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Morgan Stanley CEO James P. Gorman
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  1. "Great office"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Great office, benefits, and people

    Cons

    Slow career advancement and promotion

    Advice to Management

    Work on developing leaders internally

    Morgan Stanley2018-12-18
  2. Helpful (1)

    "ETL Developer"

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

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    The best reason for me to work in Morgan Stanley is that I am working differences technologies and also they offer at start was more than the other companies.

    Cons

    Growing up in Morgan Stanley is too much hard. Hiring process in Morgan Stanley is hard, but firing is very easy. Morgan Stanley is an enterprise company but its is not technical IT company like Microsoft , google or Amzon so the culture in not like a high tech companies.

    Morgan Stanley2019-05-04
  3. "Good Technical Progress... very long to execute"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    - Good place to learn strict Change Management Process - Keeping pace with modern technology (although Long) - Great benefits - Good compensation

    Cons

    - Too much disparity between groups making employment experiences varied - If you like to move fast this is not the place for you. Being a bank holding company Morgan has lots of regulatory requirements making the environment slower paced - Some teams (not all) have poor work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Although management talks about transparency, there could be a lot more of it. More often than not this causes rumours to spread on the floor and insecurity causing un-needed attrition which causes the company to loose very skilled resources. Some of the managers on the floor are not true managers and are more reserved and dont get out of their offices much to talk to resources

    Morgan Stanley2019-05-13
  4. "Horrible cutthroat bickering corporate culture"

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Slightly higher than average annual fixed salary, and good health insurance benefit

    Cons

    Stingy and abusive demanding managers, frequent inter-team conflicts. long working hours with unpaid overtime and unpaid weekend hours, cut in yearly bonuses, stagnant salaries, lack of clear company directions, outdated technology, majority cheap offshoring & AI replacement worker abuses.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so stingy for IT investment! Just hire more local staff already, instead of chasing "efficiencies. Be more flexible and accommodating for your workers. Tons of unpaid overtime and weekend hours is illegal if brought to light and more worker discontent continues. The 360 annual reviews is too overly picky and unjustifiable. Recently more focus on agile means more frequent layoffs for all workers who cannot...

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    Morgan Stanley2019-05-09
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    "Abusive environment"

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

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    If youre good and dont let HR negociate you down as they try everyone, you can get a good pay if youre a morgan robot theres a lot of advancement opportunities

    Cons

    VERY VERY stressful environment watch out of youre a consultant, they will hire you then lower your salary months later then do it again the following year they fire ppl every year if their numbers arent good Gives many objectives and puts 100 roadblocks to achieve them then puts pressure Non agile environment Slow technology adoption, they customize their infra so much that they avoid going to latest techs montreal...

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    Advice to Management

    Agile environment, common sense, less pressure.

    Morgan Stanley2019-03-29
  6. "Vice President"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Nice professional environment to work at. Friendly people.

    Cons

    I've only worked with people too focussed on their work and not so much on Family and other things

    Morgan Stanley2019-04-01
  7. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Great team to work with

    Cons

    Poor management leads to high turnover

    Advice to Management

    More communication with the team and spend more time on each member on their well-being

    Morgan Stanley2019-03-03
  8. "Not bad at all"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Montreal, QC

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Interesting to know more about Investment Interesting people Not bad salary

    Cons

    Some restrictions on technology. Somehow "old technology." But probably the best for the Bank.

    Morgan Stanley2019-03-18
  9. Helpful (1)

    "VP in Technology"

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    Current Employee - Vice President In Technology in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Company with traditions in the tech space, good name on your CV, great bright colleagues from diverse backgrounds

    Cons

    politics & bureaucracy, slow to adjust with changing times, promotions are hard, hiring for senior roles with high pay the wrong people

    Advice to Management

    Get out of your comfort zone, it's time for change for the better and for everyone.

    Morgan Stanley2019-02-21
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Project manager"

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

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    nothing to discuss here, avoid

    Cons

    fire easily and without any reason

    Morgan Stanley2019-03-01
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