Morgan Stanley Senior Software Developer Interview Questions

Updated Jun 30, 2014
Updated Jun 30, 2014
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Senior Software Developer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Morgan Stanley.

Interview Details

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++?   View Answer
Reasons for Declining

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

Declined Offer

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    Senior Software Developer Interview

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

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Morgan Stanley in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    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?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Yes. They liked me and my skills were an asset to them, So they needed badly in their team.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Software Developer 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 5 daysinterviewed at Morgan Stanley in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Software Developer Interview

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

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Morgan Stanley in July 2008.

    Interview Details

    Very detailed techie interview

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

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

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a weekinterviewed at Morgan Stanley.

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mumbai (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mumbai (India)
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Budapest (Hungary)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Budapest (Hungary)
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    There was no negotiation, They gave what I asked for.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mumbai (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mumbai (India)
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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