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Director - Operations Risk and Control (Current Employee), Glasgow, ONAugust 31, 2014
Pros: excellent mobility opportunities, good benefit package.
Cons: less focus given to achieving a good work-life balance.
I have worked for Morgan Stanley for almost 11 years and have been given many opportunities to advance my career through the excellent mobility opportunities that they offer. I have had the unique opportunity to not only work across divisions but also across regional jurisdictions. I was given the opportunity to work in the New York head office for – more... 13 months which allowed me to advance my skill set and experience a new city and culture. – less
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Day to day work
IT Consultant (Former Employee), Halifax, NSJune 11, 2014
I monitored alerts through netcool monitoring systems. I created and run autosys job scheduler. I also created and run different shell scripts in UNIX/LINUX environment. I also queried in MySQL.
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Benefits and salary aren't great
Senior Developer (Current Employee), Montreal, QCApril 23, 2014
Pros: work from home, 6% rrsp matching
Cons: salary, perks
Not very trendy with latest technologies. Lots of in-house proprietary software no one else uses in industry, lots of obsolete software to maintain.
Company still requires a dress code even for IT office.
Benefits and perks are behind compared to other tech companies in Montreal.
What's good?
Great co-workers, lots of smart and enjoyable people, employees – more... are very diverse and multi-cultural. Opportunity to travel and work with co-works across globe. Good for people to start their career and peak at the world beyond the province. – less
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Productive and fun place
Consultant (Former Employee), Montréal, QCNovember 14, 2013
Pros: nice place
Its a productive and fun place to work. A typical day starts from 9 to 6pm.
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Volunteer experience
Volunteer Software Developer (Former Employee), Montréal, QCMay 7, 2013
Morgan Stanley has a multitude of experience programmers at it hands. The projects we were tasked with was ambitious but achievable. They provided excellent guidance and theoretical training and were always available for questions.
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A lot to learn
Senior Business Manager (contract) (Current Employee), Montreal, QCApril 7, 2013
Pros: there is so much to learn, its teaching me how to handle two tasks that are completely different, its teaching me how to switch back and forth while paying attention to detail in each task at hand
Cons: i can't find any. the hours are long but its very fulfilling
I am an integral part of the team where formally I am the lead in the Capital Management space where I perform all the functions that I have described in the resume. However, on the side I am also involved in the Resource Management space where I assist my colleague with auditing any new consultants that have been hired in the wrong bracket based on – more... the new governance that is being developed and implemented in house. Moreover, we also raise tickets and approve tickets for new resources - only consultants - once we have completed our due diligence. On the other hand, I speak with the foreign exchange desk and the Treasury department for questions relating to foreign exchange risk if there is a project that will heavily invest in a currency other than US dollars and to see if we are able to minimize the risk in case the dollar drops in relation to the other currency in question. I also socialize ideas on Business Management calls and seek feedback on pain points regarding getting projects approved. I work with teams that are looking to raise new spend requests and explain to them the workflow involved in getting an approval and why their spend request has been sent back. Moreover, I am also putting all best practices, documents that I have created on SharePoint and am currently in the process of putting the the approval process for both the Capital Management space and Resource Management space so we can get all approvals at a central place while eliminating the need for sending emails back and forth and giving full transparency to all stake holders. – less
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Not Very Productive Environment
Infrastructure Engineer (Former Employee), Montreal QCJanuary 17, 2013
Pros: work from home
Cons: slow moving company
Lots of politics, Very good Co-workers, Management kinda sucks, Not very trendy with technologies
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Fast-paced environment with a lot to learn from
Android Developer (Former Employee), Guadalajara, Jal. MexicoOctober 21, 2014
Pros: there was always something new to learn an do
Cons: sometimes there was the need of extra time, for reasons that were outside and scope and there was nothing we could help on.
I really enjoyed this job, since it combined technology with finance. There was a lot to learn from, and the team was spread all over the world, so I learned a lot from different cultures and made awesome friends.
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Great Company to work for. Great Expirience
Investment Banking Business Analyst (Former Employee), New York, NYOctober 20, 2014
It is prestigious to work for Morgan Stanley compared to some of the other Ibanks. Lots of high caliber peers and management is also very focussed
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Private Wealth Management
Intern (Former Employee), Sacramento, CAOctober 19, 2014
• Performed various valuation methods: DCF, Comparable Analysis and Multiples Method to forecast cash flow
• Conduct stock analyses of Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Salesforce.com Inc. and Cheniere Energy Partners LP
• Evaluated opportunities through in-depth fundamental research, including attending industry conferences, meeting with management team – more... and sell-side analysts, and interviewing customers, suppliers, competitors and experts – less
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International environment
Regulatory Documentation Specialist (Current Employee), ICCOctober 18, 2014
International exposure, performance focused, challenging and steep learning curve at first.
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Great place to work for,
Wealth Management Internship (Former Employee), Santa Barbara, CAOctober 17, 2014
I was instrumental in working with different financial advisors, portfolio associates and vice presidents. My responsibilities were varied and I was exposed to many aspects of the retail brokerage industry.

