Morgan Stanley

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Morgan Stanley Reviews

Updated 20 October 2014
Updated 20 October 2014
1,707 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Their work life balance policies allow you to work from home when you cannot get in (in 110 reviews)

  • Since it's difficult to get into Morgan Stanley, you'll work with very smart people (in 90 reviews)


Cons
  • Very limited work/life balance, which they claimed was very important to them (in 101 reviews)

  • Long hours in the operation department when the market is bad (in 117 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work

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

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of challenging tasks
    good compensation , matches and exceeds market compensation
    lots of technical training available and encouraged
    uses state-of-the-art-technology

    Cons

    Not exactly for techies
    Development is more ad-hoc
    in some teams, you have to work odd hours to match on shore business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing as of now

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Technical very good but too aggreasive

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Bangalore

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good Technical work, great mind , good pay

    Cons

    Too much pressure and working on saturday sunday and late night

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Botton up estimate from developer

    Recommends
  3.  

    Not an ideal place for technology enthusiasts

    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Analyst - Technology in Mumbai
    Former Employee - Analyst - Technology in Mumbai

    I worked at Morgan Stanley as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Extremely helpful people. Flat organization. Good work environment and collaboration between employees. Learn a lot of new stuff pretty easily in a very short time. Flexible schedule (atleast for interns)

    Cons

    Not an ideal place for a technology enthusiast person. Half of the people don't understand how version control is to be done (duh!)

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great career opportunities and culture

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

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good work culture and you will get challenging work. Pay is excellent.

    Cons

    Could not find any flaws since we have very clear defined process and flat hierarchy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good org

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

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

    Pros

    good culture
    young enterprise
    not too much into politics at middle level
    Good support from managers

    Cons

    formal culture
    very less movement outside india

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great environment... Lots of opportunities

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

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Latest technology stack,
    Global Exposure,
    Business knowledge,
    Lots of events [Project/team dependent]
    Work life balance [For me 9 Am - 6 PM]
    Great compensation

    Cons

    Nothing I can see as of now. Onsite opportunities are less.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior manager

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    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay is good. Some of the facilities are also good like transport to home etc.

    Cons

    Work life balance is really bad.
    Promotion criteria is different for fresh hires and laterals. Dont keep high hopes if you join below VP.
    I Don't think they need senior application developers in India.
    More of a change shop rather and support call center.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't think they would read anything from here if they cant read from there employees inside.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Good Working Experience with Morgan Stanley

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (less than an 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
  10.  

    Great Place to Start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (less than an 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent is the word

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (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

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