Morgan Stanley Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Jul 2, 2020

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  1. "Great culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Technology Analyst 

    I worked at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    Awesome team and work-life balance was great. Lots of fun activities organized for the interns.

    Cons

    Office decor is not modern.

  2. "Good work life balande"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer 

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance with lots of opportunities.

    Cons

    Technology is customized with lot of morganization

  3. "Best place to work"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    - Work life balance - Good pay - Best technology and infrasctructure

    Cons

    - High pressure at times - Perception driven rather than reality - Hire and fire policy - Harsh culture

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  4. "My experience has been very positive and have learned a lot over the years."

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It’s easy-going and not a very stressful environment. Work life balance is quite good. Great office to work in.

    Cons

    Very restrictive about working from home. Salary is not very competitive. Upper management lacks in terms of communication.

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  5. "Overall good company"

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

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good culture and people, decent work-life balance, good pay.

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted or raises

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  6. "A decent company to work in"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley for more than a year

    Pros

    Freiendly atmosphere in the team. Smart teammates. Excellent work/life balance. Good remuneration level

    Cons

    Like many big companies, doing thing is slow and painful. But MS is even worse than some others I worked in. Technical environment is highly isolated and painful to embrace innovation from outside.

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    "Tech Associate"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tech Associate in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Descent salary and work life balance

    Cons

    Politics Worse management can fire without any reasons

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    "Technology Associate"

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

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time for 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

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    "Good place for technology in Montreal"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Director, Technology in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Career management Work-life-balance (especially for a bank) Competitive salary and benefits Good people Great open culture

    Cons

    Slow moving/regulatory driven Political - can be hard to navigate at times especially for those without the will or intuition

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  10. "Operations Summer Analyst"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance. Very transparent. Excellent communication from management

    Cons

    sometimes gets slow and difficult to stay busy. difficult to gain access to systems early on

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