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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in New York, NY Dec 2012 – Reviewed Feb 4, 2013
Interview Details – I participated in recruitment while I was abroad for my entire Junior year. I received a first round interview after I emailed a recruiter explaining why I wanted to pursue an internship with Equity Research and specifically Morgan Stanley. I had a first round interview, which was followed up with a Superday interview with 4 employees and managers in the NYC offices over winter break. Afterwards, I received an offer which I accepted.
Interview Question – If you had $100,000, would you invest it short term into the stock market or keep it in cash? (Asked right after the fiscal cliff legislation was passed) Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They told me the day after my final round interview that they wanted to wait and see the other candidates before making an official decision (due in Feb). Shortly afterwards I received an internship offer with McKinsey & Company. I notified Morgan Stanley and they immediately turned around with an offer, which I accepted.
No Offer – Interviewed in Durham, NC Jan 2012 – Reviewed Feb 7, 2012
Interview Details –
-Walked through resume
-Asked questions about the internship
No Offer – Interviewed in Chicago, IL Jan 2012 – Reviewed Jan 20, 2012
Interview Details – Question: pitch a stock? what do you do in your spare time? Discounted Cash Flows?
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in New York, NY Jan 2008 – Reviewed Mar 20, 2010
Interview Details – Started with phone interview with HR, then multiple rounds (like an absurd amount) of in person interviews with my analyst and other members of the equity research team. As a skills test, i was sent a model with some values messed up or missing and i had to fix it and return it in 30 mins.
Interview Question – The skills test. Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Oct 2010 – Reviewed Dec 21, 2010
Interview Details – There were two 30 minute interviews on the phone. Both employees were very kind and accommodating and asking mainly behavioral questions. Only one accounting question that kind of threw me for a loop. I haven't heard back if I've made it to the next round.
Interview Question – If depreciation increases, what happens to the financial statements? View Answer
No Offer – Interviewed in Jun 2010 – Reviewed Sep 10, 2010
Interview Details – Initial phone screening and then in person interviews with 4 analysts
Interview Question – How many trips are made on the London underground every day. Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Oct 2009 – Reviewed Mar 3, 2010
Interview Details – Started with an initial phone screening consisting mostly of walking through my resume and behavioral questions. I was then asked to come in and meet the Managing Director of the group which was later followed up with me coming in and meeting with the team. End result was that they were looking for someone with more experience.
Interview Question – How would you research and analyze the impact of the Palm Pre on the marketplace? Answer Question
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