I was tasked with the full responsibility of the "Know your client" project required by FINRA in which I had to update all financial and investment – more... details for all existing clients , a very important and overwhelming project in which I had to pull data from all of the existing accounts, and send the requested, required information to our clients for eventual input into their account data.

I was also involved in the marketing aspect of the business in which I was involved in the planning and execution of two seminars we conducted with Jackson National Life Insurance Company, entitled "Retirementology". The seminars were to introduce both existing clients and prospects to Annuities.

The job atmosphere here was great, full of communication, understanding and support from the different co-workers. – less
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Productive place to work
Wealth Advisor Associate (Former Employee), Green Bay, WIOctober 17, 2014
Wonderful co-workers, good training, and great management. Training is in depth and focused on financial planning.
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Intern at Morgan Stanley
Intern (Former Employee), Port Charlotte, FLOctober 16, 2014
From January of 2013 to June 2013 I was an intern at Morgan Stanley. As an intern here I had to communicate effectively to clients and my supervisor. I conducted risk assessments using technology to verify if an investment would fit the client’s needs. I was also put in charge of leading several fundraising events for Relay for Life for the company’s – more... office. As a leader I had to be sure that the events ran efficiently and that our goals were met as a group. – less
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Stay Away if your smart
VP Financial Advisor (Former Employee), FloridaOctober 16, 2014
Pros: work/life ballace
Cons: about everything else. when you leave they sue you.
The management is profoundly unprofessional. Our territory was rife with scandals both in office and public. If a member of management is talking to you, there is a good chance you are being lied to. The office environment is depressing. If I could change one thing in my life, it would be the regretful decision to work for Morgan Stanley. Good luck – more... if you'd care to go there yourself! – less
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Great Work Experience
Financial Intern (Former Employee), Melville, NYOctober 16, 2014
Able to get a deep understanding of all financial products
Management very knowledgable
Co-workers are extremely friendly and helpful
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Learned lots of Business about Capital Market Industry
Senior Mainframe Developer - SME for Advisory (Current Employee), NewyorkOctober 15, 2014
Had nice Experience ,Worked on very good learning project apart from IT skills.
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Neutral Environment
Executive Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), New York, NYOctober 14, 2014
I don't really have much to say about Morgan Stanley. Worked there twice.
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High paced
IT Project Manager / IT Operations Manager (Current Employee), New York, NYOctober 12, 2014
High pace, shifting priorities. Heavy workload. Started 2009 as consultant, transitioned to full time in 2012
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Enjoyable workplace. Had fun working there. Convenient, easy commute
Operations Associate, Institutional Settlements (Former Employee), Brooklyn, NYOctober 8, 2014
Pros: office group trips, christmas party, eneryone helped each other. non pressure but fast paced atmosphere.
Cons: long hours, small end of year bonus.
Was an enjoyable place to work. Everyone worked together to get the job done. Excellent management which was easily accessible when you needed guidance.

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