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Morgan Stanley Senior Software Developer Interview Questions

Updated Jun 9, 2017
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Senior Software Developer Interview

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

Application

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (New York, NY) in May 2016.

Interview

There was a 20 minute phone screen with the manager, then there was a 1:1 meeting with just the manager. He never mentioned that the project was just for show, and that neither he nor his boss didn't actually care if the project ever succeeded. The senior folks gave up and left after a year. Note: This is multiple architects - each with 20+ years of experience - as consultants - all *simultaneously* walking away from a high-paying gig in frustration because the managers refused to manage their project

Interview Questions

  • How would you design <complex thing>   1 Answer
  • If you inherited a legacy system with no documentation, how would you figure out what it does so that it could be replaced   1 Answer
  • If you were working on a highly regulated project, how would you enforce the rules?   1 Answer

Other Interview Reviews for Morgan Stanley

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    Senior Software Developer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (New York, NY) in April 2016.

    Interview

    Interview process hardly took 20 min.. It was phone interview scheduled for 3.30. But the Guy has called me half and hour before itself( 3.00) .. Seems he was in some urgency.Asked about the project, basic questions in Core java, Spring , JMS etc . From the questions he has asked, he was trying to understand whether the candidate is good enough with basics

    Interview Questions

    • 1.How hashmap is stored ?
      2. why Hashmap is not thread safe. Whether I can use Hashmap in multi threaded environment
      3. Flow of client - Server communication ( you can explain with Spring/Rest).   Answer Question

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    Senior Software Developer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (New York, NY).

    Interview

    2 phone screens, 5 tech 1 on 1, hiring manager and finally exec. typical fin tech interview in large firm. you will get the same in bbg, jpm, bofa. Depending on the group more or less technical

    Interview Questions

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    Senior Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley.

    Interview

    On-site interview set up by a recruiting agency representing me. On the first day I interviewed with five software developers, including a department manager. All excellent professionals, questions were a mix of C++ trivia as well as software design questions. On the second day I interviewed with front office traders. The questions were deeply technical, though the goal was to challenge me and see whether I could come up with reasonable responses and solutions quickly.

    Interview Questions

    • Is it possible to declare a virtual template member function in C++?   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Interview with traders did not go well, so my job would have been in back office.


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    Senior Software Developer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (New York, NY) in April 2011.

    Interview

    First round: telephonic interview
    Face 2 Face: 2 rounds technical + 1 round (to explain more about the position)
    2 telephonic rounds with ppl in London

    They were willing to offer full time but I wanted to go for consulting so that I can make more money.

    Interview Questions

    • When does a java static class get loaded/intialized by jvm?   2 Answers

    Negotiation

    Yes. They liked me and my skills were an asset to them, So they needed badly in their team.


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    Senior Software Developer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (New York, NY) in April 2010.

    Interview

    Had a phone interview mostly technical about Java, Databases and data structures. Then was called for a personal interview with hiring manager and another person. was asked to write java programs on whiteboard for multi-threading, binary search, file processing..etc
    After 2 days, I received notification that I was not selected.

    Interview Questions

    • Write java program to perform a money transfer operation for a bank, which is multi-threaded and can run parallel with multi-processor machines   1 Answer

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    Senior Software Developer Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (New York, NY) in July 2008.

    Interview

    Very detailed techie interview

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    People seemed too geeky and the atmosphere wasn't very friendly


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    Senior Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bengaluru (India)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (Bengaluru (India)) in February 2017.

    Interview

    I was very disappointed with the interview process in MS Bangalore. My resume was processed by a consultancy and asked me to reach at 10:30.
    There were at least 50 candidates stuck in a presentation room (extremely suffocating). You can get out but cannot enter the room and the security personnel was getting up 100 times to let the people enter.
    Then the HR asks to submit the CV and everyone submits, there is absolutely no sequence. You may have come first but submit after 30 people.

    Sat for 1 hour before the first round.
    Sat for 1hour 15 mins before second round
    Sat for 1hour 30 mins before 3rd round
    Simply left after that (~ 5:30 pm) although they asked me to wait. Had a terrible headache after sitting in that room for so long.

    Here are few notable things:
    The HRs there (some of them seemed they are not full time employees in MS, probably consultants) were calling out names like (A, B and C) go for lunch, as if other people don't need to eat. I believe they had limited lunch and not interested to offer to candidates who would not clear the initial rounds. Absolutely hopeless. I did not eat the whole bloody day.

    The third interviewer asked a hopeless question, which would probably take you a 1 day to code and went for smoke and returned after 10-15 mins.

    The fourth round was managerial and because I had left, I did a telephonic round. Never heard from the HR or anyone after that.

    Don't bother going to Morgan Stanley for interview unless you want to fast and kill your day.

    Interview Questions

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    Senior Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (Montreal, QC (Canada)) in November 2016.

    Interview

    The first step is a phone interview, with mostly technical questions.
    The interviewer at this stage seemed very satisfied with his working conditions and really liked his job.

    For the second stage the interviewers condescending and vaguely insulting.

    The interview was difficult with mostly whiteboard questions on algorithms.

    It is probably easier to pass such an interview right after university rather than after many years of work experience.

    Interview Questions


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    Senior Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bengaluru (India)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Application

    The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (Bengaluru (India)) in August 2016.

    Interview

    Two rounds of telephonic interview and 4 rounds of face to face interview. All are technical rounds. Technical rounds were more focused on basics of core java, webservices, designing concepts etc. Face to face interview s covered current project architecture, problem solving etc

    Interview Questions

    • JVM and memory architecture, threading, design patterns, problem solving skills   Answer Question

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