Productive workplace with good benefits but high job turnover
Vice President, Regional Retirement Director (Former Employee), Gaithersburg, MD – December 2, 2013
Pros: working with some of the best financial advisors and recordkeepers in the business.
Cons: large territories, ambiguity of job responsibilites, inaccurate sales data
Morgan Stanley was a quality Employer that afforded me the opportunity to become a quality specialist in the qualified and non-qualified retirement plan marketplace. The majority of my time was on the road meeting with Financial Advisors, Plan Sponsors and Recordkeeper/DCIO partners. There was a substantial amount of turnover in my position (either – more... through layoffs or counterparts leaving for other job opportunities) which led to very large territories and the challanges which accompanied that size of regions. Sales drove compensation. – less
Financial Advisor (Current Employee), NJ – June 29, 2014
good place to start but MS needs to offer more support to new advisors in the form of comp and training. program should be more flexible to support advisors with various levels of experience and knowledge.
Great place to work for people with interest in Financial world....
Senior .Net Developer (Former Employee), New York, NY – June 27, 2014
It is one of the best company to work, with great people with great knowledge and best is class managers.
Being here for 4 years, with the help of every one in the project involved, I have learned a lot about the financial world. All my client people were very much co-operative and have helped me to get a good comfort with the work in short time span.
Executive Assistant, FAA Selection and Development (Current Employee), Purchase, NY – June 26, 2014
Morgan Stanley is a great company to work for, very diverse and multi-cultural, a typical workday is very seamless because of the proccesses in place that allow you to work efficiently and accurately, What I've learned about management is there is always a open door policy and they are very helpful and approachable.
Senior Cashier (Former Employee), Saint Paul, MN – June 24, 2014
Pros: christmas bonuses
Cons: my low wage
If this is in reference to my job at Morgan Stanley- I handled all administrative duties. Took in checks and copied and mailed UPS every day. I worked on a system to do some data entry. I filed files each day. I was the first person clients saw and maintained a professional role. I took in checks. I answered phones. I learned quite a bit since it was – more... my first time working in an investment company. Management was wonderful, I still maintain a friendship with my boss who was head of Operations. The hardest part was learning the investment language which was constantly going on. The job was wonderful. I truly enjoyed working there. Never felt bummed going to work! – less
Manager (Former Employee), Purchase, NY – June 18, 2014
Pros: awesome ice cream social events
Cons: department moved to another state
I worked at Morgan Stanley for 8 years. I started off as an Analyst Paralegal in the Levy and Garnishment Unit. I was promoted to Manager two years later in 2007. My Unit was supervised by one attorney. Overseeing the Levy and Garnishment Unit came with a lot of risk as well as a voluminous flow of work day to day. Legal correspondence was received – more... from the Internal Revenue Service, various state tax departments, child support enforcement units and Unified Court Systems. Every document received required a timely response. The work also required a great attention to detail. One small detail missed could result in the firm being held liable for non-compliance. My day usually started around 8:30 and at times would not end until about 6-7pm. I interfaced daily with colleagues, internal branches, various departments and agencies. The hardest part of the job for me was knowing when to say when day to day. However, the most enjoyable part was achieving positive results with such a high volume of work and the ice cream social events did not hurt either. My colleagues and I had a great working relationship and for that I am truly thankful. Sadly, my department was moved to Baltimore, Maryland in November, 2013. However, working for Morgan Stanley was a great experience. It taught me so much. I've learned to manage great volumes of work without compromising my ability to pay close attention to detail. My department accomplished managing high volume while maintaining very low risk to the firm. – less
Operation (TPMG) (Former Employee), Brooklyn, NY – June 11, 2014
Pros: was a great balance of work
Working at Morgan Stanley was a great experience. I learned a lot met great people and would have loved working there full time. My time was cut short due to Hurricane Sandy and the office switching locations. But I learned a lot while working there. The management was great and easy going, the job balance was steady so you rarely got swamped. The location – more... was great with Downtown Brooklyn really on the rise. I still have great relationships with the co workers I had while working there. A typical day at work was coming in and doing the treasury report for my supervisor, then at lunch putting together the SPO's and getting them authorized by two levels of management, and then my day to day job was working with up to 30 clients per month making sure the fails charge that we had with them for each month matched up with there's. If they did not then we would go back and forth until it was figured out. – less
Great professional experience and fun place to work
IT consultant (contract) (Former Employee), New York – June 3, 2014
Pros: good relationships with co-workers
Cons: deployment/project delivery overhead
Overall Morgan Stanley is a good place to work. learned a lot about working with our business partners and management. had excellent relationship with managers and co-workers. hardest part of the job is administrative work around the project, spending a good amount of time working on non-developmental issue regarding project delivery and release management – more... and enterprise services. most enjoyable part of the job was the location - I have worked the same building for nearly 20 years in 3 different companies – less