Morgan Stanley Reviews

Updated 27 August 2014
Updated 27 August 2014
1,619 Reviews

3.5
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Their work life balance policies allow you to work from home when you cannot get in (in 96 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 91 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Great Place to Start

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mumbai
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    I did a stint here as an intern for the MSAS ( MS Advantage Services) . They work on various technologies like : Java, J2EE, Web Servers, JSP, JavaScript, Distributed Databases and are open to most Open Source software. You get hands on exposure in a short time on a large number of areas.The compensations are also pretty decent.

    Cons

    This is pretty Hard working firm with all its members having very little out of office life. 12 hours a day is not irregular for this firm. The employees are also rather serious and the work atmosphere more like a bank than a development firm even in the IT departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Efforts certainly can be made to make the company more lively, the work is challenging and demanding. While monetary compensation didn't seem to be an issue, job satisfaction for many clearly was.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Very Good Working Experience with Morgan Stanley

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technology Analyst  in  Mumbai
    Former Employee - Technology Analyst in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance and very friendly work place

    Cons

    Had problems with the work station set-up a lot

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great WORK and loved working with you

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Awesome Work Life Balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology Associate  in  Mumbai
    Current Employee - Technology Associate in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    Freedom, Resources, Reputation. Everything is yours here.

    Cons

    Why are you so awesome ?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent is the word

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager - IT  in  Mumbai
    Current Employee - Senior Manager - IT in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    * Splendid culture
    * Approachable management
    * Pay top-class
    * Good brand
    * Performance related perks - quite transparent
    * Management knows how to lead a team - they know that the whole team has to grow and not just the managers. Holistic development is given importance.
    * Work life balance - Excellent. Your concerns are the firm's concerns.

    Cons

    * Dependency on a single person - Less backup oriented.
    * Bad food in the canteen.
    * NY counterparts make for late days. Though only 8-9 hrs in spent in the day. No early morning 9-6.
    * Weekend work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Hire backups. Keep an extra person on the team for rainy days.
    * Food definitely needs to get better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate  in  Mumbai
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    WOrk life balance is good
    Work Culture is good
    Promotions are ok. Over all good company to work

    Cons

    Work pressure, Promotion are rare
    no onsight
    Mangers are lil rude sometimes
    Onsight will not given for good workers. Still i recommand my frnd

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company to work. Great work place

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Mumbai
    Former Employee - Analyst in Mumbai

    I worked at Morgan Stanley as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work environment. Good people to work with

    Cons

    lack of promotion, lack of personal growth. High work pressure

  8.  

    Gr8 working environment, HR policies

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    Working environment is very good
    Good peer set
    Able leadership

    Cons

    lack of career growth opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Prepare and discuss a broad career path with each employee

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Senior Associate  in  Mumbai
    Current Employee - IT Senior Associate in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Usage of Latest Technology

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Associate  in  Chennai
    Former Employee - IT Associate in Chennai

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

    Pros

    Good on exploring the new technology in the market

    Cons

    Can be improved on the documenting the systems and applications

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good and Keep going as susch

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good Cultur,Good Processes , Good People

    Current Employee - Senior Associate  in  Mumbai
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    Systematic Processes,Great people they are talented

    Cons

    Less learning Job, Not satisfied what i do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of aspirations of your employee

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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