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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

  3. Helpful (1)  

    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 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

  5. Helpful (2)  

    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


  6. Helpful (2)  

    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

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    Senior Software Developer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a week. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (Bengaluru (India)).

    Interview

    Usually it starts with telephonic round. In the F-to-F 1st round they started with heavily core java questions. Most of us would have never imagined that kind of questions. I did not pass the first round. They asked few DB questions. Too deep on core java. Mostly on performance tuning. It was very nice experience even though I lost in the first round itself. They see how you approach the problem.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you manage session details of the recent 10 most active users? Which are the collections you use for this?   2 Answers
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    Senior Software Developer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (Budapest (Hungary)) in June 2012.

    Interview

    The hiring process was straightforward, although very slow. I had 6 round of interviews with different teams. Some of these was technical, some of the specific to a technology and 2 manager interviews. Everybody was helpful during the interview process, the HR contact which I had was very kind and positive, i was always kept up to date where are we with the process

    Interview Questions

    • There were some problem solving questions which surprised me.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation, They gave what I asked for.


  9. Helpful (7)  

    Senior Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley in July 2011.

    Interview

    Let me start by clarifying that I have almost 6 years of development experience. At this juncture I was not expecting basic core java questions. I could not have been more wrong! The first question they asked was "What makes Java Object Oriented". They really grill you on each and every concept. Few questions that I remember:
    1. Difference between Iterator and for loop
    2. Order of execution of static class level blocks, class level block and constructor.
    3. Which is better interface or 100% Abstract Class and why?
    4. Return statement in try, catch and finally. Which one executes when an exception occurs and what happens to the exception?
    5. Something about Abstract class constructor.
    6. Something about Cloneable Interface.
    The interviewer was nice, she dropped a few hints if I was not sure but she also tried to confuse! So beware ! Overall a pleasant experience

    Interview Questions

    • Can a hashmap have multiple null keys?   1 Answer

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