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Morgan Stanley Interview Questions

Interviews at Morgan Stanley

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  1. Featured Interview

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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley in April 2015.

    Interview

    Four interviews: HR, direct supervisor, colleague and manager's manager. All of them were by telephone except for the last one. People were very friendly, supportive and talked good things about the company.

    Interview Questions

    • Previous experience.
      How I solved a critical issue.
      What I had to give to the company.   Answer Question

  2. Helpful (23)  

    Consulting Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC (US)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (Washington, DC (US)).

    Interview

    Phone interview for the first round then made it to the second round where it was 2 30-minute case studies with rather junior people and then had one more case interview with an associate

    Interview Questions

    • If a company is experiencing a decrease in profits but they have not incurred any new costs, what is the problem?   12 Answers
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    Consulting Group Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (Bethesda, MD (US)) in January 2008.

    Interview

    Basic questions about work ethic. Some market related questions that seemed easy enough to talk through.

    Negotiation

    Easy. Salary and compensation was negotiable.


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    Contractor Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (New York, NY (US)) in January 2010.

    Interview

    This was via a co-sourced company. But interview was extensive at Morgan. 4 different developers interviewed. All technology related, mostly on UNIX and databases, as the position was for database developer.

    Interview Questions

    • What was your worst decision ever in your career?   2 Answers

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    Contractor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (New York, NY (US)) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Good Interview good questions open conversation….Friendly people, good location, very professional. Great organization, culture, seems like a great place to work. Took longer than expected met with four different people. would have appreciated feedback on where they are in the process and followup.

    Interview Questions


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    Phone Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (Columbus, OH (US)).

    Interview

    Pretty straight forward, nothing majorly unexpected, asked the basic interview question that were a formality really like tell me about yourself, tell me about a time when you had to overcome a set back, tell me about a goal that you set out to achieve and did

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you were challenged and overcame it   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation


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    Associate Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (New York, NY (US)) in February 2008.

    Interview

    I interviewed and hit it off with the hiring manager although on my second day of work my department was restructured and I had a new manager.

    Negotiation

    They wanted to give me the same salary as my previous position but i negotiated $4k more.

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Jericho, NY (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (Jericho, NY (US)) in August 2008.

    Interview

    simple, asked me basic questions. Phone interview was easy and revolved around why i want to work there. In person was more in-depth about my experience and how it would relate.

    Interview Questions


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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (New York, NY (US)) in March 2010.

    Interview

    Two initial phone calls with HR, then two separate phone interviews first with one person, then two in succession. Then there was one in person interview with the hiring manager and other managers taking turns, with a coding exercise, and finally a second in person personality type interview with HR to figure out if you would be a good fit in the organization, how much you want the job and try to figure out your salary requirements.

    Interview Questions

    • How many app domains are loaded per .NET process?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Couldn't negotiate, very tough negotiators


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    Associate Interview

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

    Application

    I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (New York, NY (US)) in February 2013.

    Interview

    Several rounds of interviews. Not direct on whether there is or is not a position available. They like when you do the talking rather then them talking the entire time.

    Interview Questions

    • Make sure you know the steps on how to value a company.   Answer Question

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    Associate Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (New York, NY (US)) in December 2010.

    Interview

    selection for the summer internship based on raw smarts and team-fit -- offers are rarely made outside the summer internship program

    Interview Questions

    • Why did you go to business school if you wanted to stay in the field   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There's limited room for negotiation, negotiating which team you work for is more common than negotiating salaries or titles


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