

Advice to Management

Pay package (both cash and profit sharing in shares) and remote working flexibility need to improve ASAP to retain talents in today's competitive labor market.

Job Postings

Merrill Lynch has 3,704 more recently posted open jobs than Morgan Stanley.
Recent Jobs
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Merrill Lynch company logo9,051 Jobs
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