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Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through other source and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Morgan Stanley in January 2011.
Interview Details – The hiring process was very easy. I had one interview which went well, just make sure you know some history about the company. After that you have to be persistent and keep constant contact to show that your are invested in getting the job
Interview Question – What is your biggest weakness? Answer Question
Very Difficult Interview
Software Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Morgan Stanley.
Interview Details – HR was nice. but interviewer asked way too much detail. Problem solving was easy but very technical. No behavioral questions. All detailed technical.
Interview Question – How does JVM manage cyclic references? Does JVM collect variables that have cyclic references?
What are different types of locks in multi-threading? Do you know about semaphore lock?
What is a good hashcode? How to generate hashcode? How does map.put work?
what is the complexity of hashtable?
If you have a very large text file. You have comma separated characters. How do you know how many times a word appeared? How will you print the first maximum top 10 words. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
Analyst Interview (Negative Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Morgan Stanley in March 2010.
Interview Details – Hiring process for MS takes extremely long. For a full time position, you'll most likely meet with the business unit lead, as well as the business unit owner. After that interview, you'll meet with HR. If you get an offer, it might be as long as 2 months after your last interview.
Interview Question – Regular interview questions, nothing special. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No
Finance Summer Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Morgan Stanley.
Interview Details – Applied through career center. HR called me to set up 1st round phone interview. Asked basic questions: Why finance, why MS, what sets you apart from everyone else.
I got an email a few days later inviting me for SuperDay which consisted of three 20 min. behavioral interviews and one 60 min group activity which was fairly easy. Got a call a few days later saying that they wanted to extend an offer
Interview Question – Tell me a time you have faced an ethical dilemma and tell me how you handled it Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Very easy negotiation. They said they were excited to have me and I immediately accepted
Finance Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Morgan Stanley in August 2011.
Interview Details – Very short informal process as I was interviewing with a local team and not corporate office.
Interview Question – There wasn't really one Answer Question
IT Senior Associate Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Morgan Stanley
Interview Details – Very efficient interview and hiring process. Questions to the point and focussed on the job on hand.
Senior Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Morgan Stanley.
Interview Details – There may be multiple interviews, but don't become frustrated. Multiple meetings are a good indication that a job offer is forthcoming.
Interview Question – Each interviewer is different, so do your research and prepare your responses. Providing a strong presentation and being well prepared are your best tools. Answer Question
Associate Project Manager Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied online and interviewed at Morgan Stanley.
Interview Details – Easy, general conversation
Interview Question – There was a case study given, but it was really a formality - not really an indication of the role or a test of any specific skill set Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation, budget (salary) was fixed
Operation Specialist Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
Interviewed at Morgan Stanley
Interview Details – It's always hard to know what to expect when going in for the interview. I had a phone interview, which was followed by a panel interview. It was a comfortable environment. I had three rounds of interviews before being made an offer.
Interview Question – One of the questions was "how will I deal with an irated customer. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I found the initial offer to be lower than I expected. I contacted the HR representative via email with a counter offer. A few days later she responded accepting the negotiated amount.
Credit Risk Full Time Analyst Interview (Negative Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Morgan Stanley in November 2013.
Interview Details – Got referrered from an alum in October 2013, got the first round interview in the same month and the final round in Nov 2013.
Interview Question – There was a 1-hour group exercise. I hated it. About at least 10-15 people in the room watching us. Answer Question
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