Compare Morgan Stanley vs Waddell & Reed BETA

See how working at Morgan Stanley vs. Waddell & Reed compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Morgan Stanley vs. Waddell & Reed. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Morgan Stanley

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Waddell & Reed

Employee Ratings

  • Morgan Stanley scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Waddell & Reed scored higher in 1 area: Work-life balance.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 7252 reviews)
Morgan Stanley employees rated their Overall Rating 0.9 higher than Waddell & Reed employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
2.9
(based on 425 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.7
Morgan Stanley employees rated their Career Opportunities 1.1 higher than Waddell & Reed employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
2.6
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.6
Morgan Stanley employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.8 higher than Waddell & Reed employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
2.8
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.5
Work-life balance
3.7
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.4
Morgan Stanley employees rated their Senior Management 0.7 higher than Waddell & Reed employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
2.7
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.8
Morgan Stanley employees rated their Culture & Values 0.9 higher than Waddell & Reed employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
2.9
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Morgan Stanley Ceo James P. Gorman
91%
91%James P. Gorman
Morgan Stanley employees rated their CEO Approval 19% higher than Waddell & Reed employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Waddell & Reed Ceo Philip Sanders
72%
72%Philip Sanders
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
77%
Morgan Stanley employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 36% higher than Waddell & Reed employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
41%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
64%
Morgan Stanley employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 48% higher than Waddell & Reed employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
16%

Salaries

Morgan Stanley has 359 more total submitted salaries than Waddell & Reed.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Associate25 Salaries
CA$86,316/yr
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CA$73,503/yr
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CA$81,159/yr
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What Employees Say

  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at Morgan Stanley.
  • "Mutual funds" was the most mentioned Pro at Waddell & Reed.
  • "Working hours" was the most mentioned Con at Morgan Stanley.
  • "Licensing" was the most mentioned Con at Waddell & Reed.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 559 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 445 reviews)
Pros
"Mutual funds"(in 25 reviews)
"Financial planning"(in 20 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Working hours"(in 166 reviews)
"Senior management"(in 128 reviews)
Cons
"Licensing"(in 22 reviews)
"100 commission"(in 18 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - VP-Technology

I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Great environment, respectful people, good technical challenges, many growth opportunities

Cons

Some application/technologies are old, tech debt can be overwhelming

"Admin"May 20, 2020

Current Employee - Financial Advisor

I have been working at Waddell & Reed full-time

Pros

Great experience to learn about the stock market

Cons

Not the best investment company

Job Postings

Morgan Stanley has 1,972 more recently posted open jobs than Waddell & Reed.