Morgan Stanley Investment Interview Questions

Updated Mar 8, 2015
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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    I had applied through my college careers services. I got a first round face-to-face interview for Investment Banking. The interviewers came down to campus to interview. Interviewers looked generally disinterested right from the word go. Asked only one technical question. Got back to me after almost a month.

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    Investment Banking Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    Had a first round interview, 20 minute walk through resume with people in various stages of their careers. Final round interview was largely fit interview too except for more technical questions from a second-year analyst - about comps, valuation, etc. Got the feeling from him that it was a more intense workplace than it appeared on the surface.

    Interview Questions

    • For me it was a detailed question about finding comps, but that's because I don't have a specific finance background.   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Morgan Stanley in January 2015.

    Interview

    Non-core student, networked my way in. Senior managers asked mostly fit questions (tell me about yourself, why banking, tell me about your previous internship), I had one associate ask me "Value your university and sell it to me" that was the most difficult question, other than that interview was great

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    Investment Banking Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Morgan Stanley in November 2014.

    Interview

    Reached out to people in the office that were alumni of my school. Went through a few phone screens. Eventually invited out for a super day in the office. Received the offer and took it.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you value an individual In-N-Out location? Rank its cost drivers.   Answer Question
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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    The interview process was 100% through my universities on-campus recruiting. The first round was on campus and the second round was in their NYC office. The first round was primarily fit based. The second round took 4 hours or so and involved meeting people from all different levels. The interviews with the more junior people were technical in nature

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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Morgan Stanley.

    Interview

    Applied through the website and addressed the Cover Letter directly to my campus recruiter. Received an email for a phone interview one week later with a VP in M&A and a Senior Analyst in FIG. Both interviews were standard behavioural questions with some easy technical questions (What are the methods for valuing a company, what's a stock you've been following)

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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    One over the phone interview and super day on site. Over the phone mainly fit questions and talking about my interests. On site- again fit question and a few accounting questions. Extended offer about 2 hours after on sit interview. Then they sent the formal letter by email.

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  9. Helpful (2)  

    No Offer

    Interview

    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"

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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Morgan Stanley in February 2014.

    Interview

    4 phone interview within a day and talked to analyst graduated from my school. Most fit questions and the current news. what's your favorite class and why. etc. didn't tell you result, but you can assume you get denied if you didn't receive the super day call in two weeks.

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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    interviewed at Morgan Stanley (New York, NY) in January 2014.

    Interview

    On campus Recruitment

    Interview Questions

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