Morgan Stanley Financial Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Jul 13, 2015
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Financial Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Morgan Stanley.

Interview

Submitted resume through school's recruiting program. Two rounds of interviews, one at school and one at MS. Interview at school was a 30 minutes 1:1 interview that consisted of mostly behavioral questions (i.e., tell us about yourself, why are you interested in finance, how do you communicate with others…). Interviews at Morgan Stanley consisted of both group presentation (conducted with other people applying for the position), as well as three 30 minute 1:1 interviews.

Interview Questions

  • Estimate number of legos in a box (box presented in front).   Answer Question

Negotiation

No negotiation.

Other Interview Reviews for Morgan Stanley

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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Morgan Stanley (Baltimore, MD) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Call from HR representative, brief phone interview, then brought into offices for their Super Day final round interviews which consisted of four separate 1/2 hour interviews with members of various departments. Interview questions were surprisingly all very situational/personality based rather than finance-based. Overall, the process was not difficult, but it was definitely intimidating. Interviewed on a Thursday, received offer the following Tuesday. Quick turn around rate.

    Interview Questions

    • Why Morgan Stanley? How did you hear of Morgan Stanley? Describe to me the role that you are applying for. What do you think of our current business model?   Answer Question
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Morgan Stanley.

    Interview

    Applied through campus recruiting. Had on campus interview, strictly resume questions. Invited to super day. All behavioral questions. Three twenty minute interviews and 1 group activity. Questions about team work, leadership, internship experience the company itself.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time were you were in a group and someone disagreed with you?   Answer Question
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    interviewed at Morgan Stanley (Baltimore, MD) in November 2014.

    Interview

    there were three one on one interviews with different managers and directors and a group project that we were given a case and presented to the same managers and directors it took about three hours, but overall was not that difficult

    Interview Questions

    • All Behavioral questions - Example: Name a time you saw unethical behavior and how did you respond   Answer Question
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer

    Application

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

    Interview

    Each round of interviews was preceded with a Pre-Night, where you networked with employees in that group. First round on-campus interviews, standard questions mostly about resume and why MS. Second round was the super day, met with 4 different interviewers all asking standard interview questions, checking resume and financial literacy as well as knowledge about MS and the role. Had a group assignment that day, teamwork related exercise that was heavily monitored.

    Interview Questions

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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Morgan Stanley (Houston, TX) in April 2013.

    Interview

    My initial position within the company was as a Client Service Associate. The interview with this position was a phone interview in which I was asked a lot of "get to know you" questions: What was your favorite activity that you were a part of in college? Where would you like to see yourself in 5 years? ... I was also asked a lot of questions about groups/activities I was involved in in college.

    Interview Questions

    • There wasn't really any questions that were blind-siding. They were all pretty straight forward.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    "We would like to offer you a position"

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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    interviewed at Morgan Stanley in January 2013.

    Interview

    I applied through college career center and got the notification to interview about two weeks later. After that, I was invited to the office and had an interview there with the senior level people in the office. The questions are mostly behavioral questions. I barely got any technical ones.

    Interview Questions

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    Financial Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Morgan Stanley (New York, NY) in September 2012.

    Interview

    Interview consisted of two interview days each day consisted of three 30 minute interviews with different managers and executive directors of group. Consisted of basic questions why you wanted the job. What have you done previously. What makes you a leader. Any background in financial analysis or reporting. Tell me about your major etc. really quite easy

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us a time when you were leading and there were two ideas and you had to decide which was the best   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    None

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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Morgan Stanley (Baltimore, MD) in June 2012.

    Interview

    It was very informal (surprisingly). One of my friends already worked there, and basically my supervisor's willingness to take me on as an intern was a favor toward my friend. I suppose I owe my friend, right? The questions were very basic, nothing technical. Just an attempt to get to know me, my wishes, and my experiences leading up to the internship.

    Interview Questions

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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Morgan Stanley (New York, NY) in March 2012.

    Interview

    Interview was three hours long with detailed questions. It was done by three people. First part was very detailed about your character, second and third part was very detailed about your knowledge on finance and ability to work in a high speed environment

    Interview Questions

    • Basic definition of terms. This was wildly surprising! Be sure to know terms!!   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Long hours of work

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