Morgan Stanley is a leading financial services firm.
Who we are
Our vision and goals can only be achieved through hiring, training and rewarding the best people. Morgan Stanley is a true global citizen, with offices around the world filled with talented, passionate people bringing excellence and integrity to everything we do. As technology links us closer together, the firm is in a unique position to address the increasingly global needs of our clients.
Our attention is on the future, even though we draw strength from our successful past. We are focused on new ideas and ground-breaking financial products. We believe capital creates change and that it can be channelled in such a way that we do well in business while also seeding goodness in the world. This is why we are working with visionary businesses and individuals to generate funding to finance innovative ideas for a better future.
There is no typical person at Morgan Stanley. Our employees represent globally diverse backgrounds and interests. What they have in common is that they are all high achievers who share integrity, intellectual curiosity and the desire to work in a collegial environment. We prize individuality and encourage our people to be themselves. What you are interested in and how you approach the world will determine your individual career path with us.
Application processes may vary by division, but all will start with submitting your CV and cover letter as early as you can when applications open. We review applications as they are received, and you don’t want to miss out on our application deadlines.
In your cover letter, tell us why you are interested in joining Morgan Stanley and your chosen business area. Depending on which division you're applying, your application can also include several open-ended questions. You may need to take a combination of numerical reasoning, verbal reasoning, logical reasoning tests, and accuracy. We recommend you take some practise tests to familiarise yourself with the format and content of these before you start the real ones. Practice makes perfect!
If successful, you will be asked to take an initial interview. This first-round interview may be on the telephone, via video conferencing or in person, depending on the division and your location. The last stage of our selection process usually consists of one-on-one interviews, written tests, an individual presentation and a group exercise. At Morgan Stanley, it’s our goal to match the right person with the right job. After all, people are our most valuable asset.
Culture & values
Since our founding in 1935, Morgan Stanley has consistently delivered first-class business in a first-class way. Underpinning all that we do are five core values:
Do the Right Thing
Put Clients First
Lead with Exceptional Ideas
Commit to Diversity & Inclusion
We support our employees and their families at every point along their work-life journey, offering some of the most attractive and comprehensive employee benefits and perks in the industry.
Attracting underrepresented talent around the world is an important part of our diversity recruiting strategy. Spanning the early stages of one’s career to more experienced professionals, we seek to attract top talent interested in a career at a global financial Firm from all backgrounds and skillsets.
As important as it to attract top applicants from diverse backgrounds, Morgan Stanley is equally committed to developing and investing in our employees to ensure their sense of belonging and ability to thrive at work. Through a range of leadership and development programs, we offer access to skill-building opportunities, mentorship and coaching, and exposure to senior management for women and/or racially and ethnically diverse employees. Complementary programming is designed for managers to better understand and meet the needs of diverse talent when it comes to career growth and facilitating opportunities to build strong relationships across the Firm.
We consider sustainability across our business activities and operations through three core pillars: Solutions and Services, the Institute for Sustainable Investing and Firmwide Sustainability.