Morgan Stanley Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 26, 2014
Updated Aug 26, 2014
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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    Director, Operations Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed 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
  3.  

    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

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

    I interviewed 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
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    Operations Analyst Interview

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

    I interviewed 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
  6.  

    Investment Banking Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  London, England
    Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Application Details

    I interviewed 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
  7.  

    Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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
  8.  

    Operations Analyst Interview

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

    I interviewed 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
  9.  

    Sales and Trading Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed 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
  10.  

    Fund Services Summer Analyst Interview

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

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Morgan Stanley in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Online testing, surprise short telephone interview, scheduled long telephone interview, assessment centre consisting of two interviews and a group exercise.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time you found a weakness in something and improved it.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Middle Office Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  London, England
    Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Morgan Stanley in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    Was approached by a recruitment agency with a job spec for a role supporting the Exotics desk. The interview was quite late at night in their offices and the hiring manager looked haggard and worn. The role was to cover for maternity leave with potential of staying on after that depending on the business growth. I provided feedback to the agency the next day and was offered the role the day after.

    Interview Questions
    • They were mostly situational type questions (how would you deal with different circumstances, etc.) but one stuck out: With stock options, how does the risk of a put differ from that of a call when they are close to expiry?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    I had an alternative offer from another IB the same day and they upped their offer once they knew MS's rate

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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