Preview to 5 Morgan Stanley Interviews Below

1. Summer Analyst Interview

Process Description

It was a 2 on 1 interview with an MD and an associate, both alums. The interview itself was short (only 20ish minutes) and all fit. Didn't have much time to ask the, questions afterwards. Heard the MS Chicago culture is not that great, didn't get a great vibe from these interviewers either. Asked if I received returning offers from previous internships and how much accounting/modeling I knew.

Morgan Stanley Sample Interview Question:

Is your success more so based on hard work or intellect? Asked me to say if it was 50% hard work and 50% intellect


2. Financial Advisor Interview

Process Description

I interviewed with Morgan Stanley for a Financial Advisor position. The interview consisted of behavioral questions that aimed to gauge my ability to sell or develop relationships.

Morgan Stanley Sample Interview Question:

I was asked what the S&P, dow, and Nasdaq were at that day. They wanted to see if I was following the markets and had an interest in the stock market.


3. Summer Associate Interview

Process Description

The company came on campus for an information session, hosted our school during a NYC trek in the fall, and had informational interviews in late fall. The on campus interviews were conducted in early January, and it was just one thirty minute interview with two current employees.

Morgan Stanley Sample Interview Question:

They had me dig very deep into operating leverage - its effect on a company's Beta, whether that effect would change if the company's capital structure would change, etc.


4. Summer Analyst Interview

Process Description

First Round-Not many technicals, just grilled into resume quite a bit. Asked to walk through ibanking projects and so on.

Morgan Stanley Interviews:

Tell me who you respect most in the world Tell me why you think Morgan Stanley would be a good fit.


5. Investment Banking Analyst Interview

Process Description

Received an on-campus interview that consisted of me and two MS employees (MD and an analyst). The interview lasted 30 minutes. Got called in for a Super Day in NY. Was in a sort of bullpen set up where 5 you are interviewed by 5 different people in a row. People seemed very nice. Interviews were not too difficult or too technical. Got 1 very hard brain teaser. I believe I wasn't offered a position because I was leaving to study abroad and had to accept an exploding offer before they were ready to give me an answer.

Morgan Stanley Sample Interview Question:

Walk me through a DCF


All 455 Morgan Stanley Interview Insights Below

Yearsort ascending Status Position City Group / Division / Type Overall Experience Difficulty
2016 Intern Liquidity Risk Management New York City Risk Positive Very Easy
2016 1st Year Analyst Investor Services Analyst Purchase Investor Relations Neutral Average
2016 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst Hong Kong Generalist Positive Average
2016 Summer Associate Intern Liquidity Risk new york Risk Neutral Average
2016 Summer Associate Intern Summer Associate Oil & Gas Investment Banking Houston Investment Banking Positive Difficult
2016 Student / Prospective Monkey Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Summer Internship Miami Private Wealth Management Positive Easy
2015 Intern NY Generalist Neutral Difficult
2015 Intern Summer Analyst Menlo Park Investment Banking Neutral Difficult
2015 Analyst New York City Wealth Management Very Positive Average
2015 Market Risk Methodology Quantitative Analyst Budapest Investment Banking Very Positive Difficult
2015 Intern Wealth Management New York Wealth Management Very Positive Easy
2015 Intern Sales and trading New york FICC - Fixed Income Currency and Commodities Positive Difficult
2015 Student / Prospective Monkey IB Summer Analyst London Investment Banking Positive Average
2015 Intern Summer Analyst London Sales and Trading Positive Average
2015 1st Year Analyst Analyst New York Investments Positive Easy
2015 Summer Associate Intern Summer Associate New York Generalist Neutral Average
2015 Intern Morgan Stanley London Credit Risk Negative Difficult
2015 Intern Sales and Trading Summer Analyst New York Sales and Trading Positive Difficult
2015 Intern Summer Analyst Los Angeles Generalist Neutral Difficult
2015 Intern Spring Insight Programme London Investment Banking Positive Average
2015 Intern Bank Resource Management NY Sales and Trading Positive Difficult
2015 Internship in Public Finance New York Public Finance Positive Average
2015 1st Year Analyst Operations Analyst Glasgow Operations Positive Average
2015 N/A Investment banking analyt NY N/A Neutral Very Difficult
2015 Intern summer inter NYC Wealth Management Neutral Average
2015 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst New York Investment Banking Neutral Average
2015 Intern Intern london Investment Banking Positive Average
2015 Intern IBD SA New York Generalist Neutral Average
2015 Student / Prospective Monkey Operations Analyst South Jordan Operations Very Positive Average
2015 1st Year Analyst Investment Banking Analyst New York Investment Banking Very Positive Average
2015 Intern Sales & Trading Summer Analyst New York Sales and Trading Very Positive Average
2015 1st Year Associate Equity Research (Associate class) Australia Equity Research Positive Difficult
2015 Summer Analyst London Investment Banking Negative Average
2015 Intern MB/REI Capital Markets Summer Analyst New York Investment Management Neutral Easy
2015 Financial Advisor Resident Financial Advisor Washington Asset Management Positive Average
2015 Intern Corp Fin New York Risk Management Neutral Average
2015 1st Year Analyst IBD Graduate Analyst London Mergers and Acquisitions Negative Difficult
2015 1st Year Analyst Treasury analyst New York Other Neutral Average
2015 Summer Analyst New York City Investment Banking Neutral Average
2015 Intern Wealth Management Capital Markets Summer Analyst San Francisco Wealth Management Neutral Difficult
2015 1st Year Analyst Equity Risk Analyst New York City Risk Management Positive Average
2015 Student / Prospective Monkey Summer Analyst London Sales and Trading Negative Difficult
2015 N/A Business Analyst NYC N/A Neutral Average
2015 Intern IBD - Turkey Coverage London Mergers and Acquisitions Neutral Average
2015 Student / Prospective Monkey Infrastructure Private Equity Summer Analyst New York City Private Equity Neutral Very Difficult
2015 Intern Morgan Stanley Summer Analyst IBD SF San Francisco Investment Banking Positive Difficult
2015 Intern Ops New York Operations Positive Difficult
2015 Intern Sales and Trading Summer Internship London N/A Positive Average
2015 1st Year Analyst Business Analyst New York Wealth Management Neutral Average
2015 Summer Associate Intern Summer Analyst London Sales and Trading Neutral Difficult
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