The Vault Review


  • “The culture: cohesive, collegial, relaxed”
  • “Coworkers are intelligent, highly motivated, proactive, and friendly”
  • “Prestige of the firm”


  • “Hours and stress”
  • “Compensation not in line with market”
  • “Lack of transparency on key issues”

The Buzz

  • “Strong brand, strong in M&A”
  • “Not quite as prestigious as they used to be”
  • “Seems to avoid the flack that Goldman creates while making almost as much money”
  • “Has benefited from relationship with Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi”

Survey Says

Vault Verdict: Morgan Stanley is one of the most respected financial institutions in the world. As such, it hires the best and brightest from top-tier schools. The firm is ideally looking for well-rounded candidates who are technically savvy, can present...

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