You will meet some incredibly smart people in your time there, and if you network well, it could turn out to be a very good stepping stone for your career progression, whether with or outside the company. The work culture is very good, with a healthy respect for work life balance. Timings are largely flexible.
Slightly corporate culture. The internal department transfers. A lot of cheap tactics to get the most out of their employees, and contract employees. Slightly stagnant work profile, life can turn a little dull. Payscale lags the industry.
Good work life balance at a big name company.
Solid and fun team spirit, perpetual flow of very, very smart graduates coming into the firm. Great analysis and research tools/tech and a well equipped office. Made a bunch of great friends burning the midnight oil that's for sure!
It's a dog fight to progress. Seriously limited opportunities to grow and progress your career. Lots of changes at a senior management level when i was at MS, so no firm leadership.
The zillions the company makes.
Good work life balance possible, with work from home opportunities on avail. A good place to work, and a comfortable introduction to a fast paced industry. The people are amazingly smart and intelligent. There is a vibrant culture, with almost no bureaucracy. The workplace is positive and lively.
The long hours can be quite a drag after a while, especially if youre working in investment banking and have to deal with the different opening/closing times of markets across the world. Morgan Stanley in the UK is in a timezone that makes life very hard.
Collective work enivornment, so you can learn other aspects of the industry besides your own.
Fair pay shouldn't be a benefit!
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