Morgan Stanley Employee Reviews about "work environment"

Updated Jun 27, 2020

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  1. "Best place to work in Montreal"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Administrative Assistant in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Extremely positive working environment, very condusive to providing stress free professional development. Well managed.

    Cons

    Honestly, in my 3 and a half years at this Morgan Stanley location, I saw no downside.

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  2. "One of the best"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in London, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Better pay, nice working environment

    Cons

    Long working hours, uncertanity during market volatility

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  3. Helpful (40)

    "Loves this company"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Associate in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Knowledgeable and respectful colleagues, exciting business, competitive compensation, learning supports, mobility program, generous RRSP matching programs and vacation package. Great place to work and to learn about financial products.

    Cons

    Only cons I could think of is fast pace work environment which is pretty normal for this type of business. Promotion is slow.

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  4. Helpful (3)

    "Marketing"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Marketing Specialist in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay is very good. Status is great. Learned a lot. Diversity and nice work environment.

    Cons

    Stability. Contracts are not a good option. MS did not honor them and simply cut off all contractors when they needed to fix budgets without any concern to their well being. Unprofessional dealings with contracts such as mandatory furloughs with no pay requested at last minute. No warning of cancellations of contracts and expectations of contractors to act like employees but not given the same considerations in return such as not invited to employee events. Expected you to act like an employee but they did not treat you like one.

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  5. "PROJECT MANAGER"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time for 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.

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  6. "Finance Associate"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  7. "Good environment"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     

    I worked at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    Fair compensation and nice working environment.

    Cons

    Limit promotion and limit use of any software

  8. "nice experience"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    very high tech work environment, you get to work with very brilliant people

    Cons

    closed working environment with too much procedure

  9. Helpful (3)

    "IT Consultant"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - IT Consultant in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Complex architecture and challenging business logic.

    Cons

    To much politic. It`s often very hard for scrum members to have access to end user to get clear requirements. Information controlled by insecure senior manager preventing effective and optimal solution development in an agile way. This is not a work environment where you will have the change to try new technology. The tech stack is relatively outdated caused by the very heavy proprietary structure to maintain. Senior manager often prefer known old solution to open source ideas not yet approved by the firm. Many projects needs a lot of production support making new development often very challenging.

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  10. "good"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    Fast-paced working environment. Good exit options after investment banking, compensation very well. Somehow a good place to work for despite that analysts are very aggressive

    Cons

    People are to aggressive, long hours (100 hours plus a week), no work life balance, high pressure and intensity, for people who seeks work life balance don't choose it please

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