Morgan Keegan Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Equity Research Associate Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Morgan Keegan in March 2008.
Interview Details – I was referred to the position directly to the manager, and that got me into the initial interview. I was hired that very day, but not officially signed until approval from the Director of Research.
Interview Question – I asked to calculate several metrics as well as update a company model Answer Question
Negotiation Details – My manager gave a generous base salary so I did not negotiate.
Equity Research Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Morgan Keegan in May 2011.
Interview Details – First a phone interview as a customary screening. Later got called back to come into the office and had a 30-40 minute interview with an analyst and the equity research head. Great guys and a good interview.
Interview Question – What are your biggest weaknesses? Answer Question
Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Morgan Keegan in June 2012.
Interview Details – One interview, very laid back, talked more about football than banking, only asked about my experience with Bloomberg and at my last job. Office is very casually, some short sleeve button down shirts, polos and khakis on Fridays. As intern interacted with managing directors on daily basis and addressed them by first name, very collegial, flat organization
Interview Question – What do you know about public finance? Answer Question
Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Morgan Keegan in October 2011.
Interview Details – I interviewed with three people in the investment banking division. Two were all behavioral and one was more technical. The technical questions were all regarding stuff on my resume, no predetermined ones. The guys were nice for the most part. I felt like they had a regimented system where two were meant to be easy and one was tough. Because of Morgan Keegan's pending sale, it was kind of awkward and I didnt ask them any questions about it. They never mentioned it either but did say they had their best year yet this year and dont forsee much changing in the future.
Interview Question – What is a typical recapitalization structure? View Answer
Banking Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
The process took a day - interviewed at Morgan Keegan in December 2010.
Interview Details – First Round interview consisted of eight 30 minute interviews with groups of two people each time. Questions ranged in difficulty by group since some asked merely background questions to understand personality and see how you responded, while others asked for how you would valuate specific companies (such as one that had no record of revenues) and pretty run-of-the-mill accounting questions. I received one market-sizing question, which was "how many people are flying in the United States at a given point in time?"
Interview Question – How many people are flying in the U.S. right now? View Answer
Risk Management Associate Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Morgan Keegan in January 2011.
Interview Details – The interview was pretty basic. Questions to expect would be where do you want to be in five years? What are your goals? How long do you plan to stay with the company? The people seemed nice, and I felt the interview did go well, and I was extremely qualified for the position. However they did not bother to let me know one way or another as they promised, even after I sent a thank you note and a follow up email, to me it's rude when a company does that.
Interview Question – What was your favorite part of your favorite project ever? Answer Question
Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Morgan Keegan in May 2010.
Interview Details – Spoke on the phone preliminarily and then came in for an interview with 3 people. First took a written and excel skills test. Spoke to a two senior partners and two analysts. Overall it was a good experience but be prepared to answer everything about yourself and how your skills apply to this job.
Interview Question – Tell me about yourself. Answer Question
Very Difficult Interview
Programmer Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Morgan Keegan in July 2008.
Interview Details – Interviewed with several top managers of the firm. Questions ranged from hard core knowledge, intelligence, personality, behaviour, past performance, past accomplishments, salary history, working conditions, reasons for leaving, personal habits, marital status, and anything else you cared to piss over yourself about.
- If you had a personal crisis with your child and an urgent project to complete, how would you handle the situation. View Answer
- Why did you leave your previous jobs. We look at candiates who are going to stay with us for the long term. View Answer
Negotiation Details – Negotiations depend on your performance in earlier stage. It all depends.
Equity Analyst Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Morgan Keegan in June 2009.
Interview Details – After being referred by an employee, I was contacted via email by the Senior Analyst and offered a time slot for a phone interview the next week. He explained his work style and asked a few basic questions about accounting, his sector & companies, and my GPA.
I was informed that I might have an opportunity to come in for a 6-hour written interview, but was not called.
Fixed Income Retail Trading Desk Intern Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Morgan Keegan
Interview Details – The interview process was much easier than I expected. I applied through my college and received a phone call saying that I had been selected for an interview. I met with 3 men for about 15 minutes and received a call a few days later asking if I would accept the internship. More looking for a "good fit" then technical questions as I was just an intern.
Negotiation Details – No negotiations- intern.