Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 18, 2014
Updated Aug 18, 2014
215 interviews

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Called for interview and met with two people working within the department. The conversation was kept very casual.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in May 2009.

    Interview Details

    Basic interviews plus a skills (math) test

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Client Service Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed 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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    FAA Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Canton, OH
    Anonymous Employee in Canton, OH
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. I was contacted by a recruiter and had phone interview. I then completed online assessment. Met with Branch Manager and then another meeting with the regional director.
    After recieving no offer I was informed that I was qualified and they wanted me but there was only 3 spots available. 1 was taken by a guy the branch manager recruited and the other two were filled by other branches. The candidates already had a book of business they were bringing to the table. I was told that in the next round I will be considered if I was still interested.

    Everybody was very professional and nice. Good experience overall.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Davis, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Davis, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Submit an application. Everyone will get an interview. There will be 5 interviewees and only 1 interviewer.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell about a time where you have to solve a problem within a team.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Vice President Interview

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

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.

    Interview Details

    11 interviews of 30 mins each. Intense and focused. No time to relax and 'sell' oneself. At the same time the interviewer didnt get an opportunity to ask tough questions.

    Interview Questions
    • No tough questions; in a 30 minute interview limited opportunity for such items.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation opportunity, more of a take it or leave it.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Client Service Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed 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
  9.  

    Intern Interview

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

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied on my university job board and got a call to come in for an interview, probably within a week. Met with a FA and two other of my lower supervisors, they asked basic questions about my resume and basically told me the job responsibilities. It was more them telling me stuff then interviewing them.

    Interview Questions
    • Please tell us about your customer service experience.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Financial Advisor Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    prepare business plan, including your own set of goals, expectation of success, very detailed book of business with solid realistic ideas that can be carried on in a reasonable time. Describe your targeted market and how you plan to access it.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    salary and hours of work.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Registered Operations Associate Interview

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

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.

    Interview Details

    In office interview with Advisor, then one sit down interview with Manager, phone call with advisor and got hired. Really easy.

    Interview Questions
    • Give an example where you were a leader.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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