Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Interview Questions & Reviews in New York City, NY

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    Stock Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was through and the person giving the interview had several helpful suggestion on how to maximize your financial growth while working.for the firm. The atmosphere was pleasant and courteous

    Interview Questions
    • I didn't expect to have all my investments with other firms converted to Smith Barney products.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was working for a firm they had acquired and merged. I did get a pay grade increase.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Global Wealth Management Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.

    Interview Details

    I applied through my school's website, got a call about a week later to set up a phone interview. After the phone interview, I was invited to have an in-office interview at the 399 Park Ave office, 12th floor, midtown New York. Interview lasted about 2 hours - with the Portfolio Management Group - first with the Registered Marketing Associate, then Client Service Associate, HR Manager and lastly with the Senior Portfolio Manager/Senior Vice President/Financial Advisor. Questions were mainly related to the experience, education, and how attained knowledge and experience can be translated into the work environment at Morgan Stanley. After the interview I got a call and an email with the offer and documentation for the background check and employment verification. Background check and employment verification took about 3 weeks.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    I declined an offer to continue working with the group mainly because of the disrespect, hostile environment, unstructured workflow and declining customer base.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Only talked to three people: the hiring manager, the team lead, and an outside expert. I just informally talked with the manager on a walk in the city, it was mostly for him to present the project and assess my personality. The team lead asked me about my experience and we chatted about my prior work experience. Not a single tech question. The outside expert had some tougher questions, most (but not all) I could answer.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. They matched my previous salary, hinting but not promising more.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Financial Advisor Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Wayne, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wayne, NJ
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    Online or computer based application and evaluation. Brief intelligence type test. Meet with branch manager and another FA

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Offer and acceptance. Standard base salary for all trainees.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    PRIVATE WEALTH INTERN Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Melville, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Melville, NY
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    Got the job through a family friend, so the process was probably a lot shorter than usual. Received a phone call from an office manager that I could have a phone interview. Phone interview went well and I was offered a summer internship.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.

    Interview Details

    11 interviews of 30 mins each. Intense and focused. No time to relax and 'sell' oneself. At the same time the interviewer didnt get an opportunity to ask tough questions.

    Interview Questions
    • No tough questions; in a 30 minute interview limited opportunity for such items.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation opportunity, more of a take it or leave it.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Vice President Technology Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Jersey City, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jersey City, NJ
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    7 Panel interview - including Executive Directors and VPs to confirm experience an day to day operation of technical project management.

    Interview Questions
    • Can you define requirements and track defects using industry standard tools and if so which tools.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    It was fair and expected - within 15 days of the interview process.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Wealth Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed to be an intern here and it was relatively easy. The group that I was interviewing for called me in. They wanted to have an interactive, fun, and personable intern to work for them. They asked me questions mostly based on my resume, and not much else. They knew that everyone at the school they were selecting interviews from was competent, so it really came down to FIT and personality questions.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in May 2009.

    Interview Details

    I sent in a resume via email and spoke with the office manager over the phone a couple of times. I went in for the interview and spoke with two people for about 15 minutes each.

    I got a call later that week saying that I was accepted pending a drug test and background check. I also needed a letter from my school saying that I was receiving course credit for the internship.

    Interview Questions
    • What current market trends do you think will have the biggest impact in the next five years. (Paraphrasing)   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Vice President Technology Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interview process at MS was pretty straight forward. After having been submitted by an external recruiter, I was interviewed in person (no phone screen) by the hiring manager in his office. The interview went well and I believe the questions were more his own, i.e. it didn't feel like he followed a company assigned script. After the first interview, I was invited to speak to 2 peers of his during the same visit. Those interviews were very high-level and friendly. Finally I was interviewed by the hiring manager's boss a few days later. That interview was a little tougher and it felt like he was trying to stress test me a bit, but overall it was fine. The offer came in about a week after the final interview.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    The hiring manager set my expectation as to the salary range right away so there hadn't been much negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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