Morgan Stanley Chicago Office

Rank: Monkey | 55

I was wondering if you guys had any information about the MS Chicago Office?
How many summer analysts do they usually take?
What are some of the groups in the office?
What are their strong groups?

And any general information is appreciated.

Comments (35)

 
1/26/12

I never saw any info about their chicago office...I know they have wealth management there but i never saw any other positions there listed

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1/26/12

They take a few summers every year but I would exercise extreme caution with this office. You'll have Morgan Stanley on your resume and it'll be really easy to lateral to wherever you want in whatever city you want, but there's not much more to say other than they are known for being pricks and having a terrible culture. You'll be miserable, and I would take many Chicago offices and almost any semi-prestigious New York office over MS Chicago.

 
 
1/26/12

only guy i know who did analyst there ended up at magnetar afterwords

don't know much else about the office though. supposedly a complete sweatshop, mostly middle market deals. they claim to execute out of the office "when possible," but not really sure what that means. tiny office, like three analysts per class.

 
1/26/12

supposedly MS Chicago is more cut off from the NY office than some of the other BB's, but that is only what I heard from an intern who worked in the office so take that with a grain of salt

 
1/26/12

i know a guy who just finished an internship there... said it was a great experience and yes it was a very small office.. only a couple other interns.

 
1/26/12

Thanks for the information. Based on this information the class size is only 3-4 analysts and the deal flow would be solid because of MS but its all going to be Mid Mkt. Did the interns you guys knew continue for FT over there. Exit opps from the office seem to be decent just because of the brand name. I guess their main target schools would be Chicago and Northwestern. Any more information would be much appreciated.

 
1/26/12

You can find useful and important information on the site www.relbanks.com.

 
1/26/12

the guy i know accepted full-time... he really enjoyed it.

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1/26/12

Hey, I've recruited here. I just want you to know that this group is only for sourcing deals. They do very little in house execution and a lot of sourcing for NY. They peaked in 08 when they did a bunch of auto deals but since then, not so hot.

 
 
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1/26/12

No deal flow, horrible culture, 100+ hr weeks working on only pitch books. Before the start of this summer, all of the analysts quit except for one. They had 3 interns this summer and none of them want to go back

 
 
1/26/12

I have never heard the office mentioned before (by bankers, not on this forum) when discussing who's good in Chicago.

 
1/26/12

Pretty small group/office. In terms of exit ops, i have seen 1 analyst out of the MS chicago office go to Hellman & Friedman but thats only 1 instance.

 
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1/26/12

Did you hear back? I had an interview with them on Monday.

 
1/26/12
rank23:

Did you hear back? I had an interview with them on Monday.

if u r from ross, superday is next Tuesday.

 
1/26/12

Industrials and consumer retail focus is true. I would consider MS the #2 to JPM in Chicago. As far as culture, it is a very tight nit group with about 20-30 bankers in total (7-8 analysts, I know of one each from USC and ND). They have a Vice Chairman who sits there as well. Core schools for their office are definetely ND and UofM- many people in the office are huge Notre Dame fans and they actually have company events around the Fighting Irish football season. IMHO (FWIW) the office was a bit too fratty for my liking (even the senior bankers).

 
1/26/12

Has anyone heard back from the superday?

 
1/26/12

anyone hear back from this tuesday's superday?

 
1/26/12

Has anyone else heard back? Did anyone get called with a no?

 
1/26/12

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