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Anonymous shared this review of Morgan Stanley, United States on Jul 13th, 2020
"Be patient and ask culture based questions before taking a role. Every department has it's own culture. "
Anonymous shared this review of Morgan Stanley, United States on Jan 3rd, 2020
"Be careful which department you work in this company, it's open ground for sexual harassment. The offender is allowed to stay due to ethnic-connections to management (privilege)."
Anonymous shared this review of Morgan Stanley, United States on Nov 6th, 2019
"Don’t be afraid to ask for what you want in terms of flexibility. The conversation will never change otherwise. "
Anonymous shared this review of Morgan Stanley, United States on Sep 13th, 2019
"I felt my contribution was valued and I was encouraged to put forth my ideas to make improvements and have an impact on the bottom line."
Anonymous shared this review of Morgan Stanley, United States on Sep 4th, 2019
"Great family benefits: 16 weeks paid leave for primary caregiver and 4 weeks for non-primary, $30K fertility benefits, surrogacy and adoption reimbursement and lots of rescources for families (backup daycare, college coach). "
Anonymous shared this review of Morgan Stanley, United States on Jul 19th, 2019
"Wealth management is under great pressure due to low cost alternatives. 'Building a book of business' is very difficult in a culture with low minority / women participation."
Anonymous shared this review of Morgan Stanley, United Kingdom on Jun 13th, 2019
"I work in technology and would highly recommend it, huge variety of roles and styles so there is something for everyone, from deep dive coding to ux, ba and project coordination on a wide range of technologies and functions, and from traditional 5 day weeks to very flexible work setups (e.g. 1 day a week in office, 3 day week) which both men and women take advantage of. Culture is collaborative, and there are a lot of female senior role models. I've been here 10+ years and been very happy."
Anonymous shared this review of Morgan Stanley on Mar 29th, 2019
"Not much suggestions since I've only just started. No comments."
Anonymous shared this review of Morgan Stanley on Mar 8th, 2019
"There are good opportunities for women, but you have to go looking for them."
Anonymous shared this review of Morgan Stanley on Feb 26th, 2019
"Like at all large corporations it's very important to have a manager that will campaign on your behalf as the promotions process is very long and bureaucratic. "
Anonymous shared this review of Morgan Stanley on Jan 24th, 2019
"churn and bunrn with new hires...oldtimers don't even acknowledge you for first year"
Anonymous shared this review of Morgan Stanley on Jan 21st, 2019
"I would say to be prepared to speak up for what she can bring to the table and what she would expect in return. To raise her hand, and not wait for someone to recognize her work. "
Anonymous shared this review of Morgan Stanley on Sep 4th, 2018
"Act like a man and you will go far at this company. Traditional boys club."
Anonymous shared this review of Morgan Stanley on Sep 3rd, 2018
"The place is great to learn and grow. they are constantly making changes to encourage women to keep on working. A must place to work"
Anonymous shared this review of Morgan Stanley on Jun 1st, 2018
"Please be careful. While there are some good people in certain groups where it is a healthy work environment, overall Morgan Stanley is toxic. I spent many years there and received good reviews and was one of only a few women promoted. So this is not bitterness, it is based on observation and experience. The place is toxic and abusive."
"Depending on your level, be prepared to be accessible 24/7,"
"Morgan Stanley is a large global firm and it take a long time to get things done. Some of the work-life balance and treatment of women depends on where you are located."
Anonymous shared this review of Morgan Stanley on Apr 20th, 2018
"It’s hard work but a great opportunity to make an impact and learn extensively "
Anonymous shared this review of Morgan Stanley on Mar 2nd, 2018
"There are only a few female advisors but there are many female support staff."
Anonymous shared this review of Morgan Stanley on Feb 13th, 2018
"Be aggressive and become mentee of a male mentor as they are the leaders in the investment banking division"
Anonymous shared this review of Morgan Stanley on Nov 6th, 2017
"I would say that Morgan Stanley "looks good on paper" in the sense that they seem to "talk the talk". They have multiple diversity programs in place. However, the message from the top of the organization doesn't trickle down to individual business units. Women are rarely acknowledged for their contributions or paid fairly, in my opinion."
Anonymous shared this review of Morgan Stanley on Sep 14th, 2017
"Great company to work for but they definitely they have a lot of work to do on the gender pay gap and unequal promotions based on gender."
Anonymous shared this review of Morgan Stanley on Aug 12th, 2017
" Flexibility depends on who you work for within the firm"
Anonymous shared this review of Morgan Stanley on Jul 5th, 2017
"Frat like environment, some of the newest employees are treated as if they are dispensable. "
Anonymous shared this review of Morgan Stanley on May 25th, 2017
"While Morgan has a great work/life balance culture, they could use a little help in promoting women's careers and compensation."
Anonymous shared this review of Morgan Stanley on May 11th, 2017
"If you're interested in punching a clock with little encroachment on your personal life and little to no career growth then a Wealth Management non-Financial Advisor role would be a good fit. If you're willing to work hard or extra hours, looking for career growth and development, and you want a firm where you may be able to stay for a decade and establish a career, avoid Morgan Stanley Wealth Management."
Anonymous shared this review of Morgan Stanley on May 1st, 2017
"Typical finance bro-culture with very few women in senior leadership. Qualities they look for: type A, dominant, extrovert."
