Morgan Stanley
3.4 of 5 1,420 reviews
www.morganstanley.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Morgan Stanley Reviews

Updated Apr 23, 2014
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3.4 1,420 reviews

                             

77% Approve of the CEO

Morgan Stanley CEO James P. Gorman

James P. Gorman

(640 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Their work life balance policies allow you to work from home when you cannot get in"
    in 88 reviews
  • "There are lots of smart people there who you can learn a lot from"
    in 78 reviews
Cons:
  • "Very limited work/life balance, which they claimed was very important to them"
    in 81 reviews
  • "Long hours in the operation department when the market is bad"
    in 102 reviews
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Bureacratic but tech friendly (open door)

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood scope for growth if good marketer

ConsToo much bureacratic and political

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Gradually degrading workplace, mix of average to amazing talent

IT Senior Associate (Former Employee)
Mumbai

I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time for more than 3 years

Pros- Some coworkers around you are awesome and talanted. World class!
- Technology is state of the art. What you take forgranted at Morgan Stanley is not even visualised in many organisations outside MS.
- Really global workforce. You get to work with people from all over the planet.
- Very good vacation policies. Comparable to the best in market.

Cons- Lots of cost cutting
- Degrading quality of work in India.
- Salary raises are more often than not a letdown. Decent bonus rarely to be seen.
- lack of many ameneties like a sufficiently large cafeteria, gym, breakout areas, etc

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease Allocate travel budgets across teams fairly. It is demoralising to see your colleagues in some other teams getting a travel oportunity so often while some other teams hardly have any travel policy

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great work culture

Senior Manager (Current Employee)
Mumbai

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

ProsComparatively flat structure; great work culture; opportunity to work with technically strong people; can find technical people even at senior levels

ConsHigh work pressure; if you land up in a project with no great future then you are stuck; your career opportunities as well as compensation are severely impacted because of that.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Awesome

Intern (Current Employee)
Mumbai

I have been working at Morgan Stanley as an intern for less than a year

ProsFlexible timings
Freedom to work on new technologies

ConsLimited Growth - it depends on how market plays that year

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great learning experience and great culture

Fund Accountant (Former Employee)
Mumbai

I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat learning experience, more confidence when you exit, great culture, can have good relations if you stay away from politics, global mobility (only when needed and you deserve - which brings cost down to pay more salary)

ConsMore working hours, pay meets expectations, politics at times

Advice to Senior Managementkeep up the good work, Good luck.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great experience

Applications Developer (Former Employee)
Mumbai

I worked at Morgan Stanley as an intern for less than a year

ProsFlexible timings
Great treatment to employees

ConsGet bored after some years with the work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Extremely enriching place with great learning opportunities. A good place to be if you are looking for stability.

Associate (Current Employee)
Mumbai

I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time for more than 3 years

ProsWork culture is good. Seniors try to guide you with your aspirations if you have shown loyalty towards your work. Performance is quiet valued and well rewarded.

ConsThey do not offer a lot on the distance education front.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good learning experience.

Associate (Former Employee)
Mumbai

I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood fast paced aggressive culture. Company HR policies are very good and it shows.

ConsAl the cons I expected working in a American Investment bank, not necessarily restricted to MS. Very aggressive hire and fire culture. They ramp up quickly and then realize they don't need that many people so layoff off are frequent and brutal.

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It's been a great experience.

Intern (Current Employee)
Mumbai

I have been working at Morgan Stanley as an intern for less than a year

ProsWork Culture, People, Opportunity to interact with Business users, Management

ConsPay could have been better, Rigid towards change

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Software Development Engineer (Former Employee)
Mumbai

I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time for more than a year

ProsGood bonus and hike if year is good for company

Consbad or no bonus and hike if year is bad for company

Advice to Senior Managementuse more open source technologies

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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