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Morgan Stanley Interview Questions

Updated Feb 28, 2015
Updated Feb 28, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Summer Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Morgan Stanley.

    Interview Details

    The first round was one 30 minute interview. The second round consisted of two 30 minute interviews and one hour long group interview with 5 other people. Everyone that I talked to was very helpful with answering my questions and very friendly. HR got back to me very quickly.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Summer Trading Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    First round was at University, you find out if you made it to the next round through phone call
    Second round was in person and I was flown out to NYC

    Interview Questions
    • First round: By far the toughest. Two interviewers in one cubicle at my university. One was asking brain teasers and the other asking mental math questions at the same time. Seemed crazy difficult at the time and felt like I didn't answer anything well. However, got past this round because they were really looking to see how good you would do under pressure. That is the key here.
      Second round: Personality type questions, strength/weakness questions.
       
      Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Tech Summer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    The interview starts straightly to technical question. These questions are mostly sorting algorithms, their complexity, basic database sql. The recruiter asked questions really fast and push quite pressures on me.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Institutional Equity Sales & Trading Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Applied through school's career website, attended a networking session, reached out to a couple of analysts and was invited to a first round interview.

    Interviewers tried to distract you as you told your story.

    Interview consisted of questions about the markets, such as where the S&P was that day and what is going on in the news, other fit questions such as the interests on your résumé, and why Morgan Stanley.

    Interview Questions
    • If you had $1 million, which 3 commodities would you invest in?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Capital Markets Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Morgan Stanley.

    Interview Details

    30 minute phone screen. One super day with three interviews, and a fifteen minute sales pitch. Interviews were pretty standard, good mix of technical and behavioral. Interviewers picked apart candidates in sales pitch. I suggest if you pitch a stock, look at MS stance on the stock. One candidate pitched to buy a stock MS saw as a sell, and they tore her apart.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Operations Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    The entire interview process took 1 week. MS held a Pre-interview Q&A panel on Monday where you got to meet the people who you will be interviewing with. The actual interview was on Wednesday and all of the questions asked required specific examples from past experiences. Superday was on Thursday and consisted of 2 one on one interviews and one group presentation. All questions were behavioral/fit. The group presentation consists of working in a team to create something and presenting the results. General format of the presentation: Two competing teams working on a single assignment, halfway through, you are given a massive restriction/change in the assignment to see how you think on your feet.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about yourself   Answer Question
    • Tell me a time when you: worked in a team, worked with a difficult person, worked harder than you expected, worked in what you would consider the best team you ever had, had a conflict with a teammate, had a difficult conversation with another person.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales and Trading Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Morgan Stanley.

    Interview Details

    I was brought in to the office for the first round interview. I met with an MD and an Associate and was asked about my interest in the markets and my background.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Morgan Stanley.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview - paper test - Group interview - Manager interview
    Group interview was a task. You have a discussion on some topic and each person gets to present for 30 seconds at the end. It was pretty intense.
    Manager interview asks a lot of questions that had been asked in the phone interview.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Strats & Modeling Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    It is a quant financial exam, which is 60 min in length. Four parts: math, finance, math finance, programming. No calculators. You cannot take the exam again if you have taken the exam within the last six months.

    Interview Questions
    • I remember there are some questions about conditional probability. Not too difficult, take it easy.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Equities Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    First round through school recruiting. was interviewed over the phone by a VP. mostly just questions about the market and about my skills. also a stock pitch was included as well.

    Interview Questions
    • $100mm fund. split it up regionally across the globe by percentage   Answer Question
    No Offer

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