Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

www.morganstanleysmithbarney.com
Unclaimed Profile

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

Updated May 2, 2015
27 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

66%
29%
3%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

55%
10%
9%
3
1
1
0

Interview Difficulty

2.7
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

27 Candidate Interview Reviews Back to all Interviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty
  1.  

    High School Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Interviewed for high school internship. Was pretty straight forward. Nothing too fancy. An overview of my resume and some basic math skills questionnaire. Arrived early with another candidate. Was complemented on my resume, which didn’t really please the other guy, so bonus points for me. Interview lasted all of 30 minutes.

    Interview Questions

  2.  

    Global Wealth Management Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney (New York, NY).

    Interview

    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.

  3.  

    Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney (New York, NY).

    Interview

    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

    No negotiation opportunity, more of a take it or leave it.

  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Interview Review


  5.  

    Wealth Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney (New York, NY).

    Interview

    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

  6.  

    Wealth Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney (New York, NY) in September 2012.

    Interview

    I called a family friend who is a Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley. He asked me to come to the office and meet the team. After introducing me to the other financial advisor on the team he introduced me to his three assistants. He then brought me into a conference room and gave me a brief interview. He asked me about my background. Where I was from? What I was learning at school? He asked me about some of my interests and what I like doing for fun. Then he gave me a brief description of the work he did and explained the role I would have.

    Interview Questions

  7.  

    Vice President Technology Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jersey City, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney (Jersey City, NJ) in July 2012.

    Interview

    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

    It was fair and expected - within 15 days of the interview process.

  8. Helpful (3)  

    Financial Advisor Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney (New York, NY) in May 2012.

    Interview

    Applied online, five days later I received a personality test which I completed and sent back the same day. Three weeks later I received a phone call from the Branch managers assistant to come in a week later. I went in to the interview and the manager was very down to earth; he liked my past experience and sent a business plan template to complete. He stated the whole process would take about 3 weeks (which is complete BS. They are such a big organization; they are clueless on what is going on). I received a call 3 weeks later to meet with an FAA that told me how hard of a time I will have raising money, and talked about his little piker business and how MSSB's salary is a draw that has to be paid back (which is expected in this industry). I made the mistake of holding informal meetings with family and friends telling them I was making a switch into wealth management. I waited and waited for the last interview for 4 weeks. I met with a senior FA for another redundant waste of my time interview and I could clearly tell he was intimidated by my track record and connections.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    This people are a waste of time when it comes to interviewing professionals. No wonder they are collapsing since all they do is hire people with no real work experience or recent grads, and make no accommodations to real producers. They talk to you as if you have no clue what is going on in the industry. I decided to take my business to an asset management firm that is very accommodating.

  9.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney (New York, NY) in October 2011.

    Interview

    The interview process consisted of 3 individual interviews and 1 timed and observed group interview. There was an informal interview in the form of a networking session the day prior to the actual superday.

    Interview Questions

    • Deep down inside, what are you looking to change? How will that help/hinder you at Morgan?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Weigh all of your options if there are any. Decide which is best. And always emphasize on location.

  10.  

    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney (New York, NY) in August 2011.

    Interview

    I interviewed for the Assistant Manager role. It was not a difficult process at all. I met with several individuals over a series of days. Everyone was pleasant enough during the interview and individuals voiced to me their honest opinions about the job and about the Company.

    Interview Questions

  11.  

    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney (New York, NY) in June 2011.

    Interview

    It was just one interview with 2 managers at the same time and it lasted for 1 hour and 30 minutes.

    Interview Questions

Don't Miss Out On a Job You Love
Upload a resume to easily apply to jobs from anywhere. It's simple to set up.

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.