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Morgan Stanley Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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3.4 1,546 reviews

78% Approve of the CEO

Morgan Stanley CEO James P. Gorman

James P. Gorman

(718 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Their work life balance policies allow you to work from home when you cannot get in(in 95 reviews)

  • There are lots of smart people there who you can learn a lot from(in 82 reviews)


Cons
  • Very limited work/life balance, which they claimed was very important to them(in 90 reviews)

  • Long hours in the operation department when the market is bad(in 105 reviews)

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    Gr8 working environment, HR policies

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWorking environment is very good
    Good peer set
    Able leadership

    Conslack of career growth opportunities

    Advice to Senior ManagementPrepare and discuss a broad career path with each employee

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

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    Tech & Data - Good work culture, but too hectic at times. Great exposure and growth for grads

    IT Senior Associate (Current Employee) Mumbai

    ProsThe work environment and exposure is good. Really great place to start your career. If you are a grad (direct undergrad university hire), the growth track is very fast compared to lateral hires.

    ConsSlow and risk averse processes (as in any financial firm), too much work and looong hours at times

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter work life balance needs to be maintained.
    More filtering on the work ethic and values of prospective hires (esp. lateral hires) would ensure better work & workplace quality.
    Career progression in India needs to be modelled like the US - the hierarchy should be flexible and it should be possibly (highly selectively, of course) to move to high responsibility/officer roles within 3-4 years.

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

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    Usage of Latest Technology

    IT Associate (Former Employee) Chennai

    ProsGood on exploring the new technology in the market

    ConsCan be improved on the documenting the systems and applications

    Advice to Senior ManagementGood and Keep going as susch

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

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    Good Cultur,Good Processes , Good People

    Senior Associate (Current Employee) Mumbai

    ProsSystematic Processes,Great people they are talented

    ConsLess learning Job, Not satisfied what i do

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of aspirations of your employee

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSmart People, Excellent Learning, Opportunity to add value to the business

    ConsWork Life Balance messed up

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

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

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    Gradually degrading workplace, mix of average to amazing talent

    IT Senior Associate (Former Employee) Mumbai

    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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    Bureacratic but tech friendly (open door)

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    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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    Great work culture

    Senior Manager (Current Employee) Mumbai

    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

    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

    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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