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Morgan Stanley Technology Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Jul 23, 2017
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Technology Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley.

Interview

I wanted to apply for the business analyst role but they had filled up all positions so I had to give the interview for app developer. It was completely technical even if it was the first round.

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    Technology Analyst Interview

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

    Application

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

    Interview

    Sent my resume online, and did some networking. This lead to my first phone interview. My first interview involved a mix of coding questions (I think it was on linkedlists) and some mathematical questions. I was also asked some brain teasers.

    Interview Questions


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    Technology Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (New York, NY) in December 2016.

    Interview

    A 30min phone interview with a recruiter from Morgan Stanley. As soon as the interview started, the interviewer started asking in depth technical questions about a project from my resume.

    Interview Questions

    • How to call a servlet in a JSP??
      What methods are used to send user login data from login page to a servlet??
      What is the difference between Get and Post methods.
      Design a simple login page for a web application.

      The above questions were asked, as I listed out a web application in my resume.

      I was asked to develop a simple java program to read a file that consists of customerName,email,phoneNumeber and take sutomerName as an input from the user and display their email and phone. The interviewer was interested in the kind of data structure that I would use to store the data and how tom improve the search time.   Answer Question
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    Analyst - Technology Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 7 weeks. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (New York, NY) in November 2016.

    Interview

    I received an invitation from a campus recruiter to apply to the 2017 Full Time Technology Program in New York. The recruiter was contacting me from Piazza.

    After applying, they reviewed my resume within a week and a different recruiter emailed me asking for my availability for a phone interview on the Friday 3 days from when the email was sent. I gave her a range and suggested a few days in the following week. The phone interview time was selected for Friday. This recruiter kept our communication for the rest of the process.

    I received a call from an Executive Director. Looking at her LinkedIn, she's held 3 positions at Morgan Stanley during her 16 years there. Previously, she was VP, and before that, she was an Associate, developing in C++ and Java. She asked me a STAR question and a couple of trivial technical questions.

    The following Monday, I was congratulated for being selected for Assessment Center interviews on Thursday by Wall Street. I was going to be in Seattle that week, so I asked to postpone the onsite interviews. On Wednesday, I received a second invite for the following Tuesday, this time by Columbus Circle. I was asked to arrive by 12:45pm, but no later than 12:45pm and dress code was business formal.

    When I arrived, I was seated alphabetically in a room on the 5th floor with maybe 25 potential candidates. Here, we were provided cold, dry pizza, potato chips, soda, water, and probably Entenmann's. We had a panel discussion with employees that were hired through this track that we were interviewing for. This was a good time to ask all sorts of informal questions.

    Next, we went to an auditorium on the 4th floor and we were divided into teams. Each team was to build a bridge using gummy bears and toothpicks. We had a "mentor" for this activity, but he only took notes of our activity and asked questions. This didn't seem too serious, but just in case, they were probably looking for distributed workflow, and extensibility.

    Finally, the actual interviews. In the same room, we were assigned 3 Software Engineers to rotate with and they each asked us coding questions.

    At 5:15, we were done, and we filled out a survey listing our top 5 skills, confirming that we heard of this position from Piazza, and one more question. We were told that we will hear back with a decision within 2-3 weeks.

    Behold! 8 business days and I received a sweet offer over the phone. I might have been able to log in to the application site to view the letter since the call, but I received an email letting me know that I could do so about a week later.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a challenge you faced with this project.
      What is inheritance, polymorphism, and can you instantiate an abstract class? In Java, what would you change in a class to make it abstract?   Answer Question
    • With C++:
      What functions are automatically provided when you create a class? How would you define the function signatures if you wanted to define them?
      When would you use a pointer vs. a reference?
      What is the difference between pass by reference and pass by value?

      Given a table with columns: user | start_date | end_date | code
      How would you find an entry for a user with start_date=A and end_date=B, and insert if it doesn't exist?   Answer Question
    • With Python:
      Find the second largest value in a list.
      Find the square root of a number without using math.sqrt()   Answer Question
    • We deal with large numbers, too large for an integer primitive type. So we represent integers with a singly linked list where each node contains a digit. But this representation does not come with an adding function. We need you to write this function.   Answer Question

  4. Helpful (1)  

    Technology Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (New York, NY).

    Interview

    My resume was selected through career fair. I was called for the first round of interview. I really don't know the basis on which they select resumes. The process was simple. A half an hour first round. I do not know about the rest of the process as I wasn't selected for the second round. First round it not technical. Just a regular over-the-coffee kind of chit-chat.

    Interview Questions

    • Why Morgan Stanley? Describe the architecture of the web application you are building. Previous project experience, what you are interested in doing, what do you plan on achieving by pursuing this internship? All behavioural questions, nothing much technical. I had thought that I had done pretty well in the interview but yet I did not get a call.

      The people at Morgan Stanley seem to be sweet and hard working. I feel I should work on improving my interview skills further. Nothing against Morgan Stanley, it is a really good company and it utilizes technology to make progress in its business. Cheers!   Answer Question

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    Analyst - Technology Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hoboken, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (Hoboken, NJ) in November 2016.

    Interview

    the interviewer tried to walk through my resume first. After finish talking about my first job listed, the interviewer seemed lost the appetite of my resume, then asked some behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions


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    Technology Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (New York, NY) in November 2016.

    Interview

    Had a first round interview at a NSBE convention and a final round of interviews in NY. The interviews are very relaxing, open and time-friendly. The interviews are design to showcase the skill sets of each individual interviewing.

    Interview Questions

    • Due to company's privacy policy, I cannot give out exact questions but I will advise you ensure you understand your resume.   Answer Question

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    Technology Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (New York, NY) in November 2016.

    Interview

    1 round Campus Interview and 3 rounds on-site interviews in a day. In the on-site interviews, they asked many many questions about my resume that I didn't expect to. However, they just asked two or three very simple algorithm questions in total. I would suggest to get prepared in all the projects/experiences on the resume.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I didn't negotiate at all. It's just an intern offer.

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    Analyst - Technology Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (New York, NY) in November 2016.

    Interview

    1st round at University campus
    1 hour interview. It was great. Lots of technical qs: SQL, datastructures, Java basics etc. (Be clear and confident)

    2nd Interview Onsite in NYC
    A panel discussion taking questions and answering generic questions
    Team building activity. Very chilled out
    3 rounds of 1:1 interviews 45 mins each. Very intense, extremely technical. The last 1:1 interview was disappointing for me. The interviewer did not speak English properly and maybe thats why wasnt getting what I am saying. He kept asking me questions and when I gave a solution, maybe he did not understand and repeated the same solution as hints to me. This must be the down point for my interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Completely technical, lots of basics, lots of algorithm problems - graphs, datastructures etc.   Answer Question

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    Technology Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No 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) in November 2016.

    Interview

    The first round was a 30 minute technical interview. This round depends on your interviewer. Basic concepts of OOP'S and data structures. Going through the resume.
    Then Superday. This is a 5 hour long process. Group Task and 3 rounds of technical interview each of 45 mins.

    Interview Questions

    • One string program to shorten string removing repeating characters.
      Used Maps.   1 Answer
    • Why does Morgan Stanley differ from its competitors?   1 Answer

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