Morgan Stanley Reviews

Updated 7 Jul 2020

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3.8
76%
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90%
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Morgan Stanley CEO James P. Gorman
James P. Gorman
3,057 Ratings
  1. "Good culture"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Humble culture and nice colleagues

    Cons

    Job stability due to a few rounds of retrenchments

  2. "good place. care about employees"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    employees are treated with respect

    Cons

    monotonous work, long time to get interdepartment shift

  3. "Zero work-life balance"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst 

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Strong brand name and deal flow

    Cons

    No work life balance, people generally treated as resources

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Portfolio Manager"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Portfolio Manager in Singapore
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great culture Meritocratic Performance driven Flat hierarchy

    Cons

    Intense work hours Working weekends Unrealistic targets every year Low threshold to getting fired Weak employee loyalty as a result of constant fear of getting fired

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  5. "associate"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    very transparent review process and compensation

    Cons

    politics playing a bigger role

  6. "VP - technology"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    extremely good culture and colleagues

    Cons

    Salary is not competitive

  7. "Good to work for some time for expience"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    1. top level training 2. top level system

    Cons

    1. medium level salary 2. slow increase

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  8. "Excellent"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Attractive remuneration and great staff benefits, talented employees and co-workers challenges your everyday.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is bad but salary makes up for it.

  9. "Associate"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Good exposure to deals

    Cons

    Little upside to banking long term

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  10. "Great company, good comp, bad work life balance"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, Good learning, Employee friendly

    Cons

    Depending on the department you land in, work life balance can be an issue.

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