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Reviews for Morgan Stanley

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.58
Support from management
3.34
Teamwork
3.67
Freedom to work independently
3.79
Internal Communication
3.43
Office / Work Environment
3.81
Environmental Friendliness
3.86
Work-Life Balance
3.58
Challenging Work
3.98
Inclusive / Diverse
3.54

Career factor

Gender Equality
3.83
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.74
Career Development
3.52
Overall compensation for your work
3.73
Company Image
4.02
Job Security
3.25
Handicapped Accessibility
3.72
Workplace Safety
4.05
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 22 of 100 reviews Parking in 25 of 100 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 19 of 100 reviews Stock or equity options in 22 of 100 reviews 401(k) in 72 of 100 reviews Onsite daycare facility in 1 of 100 reviews Reimbursed daycare in 1 of 100 reviews Ability to work remotely in 27 of 100 reviews Desirable office location in 29 of 100 reviews Tuition assistance in 20 of 100 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 26 of 100 reviews 401(k) Match in 46 of 100 reviews Flexible spending account in 30 of 100 reviews Paid time off in 38 of 100 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 44 of 100 reviews Relocation allowance in 3 of 100 reviews Life insurance in 39 of 100 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 24 of 100 reviews Free (company provided) Meals in 7 of 100 reviews Health and wellness programs in 34 of 100 reviews Employee discounts in 71 of 100 reviews Vehicle allowance in 3 of 100 reviews Employee events in 24 of 100 reviews Pet friendly/Pets allowed in 1 of 100 reviews Fitness center on site in 11 of 100 reviews Free Snacks/Drinks in 7 of 100 reviews
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  • 04.Oct 2018
  • Employee

Internal Communication

Because this Firm is so highly regulated, you will spend a portion of your time taking required surveys and tutorials.

What I like about the company

Benefits; people; diversity.

What I dislike about the company

Whenever you are in a company this large, no matter how great the Firm may be as a whole, it all boils down to your direct manager. If they are great, you'll be great. If they aren't, you may be in trouble - not them. Also, as a financial services firm, they are more concerned with the top earners than your average citizen or employee.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Relocation allowance is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC
  • City
    New York
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Legal/tax

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered
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  • 24.Aug 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Allow staff to work remotely when needed

What I like about the company

Lots of development and training

What I dislike about the company

No work life balance for staff

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00
  • Company
    Morgan Stanley
  • City
    Boston
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • There are no bend for changes, we are a well diverse group who all respect each other as and work well together

What I like about the company

Casual environment pleasant people to work with

What I dislike about the company

I don't foresee disapproving of any

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Morgan Stanley
  • City
    New York City
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • listen more to employees and heed their reuqests

What I like about the company

401k
enjoyable employee relations
teamwork was evident

What I dislike about the company

periodic trimming of employees as occurs with all Wall Street banks

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Morgan Stanley
  • City
    New York City
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    n/a
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Better health plans, Dental plans & cafeteria environment

What I like about the company

Salary is good, managers/supervisors helpful, easy work and co-workers easy to get along.

What I dislike about the company

Shifts scheduling and lack of benefits.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered
  • Company
    Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
  • City
    New York City
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    n/a
  • Position
    Not specified

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Pet friendly/Pets allowed is offered
  • 06.Aug 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Maybe try to modernize the office more and get people stand up desk so they don’t sit all day.

What I like about the company

Good place to work at. Location, people and environment are all great.

What I dislike about the company

None I can think of. It’s been great so far what I can tell.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    Morgan Stanley
  • City
    Baltimore
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 24.Jul 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Being more flexible in what people Can do with their money

What I like about the company

Love it in every way shape and form. Give you the ability to grow

What I dislike about the company

I don’t like that at times it’s not felxable people I work with

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00
  • Company
    Morgan Stanley
  • City
    New York
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 23.Jul 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • None. There isn't much if anything that I would change about the company

What I like about the company

I like the business, management and my co-workers

What I dislike about the company

There isn't really anything that I dislike about the company

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    Morgan Stanley
  • City
    Boston
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Finance
  • 09.Jul 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • More work life flexibility. Staff is not allowed to have remote access to work from home.

What I like about the company

Name recognition. Benefits. 401k. Competitive salary. Experience

What I dislike about the company

No work life balance or work from home

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00
  • Company
    Morgan Stanley
  • City
    Boston
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Administration

Suggestions for improvement

  • There are some efforts to become a more diverse and inclusive, but it is still an overwhelmingly male dominated company. Offering additional training to women and minorities would not only diversity the company, but would also help them appeal to a wider client base. In an effort to be competitive with brick and mortar banks, they are expanding their banking products to the detriment of their core business model. They need to refocus on providing holistic financial advice, rather than pushing cash management.

What I like about the company

It is a team-based, collaborative atmosphere. Support staff frequently bounces ideas and best practice off one another, which takes stress off the individual. There are many opportunities to earn bonuses if you’re willing to put the work in.

What I dislike about the company

They are pushing to become a normal bank and put pressure on staff to sell banking products. This distracts from the main purpose of having a financial advising team.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Morgan Stanley
  • City
    Silverdale
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered