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Morgan Stanley Interview Questions

Updated Apr 22, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)  

    Applications Developer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (New York, NY).

    Interview

    First interviewed at a conference and was invited to an onsite super day. The process consisted of a panel discussion, a team activity and three rounds of interviews with engineers there. Pretty frustrating experience because ALL the interviews for the group of candidates happened in the SAME conference room. I felt that there was really no privacy at all and hard to concentrate sometimes due to other people's talking. One of my interviewers was apparently wrong about a run time analysis but he told me that I was wrong when I provided the correct answer.

    Interview Questions

    • Using the object oriented design concepts, how would you describe the current conference room that we are in right now?   Answer Question
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    Summer Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Applied online and got first round phone screening, it was a phone call with a person in the office and it was not too hard in terms of the interview difficulty

    Interview Questions

    • Walk me through a DCF, how are the three financial statements connected   Answer Question
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    Fraud Operations Change the Bank Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (Baltimore, MD) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Applied online, received an interview, VP was very dry but the overall interview seemed to flow well. Recruiting team is terrible with communication, they do not respond to inquires. After two weeks of no response, I noticed they reposted the job. So I will assume, I am not one of the chosen individuals.

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley.

    Interview

    Had a phone interview with the company followed by a superday. Whole process was very quick and easy. Know why you want to work there and not the other bulge brackets

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    Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (New York, NY) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Had one brief phone interview with HR then was invited to super day two weeks later. On-site interviews consisted of four 1-on-1's with HR, a senior manager, and two VPs. They ask about Morgan Stanley's core values. Make sure you are able to provide examples of how you align with their core values. It took them forever to make a decision. HR was often unresponsive.

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    Financial Training Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Davis, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (Davis, CA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Everyone gets a group interview.. There were 2 interviewers and 4 interviewee for my group. You need to stand out, be really confident(fake it til u make it!) and have a good gpa in order to be accepted into the program. The interviewers for my group weren't friendly at all and gave off a bad vibe

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    Quantitative Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (New York, NY) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Applied online for campus program, attend school presentation and sign up for written exam. Exam was pretty hard is not prepared, question including math, programming and stochastic calculus. 1 month after the exam was contacted for an interview, which was scheduled 2 weeks later due to holiday season. Had first phone interview with someone sits in Mumbai at 2am EST. Another two phone interviews with teams at London and Hungary. Overall very technical and also focus on personality.

    Interview Questions

    • Given a series of triplets (x1,x2,y) representing starting point, end point and height of buildings, asked to design an algorithm to draw skyline.   Answer Question
    • Why risk neutral pricing? How to calculate expected return under risk neutral.   Answer Question
    • Relationship of Correlation and Independence   Answer Question
    • Why Morgan Stanley.   Answer Question
    • What is your programming proficiency in C++. What projects have you done?   Answer Question
    • What is smart pointer, how is it implemented.   Answer Question
    • Algorithm to reverse an integer   Answer Question
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    Finance Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (New York, NY).

    Interview

    2 rounds of interview. 1st was on-campus. Got a call 1 week later saying I was invited to the Superday, There was a mandatory pre-interview networking night, the night before the superday. Superday was 3 one-on-one interviews, 30 min each followed by a group activity.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a time when you had to make a decision with limited amount of information   Answer Question
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    Bank Resource Management Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Applied online for the BRM FT Analyst position and was contacted shortly after to set up a phone interview. It was very brief - only about 15 minutes but I asked some follow ups after so it was about a 30min call with an analyst on the desk. Then was contacted a few days later with the Superday invite. Superday consisted of 4 back-to-back, 1-on-1 interviews with mid to high level team members across the different BRM desks. There was also a group project which was somewhat difficult. Afterwards, we were told we'd hear back within 2 weeks.

    Interview Questions

    • Round 1: - Walk me through your resume - If I gave you $1m how would you allocate it across different asset classes? - What current events are you following? - What are one or two equities that you're following and interested in? - Why BRM? (wasn't asked what it is, which surprised me, but I still threw that into my answer) - Why MS over other bulge brackets? - What's going on in the markets? - Why should we hire you over any of the other candidates? Superday: Project: split into pairs and were given 20min to design a highway infrastructure for a fake city that maximizes efficiency and minimizes cost and traffic then we had to give a 5min presentation. We were told we'd be competing with the other team. After about 17min we were told we'd be teaming up with the other team and were given an additional 20min to combine our plans and 5min to present. Interviews: Based almost entirely on current market events, economic theories, and your resume - What's going on in the markets? - What happens to the dollar when interest rates rise? - Walk me through your resume, tell me about yourself. - What do you know about BRM? - 3 weaknesses?   1 Answer
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley.

    Interview

    3 rounds of interview
    Screening, folllowed by interview with supervisor and then supervisor of hiring manager
    The process was relaxed, generally revolved around background and fit with the role.
    They hire in batches (across all locations in the country), they're comgnizant that many will not make it through the training stage - 3 years.

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