Morgan Stanley Employee Reviews about "senior management"

Updated Jan 22, 2021

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  • "Diverse work culture with positive work environment(in 490 reviews)

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  • "long working hours but manageable(in 249 reviews)

  • "Not much exposure to senior management(in 132 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Senior Manager

      Nov 29, 2019 - Senior Manager in Mumbai
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      Pros

      Ownership culture Cutting edge technology implementations are encouraged Inclusive culture Access to senior management

      Cons

      US based business requires you to be flexible with work timings

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great Company to work with

      Jan 22, 2021 - Manager in Bangalore
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      Pros

      Great work culture, senior management is helpful

      Cons

      There are no cons here

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Average work place

      Mar 14, 2020 - Associate in Bangalore
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      Pros

      Senior management takes feedback and works on them. Working hours is good, they encourage employees to leave on time.

      Cons

      Very biased towards grad hires and they have too much open politics. Compensation is very bad, you get good only in the first year of your tenure. Most of the times, senior management takes decisions that are not in favor of the employees.

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    4. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Company has changed for worst in over the past 5 years

      Sep 22, 2019 - Associate - Global Title (Senior Manager - Local Title Only In India in Bangalore
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      Pros

      If you are with the right manager and in the right project, you have a good chance to grow in your career.

      Cons

      1. Few managers doesn't care at all for the growth of their employees and senior management is doing nothing about it. 2. Since there is high attrition rate of FTEs, consultants who are not competent are also being converted to FTEs and this is bringing down the standard of Morgan Stanley talent pool. 3. The New York counterparts doesn't make any adjustment to have an overlap with its Asia counterparts. Very few of them does that. 4. The culture and values for which the company stood for is now being diluted. 5. VPs and above are called Officers and they get preference for everything within the company. 6. Grads (that's how they are referred in Morgan Stanley) are the campus recruits. They are given preference over lateral hires. They are promoted to the next levels even if they are an average performer. Just be a Grad in Morgan Stanley and you will be taken care. No respect for lateral hires who brings in so much industry experience. The Grads live in their own bubble without any exposure of how the industry works outisde and they are the ones who gets promoted over laterals. In 6-8 years, all Grads who are an average performer will be become VP. That's a trend.

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Supportive Management

      Mar 5, 2019 - Associate in Bangalore
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      Pros

      Really supportive senior management. Great opportunities for employees in all departments.

      Cons

      Timings can be long, sometimes you might have to work till very late night.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great place to work and grow

      Mar 21, 2018 - Manager Compliance in Mumbai
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      Pros

      Excellent work culture Easily accessible senior management Relatively relaxed work environment

      Cons

      Rigid in terms of policies for the growth of employees

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

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      Feb 23, 2018 - Manager in Mumbai
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      Pros

      good overall for your career

      Cons

      not very good senior management

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Good for new joiners

      Feb 13, 2018 - Senior Tech Lead in Mumbai
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      Pros

      Good working environment and lot to learn for a new joiner. you can specialize on most of the trading aspects from the infrastructure point of view. Work life balance is good.

      Cons

      Its difficult to grow in ladder because there is a long queue and specially if you don't have any one backing you from senior management. growth become stuck at mid senior level.

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Very very dessatisfied

      Dec 6, 2017 - Vice President in Bangalore
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      Pros

      Good work culture, work -life balance, accessible senior management.

      Cons

      Randomly hired unprofessional and out of profession guys. if Deepak Arora can be hired then Morgan Stanley Bangalore should hire 12th pass student instead of hiring engineering graduates.

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      21 people found this review helpful
    10. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Confused Organization

      Nov 22, 2017 - Senior Manager in Mumbai
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      Pros

      Some folks joining from Indian IT majors like Infy, TCS, wipro may find salary lucrative. If you are laid-off, you may get few months of salary as severance pay.

      Cons

      Wealth Management Technology division seems to be too confused. They hired an MD few years back and made him leave within 2.5 years because he was trying to bring power to Mumbai office and trying to create true leaders. On the US side, another MD was hired who was also made to leave within 2 years. Then, another MD was brought in his place who resigned within 1 year and then took his resignation back within a month. But resigned again after 1 year. The folks at Executive Director level (which is equivalent to a Manager role in other IT companies) seriously lack team leading skills. But they are not to be blamed because they just adapted themselves to overall company culture. Strangely, Management's ideology is to maintain an insecure environment because they feel that is the only way people will perform to their potential. Do not ever raise concerns unless you have another job offer because you will be next in line in the firing range. Layoffs are very common irrespective of company's performance. Mumbai office management is still struggling to create a positive culture even after so many years. Senior management recently did a brainstorming and came to the conclusion that reason for bad company culture is the employees hired from Indian IT services companies and they feel folks from other Investment banks are better fit for their culture as they already have the habit of being a slave. So, they have now started to target those employees for layoffs. Very intelligent management, I must say.

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