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Morgan Stanley Reviews

Updated 19 September, 2018
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  1. "Finance Associate"

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

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment
    Good pay scale

    Cons

    No work life balance
    Stingy bonuses


  2. Helpful (2)

    "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.

  3. 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


  4. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Technology Associate"

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    Current Employee - Technology Asso in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Technology Asso in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training program for new university grads
    Fairly good work-life balance (depending on team)

    Cons

    Experience is very dependent on what team you join: ranges from working with latest and greatest technologies to doing support on weekends

    Advice to Management

    Do not put HR consultants in charge of negotiating with full time employees


  6. Helpful (1)

    "low salary"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley part-time

    Pros

    I did not like working there, very sexist culture.

    Cons

    low salary , long hours, no benfits


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good Benefits but there's no estabilty"

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    Current Employee - Vice President - Technology in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Vice President - Technology in Montreal, QC

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, almost latest Technology trends but it depends on the project

    Cons

    The estability and good evironment is not garantee

  8. "Assocaite"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Good company with very good benefits

    Cons

    None that i can think of.


  9. "QA Environment analyst"

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    Current Employee - QA Environment Analyst in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - QA Environment Analyst in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It’s very good atmosphere to work. People are very cooperative and helping. Even the managers are very understanding when you need any help they are always there to explain .

    Cons

    For now I did not found anything as of cons it’s really nice experience till now. I hope it would remain same in future.

    Advice to Management

    No


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Technology Associate - Software Development (~1 year)"

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    Former Employee - Technology Associate in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Technology Associate in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Well paid, very good insurance, retirement plan contributions.
    Felt welcomed from day 1, people are very friendly and nice to hang out with after work when there is an event.
    The culture and politics (like diversity, workplace harassment, equality) was very well defined and I felt like it was actually enforced.
    Offices in Montreal have standing desks.

    Cons

    Terrible banking style, lots of management, doesn't move fast, tedious unnecessary meetings, hard to focus because people are always talking or there are constant interruption.
    Some things were good technology wise, but most of it was very old and update meant copy pasting code.
    The work was just not fun, spending a lot of time in 15+ years old systems. Saw some truly horrendous code. Wouldn't recommend for people out of school because you will not learn anything valuable. Your skills will degenerate quickly as you will not really "code" per say because most of the tasks are artificial.

    I would say the job is closer to a business analyst than a technologist.


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