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Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Client Service Associate Interview Questions

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Client Service Associate Interview

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

I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in February 2014.

Interview Details

Applied in October and received a call from a recruiter in February. Quick conversation to confirm interest in the position and schedule a phone interview for the following week.

Interview Questions
  • Basic screening questions. Are you currently working/tell me about your current responsibilties/why are you looking for a new opportunity? Why do you think you're a good fit for this company/position? She offered a brief overview of the position. I wouldn't say this was an unexpected question but she asked what I knew about the company. Final question was in regards to salary. She asked about my current salary and what sort of pay range I was expecting from this position.   View Answer
No Offer
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    Client Service Associate Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    I went in for a first round interview and was immediately followed up with an email inviting me back for a second interview the next week. The second interview was more questions I had for the financial group while the first interview was more about getting to know me and my previous experiences.

    Interview Questions
    • I was told I passed two unexpected "tests" that the group had for interview candidates. The first test I passed was being on time, or 5 minutes early for the interview. The second test was having an extra resume on hand because one of the associates "forgot hers".   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    The starting salary was lower than I expected at 35K, and upon passing the Series 7 salary only increases to 36K.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Client Service Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview with Complex Service Manager, then interview with multiple financial advisors at the branches to find the best fit - mostly based on personalities meshing well. Final interview is with the Branch Manager.

    Interview Questions
    • Typical questions such as why did you leave your former employeer, why do you want to work here, why did you pick your major...etc.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not much room for negotiation, have to take what they give you.
    Accepted Offer
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    Client Service Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.

    Interview Details

    I have had one interview in the office and one on the phone. I am most impressed by the friendly nature and of the employees and the professional atmosphere in the office. I have been treated in a highly respectful manner. The office interview was with two members of the team in need and the phone interview was with the director of the team.

    Interview Questions
    • Really there was nothing out of the ordinary in terms of questions... if prepared one would not be thrown off by any of the questions!   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Client Service Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Albuquerque, NM
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Albuquerque, NM
    Application Details

    The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview with recruiter which was pretty laid back. 1 on 1 interview wasn't too bad- general questions were asked. Everyone was very nice and outgoing. Was given a stock report and asked to explain what it is. The last interview with the senior vice president was more rigid and serious. He tried to find out if I was in it for the long term

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Client Service Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Las Vegas, NV
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Las Vegas, NV
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    I received an email from the firm indicating they had found my resume on the University's career services website. The actual scheduling of the interview took 2 weeks. When an interview was finally scheduled, I requested a copy of the job description, as I was not able to find one on the internet. Upon receipt of the job description I was very disappointed. The job is an admin clerk. I have 20 years of experience in finance and accounting. I am extremely overqualified for this position. I went to the interview with the hopes that perhaps there was some mistake. When I arrived the interviewer was unprepared. I respectfully declined an opportunity to be considered for this position.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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