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Morgan Stanley Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 22, 2014
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Financial Advisor Trainee Interview

Anonymous Employee
Sacramento, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Morgan Stanley in June 2010.

Interview Details – I applied for the training program because my friend had been hired and they were looking to add people to the training program. Even with a recommendation from my friend, it was a slow and painful process. The interviews were very easy but completing all the paperwork and getting the requied background checks took 3 months.

Interview Question – Their were none. The asked why you wanted to be a Financial Advisor? Could you work long hours? Are you confident you could pass the Series 7, 66 and obtain your Life Insurance License in a specif time-frame.   Answer Question

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FAA Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Morgan Stanley.

Interview Details – Interview was by the local Branch Management. To be honest, it was short and he wanted to know my business plan for success.

Interview Question – How to grow business?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – It was short, took less than 20 minutes.

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Summer Intern Interview

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Interviewed at Morgan Stanley

Interview Details – Phone interview followed by video conference interviews.

In the phone interview I was mostly asked general questions (why investment banking, why position, when did you become interested in investment banking, etc.), a couple of technical questions (explain DCF, what's WACC), and a few brainteasers.

There were 3 back-to-back video conference interviews: 1 technical, 2 competency based.

Interview Question – Tell me the names of some people you've met at our networking event (which I previously mentioned to have attended)   Answer Question

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Summer Associate Interview

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Interviewed at Morgan Stanley

Interview Details – Applied online and after 3 weeks was informed to take a written exam in campus. There were ~75 questions for 60 minutes, all multiple choices.

Interview Question – questions about Brownian motion, martingale, order of constructors in C++ etc.   Answer Question

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Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee
San Francisco, CA

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Morgan Stanley in March 2014.

Interview Details – I directly emailed human resources my resume. They got back to me 2 months later asking for a phone interview. Basic behavioral questions and asked me basic real estate ideas. The next day the contacted me to come in for a "superday" the following week. I met with 8 interviewers, 2 per 30 minute session

Interview Question – all behavioral and "why real estate"   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – no negotiation

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Runner/Foot-courier Interview

Anonymous Employee
Long Island City, NY

I applied in-person - interviewed at Morgan Stanley in September 2012.

Interview Details – applied online then got a call to come and discuss my past experiences and if i am built for this job

Interview Question – i was asked if i was able to carry 60 to 70 ibs boxes.   View Answer

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Operations Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Morgan Stanley.

Interview Details – Interviews are often only 1 day and in-person. Expect to meet with at least 3 people ( sometimes individually although a friend had a panel style interview in derivatives). Questions are very basic, why Morgan Stanley, what qualities make you a good fit, where are you looking to be in 5 years, etc.

Interview Question – What motivates you?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Limited negotiation potential entry level. Try coming on as an Analyst II if possible.

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Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee
Seattle, WA

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

Interview Details – I was referred in for the interview. The interview was a series of basic behavioral questions. For example, how will you deal with a situation where you have multiple task to finish.

Interview Question – How do you ask for help?   Answer Question

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Summer Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee
Baltimore, MD

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Morgan Stanley in March 2011.

Interview Details – 3 on campus interviews and one group scenario

Interview Question – The group scenario was unlike anything I had done at the time. Keep cool and stay on point   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation

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Business Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee
New York, NY

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Morgan Stanley in April 2013.

Interview Details – Interview was challenging. Met with 6 people for 30 minutes each. All were great at describing their responsibilities and what is expected from a candidate. Each person spoke clearly and with confidence. Office has a very friendly and positive feel when you walk in.

Interview Question – Google interview questions. "How many golf balls can you fit on a school bus". Technical question was name a problem that came up unexpectedly during an immediate need and how did you solve it.   Answer Question

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