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Good Work Environment, but say goodbye to your social life

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My team at Morgan Stanley was fantastic, probably one of the tightest knit teams that I have ever been a part of. As someone still young and growing in the industry there is a great amount to learn here. As for your social life, plan to never have any weekends free and if you are in the technical field there is just a small team so you will be on call 24/7 some weeks. December is the worst month for all at Morgan because of End of Year financial reviews, at the end of 2019 there was nearly 1500 jobs cut mostly in the technology sector, so never be confident about your position here, it can be cut at any time.
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Productive workplace

Okay. People are nice enough. I would work here again.Management can be tough, but fair.The job can be hard but rewarding.The people are typical New Yorker/finance. Hardworking, demanding.
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Very Conservative

A decent place to work for but the politics of setting up an environment feels like you never win. I remember being called on my scheduled lunch asking why I was not logged into work. Like for real?
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Not recommended very mundane unfulfilling work. Get your licenses and get out. Immature culture built for naive college grads with no work/life experience.
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Good company

If you have the right job or manage to get In with the right people you could get a great high paying career. Just get in the company and move around in a year
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Rewarding Career

Morgan Stanley provided me the opportunity to make a significant income and a significant difference in clients' financial lives. There were multiple opportunities to get new licenses and advance through the compensation structure. I wouldn't say the job is easy, but it's not complicated either.
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Good place to start your career

Decent place to start career; can be mundane at times in operations, but you build good connections and have a good name on your resume. Otherwise, it's not too different from jobs at other financial services companies (aside from 10-15% below market pay). I would suggest using the WLB benefits to study for certifications, such as the CFA, Series exams, and/or take classes to further your advancement. The work itself will not provide you with many transferable skills.
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Reliable and Beneficial workplace

Working at Morgan Stanley has shown the culture of the firm, all employees from diverse levels are inclusive, helpful, and champion a great working environment.
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Fun and Motivating Team

It is a great company with some of the brightest minds; very motivating. It can be stressful but rewarding at the same time, as all roles with responsibility are.
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Good place to work.

Challenging environment. Great people. Would recommend working here if you don’t mine long hours and a demanding job. The people are top notch and very much blue blooded.
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Horrible experience. I will never work for this company elsewhere again

What is the best part of working at the company?Discriminatory and harassment. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Excessive work hours and harassment What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Nothing at all. People work like robots or get fired What is a typical day like for you at the company?Work and more work and more work. Sometimes no lunch breaks
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Stay Away

Anyone that is not an advisor is overworked due to being understaffed for budgetary reasons. The managers only care about the advisors and could care less about the staff. Pay was awful
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Learned a lot

It was a challenging experience, but I learned a lot and was able to apply skills at next roll. Lots of teamwork, and generally flat structure across the board.
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Great job. Super easy. Literally just hand out mail all day. Sometimes I run out and grab coffee at Starbucks for everyone. All my coworkers are so friendly.
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Go above and beyond to keep up with moral

It is a really good place to work if you a lucky enough to work for them directly. I work as a sub contracted department and I do nto get the same perks.


Free coffee, tea, etc
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Supportive culture

The work environment is great and everyone is very supportive and collaborative. I also enjoy the emphasis on volunteering and each year the events are fun and well organized. The benefits are above average compared to the other big banks. I would return if the opportunity came up.
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Used to be great when it was etrade

Okay, but it seems we are more so numbers than people now. There is a lot of sales being forced upon us. Benefits are decent though. You learn a lot. We work 3 days in office and 3 days remote.
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Fast paced work place.

Fast Paced work environment and takes time to get help from team mates due to most of the team members are from offshore. Apart from that everything is great
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Great Culture

Really good firm to work for, which cares a lot about its employees and people. Culture is very well protected at the firm and is also one of the reason for its continued success
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It was a good company to work for,very fast paced and results oriented.

My day started between 5 & 6 a.m. EST, as there were always meetings and team calls as we had members around the globe. After which would review and respond to emails and if necessary set up meetings within the organization.


Managemnt was understanding if an employee needed time off.


Limited onboard training.
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Perfectly average

The pay is good but not great, the hours are good but not great, upper management could probably use some work on putting employees first when they make company rules. Overall good place and good people but nothing outstanding
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Based on 5,105 reviews

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3.7 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.6 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
3.3 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.4 out of 5 stars for Management
3.6 out of 5 stars for Culture

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