Working at Morgan Stanley

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  • Appreciation
    3.5
  • Company Outlook
    4.2
  • Fair Pay
    2.5
  • Learning and Development
    3.6
  • Manager Communication
    3.7
  • Manager Relationship
    4.1
  • Pay Policy
    2.6
  • Pay Transparency
    2.1
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Morgan Stanley Reviews

What is it like working at Morgan Stanley?

July 2015
"Flexibility."
Financial Advisor:
Pros: Flexibility in when, where, and how I work with clients (within certain guidelines)
Cons: Sometimes stress of the markets.
July 2016
"Excellent."
Financial Advisor:
Pros: Resources, people, intellect.
Cons: Response to change.
July 2016
"Work hard, work harder."
Registered Client Service Associate:
Pros: Decent benefits, nice people.
Cons: Inexperienced mgmt, limited career options.
March 2018
"Comprehensive Benefits Here."
Financial Advisor in Omaha:
Comprehensive
November 2018
Strategic Sourcing Manager:
My 6 years experience in Morgan Stanley, I learnt that it is great for someone who has no work experience, fresh out of college who can absorb all the work load to gain the experience and get the corporate discipline of time management. Sourcing has a high attrition rate due to the high stress environment, long hours, non-promotion rates, below par bonuses and base salary. Because this firm has employees doing 5 head counts job, I would advise new comers to stay no more than 1-2 years if there are no career growth. Especially if you do not have an amazing boss that supports/sponsors you. I will say, MS especially within sourcing, hire the best people from which you can learn, build personally and professionally. If you are looking to get paid market, this is not the place. The general consensus from most employees are they are overwhelmed and underpaid, it is never market. This industry, IT sourcing always focuses on expense management, and does not have work from home flexibility (unsaid rule). This area of work is very process heavy, email and status update heavy, you will use most of your cycles proving your savings then actually do more strategic sourcing, not because we cannot, it is encouraged, but there are not enough cycles to do it, unless you take work home, and use weekends. This create burn outs for most. You need to evaluate what is value for you every year you are here and make the right call. Highly recommend not staying longer than 2 years, If you like th
December 2018
Systems Engineer (Computer Networking / IT):
Above average pay and benefits help to make up for a highly regulated industry that increases the difficulty of designing, implementing, and supporting technical solutions. Being able to work from home is a plus, and I consider everyone I work to be above average in terms of overall attitude, ability, and disposition.
February 2019
"Not fulfilling but good benefits."
Product Line Manager in Columbus:
Pros: Vacation Time, benefits, some flexibility and somewhat challenging
Cons: Micro-managed, Hornets nest, Politics
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