Morgan Stanley Senior Software Developer Interview Questions

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Senior Software Developer Interview

Declined Offer
Declined Offer

Application

I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Morgan Stanley.

Interview

On-site interview set up by a recruiting agency representing me. On the first day I interviewed with five software developers, including a department manager. All excellent professionals, questions were a mix of C++ trivia as well as software design questions. On the second day I interviewed with front office traders. The questions were deeply technical, though the goal was to challenge me and see whether I could come up with reasonable responses and solutions quickly.

Interview Questions

  • Is it possible to declare a virtual template member function in C++?   1 Answer

Reasons for Declining

Interview with traders did not go well, so my job would have been in back office.

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    Senior Software Developer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Morgan Stanley (New York, NY) in April 2011.

    Interview

    First round: telephonic interview
    Face 2 Face: 2 rounds technical + 1 round (to explain more about the position)
    2 telephonic rounds with ppl in London

    They were willing to offer full time but I wanted to go for consulting so that I can make more money.

    Interview Questions

    • When does a java static class get loaded/intialized by jvm?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Yes. They liked me and my skills were an asset to them, So they needed badly in their team.

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    Senior Software Developer Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Morgan Stanley (New York, NY) in April 2010.

    Interview

    Had a phone interview mostly technical about Java, Databases and data structures. Then was called for a personal interview with hiring manager and another person. was asked to write java programs on whiteboard for multi-threading, binary search, file processing..etc
    After 2 days, I received notification that I was not selected.

    Interview Questions

    • Write java program to perform a money transfer operation for a bank, which is multi-threaded and can run parallel with multi-processor machines   Answer Question
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    Senior Software Developer Interview

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Morgan Stanley (New York, NY) in July 2008.

    Interview

    Very detailed techie interview

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    People seemed too geeky and the atmosphere wasn't very friendly

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    Senior Software Developer Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a weekinterviewed at Morgan Stanley (Bangalore (India)).

    Interview

    Usually it starts with telephonic round. In the F-to-F 1st round they started with heavily core java questions. Most of us would have never imagined that kind of questions. I did not pass the first round. They asked few DB questions. Too deep on core java. Mostly on performance tuning. It was very nice experience even though I lost in the first round itself. They see how you approach the problem.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you manage session details of the recent 10 most active users? Which are the collections you use for this?   Answer Question
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    Senior Software Developer Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a dayinterviewed at Morgan Stanley (Mumbai (India)) in October 2012.

    Interview

    1st telephone call for technical interview. I don't expect they will call back.

    Interview Questions

    • - to design a schema for a given situation.
      - Index splitting
       
      Answer Question
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    Senior Software Developer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Morgan Stanley (Budapest (Hungary)) in June 2012.

    Interview

    The hiring process was straightforward, although very slow. I had 6 round of interviews with different teams. Some of these was technical, some of the specific to a technology and 2 manager interviews. Everybody was helpful during the interview process, the HR contact which I had was very kind and positive, i was always kept up to date where are we with the process

    Interview Questions

    • There were some problem solving questions which surprised me.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation, They gave what I asked for.

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    Senior Software Developer Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Morgan Stanley (Mumbai (India)) in March 2012.

    Interview

    Three rounds of technical examination and then hiring manager interview, HR interview and Director interview. Technical examination was of same/similar questions in the 2 rounds. Hiring manager and Director interview are more of knowing candidate's behavioral skills.

    Interview Questions

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    Senior Software Developer Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a dayinterviewed at Morgan Stanley in July 2011.

    Interview

    Let me start by clarifying that I have almost 6 years of development experience. At this juncture I was not expecting basic core java questions. I could not have been more wrong! The first question they asked was "What makes Java Object Oriented". They really grill you on each and every concept. Few questions that I remember:
    1. Difference between Iterator and for loop
    2. Order of execution of static class level blocks, class level block and constructor.
    3. Which is better interface or 100% Abstract Class and why?
    4. Return statement in try, catch and finally. Which one executes when an exception occurs and what happens to the exception?
    5. Something about Abstract class constructor.
    6. Something about Cloneable Interface.
    The interviewer was nice, she dropped a few hints if I was not sure but she also tried to confuse! So beware ! Overall a pleasant experience

    Interview Questions

    • Can a hashmap have multiple null keys?   1 Answer

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