Morgan Stanley Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
- Popular Job Titles:
- Summer Analyst (101)
- Operations Analyst (58)
- Quantitative Analyst (41)
- Technology Analyst (40)
- Intern (36)
- Analyst (31)
- Software Engineer (28)
- Investment Banking Analyst (28)
- Associate (27)
- Software Developer (24)
- Financial Advisor (18)
- Financial Analyst (13)
- Financial Advisor Trainee (12)
- Finance Analyst (12)
- Vice President (12)
- Business Analyst (10)
- Senior Software Developer (9)
- Equity Research Associate (8)
- Executive Assistant (6)
- FAA (6)
- Credit Risk Analyst (6)
- Financial Advisor Associate (6)
- Engineering (6)
- Sales Analyst (5)
- Executive Director (5)
- Technical Analyst (5)
- Vice President - IT (5)
- Senior Manager (5)
- Senior Associate (5)
- Technology Associate (4)
Very Difficult Interview
Software Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Very Difficult Interview)
I applied through college or university - interviewed at Morgan Stanley in June 2014.
Interview Details – very tiring it went through the whole say ..its agood company and the HRs were quite friendly and took the interview very normally ...they asked me in depth about all the core subjects ,so deep knowledge of the subject is required ..
Interview Question – i was asked very deep concepts of semaphores in operating system Answer Question
Technology Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Morgan Stanley in July 2014.
Interview Details – 1.First Round
a.Aptitude 45 min
Data Interpretation and Quantitative aptitude
3 questions 45 min
Then they shortlist based on merit and performance in first round
First Technical interview
Data structures and programming on paper
Again they shortlist.
Databases and OS
PROFIT HR round
Analyst Operations Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Morgan Stanley in March 2013.
Interview Details – First interview were behavioral questions and the second interview too with managers. Question like "why morgan stanley?" "conflicts with a co worker? and how did I resolve the situation?" The process was pretty similar to any other financial service company. First interview is a piece of cake. Second interview was a bit more technical questions but nothing big. For operations, the interviews are pretty straight forward.
Interview Question – What are Pivot tables? Excel Answer Question
Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Morgan Stanley in April 2014.
Interview Details – CV - your relevant experience with the position/your leadership experience/your project experience which you did something from scratch;
Related topic - Relevant topic in the position/your understanding of the macro economy/ your understanding of the position
Software Developer Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Morgan Stanley in February 2011.
Interview Details – The interviewing process was a bit slow, but very correct.
My first interview was a phone screening and some HR discussion, which took 30-40 mins and covered OOP principles, basic C# coding questions, multithreading, etc.
The second (C# core), the third (Tech-breadth) and the 4th (Manager?) interviews were on site with 2 different teams, both took 1 hour each. Some of the questions were covering the phone screening ones again, language elements, data-structures, algorithms and problem solving. On the tech-breadth interview I was asked about OSes, networking, XML, multithreading, web protocols, etc.. The manager interview was kind of an inter-personal discussion with situational examples, motivation, etc..
The very last interview was a team-fit interview, which was a bit redundant and is a kind of a mixture of all the above again within my new team-members.
All in all it was good and I am glad that I was hired.
Interview Question – How would I motivate my colleagues Answer Question
Vice President Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Morgan Stanley in March 2014.
Interview Details – HR was very delayed and not organized but the finance department made up for it. I had two rounds of interviews on two separate days. The interviewers were very nice and made me feel comfortable.
Interview Question – Techincal questions related to new regulatory requirements Answer Question
Negotiation Details – very easy. I said my range and they met it.
Financial Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I interviewed at Morgan Stanley in January 2013.
Interview Details – 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 Question – If you have $100,000, how would you use it? Answer Question
Software Associate Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Morgan Stanley.
Interview Details – Applied through college campus placements.
Online aptitude test consited of two rounds.
1. 40 questions to be solved in one hour. (10 Quantitative, 30 C/C++/Java)
2. A boxing match with an autograder. Solve three programming questions in one hour.
Quantitative questions were disturbing. If unprepared, will be a serious dent to your confidence.
Interview Question – Questions.
1. WAP to determine the maximum number of cars parked simultaneously in a parking lot (Arrays in Java)
2. WAP to determine sum of elements in rows, columns and diagonals of an n x n Matrix
3. WAP for polynomial multiplication Answer Question
Financial Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through college or university and interviewed at Morgan Stanley.
Interview Details – 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 Question – Unexpected - why are manholes round? Answer Question
Associate Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
Interviewed at Morgan Stanley
Interview Details – The first round of interview was with the HR. Basic HR questions were asked. This was followed by a Test, which included questions on accounting, capital markets, logical reasoning. This was followed by a technical round of interview. Questions asked were on topics like capital markets, hedge funds, financial ratios,etc
Interview Question – The test was difficult. Answer Question
Interviews for Top Jobs at Morgan Stanley