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Morgan Stanley Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 20, 2014
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Getting an Interview  

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Interview Experience  

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Interview Difficulty  

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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Temp Interview

Temp

Interviewed at Morgan Stanley

Interview Details – usual come in show your interested and that you did your research they'll say tell me about urself they'll say ask if your a quick learner especially ask u about ur experience with excel! you should know how to use excel if not ur in the wrong industry

Interview Question – name a time when you had a problem with a team member and how did you resolve it   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Equity Research Associate Interview

Equity Research Associate

Interviewed at Morgan Stanley

Interview Details – Three part interview. Phone screening. Bring you in for mutliple interviews. Will keep you waiting on decision, especially if you are a more low level candiate that does not have many other options. Team diagnostic exercises. Meetings can be abrupt. Do not expect to easily lock this down.

Interview Question – What was a time you failed?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Operations Interview

Operations
Syracuse, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Morgan Stanley.

Interview Details – Came to my school to recruit. 3 day interview process. Day 1 networking and panel session at night. 2nd day round 1 interviews. 2 30 minute interviews. Call that night for round 2 interviews. 2 more 30 min interviews and 30 min group interview. Got the offer the next week.

Interview Question – All behavioral questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – None


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Wealth Management Interview

Wealth Management

Interviewed at Morgan Stanley

Interview Details – It was not very rigorous. I got the job because a friend passed my resume along. It was very informal. My boss is very relaxed. I am now only adding to this because it is making me write 30 words or more.

Interview Question – I did not get asked any difficult questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No able to negotiate


Declined Offer

Negative Experience

Business Analyst Interview

Business Analyst
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Morgan Stanley in April 2013.

Interview Details – The hiring process was a little longer than I expected.
I learned about the position through an on-campus career fair, and got accepted for an on-campus interview.
The managers interviewing didn't seem to enjoy their job.

Interview Question – Not a question- but group activity was to use lego blocks to build a child-friendly play-zone.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – The upper management didn't seem to enjoy their job


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Assistant Interview

Assistant

Interviewed at Morgan Stanley

Interview Details – Pleasant interview that lasted about 30 minutes. Questions related mostly to the job duties of the position. I had the right experience and background, so the questions were easily answered correctly. Then came the tougher questions not related to the job. I believe I gave good responses to those questions.

Interview Question – What do you believe is your biggest weakness?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Operations Analyst Interview

Operations Analyst

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Morgan Stanley.

Interview Details – apply online, resume/ cover letter, etc
test, math quick calculation
 group interview, mock project management, problem solving ability
phone interview, personal status, goal, preference in location, etc
1-1 interview, VP

Interview Question – conflict between personality and job type   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Vice President, Product Management Interview

Vice President, Product Management
Purchase, NY

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Morgan Stanley.

Interview Details – I went through 4 interviews. First was with HR next was with the sales manager, third was with the administrative manager, final interview was with business head. It was a fair and balanced interview.

Interview Question – What would you do differently in your business right now to improve the situation and increase sales?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate and come very close to the compensation I was going after. The business head was upfront and direct and let me know that he wanted me for the job.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Phone Representative Interview

Phone Representative
Columbus, OH

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Morgan Stanley.

Interview Details – Pretty straight forward, nothing majorly unexpected, asked the basic interview question that were a formality really like tell me about yourself, tell me about a time when you had to overcome a set back, tell me about a goal that you set out to achieve and did

Interview Question – Describe a time when you were challenged and overcame it   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Associate Interview

Associate

Interviewed at Morgan Stanley

Interview Details – Very tough process but fair. One would expect that of a top tier institution such as MS or Goldman. I applied through regular channels and got a call back a few weeks later. Several rounds and very gruling day but made it through with an offer. Glad I did it.

Interview Question – Very technical financial questions that one would find on the chartered financial analyst exams.   Answer Question

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