Cashier/Receptionist (Former Employee), Baton Rouge, LA – October 22, 2013
Pros: the boss i had really showed she cared and helped me when she could.
A typical day at work with balancing accounts with strict attention to detail with ensured accuracy and timely processing of accounting data with the transactions posted using the proper data system. What I learnt was daily deadlines were important as was customer service both to management, my co-workers and to our customers who walked in needing financial – more... assistance. The hardest part of this job was leaving the company because of an impending merger. The most enjoyable part of the job was learning my job with a boss who helped me with it – less
Associate (Former Employee), Purchase, NY – September 9, 2014
Pros: brand name
Cons: terrible location, no teamwork, some bad managers
The area which I worked was growing too fast and the team in place was not experienced enough to handle it. MS gave away the house and promised everything to their clients without realizing that the firm couldn't live up to that promise. People WILL stab you in the back with you in the room...happened too many times to me. If you have no conscience – more... or morals, MS is for you. – less
Great place to work for those interested in a career in finance.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), New York, NY – September 4, 2014
Pros: health/dental benefits and work-life balance etc.
Cons: long hours
I learned a great deal and worked with a diverse set of individuals. Answering calls and heavy calendaring was a typical day. Compensation could have been better. A lack of decent raises over the past few years was due to the economic downturn as was the case with similar companies in the industry. The company encourages you to incorporate challenges – more... in your career. Overall the work-life balance and benefits was excellent. – less
Client Service Associate (Former Employee), Brickell Ave. Miami , FL – August 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
Great company, poor management, not enough learning experience
Analyst (Current Employee), New York, NY – August 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