Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Morgan Stanley
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- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley.
I had applied through my college careers services. I got a first round face-to-face interview for Investment Banking. The interviewers came down to campus to interview. Interviewers looked generally disinterested right from the word go. Asked only one technical question. Got back to me after almost a month.
- Take me through DCF Answer Question
- No Offer
Had a first round interview, 20 minute walk through resume with people in various stages of their careers. Final round interview was largely fit interview too except for more technical questions from a second-year analyst - about comps, valuation, etc. Got the feeling from him that it was a more intense workplace than it appeared on the surface.
- For me it was a detailed question about finding comps, but that's because I don't have a specific finance background. Answer Question
- No OfferAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley in January 2015.
Non-core student, networked my way in. Senior managers asked mostly fit questions (tell me about yourself, why banking, tell me about your previous internship), I had one associate ask me "Value your university and sell it to me" that was the most difficult question, other than that interview was great
- value your university and sell it to me Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (New York, NY) in January 2015.
Interview is broken down into three phases. 2 phone rounds from analysts, 1 skype round from associate, superday with 3 interviews from EDs and VPs. One of the superday interviews is a case interview. Be prepared to answer your motivation in joining as well as technical questions. Technicals questions include both accounting and math problems.
- Why should I hire you? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley in December 2014.
Got the interview through campus recruiting. Took about 2 weeks to get an invitation. First start with a 30-min phone interview. Several behavioral questions and a few tech questions. Questions are pretty standard and tech questions are easy, DCF, financial statements, cash flow etc
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley in November 2014.
Reached out to people in the office that were alumni of my school. Went through a few phone screens. Eventually invited out for a super day in the office. Received the offer and took it.
- How would you value an individual In-N-Out location? Rank its cost drivers. Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted Offer
The interview process was 100% through my universities on-campus recruiting. The first round was on campus and the second round was in their NYC office. The first round was primarily fit based. The second round took 4 hours or so and involved meeting people from all different levels. The interviews with the more junior people were technical in nature
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley.
Applied through the website and addressed the Cover Letter directly to my campus recruiter. Received an email for a phone interview one week later with a VP in M&A and a Senior Analyst in FIG. Both interviews were standard behavioural questions with some easy technical questions (What are the methods for valuing a company, what's a stock you've been following)
- Accepted Offer
One over the phone interview and super day on site. Over the phone mainly fit questions and talking about my interests. On site- again fit question and a few accounting questions. Extended offer about 2 hours after on sit interview. Then they sent the formal letter by email.
- Accounting Questions 1 Answer
Helpful (2)No Offer
I applied for the investment banking summer analyst position in November 2013. They asked me lots of behavior questions instead of technical ones. Basically, they asked me questions such as "why IBD". "tell me any deals you are interested at / done by Morgan Stanley in the past few years"
- Tell me the deals you are interested at Answer Question
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