Morgan Stanley Overview

  • New York, United States
  • 10000+ Employees
  • 1935
  • Company - Public (MS)
  • Investment & Asset Management
  • $10+ billion (USD)

Morgan Stanley mobilizes capital to help governments, corporations, institutions and individuals around the world achieve their financial goals. For over 85 years, the firm’s reputation for using innovative thinking to solve complex problems has been well earned and rarely ...

Company Updates

17 March 2023
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Greater workplace equality continues to boost companies' performance, according to Morgan Stanley’s proprietary HERS ranking. Over a decade ago, Morgan Stanley Research analysts set out to understand if companies that increase their focus on gender diversity make an impact on their bottom line. Analysts did this by scoring companies based on gender diversity at all levels — board members, executives, managers and employees — and then comparing those scores against share-price performance. The most recent analysis proves again that gender diversity can drive results. Based on an examination of 1,875 firms on the MSCI World Index, those with greater gender diversity— and therefore a higher Holistic Equal Representation Score (HERS)— outperformed less gender-diverse firms (those with lower HERS rankings) by 1.6% in 2022. "We believe that it’s worth keeping an eye on companies that make sustainable progress on gender diversity in the workplace," shared Stephen C. Byrd, Head of Morgan Stanley's Global Sustainability Research team. Read on for more Morgan Stanley ideas.
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13 February 2023
We are incredibly excited to share our new global brand campaign, Old School Grit. New World Ideas. This modern, cinematic campaign represents a different look and feel for our 87-year-old brand, which has become increasingly appealing to a much broader audience. It celebrates the unique combination of seemingly contradictory qualities that makes Morgan Stanley so special: the old-school grit of an experienced doer and the new-world ideas of an innovator.  “After a number of recent strategic acquisitions, Morgan Stanley has a unique story to tell both in terms of where we’ve been and where we’re going,” said our Chief Marketing Officer, Alice Milligan, in an AdWeek interview. “Our new campaign celebrates our legacy as a trusted firm while showcasing how we’re helping shape the world of tomorrow.” Narrating the campaign film is Grammy-nominated artist Janelle Monáe. She's an incredibly talented singer, songwriter and actor, and she truly embodies the spirit of this campaign, having unapologetically charted her own path, overcoming obstacles and blazing trails along the way. 
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Morgan Stanley Reviews

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"Above average investment bank"

16 Apr 2022 - Executive Director in Los Angeles, CA
Positive Outlook
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Generally better management structure than other investment banks.
Strong equity franchise (not so much for fixed income and credit).


Pay package is just average, and below market in certain departments.
Very slow in adopting modern remote working business model.

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Pay package (both cash and profit sharing in shares) and remote working flexibility need to improve ASAP to retain talents in today's competitive labor market.
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Diversity & Inclusion at Morgan Stanley

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Morgan Stanley Interviews

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    Interviews were nice. Was asked the typical IB question on fit and your motivations such as Why Investment Banking & Why our Bank, followed by deal experiences and finally, technicals.

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Morgan Stanley Awards & Accolades

  • #1 World’s Most Influential CEO - James P. GormanCEOWorld Magazine2023
  • Early Talent Award - Best Gen Z EmployerHandshake2023
  • Perfect 100 - Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index (16 consecutive years)Human Rights Campaign2022
  • America’s Best Employers for DiversityForbes2022
  • Fast Company’s 100 Best Workplaces for InnovatorsFast Company2021

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