Morgan Stanley - Culture at MS?

Can someone give me some insight into MS's culture? Couldnt find much on it.

Also, anyone been through the SA interview there?

Thanks a lot.

Comments (12)

 
Jan 9, 2008 - 3:27am

i don't think any BB bank has a unique culture. maybe a specific group has a unique culture, but you cant generalize a firm with thousands of people.

they are all the same IMO. work hard play hard, teamplayers, blah.

Summer analyst interview now? Is it for Hong Kong? It's kinda early for NYC.

I interviewed for NYC summer position last year, pretty typical interview with a few "what's your fav class" questions.

 
Jan 9, 2008 - 2:53pm

this is actually interesting, seeing the profiles. looks like tons of equity ppl.

 
Jan 9, 2008 - 10:10am

They all eat sandwiches for every meal. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Everyone walks fast. They quote the movie Fast and the Furious Tokyo drift in almost every sentence. Also they like the band Weezer.

Hope that helps.

Seriously though, all BB cultures are similar. Work hard, do well and you succeed yada yada. You aren't going to find a firm that is all "one way".

-------------- Either you sling crack rock or you got a wicked jump shot
 
Jan 9, 2008 - 3:02pm

While I cannot comment on current day culture, historically, Goldman has been very entrepreneurial and trusting of young talents to lead groups to innovative futures: Recommend reading, The Partnership: The Making of Goldman Sachs by Charles Ellis. Gives a great insight into the culture of the firm and how it has progressed in each department with specific insights into IBD/IBS, ST, GSAM, GWM. You can also get a good understanding of MS from the book, Blue Blood & Mutiny by Patricia Beard. Also, I have a friend at GS IBD and haven't heard anything on the sides of micro-managed or rigid

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Jan 9, 2008 - 3:03pm
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