Morgan Stanley (Europe)

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: Ranked as the third best investment banking firm to work for in Europe as well as the third most prestigious, Morgan Stanley is one of the most respected financial institutions in the world. As such, it hires the best and brightest from top-tier...

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