Morgan Stanley
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Good culture.. but less chance of a career growth

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If you are looking for a good culture, and work/life balance, Morgan Stanley is a good compay to work.However pay increases are minimal (on average). Also getting promoted and career growth is not easy.
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It’s a good place to learn about the financial industry. Put in 3-5 years and get out.

What is the best part of working at the company?This used to be a good place to work. The so called ‘culture’ they force down your throat is long gone. It’s just another place to collect a pay check now. Put in your 5 years and get out. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Always living with the annual and sometimes semi-annual layoffs. Way too much stress and worry for what is an average job at best. What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Not great. Very little in the way of team building and most people still don’t come to the office What is a typical day like for you at the company?Boredom. Outdated tools, old infrastructure, and management disconnected from reality or too bossy, rude and micromanaging.
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Productive and fun workplace

Working in DevOps at Morgan Stanley provides opportunities to work on complex and challenging projects, utilizing the latest technologies and methodologies. The company values collaboration, innovation, and a focus on delivering high-quality solutions. DevOps Engineers at Morgan Stanley have the opportunity to work with talented and experienced individuals across different departments and make a significant impact on the success of the company.The work environment is fast-paced and dynamic, and DevOps Engineers are expected to be able to adapt quickly to changes and new technologies. There are opportunities for professional growth and advancement, and the company is committed to providing its employees with the resources and support needed to excel in their roles.In conclusion, working as a DevOps Engineer at Morgan Stanley can be a challenging and rewarding experience. The company values technology and innovation, providing its employees with opportunities to work on complex projects and make a significant impact on the company's success.
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Okay environment

It was okay while it lasted. Pay is not great. Nice office set up typical of a fintech company. Colleagues were okay most of the time. Long hours etc.
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A typical US-based company

Overall a good company that offers many opportunities. Well-established. Invested a lot on employees' training. Well-equipped office. Good work-life balance.
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Very rigid structure - fast paced

Fast paced company where you’ll be working a lot. Hierarchically rigid. A nice place to get that first experience to get your career going but I don’t think it’s a place to have a good work/life balance
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Very nice place to work

Morgan Stanley is a great place to work at! Very supportive staff, long hours, and extraordinarily good pay. I love working here, and while it is stressful at times, that is life. :)
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Great place to work

Takes the health, diversity and inclusion of their employees seriously. A company that actually "walks the talk" when it comes to embodying their values. Hard to get ahead at such a large organization, though.
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Tons of potential but its a very dysfunctional work culture

Extremely bureaucratic - to be expected for financials industry. But add the layer of politics and cover-yourself-mentality and it becomes almost impossible to get anything done. Group-think (more like paralysis) is very dominant. Yet the pressure to make things happen is real. The result is frustration and disempowerment.


Very good benefits, good salary, nice people


Totally dysfunctional work culture, relentless meetings, disorganized on-boarding
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Good place to learn

A good place to learn and grow, but at times very long working hours. Industry-standard systems and support, good internal mobility and career growth.
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Supportive team mates. Very low paying job compared to the job responsibilities

Good for a start.Managers are supportive when they have not been stressed out themselves.The job title says customer service to justify the very low pay, but you do a whole lot more than the typical customer service/call center duties. It's an insane amount of financial services work load that goes on here, you just aren't in a "brick and mortar store front". There is no clear path if you are looking to change teams and apply to internal roles. There's some internal bureaucracy when looking to leave the team. The work environment goes beyond fast paced and generally very stressful and leaves you drained at the end of your shift. They try to poach you to take the FINRA examination, but the salary for the added stress is almost nothing compared to the industry.


Supportive team mates willing to help you be a better version of yourself, Managers are supportive when they have not been stressed out, The customer service department is at least new immigrant friendly when hiring new intakes


Other departments look down on you, Archaic processes that make your job even more stressful, The pay is very very low compared to the kind of job required of you, micromanaging
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Could be improved.

As a facilities coordinator, if you don’t mind doing your job as well as most of everyone else’s job then you will like it. This job is basically being the pack-mule of the company. You get emails from other employees complaining that there are crumbs on their desk and requesting you to clean it. You’re responsible for stocking all the coffee stations. You need to respond to emails promptly, cover the receptionist on their lunch break, and set up meeting rooms all simultaneously. My boundary was reached when they were demanding me to do the Technology department’s job duties. As I was not being paid accordingly to do such tasks nor were they even my responsibility. When I mentioned this to upper management, they simply didn’t care.
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Challenging, fast-paced environment, with a great team

* Great, supportive, team* Results oriented* Interesting and challenging technical work* Opportunities to learn and develop* Rewards creativity* Commitment to diversity and inclusion


Excellent salary and bonus


Very fast-paced and weak on change management
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Good culture, good people

I love the culture here. I feel like there are a lot of talented people and I can learn a lot from them. Respect, equality and diversity is being practiced, not just a slogan. Managers a few ranks over are still very modest and approachable, which I didn't find in the companies I previously worked for.


- Fair pay - Culture - Colleagues


- Lots of red tape due to regulation - Workload
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Poor Management

Bad management, a lot of nepotism a d favouritism. If you’re not white, you won’t get ahead. Poor leadership, some staff not qualified to even open a door, but still there as they play the kissing-up game.


Location, downtown core


Management, excessive overtime
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Great Culture

I love working here. There is great culture, work-life balance and lots of learning opportunities. This is a great place to start your career as a software developer. The work does get boring and monotonous depending on what team you are on and what part of the codebase you work on.


Rrsp, work-life balance, learning opportunities


Monolithic codebase
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wonderful culture

Wonderful place to workGreat colleagues Great culturesupport job mobility in the companySupportive managersgreat life work balancecommunication is very important
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Do not recommend

Terrible place to work, stay away. Too much red-tape. Very poor culture. For them it's not about getting work done. It's all about shirking responsibilities.
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good place to work

new technologies, good place to work. Nice environment, good management and teams, plenty of space for growth. would recommand to friends in the future
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The people are the best part

I had a lovely internship experience thanks to my supportive team and attentive Campus HR Team. We had fun activities like go-karting, valentines day social, tech talks, Tech Expo and Escape room. I got to work with a global team.
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Great Company

Good company to work and learn new technologies. A good flexible environment with great benefits. Good Job culture. Flexible Work from home option .
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Based on 4,913 reviews

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3.6 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.6 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.3 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.4 out of 5 stars for Management
3.6 out of 5 stars for Culture

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