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Morgan Stanley Interview Questions

Updated Feb 22, 2017
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    hard process consisting of 3 rounds, with both technical and personal questions. 1st round done by analysts and junior associates, 2nd round by officers. 3rd round takes place during the Big Saturday, where you need to go through 2 interviews, 1 personal presentation and 1 group presentation

    Interview Questions

    • Questions about markets/ deals MS participated in / structure of deals   Answer Question
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    Md Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (New York, NY) in December 2016.

    Interview

    Tough interview very detailed questions. How do you finance an LBO? Capital ratios? I went through about 10 rounds in one single group. Capital asset pricing models. how do you advise on a cross border merger. what is the most efficient tax structure and shelter in such a transaction as well as a domestic only transaction with 10 separate special purpose vehicles and domiciles.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Budapest (Hungary)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (Budapest (Hungary)).

    Interview

    There are a lot of rounds once your CV attracts enough attention.
    Several phone interviews to judge your communication skills. There was a generic and a role specific technical phone interview. There also were three personal interviews, one interpersonal, one technical and one management interview. Additional rounds may happen with individual teams in case you are capable of joining multiple or your skills/knowledge is in high demand.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked what was my salary at my previous employer.   1 Answer
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    Quantitative Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (New York, NY) in January 2016.

    Interview

    A lot of challenging math based questions and brain teasers. These were significantly harder than intro level questions for other firms. Definitely not for every one. Definitely apply if interested

    Interview Questions

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    Java Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bengaluru (India)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (Bengaluru (India)) in November 2016.

    Interview

    I was contacted by Morgan Stanley directly for a face to face interview in November 2016. It was scheduled in the morning and I reached there on time. There were not many people and everything was so systematic that I was really impressed.

    I had 2+ years of experience.

    First Round- The interviewer didn't ask me anything about my work, projects, etc. He told me that we are looking for people who are really strong in coding in Java language and gave me some questions. I was not able to answer any of them properly. He was not looking for the exact code but he just wanted the logic to solve the problem.

    Interview Questions

    • An excel sheet has different rows and columns. For example, for column A, row number is 0. For column Z, row number is 25. After column Z, it again starts like AA, AB, AC...Write program to get the column name based on a number. The method should take any number and return the column name corresponding to that.   Answer Question
    • Write a program to get an int value as argument and return it as string. For example, if I give the number 3456 as int, it should return the same number 3456 but as an object of String. You cannot use Java API methods.   Answer Question
    • You have an array of int with different numbers. You have to sort it in a way that the all the even numbers should come in the starting and odd numbers in the end. You cannot use a temp array or extra array in your solution.   Answer Question
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    Technology Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (New York, NY) in November 2016.

    Interview

    A panel with experienced technology associates, followed by a teambuilding exercise and 3 45-minute interviews in a large conference hall surrounded by other interviews. Waited a week and a half for a response and even after sending an email asking for an update due to another pressing offer, they failed to respond with anything.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain how to print all elements of a binary tree in breadth-first order   Answer Question
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    Equity Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley.

    Interview

    Final round interview with Morgan Stanley Hong Kong. Very difficult technical questions and case questions. Remember to learn everything about accounting before going to the interview. Interviewers don't call according to the time(they call half an hour before the appointed time). Overall, it is difficult and make sure to be well prepared!

    Interview Questions

    • Can you walk me through residual income valuation analysis ?   Answer Question
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    Quantitative Finance Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (New York, NY) in August 2016.

    Interview

    I applied through campus recruiting by joining social networking events. After one month later, I was asked to take the Quantitative Finance Exam. The exam is 60 minutes in length. Questions span across 4 main topic areas: math, financial math, programming, and finance.

    I can almost finish financial math, programming, and finance parts. However, math part is very difficult for me.

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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in October 2015.

    Interview

    I applied at a job fair. They contacted me for the phone interview after 2 weeks. In the phone, the interviewee did not ask any basic concepts. She asked me to code in the computer directly to solve a linked list problem. It's all of a sudden. My experience is do not apply to the technology position unless you are a computer science student.

    Interview Questions

    • What is a linked list? How to delete the duplicates from a linked list? She asks a lot about the search and sorting efficiency.   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (London, England (UK)) in January 2016.

    Interview

    J'ai postulé sur le site de l'entreprise et j'ai été contacté par mail pour commencer de processus de recrutement. Un premier entretien téléphonique d'une heure et demi très très dur sur des algorithmes de tris en C++, modélisation et contrôle stochastique et algorithmes de classification.... La suite était facile! Des questions du type: Pourquoi vous voulez rejoindre ce groupe? Comment vous voyez votre intégration dans une équipe à Morgan Stanley? Avez-vous des préférences de langage de programmation? Aimez-vous apprendre de nouvelles choses? Si oui, que faites vous pour le faire

    Interview Questions

    • How do we use libraries in C++? What is the most efficient sorting algorithm is used frequenly by developers? and Why?
      Brai teasers...  
      Answer Question
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