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Morgan Stanley Reviews

Updated 16 December 2014
Updated 16 December 2014
1,808 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 117 reviews)

  • Since it's difficult to get into Morgan Stanley, you'll work with very smart people (in 93 reviews)


Cons
  • Very limited work/life balance, which they claimed was very important to them (in 109 reviews)

  • Long hours in the operation department when the market is bad (in 121 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fast paced and dynamic

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    Current Employee - Vice President - IT in Mumbai
    Current Employee - Vice President - IT in Mumbai

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    Amazing opportunities to learn the business and the technology. Good internal mobility opportunities as well.

    Cons

    Too many management changes. Vision has been changing year over year. Need consistent plan and execution of the plan/vision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have long term three year plans and tweak them annually based on performance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work, good technical work and plenty of opportunities around!

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    Former Employee - Manager in Mumbai
    Former Employee - Manager in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    Usually the experience will depend from team to team. But in general, the work culture is very good. People are mostly approachable be it at any level and there is a good amount of communication between employees and senior management. Promotions are mostly based on good performance of you and your team overall. Compensation is again related to performance. Lots of opportunities to switch teams and learn new stuff.

    Cons

    The work hours may get long at times as the product is near its release. Sometimes the software deployment will take place over weekend requiring you to work. Work timings are dictated by region you team is working for - say US based team will have calls till late evening etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Good Experience

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    Former Employee - IT Senior Associate in Mumbai
    Former Employee - IT Senior Associate in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    Healthy work environment, flexibility to learn and experiment, ownership of applications and decisions

    Cons

    IT development restricted to need of the business

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall it is nice company to work with some old style and rude managers and with unnecessary firing and hiring cycle.

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Mumbai
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    Following are some of the reasons one may like to work at Morgan Stanley :
    1. Good Pay
    2. Nice company policy
    3. Flexible working environment
    4. Lot of opportunities to learn and grow

    Cons

    Following are some of the changes one may face at Morgan Stanley :
    1. You may not get any appreciation for good work but it will reflect in salary.
    2. Lots of politics
    3. Your network with senior people will help you for promotion and your performance and skills may not be a big factor in this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Please stop politics
    2. Appreciate people verbally and on emails as well
    3. Look at work performance and skills for appraisals and not at input of unrelated seseniors.

  6.  

    It overall good

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    Current Employee - Manager in Mumbai
    Current Employee - Manager in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    Good company.....workin with MS was good experience

    Cons

    nothing...................... good environment and culture...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Technical very good but too aggreasive

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    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Great career opportunities and culture

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    • 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
  10.  

    Not an ideal place for technology enthusiasts

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    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
  11.  

    Good org

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    • 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

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