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3.9 of 5 stars (1,344 Ratings)

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Learning from really smart and experienced people

5.0 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Risk Management | New York, NY | 2018 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

People

Downers

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Advice to Candidates

Good firm, smart people, a lot of opportunity to learn

Executive in Corporate Finance

5.0 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2018 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

People/culture

Executive in Technology

4.9 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2018 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Culture, type of work and the upside of how Morgan Stanley is positioned to grow

Downers

Cannot think of one at this point.

come for the people, stay for the culture

4.9 of 5 stars

Executive in Sales & Trading | New York, NY | 2018 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The people/culture.

Downers

occasional bureaucracy

Advice to Candidates

make decisions based on the people you will work with rather than the product you will work on.

Unlimited opportunity, working with the best and brightest

5.0 of 5 stars

Executive in Fixed Income Capital Markets | New York, NY | 2018 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Amazing culture, best-of-the-best, unlimited opportunity

Downers

Expectations of being #1 in everything we compete in

Opportunity to work on industry-shaping transactions without sacrificing the benefits of working in a uniquely supportive culture

4.9 of 5 stars

Executive in Mergers & Acquisitions | New York, NY | 2018 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Prestige and people. Morgan Stanley is the only firm that can claim to succeed in achieving top marks in both.

Morgan Stanley - Learn to Serve your Clients While Building a Meaningful and Lasting Career

4.8 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Private Wealth Management/Private Banking | New York, NY | 2018 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The culture and people are absoultely phenomenal and pushes you to thrive.

Downers

Can get a little stressful at times

At Morgan Stanley you get the best of both worlds -- a top tier firm that is leading the street in work-life balance for junior bankers.

4.8 of 5 stars

Mid-level in Mergers & Acquisitions | New York, NY | 2018 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Great culture. I always feel challenged and am always learning new things.

Downers

The job is, by nature, unpredictable, which makes making weekend plans difficult.

Advice to Candidates

Morgan Stanley has been and continues to be a top tier firm where the reputation speaks for itself, which is important as a junior banker because it means you'll be working on some of the most interesting deals out there. But, there is also serious focus in the firm on helping junior bankers maintain a good quality of life and manage their work-life balance. That comes from the top down in terms of policies and best practices that have been implemented, but more importantly, it comes more informally from the people you work with asking what your plans are for the weekend and making sure they can help you manage your workload so you can keep those plans. That last piece doesn't happen at a lot of other firms, but it happens here. You get compensated well here also, but you will realize that compensation only gets you so far and how you get treated matters just as much in your overall job satisfaction.

Great firm. Strong momentum. Unrivaled deal flow. Closed culture.

5.0 of 5 stars

Experienced in Mergers & Acquisitions | 2018 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Lean deal teams result in tremendous responsibility early in banker careers

Downers

Culture.

Advice to Candidates

Diligence the culture extensively.

Incredible learning opportunities while serving the best clients in the industry.

4.9 of 5 stars

Mid-level in Mergers & Acquisitions | Menlo Park, CA | 2018 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Culture, client exposure, learning, impact

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