Anonymous shared this review of Morgan Stanley on Apr 26th, 2017
"Very flexible hours no support and no structure not the best company to work for "
Anonymous shared this review of Morgan Stanley on Apr 20th, 2017
"There are basically no women in senior positions and gigantic disparities between male and female pay. "
Anonymous shared this review of Morgan Stanley on Jan 27th, 2017
"Management is great, very supportive of female advisors. However, the male colleagues are often quite sexist and many will not engage with you like they would a male colleague. Feel very written off, especially after my pregnancy began to show. But on the surface, very supportive in terms of policies, less so in reality. "
Anonymous shared this review of Morgan Stanley on Oct 10th, 2016
"Good culture overall but currently not compensating at market rates in all roles"
Anonymous shared this review of Morgan Stanley on Sep 27th, 2016
"People skill is too important. Work skill can only get you so far, beyond that it's all people skill"
Anonymous shared this review of Morgan Stanley on Jun 15th, 2016
"Programming for women has improved over the last 2 years"
Anonymous shared this review of Morgan Stanley on May 6th, 2016
"Good place to work as a junior or mid level employee but there are very few female managing directors and there is a definite boys club mentality that makes it hard to find a sponsor."
Anonymous shared this review of Morgan Stanley on May 5th, 2016
"That while it is still a male dominated field , at Morgan Stanley we are slowly making progress "
Anonymous shared this review of Morgan Stanley on Apr 1st, 2016
"It's male dominated. The firm is not willing to hire CSA's part time."
Anonymous shared this review of Morgan Stanley on Mar 29th, 2016
"Some divisions, such as equities, are excellent places to work. "
"Male-dominated company in male-dominated industry, but the company and several individual managers (both male and female) are making strong efforts to support women colleagues. The culture still feels very male-oriented at times. It's not for everyone."
"There is not a great work life balance even though they said it is."
"I worked there for 7 years. I was denied a promotion to VP despite having completed a project that no other manager who tried could do for the previous three years. I even asked my manager early in the year what the promotion metrics are, and I exceeded them. I left, and was immediately promoted at another bank."
"As at many Financial Services companies, women are the minority. Although men seemed to respect their female colleagues, and women are able to be promoted alongside men, there are less women in senior management than men (in the Institutional Equity Division). There is also a much more significant density of women in sales than in trading (currently one women on all of the derivatives trading desks combined). During my internship, I met two pregnant women who were not discontent with the maternity leave policy because they understand that their jobs are market-focused and require face time."
"Extremely sexist place. Groups within the department openly talk about not wanting female analysts on the team. I can count the number of mid-level women on one hand and they don't advance. No senior women to speak of. They are extremely proud of their frat culture and plan to stay that way. The guys are lewd and inappropriate. I don't feel comfortable going to any group social events. Unless you want to play the dumb sorority girl role, there is no place for you."
"its not a bad place to work in early career. fair amount of responsibility and exposure. once you have kids it becomes really tough. women just drop out. either completely overworked or utterly underutilized. feels like if you aren't white and male you just can't get ahead."
"It can be a great place to work but women really have to prove themselves."
"It is a boys club environment with the club changing frequently"
"i worked here for many years almost always in groups of men."
"Sales is male-dominated, however there are a few women who are in mid-level roles. Very few women in senior management."
"I worked here for 4 years and loved it for the first 2 years. It's a male dominated industry/company so be prepared to encounter cut-throat personalities.However, whenever I was looking to advance the regional management teams always found a way to veto it. Although it was a terrible ending, I am happier with my choice to move on. This is a great entry level company and I am thankful for the learning opportunities I had there but unless management is supportive of career advancement, it will not end well."
"Worked there and predecessor firms for more than two decades. Shearson, Smith Barney and Citi were far better for women than MS. The bottom line is what matters at MS and employee morale doesn't appear to be an objective of the senior management team - which by the way has very few women."
"This is a very fast paced environment. There is focus on diversity and women initiatives. The benefits are good, with 16 weeks maternity leave now."
"Not a good Company to work for if you want to advance. It is all about the FA's and management cares nothing about anyone else. Very difficult to make decent money for the hard work that you must process each day with no help at all from management. Operations Dept. very small since CSA's now must pretty much do everything including orders for the FA's when they are at hom "working online". Look elsewhere!"
"Think...If you are hired prior to being registered then your salary is quite a bit lower than if you had started as registered, once hired then you just have to work yourself up slowly once you are registered.... to what a registered CSA would be paid starting"
"The company is fine - but when you worked on the business side, it's quite brutal for a woman. Especially one like me that's doing fertility treatments because my boss was completely not supportive. My normal hours were 7am - 6pm. When I was doing IVF, I came to work at 8 and my boss had an issue with that. Had I known how difficult this was, I would have seriously considered getting married early and having kids when I was younger. Oh and don't bother with HR - they work for the company, not for you."
"Fight for yourself. Build relationships with senior management if possible."
"You can advance if you network; you can do a good job, but if you do not build relationships to draw on, you could be out of luck if objectives change and they need to make changes. Sometimes the "push" to have more women in this industry can almost create an unequal president at times - they have a way to go to make things equal. In the right group though, you will be supported and have opportunity for growth."
"For someone who can really work under pressure, take a high volume of calls and are ok with being stuck on the same position for at least 28 months, it is a good job.They have a lot of expectations and you have to get used to the fast paced environment."