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Morgan Stanley Interview Questions

Updated 19 Oct 2017
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley.

    Interview

    It was an on-campus interview. And I interviewed with Morgan Stanley.

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  2.  

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley.

    Interview

    This was a very straightforward behavioral interview with four individuals in the department that I interviewed for. They asked standard questions about my background, resume and interest in the role.

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    Wealth Management Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley.

    Interview

    Was given an interview through a school application. Went to the branch and interviewed with a Financial Advisor for about an hour and a half. Interview went well and was offered a 10 month part time internship.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself? What makes you believe you can succeed in this industry?   Answer Question

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    Prime Brokerage Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley.

    Interview

    first round is phone interview about 30 minutes. I think the guy called me is not HR but the manager of the department. He also introduced the content of intern. Most of their clients are hedge fund people.

    Interview Questions

    • why finance? what did you learn from a certain internship experience? pitch a stock   Answer Question

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    Anonymous Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (New York, NY (US)).

    Interview

    First round phone screen is heavy on technicals. Study Morgan Stanley's 10k form to find out which groups make most revenue. Know how 10% depreciation flows through the statements. Know 4 ways to value a company.

    Interview Questions

    • Which groups are MS's top revenue generators, and what percent? (The answer is from Morgan Stanley's 10k filing, which you should study)   1 Answer
    • How does 10% depreciation flow throught the statements   1 Answer
    • What are four ways to value a company?   1 Answer
    • How does valuing a financial institution differ from valuing a typical company?   1 Answer

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    Private Wealth Management Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (Chicago, IL (US)).

    Interview

    Behavioral questions and asked about relevant experience in classes, like business projects and your opinion on the future of certain businesses. I was really glad I got to talk to every single person on the team I would work with so I really got a comprehensive image of what the team culture was like.

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    • What are two strengths and one weakness of yours? How do you work on your weakness in a professional setting?   Answer Question

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley.

    Interview

    Application Steps:

    1. Online Application
    2. “SRT”- Sienna Reasoning Test - 25 Questions (timed)
    3. Day in the Life of a Financial Advisor Assessment
    4. Digital/Video Interview - 6 Questions (timed)
    5. Phone Interview
    6. Business Plan
    7. Traditional Interview with Manager

    Likely a month long process from start to finish

    Interview Questions

    • Why Morgan Stanley?
      Why should we hire you?
      Time when you have a bad review from a manager... How did you resolve it?
      Time when you had a challenging task to complete... How did you overcome it?
      What target markets do you plan to pursue?   Answer Question

  9. Helpful (1)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley in October 2017.

    Interview

    Introduce yourself and the projects you have done. Really details. Ask about some simple data structure problems, such as linked list and array and their differences. Ask about time complexity problems. And some random tech problems.

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    Finance Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (New York, NY (US)).

    Interview

    2 phone interviews and 1 super day. Super day was three interviews and a team activitiy. Mainly fit and general finance knowledge. It wasn't very technical and the team activity was a group challenge to test teamwork and time management.

    Interview Questions

    • What's the most important thing affecting a firm like Morgan Stanley?   2 Answers

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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Morgan Stanley (Boston, MA (US)).

    Interview

    two rounds of phone interviews and in person interview. Had phone call with an analyst and ED. In person interview was with the head of the division. It took time since they were receiving tremendous amount of applications.

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