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4.0 of 5 stars

Summer Intern Review
February 2015 | Former Employee


Uppers

Excellent training program, accessible management, good company morale, intelligent people who are team oriented.


Downers

Some front-office teams particularly cliquey, lateral movement viewed negatively, HR not eager to perform its role.


Comments

Good place to begin a career and learn. Do not expect much consideration for lateral movement.


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5.0 of 5 stars

Best Place to Be an Associate
February 2015 | Current Employee


Uppers

Pool system for new associates is best post-mba experience on wall street. Really smart co-works who you learn a lot from and do good work with. Compared to other banks best culture on the street.


Downers

Same as any bank in that hours can be long when working on a big deal


Comments

Recruit out of top schools (but don't exclusively recruit out of a few schools) and look for people with strong accomplishments and backgrounds.

To be successful at MS you have to work very well with people and be analytical and hard working


 I found this review helpful (1 others have found this review helpful)


5.0 of 5 stars

Midlevel in Equity Research
New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Uppers

Smartest people on the street.


Downers

Too many good exit opportunities means high attrition.


Comments

Culture is great, but workload will be team dependent.


 I found this review helpful (2 others have found this review helpful)


4.8 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Sales & Trading
New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Uppers

challenging, rewarding, prestigious


Comments

Morgan Stanley is, along with Goldman Sachs, the premier investment bank in the world. If you want to work in finance in any capacity, one of these two investment banks is by far the best place to begin your career. The training offered to new hires is unparalleled, and the opportunities for advancement, both inside and outside the firm, are extensive.


 I found this review helpful (2 others have found this review helpful)


4.8 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Operations (i.e. HR, Internal Accounting, Marketing, etc.)
Other | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Uppers

The people, culture, training opportunities, commitment to my overall career development and well-being.


Downers

Location


Comments

Morgan Stanley is truly committed to your overall personal and career development. The working environment here is exceptional, and the people are what makes MS an amaizng place to work. The culture is team-oriented and everyone is always willing to help each other and listen to your opinion. I have had a wonderful experience with management as well. All of my managers have been understanding and promoted work-life balance and constantly challenge me to be better and excel in my role.


 I found this review helpful (3 others have found this review helpful)


4.8 of 5 stars

Midlevel in Mergers & Acquisitions
New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Uppers

Exposure to high profile transactions, ability to take on subtstantial responsibility early in one's career, unique and inclusive culture


Downers

Location near Times Square


 I found this review helpful (2 others have found this review helpful)


4.9 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Sales & Trading
New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Uppers

Great People, Excellent Firm Culture, Strong Career Opportunities, Great Internal Mobility


Downers

Long Hours


Comments

Morgan Stanley has a destinctive culture on Wall Street and if that fits your values, you will find it to be an excellent place to work.


 I found this review helpful (2 others have found this review helpful)


4.8 of 5 stars

Experienced in Portfolio Management
New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Uppers

People/Culture


 I found this review helpful (2 others have found this review helpful)


5.0 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Mergers & Acquisitions
New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Uppers

Big deals, smart people, great culture


Downers

Diversity, compensation, at times rests on laurels and does not innovate


Comments

Work hard


 I found this review helpful (2 others have found this review helpful)


5.0 of 5 stars

Experienced in Alternate Investments/Hedge Funds
New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Uppers

Prestige


 I found this review helpful (2 others have found this review helpful)


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