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Morgan Stanley Investment Management Interview Questions

Updated Sep 23, 2014
Updated Sep 23, 2014
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    Senior Executive Interview

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

    I applied online – interviewed at Morgan Stanley Investment Management.

    Interview Details

    Long drawn out time, after it ended I was tired out and looking way out, I should have ran. It was incredibly different then I was originally awaiting. The employees that interview me were not top players.

    Negotiation Details
    Long
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Summer Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Morgan Stanley Investment Management.

    Interview Details

    3 rounds of interviews. 2 over the phone, and last one at MS NYC office for superday. The whole process took 2 months. A combination of both behavioral and technical questions. Make sure you have your resume stamped in your head. Even though you might not be interviewing for a technical position, it is essential for you to at least have a good memory of calculas, and other financial concepts, including derivatives

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No Negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Real Estate Investment Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Morgan Stanley Investment Management.

    Interview Details

    Two first round interviews and final round at the office.

    Interview Questions
    • Would IRR be higher for a property generating high cash flow, or one generating nothing at all?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Financial Adviser Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Morgan Stanley Investment Management.

    Interview Details

    Quick response via email after initial online application. Had phone screening which resulted in basic questions of why do you want to do you want to become a financial advisor, why do you think you will be successful etc. Next was asked to take a few online tests which would quantify ability to pass licensing exams. Initial contact told me that someone from the location that I applied to would contact me after I finish the tests. A few weeks went by with no contact. A month after the tests were completed I was able to get a hold of the initial contact who told me that I was still in consideration but that I just had to wait to hear from the location I applied to. 2 months later and still no contact.

    No Offer
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Morgan Stanley Investment Management.

    Interview Details

    Submitted application on campus, went through first round interview on campus and then second round at MSIM offices. Everybody was nice and very professional. The interview was not technical but based more upon fit. They took a while to get back with the results unfortunately (over three weeks) which was a little long.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Intern Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Morgan Stanley Investment Management in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Interview was over the phone with an HR manager. Asked basic questions detailing education and expereince as well as reason for seeking employment with the firm. Lasted about 20 mins

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Investment Management Intern Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Morgan Stanley Investment Management in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Contacted an Alumni at MS
    Phone interview regarding interest and intern job description
    Flew to NYC for in-person interview
    Verbally accepted internship on the spot
    Confirmed via email, and email was forwarded to recruiting office, HR
    Official documents emailed, signed, and returned

    Interview Questions
    • None. Fit Questions, Need based clarifiers about the internship   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    minimum wage paid, $2 per hour increase after one month.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    IB Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Morgan Stanley Investment Management in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Asked me my story and how to value a company

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Executive Director Marketing 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 Investment Management in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    My first interview was with Pimco. They liked me but they were looking for someone to travel 50% of the time. Not an option for me. They recommended me to their parent company Allianz. I interviewed with the MarCom head. He liked me - we had a great conversation. I knew it went well. Recruiter told me it went very well and they want me for one more round of interviews. It was mine to loose.

    I was brought back for a day of interviews with: a peer,Sr mgr and 2 individuals I would be managing. The "peer" was a friend-of-a-friend and I knew that interview went well. The Senior mgr was selling me on the company - I knew that went well. The two staff members (both in the room at the same time) were the last interview. One of the two staff members was very skiddish about my management style. I am about streamlining systems. He expressed concern that my systems might would interfere with his creative process. I should have addressed this more aggressively. He was very close with the MarCom head and I think he put the kibosh any possible offer. I was told I didn't fit the culture.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you think you you are qualified for this job managing design and content when you have no experience writing content.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Wealth Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jersey City, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jersey City, NJ
    Application Details

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Morgan Stanley Investment Management in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    It was a lengthy process. Everyone I sat with continued to emphasize how I will not make it in this business. They try to scare you to turn you away since you are a cost to them if you are not producing. You have to sell yourself, your drive and your network. The online test took around two hours. I interviewed with branch manager, business development officer, and compliance. Everyone is very nice witho the company, but reality is that not many people make it in the business. Not the most professional work environment since you can be completely reckless and as long as you bring money in for the firm, they keep you on top. Ego driven environment, but ultimately that's what gets you far here.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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