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Morgan Stanley Investment Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 4, 2014
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Investment Banking Analyst Interview

Investment Banking Analyst

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Interview Details – I applied for the investment banking summer analyst position in November 2013. They asked me lots of behavior questions instead of technical ones. Basically, they asked me questions such as "why IBD". "tell me any deals you are interested at / done by Morgan Stanley in the past few years"

Interview Question – Tell me the deals you are interested at   Answer Question

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Investment Banking Analyst Interview

Investment Banking Analyst
New York, NY

I interviewed at Morgan Stanley in January 2014.

Interview Details – On campus Recruitment

Interview Question – Deep dive into your background. Why banking over Private Equity? Why investment banking?   Answer Question

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Investment Banking Analyst Interview

Investment Banking Analyst

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Interview Details – They kept rescheduling our interview time. Looks like they are really busy. I had two first round interview. and a second round interview.

Interview Question – Why IBD.   Answer Question

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Investment Banking Analyst Interview

Investment Banking Analyst

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Interview Details – Phone interview for first round. The interviewer was nice but she drilled on every single details of my answers. She asked "How to solve the Euro crisis?" I gave her my view but she was skeptical about it. Be sure to know what you actually mean when you are claiming something or putting forward an opinion. The interviewer will ask follow up questions.

Interview Question – How to solve the Euro crisis?   Answer Question

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Investment Banking Analyst Interview

Investment Banking Analyst
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Morgan Stanley in January 2012.

Interview Details – Great process, tough to get past first round, but once you do, it all comes down to personality and whether you are a good fit with the firm. Once they give you an offer, are aggressive in trying to get you to sign, as expected.

Interview Question – give me an industry you like (Natural Resources). Okay, lets value a technology company.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – non-negotiable

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Investment Banking Analyst Interview

Investment Banking Analyst

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

Interview Details – First round phone interview. I was informed of the interview 2 days prior. The person on the phone was nice but the majority of the questions were technical. Only one fit question - 'Tell me about yourself' and all technical after that.

Interview Question – - How would an increase in depreciation flow through the statements?   Answer Question

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Investment Banking Summer Analyst Interview

Investment Banking Summer Analyst

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Morgan Stanley in December 2012.

Interview Details – Applied online through MS' website with the usual (resume, cover letter, etc). Then got an email informing me about 2 first-round interviews. First was with an analyst - introduced myself, had some personality questions and rest of the interview (around half) was about technical questions. Second interview was with a VP - mostly the same, with slightly more technical questions though not awfully challenging. Both interviewers were really nice. Didn't get through to the next round, probably due to class standing.

Interview Question – How are the three financial statements related? Explain carefully   Answer Question

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Manager - Investment Management Financial Control Interview

Manager - Investment Management Financial Control
New York, NY

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Morgan Stanley in September 2009.

Interview Details – It was an easy one, agent set up everything and met with three managers plus HR. Offer came right after the interview and it was really quick. Pleasant interview experience but the HR wasn't willing to negotiate the offer at all.

Negotiation Details – One week negotiation even with the recruiter. Nothing came out at the end.

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Investment Banking Analyst Interview

Investment Banking Analyst
Menlo Park, CA

The process took a day - interviewed at Morgan Stanley in January 2012.

Interview Details – Two associates interviewed me.

walk me through your resume.

two brainteasers

asked me about the general market

why morgan stanley

Interview Questions

  • why morgan stanley   Answer Question
  • if you were to change one thing about the US., anything, politics or economy, anything, what would you do to save our economy?   Answer Question

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Investment Banking Analyst Interview

Investment Banking Analyst
Menlo Park, CA

The process took a day - interviewed at Morgan Stanley in January 2012.

Interview Details – Process:
- Began with an info session
- On campus coffee chats
- On campus interview that lasted about 30 minutes
- Interviewer was nice, progressed through the process as though it was a casual conversation
- Asked a variety of behavioral, technical and even a market sizing question
- Overall, people at the office are nice, chill, but smart and hardworking

Interview Questions

  • What sport do you like most? What team is your favorite? How many fans do you think there are for that team in the entire world?   Answer Question
  • If you were spreading comps and you were looking at the market cap and the enterprise value, which do you think would be higher and what would cause you to raise a red flag?   Answer Question

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