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Updated Dec 21, 2014
Updated Dec 21, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Associate - Technology Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Morgan Stanley.

    Interview Details

    Pretty straightforward interview process. Two phone interviews followed by 3 on site interviews.
    Was kept waiting for more than a week after the first phone screen. But once they got back, things moved pretty quickly from second phone screen to the onsite and to the offer. It was all within a week.
    The interviews are all fairly technical. Knowing some of the core CS concepts will be necessary such as time complexity of certain data structures. Some preparation on CS fundamentals will be helpful.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain how a concurrent hashmap works.   Answer Question
    • Basic RDBMS questions on indexes, joins, group by, relational schema design.   Answer Question
    • What data structure will you use to maintain top 10 traded securities by volume.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Technology Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    on-campus interview and one on-site interview. On-site interview comprises with one group interview and two technical interviews. Group interview was doing a hand-craft with 4 people and it lasted about 40 min. Then two technical interviews are 30 min each. They only give me 1 coding problem.

    Interview Questions
    • how to make sure that a database is secure for a customer   Answer Question
    No Offer
  3.  

    Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Campus interview first one on one then call you for a second/ final interview at main office of where your applying. At the office you get 2 one on one interviews mainly behavioral and then one group interview but it could be switched. The group interview could have about 5 to 10 people.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Equity Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Morgan Stanley.

    Interview Details

    It was pretty formal. Went through 4 rounds of interview. Due to restructuring, the process took much longer than anticipated. Questions were relatively straightforward. The most important thing is to get along with the hiring manager. If he/she has a good impression, you may at least get to the final round.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Finance Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I applied via referral from a current employee. There were 6 rounds of interviews in total. 2 phone calls were with a recruiter and then with the hiring manager. I later had in-person meetings with 4 different management leaders individually. The interviews overall, were behavioral based and easy in nature. Prepare yourself to speak previous work experience scenarios.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Client Service Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Morgan Stanley.

    Interview Details

    It is a long hiring process. First I had a 30 minute phone interview then two in person interviews. Not very friendly and it was an administrator role. Talked to two people for each round. They sent me an automated email telling me that I was not chosen. Low salary

    Interview Questions
    • No really difficult questions. Asked basic questions like what are your weaknesses?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    First there is a Resume drop through target schools career centers; then employees come to campus and conduct first-round on campus interviews; those selected by the school capitains will be invited for a Super-Day at the office; once that offer is secured you work with human resources and your school capitain towards a final desk placement

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to do this job instead of tech, startup   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    not applicable
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Technology Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Apply through university career website. Get an on campus interview. The interview was 40 mins long. It included basic math problems and basic coding problems (with the language of your preference ). The interviewer is helpful and friendly . But it has been at least two weeks , but I am still waiting for their response about whether or not I get into the next round ( same with some other friends who also interviewed) .

    Interview Questions
    • Very basic coding questions and one simple math problem   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Finance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Set up initially in conference room, brought through the building to 3 different interviews. All generally were fit questions, concluded with a group project working on a case study. Overall pretty simple interview, just read up on the company and have your story down beforehand. I did not receive an offer, but I am not sure if that was because I did not have any background experience in the finance industry beforehand and the competition did or what.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked about when I was put in an uncomfortable position in the work place, just be sure to consider these beforehand.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Analyst - Technology Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The interview was really clean. They allowed you time to answer the questions and they were friendly.The process is long and tedious, I suggest one goes to Harvard or Yale in order to really get a good chance to work at this bank.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult question was they wanted me to build an LBO in 10 seconds, not sure if that is possible.   Answer Question
    No Offer

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