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Morgan Stanley Reviews

Updated 17 November, 2018
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  1. "Great environment to learn"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Montreal, QC

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to learn and grow. If placed on the right team, you can be learning cutting edge technology and be exposed to great work ethics.

    Cons

    Very corporate, all the cons of a big company.


  2. "Great Internship Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay, great city, many student activities and opportunities to meet management.

    Cons

    Big organization means you will feel like a very small cog in the system

  3. "PROJECT MANAGER"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good & healthy work environment, plenty of technology solutions which is good opportunity to learn. Global operations most of the work with off-shore resources. Good to learn about financial institution operation.

    Cons

    Long processes for decision making, many of long meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on work and your own people


  4. "Vice President"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Working with talent people. Access to new wide range of technologies.

    Cons

    High work load.
    Management is pushy.


  5. "software developer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    can learn a lot of thing

    Cons

    it is a good company


  6. "Java Developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Good benefit package compared to many local companies.

    Cons

    A lot of production on-calls even for developers


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Disappointing"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Associate in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Just the benefits, little better than the general market

    Cons

    This company has a very arrogant and cruel HR department. They only care about protecting the company. Every real issue that is brought to them is dismissed and with a revenge. If you are thinking about raising a complain, don't bother. They will just make your life miserable.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up, you are losing in good people and in reputation.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Playing politics is the key"

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    Current Employee - BI Developer
    Current Employee - BI Developer
    Recommends

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Provides great technology to work from everywhere.
    Competitive salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Don't support working out of the office.
    Network capabilities overpass exceptional work skills.
    Individual competition reinforced which brings to a lower quality of team work.
    Hyerarchy way too overrated.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Don't stay too long"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Perks, free coffe,... needed to type at least 5 words in this field.

    Cons

    Custom systems with no market value. Stay long time and it would be difficult to work elsewhere.

    Security constrains are killing creativity.

    Layoffs are targeting older employees now. Don't count on retiring in this company.

    Salary used to be competitive but not anymore.

    Lies are tolerated from managers, which are constantly plotting how to take advantage / advance their careers by using you as a tool.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so arrogant, there are better companies out there.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Company. Lots to learn

    Cons

    All disadvantages of a big company


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