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Great company to work with
Service Desk Administrator (Former Employee), Bangalore, KAMarch 12, 2014
Productive and efficient management and friendly atmosphere to work with
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Great Leadership...Solid Comraderie...Strong Focus on Priorities
Vice President - Senior Complex Risk Officer (Current Employee), Menlo Park, CAMarch 10, 2014
Pros: wonderful people
Cons: still working through cultural imbalance between firms
I am the man of many hats...with one goal....Excellence
Part of my day deals with wearing the Operations and Service hat
Part of my day deals with wearing the Legal hat
Part of my day deals with wearing the Preventive Risk Management hat
Part of my day deals with wearing the Compliance hat
Sprinkled throughout the day are Q & A to keep me on my toes.
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At Morgan Stanley/Dean Witter for many years&very much liked the job responsibilities,daily challenges &variety of work.
Sales Associate, Cashier, Receptionist (Former Employee), Omaha, NEMarch 9, 2014
Pros: challengng, variety of job responsibilities were very rewarding, good managers brokers to work with, liked training employees brokers.
Cons: for the level of responsibility salary was not market competitive.
It was rewarding working for a successful brokerage firm. The environment was fast paced and always interesting and challenging.
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intro for FA
Advisor (Former Employee), denverMarch 8, 2014
Pros: name branding
Cons: cattle call for newbies .. the more they throw against the wall, the more that sticks
expect it to be a numbers game.... 80% in the FAA program are on the street looking for a new job after the first year to 1 1/2. Quality platforms, but the mgmt treats newbies like cattle. They use the same formula that all wire houses have used for 70 years .... bring in new people with understanding that most fail--the one that fail, they still win – more... because they keep the assets you worked hard to bring in -- it's a pure numbers game for them. – less
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Corporate feel, long hours, limited growth
Financial Controller (Current Employee), Baltimore, MDMarch 8, 2014
Pros: generous vacation days, office location
Cons: can't use vacation days during month-end closing which lasts nearly two weeks, pay is not great for the hours, poor office morale
The Baltimore office is currently growing which is great for job security. Many roles, especially front-office, will remain solely in New York so there is not much room for growth unless you want to stay with your current team. The office location is great, right on the water in Fells Point and there are plenty of places to go after work. Co-workers – more... are generally friendly and helpful, but most people have functions that require that they only work with very few, if any, other people besides themselves. There are several levels of management and they often become managers in departments where they have little or no experience, so you are often managed by someone who knows less than you. – less
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Enjoyable woek place
Consultant (Former Employee), NY, NYMarch 6, 2014
I enjoyed my time at MSSB as a consultant...learned what was needed to get the job done.
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Sclerotic management
Vice President (Current Employee), New York, NYMarch 2, 2014
Pros: decent life-work balance
Cons: stagnant compensation and management that is out of touch with technology
What a company! Too many employees doing nothing but resource allocation. Many unnecessary layers of management.
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Great company, a lot depends on your position there and local management/size of office
Senior Registered Associate/Portfolio Associate (Current Employee), Hyannis, MAMarch 1, 2014
Very busy, continuous training always available.
Co-workers are great.
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Great firm with excellent work ethic
Associate (Current Employee), New York, NYFebruary 28, 2014
Great firm with excellent work ethic. Intelligent people and a great work atmosphere.
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Domestic jobs are not secure, Efficiency detracted due to policies.
Senior Programmer Analyst (Current Employee), New York, NYFebruary 25, 2014
The corporate environment has changed dramatically in my tenure at Morgan Stanley. This was the first company I worked for which performed an annual routine exercise of reviewing staffing needs, and then laid-off people in alignment with projected needs. The company also began a practice of moving much of the IT functions outside of the continental – more... United States, and even went as far as opening up Technology Support, as well as Operations office outside of the United states, namely India, as a ruse to be competitive, which were called costs savings. There is not much job security domestically, and I among many others are a testimony to this. Additionally the Technology area is so compartmentalized which has made it difficult to find the right area to assist in determining who is responsible for different application components within the firm. In a positive effort to make things easier, and standardized, they created web form applications for most everything related to technology change, but when problems, or question arise for all these virtual forms, there is rarely a contact number, or email group included to get questions answered or to get things accomplished. I always joked that the company had become "Too Big to Succeed". This has only been magnified more and more by creating different review processes, and review committees for everything, which has add an unnecessary 20% of "red tape" overhead to every IT project, – less
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Fun working environment, good company heritage
Mutual Funds Processor (Former Employee), Houston, TXFebruary 25, 2014
Pros: good environment, fair compensation.
Cons: unstable industry
The working environment was casual and enjoyable. The compensation seemed fair to what was offered in the industry. However the financial industry is volatile and the whole department was moved to New Jersey from Houston where I worked. I heard years later that it ended up moving back to Houston.
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Organized and run by good talent
Associate (Former Employee), Brooklyn, NYFebruary 25, 2014
Organized and run by good talent. Good automation with the systems..as well as controls in place
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The most enjoyable part of the job
Support (Current Employee), CTFebruary 24, 2014
Pros: colleagues, management, advancement
Cons: the pay could be more
I love working with my coworkers. They are friendly, helpful, and there to work, but have fun while doing it. The management is very supportive and advancement is possible if you work hard and ask for it.
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Good company
Senior Registered Client Service Associate (Current Employee), New York, NYFebruary 24, 2014
Good culture and great co workers. I think management can do a better job but overall great company to work for.
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RE: managing clients money
Financial Consultant (Former Employee), Ontario, CAFebruary 24, 2014
Pros: you make it happen, no one else self-moviated
On a daily basis contacting clients and managing and making money for them.
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Good Company
Client Wealth Specialist-Level 2 (Former Employee), Columbus, OHFebruary 24, 2014
Pros: n/a
Cons: n/a
Good company, limited full time positions at the entry level.
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Challenging and work oriented
Data Processor/Proj Coodinator (Former Employee), Jersey City, NJFebruary 19, 2014
Morgan Stanley is a very well work oriented and challenging place with the ability to grow within the company
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Experience
Operational Risk Manager/ Risk Management (Former Employee), San Francisco, CAFebruary 18, 2014
I am an experienced business analyst with experience in financial services. Accomplished business analyst with a track record on managing complex projects and exceeding expectations. Practiced in clarifying business requirements, performing analysis and designing process and system improvements to increase productivity and reduce costs.

Highly accomplished – more... financial professional with over 18 years’ experience in Project Management, Prime Brokerage, Risk Management, Operations, Administration, Accounting and Hedge Fund implementation and support. Product knowledge in equities, fixed income, alternative investments, listed derivatives and structured products across the full investment cycle in domestic and international markets. Experienced in legal and compliance related issues, negotiating account opening documents, client and third party agreements. – less
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Great place to work
Financial Advisor & Team Leader (Current Employee), Roseville, CAFebruary 18, 2014
I really like Morgan Stanley. It is a great company to work for.
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great jobplace
Foreign Exchange Operations Options Director (Current Employee), new york nyFebruary 14, 2014
Pros: great teams
great company to work with. Managment knows how to treat their employees.

About Morgan Stanley

One of the world's top investment banks, Morgan Stanley serves up a smorgasbord of financial services. The company operates in three primary – Read more