Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research. We offer an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, and retirement plan providers and sponsors. We have operations in 28 countries.
How to Get Hired
We asked Morningstar, Inc. for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
We look for curious, bright, driven, hard-working people who enjoy collaboration and camaraderie and adhere to the highest ethical standards. We value independent thinkers who have excellent communication skills. Regardless of personal interests, applicants should be guided by a strong desire to change things for the better. We prize creativity and analytical ability; a varied, interesting background gets our attention as well. You’ll find people at all levels of the company with degrees that range from Russian Literature to History, English to Finance, and Psychology to Anthropology.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Write a great cover letter. Demonstrate genuineness and confidence in one's own skin, and a true understanding and interest in Morningstar and creating better outcomes for investors. True excitement comes through in an applicant's tone in written and verbal communication, follow up, attention to detail, and thoughtful questions.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
We believe in hiring for leadership and core skills and then training on specialized skills. Examples: Hire good writers and train for investment analysis to develop fund analysts. Hire C developers and train for .NET. technologists. We have a lot of opportunities available and we are going to work hard in the upcoming year to get the word out about our opportunities.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Talk to Morningstar employees. We’re a very friendly bunch. Our corporate website has extensive information about our business and careers. You can find more information here: corporate.morningstar.com/careers. LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram are also good sources on company updates and job opportunities. We also recommend you visit our website for individual investors: morningstar.com.