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Morgan Stanley Interview Questions

Updated Sep 19, 2017
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    Wealth Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (Seattle, WA) in April 2017.

    Interview

    In-person interview. I was told I would hear back by the end of the following week. Never heard back, followed up and still never heard back. Talk about bad PR and bad HR practices.

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    Temporary Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley in April 2017.

    Interview

    Got the interview through agency. only one on site interview about 1 hour. No technical questions, all behavior questions. For example, tell me about yourself, why Morgan Stanley? why this position? Tell me about a failure of you. etc

    Interview Questions

    • why Morgan Stanley? Why this position? Tell me about yourself?   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (2)  

    Financial Advisor Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Short Hills, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (Short Hills, NJ) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Applied online after which there was an initial phone screen. Next was a one-on-one phone call with the Associate Complex Manager followed by an in person meeting with him and the branch manager. During the process I had to complete a business plan as well as a 30 minute recorded online interview.

    Interview Questions

    • What would be your three primary target markets and what is the reasonable dollar amount in each you would be able to successfully acquire?   Answer Question

  4. Helpful (1)  

    Operations Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (Baltimore, MD) in March 2017.

    Interview

    tBefore the interview there were a few meetings about the positions. Then I took the interview with one of the HR reps and it only took about 20 minutes. Then I heard their decision within a few days.

    Interview Questions

    • When was a time you disagreed with a teammate/ co-worker, and how did you resolve it?   Answer Question

  5. Helpful (1)  

    Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (Baltimore, MD).

    Interview

    I applied through university and on the website. First round interview was on campus and then super day at their Baltimore, MD office. Both rounds was mostly behavioral questions, nothing technical. The group case was pretty straightforward - again, nothing technical.

    Interview Questions

    • Why are you interested in operations at Morgan Stanley?   Answer Question

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    Risk Management Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (New York, NY) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Just finished the first round phone interview, 1 hr long, basically all kinds of behavioral and resume-related questions. The only technical questions were around VaR and BSM model. Still waiting for update on next round.

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    Ow Latency Developer FPGA/C++ Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (New York, NY) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Contacted by Recruiter. Had three interview plus phone screen. Last round was with MD. First rounds went well. MD however asked odd personal questions, ate his lunch during interview and was very condescending. I at first thought this was some kind of stress test, but later I realized he never wanted to fill this position. He talked about a previous project that failed and how that put him in a difficult political position. I wasted three vacation days to talk to these people plus travel/parking expenses. Not cool...They are still interviewing for this position. Waste your time if you want but be forewarned. They are also cheap. They don't know how much FPGA engineers in finance make. Hint >$280K/yr

    Interview Questions

    • If I called this guy (so and so that MD knew from previous job), what would he say about you ?   1 Answer
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    Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (Baltimore, MD) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Applied online in October, got an invitation for a phone interview in March. Phone interview was strictly behavioral - took place on Friday, got an email invitation to an in-person interview the following Monday. Interview was 2 one-on-one interviews and one group activity. One-on-ones were mostly behavioral and the group was a standard business solutions activity. Interview in Baltimore was on a Friday, heard back the following Tuesday.

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    Associate Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (New York, NY) in March 2017.

    Interview

    very easy, they asked about previous role and work. General questions on project management and how can we improve stuff in waterfall vs agile etc. then some puzzle and behavioral questions

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    Equity Portfolio Research Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (New York, NY) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Had total of 3 rounds, starting with an initial phone interview with hiring manager. Then there was follow-up (2nd Round) meeting with Head of Group and then (3rd Round) meeting with 3 members of the research team. Team was very nice and seemed like very smart group of individuals. However, negative experience given that zero feedback was given despite several attempts to follow-up. Very unprofessional.

    Interview Questions

    • Why skills can you bring to help with the investment research process?   Answer Question

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