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Productive and friendly environment.
Client Service Associate (Former Employee), Brickell Ave. Miami , FLAugust 25, 2014
Pros: excellent benefits, holiday parties and thanksgiving lunchon.
Helped clients and financial advisors resolving issues. It was a great challenge and experience working in this company as well as learned how to manage multitask in a time sensitive situation. The management and co-workers were very cooperative and friendly. The hardest part of the job was when I had to leave the company. The most enjoyable part of – more... the job was when I could provide clients and financial advisors with my help and when issues got resolved. – less
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Great coworkers. Tough Job
Financial Advisor, Financial Planning Associate (Former Employee), New York, NYAugust 21, 2014
For me its hard to succeed on a commission based job. These days its very difficult to make contacts with all the restrictions on cold calling.
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fast paced environment
Registered Client Service Associate (Former Employee), Denver COAugust 19, 2014
handled client calls and FA's needs. Overbearing management after merger
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Rigorous workplace
Capital Markets (Former Employee), New York, NYAugust 15, 2014
Pros: lots of deals, exciting work
Cons: short breaks, no lunch break, long hours, weekend work, zero work life balance
Excellent deal flow, steep learning curve. Zero work-life balance, understaffed teams.
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Great company, poor management, not enough learning experience
Analyst (Current Employee), New York, NYAugust 15, 2014
Morgan Stanley is an outstanding company. However, there is very little learning within the group (mine in particular and we have had a mass exodus),there are few opportunities to move forward within, unless you move externally which can give you a 15-20% raise. Co-workers can be childish and management picks their favorites and promotes them, even – more... though they may not be doing the same amount of work.

As a company, I think there are many opportunities to get a head start, especially for someone out of college or switching careeres. Benefits are good. I think it really depends on which group you are working with as all of them differ substantially. – less
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Financial Advisor Internship (Former Employee), Scottsdale, AZAugust 15, 2014
It was ok, typical intern duties, faxing, copying, data entry, cold calling.
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ops (Current Employee), New York, NYAugust 14, 2014
Nice place to work, Nice people.
Good work enviroment
Mangement is good
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Daily Schedule
Financial Advisor Associate (Current Employee), Brea, CAAugust 13, 2014
Pros: enjoy corporate camradarie
Cons: this is a sales job & i would like to build out my technical skill-set and advance professionally
I am constantly on the phone with prospects, clients, and senior management.
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During the merger transition it was challenging
Financial Advisor (Former Employee), Asheville, NCAugust 12, 2014
Morgan Stanley was in significant transition at the time I worked there. This was for a short period of time and I would not think the challenges of the environment are typical and still present.
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Challenging Position
Smith Barney-Vice President Financial Advisor (Former Employee), westlake, OhioAugust 12, 2014
Pros: compensation
Cons: new management
Compensation was good. I enjoyed the people I worked with. The industry changed with regulations.
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Productive, strong team oriented culture
WS DEVELOPMENT (Former Employee), Boston, MAAugust 11, 2014
Mostly I work with my team as a student consultant. We enjoyed learning the very detailed development and planning knowledge in the US market. Days can be miserable sometimes when closing deadline is approaching.
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Great Place to work at, family 1st
Loss Mitigation Specialist (Former Employee), Fort Worth, TXAugust 9, 2014
Pros: healthcare and people
Loved going to work there everyday, management was awesome and down to earth. We worked hard and were appreciated. My co-workers were the best because we were like family and very close. Hardest part of job was when we talked to customers that were about to lose their home and they got emotional and we felt for them. Benefits were amazing and they believed – more... in family first all the way. Most favorite part was when we would have themes at work and just had fun but always made sure work was done. – less
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Great place to work with friendly colleague
Prime Brokerage Margin Analyst (Former Employee), New York, NYAugust 7, 2014
Pros: free coffee and tea
Cons: stessful sometime with all the deadline.
Very nice working environment, have all the training and tools to get the job done efficiently. Always looking for new ideas and technologies to reduce work volume and error.
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MS Research is an awesome place to work
Product Owner/Senior Business Analyst (Current Employee), New York, NYAugust 7, 2014
MS tech is an awesome place to work
Technology platform are cutting edge
MS tech are industry leaders in finance
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Fun and exciting place
Executive Assistant (Former Employee), Iselin, NJAugust 6, 2014
Pros: face paced environment
Cons: typical office gossip
Excellent company to work for if you enjoy a fast paced environment.
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productive environment with sense of relaxation
Intern (Current Employee), New York, NYAugust 5, 2014
Among the top productive financial firms where I truly learned a lot from outside of my major. Co-workers made me feel welcomed and was a great start to getting my foot in the door out of college.
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People are overworked with false hopes of compensation.
Vice President (Former Employee), New York, NYAugust 5, 2014
Pros: excluding management, people are the best you can ever expect to work with.
Cons: management needs to wake up and place a priority to their employees, if not they will lose the knowledge expertise.
Management is blind to the actual work that is being completed. The tight deadlines are unachievable and as a consequence deliverables are severely impacted.
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Interactive & Productive environment
IT Lead - CRE Lending and SPG Warehouse Lending (Current Employee), New York, NYAugust 4, 2014
Pros: people
Cons: down times
Typical day at work

Catch up with Desk & Strats about on-going projects and set up priorities,
Talk with team members in Budapest & Montreal to inquire about their progress and whether they have all information to accomplish their tasks,

Most enjoyable part of the job

When we receive a 'Well done job' email from the desk about deliverables
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Challenging but positive working atmosphere
Administrator (Former Employee), New York, NYAugust 3, 2014
Pros: flexible work schedule
Assisting high demanding financial advisors and outside vendors with issues and inquires. I acquired strong interpersonal skills and developed a strong customer service background. Management created a good work/life balance for employees and lead by example.
My years at Morgan Stanley have allowed me to meet and worked with some amazingly talented – more... and smart people, some of whom I have developed lifetime friendships with.

The most enjoyable part of my job was getting challenging tasks completed in a timely manner. – less
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productive
Wealth Management Intern (Current Employee), New York, NYAugust 3, 2014
sent out prospectus for ipo's and new funds. Cold call to expand the book of business of my team. Assisted with trade notes on a daily basis. Handled all clerical issues.

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About Morgan Stanley

One of the world's top investment banks, Morgan Stanley serves up a smorgasbord of financial services. The company operates in three primary – Read more