Morgan Stanley Interview Questions

Updated Sep 17, 2014
Updated Sep 17, 2014
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The process was the typical for a big IB: numerical and verbal test, telephone interview, in-person final interviews etc...
    The questions in the telephone interview were very strange and the analyst who asked them was clear about the fact that they were just given to him but he thought they were stupid.

    Interview Questions
    • Question: "A car is going fast on a road. There is a man in the middle of the road. Due to a major blackout, all the lights in the street are not working. The car battery has a problem so its lights don't work either. There are no emergency battery-powered lights etc...
      However, the car avoids the man in the middle of the road. How/Why?
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    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Credit Risk Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Morgan Stanley in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    online application with CV and cover letter submission, then 1 week later got email from a VP and had 15min phone interview. 2 weeks later invited to AC and had whole day AC at london office. the phone interview was really concise and all about behavioural. the AC included 5 or 6 1:1 interviews with VPs and Directors all about your CV. Group discussion was about deciding a best investment option with each candidate represented one option.

    Interview Questions
    • not much, just common questions, lots of behavioural, several tech questions including financial statements. the case study at the AC is very simple and straight forward. they required you to present both written and presentation on the case but i really feel the written one is not as important as the presentation.

      i made several mistakes in the case study and i think it was what stopped me from the hiring process.
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Assistant Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    1 telephone interview, 3 face to face interviews and a case study to understand how the candidate thinks in a particular situation. The process took almost two months to complete from the time i applied via a recruiter to the time when the final offer was made.

    Interview Questions
    • Business case involving how to build a solution on a Business Unit request   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Director, Operations Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Morgan Stanley in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied for a Temp contract, the application process involved submitting a C.V then being interviewed as part of a generic group the phone interviewed by the hiring manager. After being taken on and working as a Temp for 6 month I was taken on full-time.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time where you failed to meet a deliverable and how did you communicate this.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Yes, look on the salary slide to determine where best you think you can pitch on experience by grade.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Glasgow, Scotland
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glasgow, Scotland
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Morgan Stanley in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    Applied through agency, got shortlisted and invited for an interview with VP and Sr. Associate. Interview lasted for 45 minutes covering areas from personal achievements to professional experience. Also, they were keen to judge my knowledge about the company

    Interview Questions
    • there wasn't any which was real difficult. those were standard competency based questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No i didn't
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Glasgow, Scotland
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glasgow, Scotland
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Morgan Stanley in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    The prescreening process includes an online application (with two exams- a logical and a quantitative). After you have been successful with your application two phone interviews will follow. The questions asked are quite general and prompt for your motivation (both the company and this department), relevant experience, etc. Try to be very specific and provide examples. The final step of the process is an on-site assessment centre, which consists of 2 half-hour interviews with executives and team leads, a group work and a case study. Once you have been invited to the assessment centre you have to be extremely well prepared as the interviews can get quite specific about the chosen area, the company, your past experience and skill-set. Having relevant examples is a must!

    Interview Questions
    • How many horses are bread in the United Kingdom?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't really negotiate anything. I was so happy to receive the offer that I didn't really cared what my package included.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Investment Banking Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Morgan Stanley in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    2 Phone Interviews with an analyst and an associate in its real estate investment banking division, 1 Face to Face Interview at its office in Canary Wharf, Assessment Centre (Case Study, FT exercise, 3 interviews)

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    fairly same. you need to complete verbal, numerical and checking error test. it was followed by a telephone interview. finally it was an assessment centre which consisted 2 competency based interviews. each was carried out by 2 managers. after that i had an group exercise with your fellow candidates.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Glasgow, Scotland
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glasgow, Scotland
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Morgan Stanley.

    Interview Details

    Assessment centre in Glasgow - two 45 minutes competency questions interviews and group work which was a business case debate

    Interview Questions
    • nothing difficult - the phone interview had an interesting one though: explain a complicated concept in simple words   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    none
    Accepted Offer
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    Sales and Trading Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Morgan Stanley.

    Interview Details

    Two 20min phone interviews with junior level employees - one a commodities trader, the other an equities trader. Started with standard competency questions - then became quite technical. Both quite informal and felt like more of a chat.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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