Preview to 5 Morgan Stanley Interviews Below

1. PWM Summer Intern Interview

Process Description

Through a family member, I was given the opportunity to work at an MS PWM group as an intern for the summer. I met with the analyst and a partner of the team. They picked my brain a bit about what I had read in the news and what I wanted to gain from the experience. That was really the gist of it. Very relaxed process, but a bit atypical since I had a very strong family tie to the group.

Morgan Stanley Interview Question Example:

What have you read about the M&A environment right now? What do you think about it? Are there any particular companies that look like they may pursue that course of action soon?


2. Summer Analyst Interview

Process Description

I applied online and took the Kenaxa tests. Got phone interview invite approximately 2 month later. Talked to a person in equity sales and a credit trader. Basic questions about my CV, my past experiences and the market. The interviewers had not read my cover letter nor my CV before the interview began.

Sample Interview Question at Morgan Stanley:

Go through you CV in 1 minute.


3. Investment Banking Winter Analyst Interview

Process Description

1. Phone Interview with 2 bankers from the Hong Kong office. (1 Associate + 1 VP) 2. 2 Face-to-face Interviews with 4 bankers (2 Associates & 2 VPs). 2 from the Sydney office and 2 from the Hong Kong office. Impressions of the phone interview were good as the interviewers seemed friendly and non-condescending. Face-to-face interview was below average as one of the interviewers was not respectful and was pre-occupied with his Blackberry.

Morgan Stanley Sample Interview Question:

Could you please explain to be what Investment Banking is about in Mandarin? (Spoken in Mandarin after whole interview was in English)


4. Investment Banking Analyst Interview

Process Description

Networked through alumni to get to the superday, which consisted of five 20 minute interviews. Not highly technical, more behavioral. Technical stuff was relatively basic, nothing super advanced beyond what is covered in guides like WSO.

Morgan Stanley Interview Question Example:

What would you expect the beta of the advertising industry to be? Why do like Apple's stock right now? How would you determine the cost of equity portion of the weighted average cost of capital


5. Sales and Trading Summer Analyst Interview

Process Description

It started with on campus interview, where alums came and screened for the candidates they eventually decided to send to the super day. It was pretty conversation and there wasn't any technical questions. For the super day interview, it was basically several back to back interviews with the sales guys and traders. More technical but still a lot of fit questions / why do you want to be in sales / trading.

Example of Interview Question at Morgan Stanley:

What makes you think you will be a good trader? sort of a difficult question before you have real experience/P&L to prove that


All 455 Morgan Stanley Interview Insights Below

Yearsort ascending Status Position City Group / Division / Type Overall Experience Difficulty
2017 Student / Prospective Monkey Strats Analyst New York Strategy Positive Average
2016 1st Year Analyst Bank Resource Management Analyst New York Sales and Trading Very Positive Easy
2016 Intern Global Capital Markets Summer Analyst New York Capital Markets Neutral Difficult
2016 Student / Prospective Monkey Sales and Trading Summer Analyst London Sales and Trading Positive Average
2016 Intern Winter Analyst Hong Kong Investment Banking Neutral Average
2016 Student / Prospective Monkey Spring Insight Programme London Generalist Neutral Average
2016 Intern Morgan Stanley New York Generalist Neutral Difficult
2016 Summer Associate Intern Liquidity Risk new york Risk Neutral Average
2016 Intern Investment Banking Winter Analyst HK 2016 Singapore Investment Banking Neutral Difficult
2016 Intern Investment Banking Analyst Chicago Generalist Very Positive Difficult
2016 Intern Investment Banking Winter Intern Hong Kong Investment Banking Very Positive Difficult
2016 Morgan Stanley Summer Analyst Chicago Investment Banking Neutral Average
2016 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst New York Investment Banking Positive Easy
2016 Student / Prospective Monkey Investment Banking Summer Analyst New York Investment Banking Positive Easy
2016 sales and trading NY Fixed Income Positive Average
2016 Intern IBD Summer Analyst Hong Kong Investment Banking Positive Average
2016 Summer Associate Intern Summer Associate Intern Hong Kong Investment Banking Positive Difficult
2016 Intern Morgan Stanley FSE New York City Strategy Neutral Difficult
2016 Intern Summer analyst (S&T) London Trading Neutral Average
2016 Intern Morgan Stanley London Investment Banking Negative Difficult
2016 Summer Associate Intern Summer Associate Oil & Gas Investment Banking Houston Investment Banking Positive Difficult
2016 Summer Associate Intern Summer Associate Hong Kong Generalist Positive Difficult
2016 1st Year Analyst Investment Banking Analyst London Investment Banking Positive Difficult
2016 Morgan Stanley Equity Capital Markets Singapore Equity Capital Markets Neutral Difficult
2016 Student / Prospective Monkey Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Summer Internship Miami Private Wealth Management Positive Easy
2016 Intern Morgan Stanley Off Cycle London Investment Banking Neutral Average
2016 Intern Morgan Stanley New York City Investment Banking Positive Easy
2016 Student / Prospective Monkey Morgan Stanley Global Capital Markets Summer Analyst New York Capital Markets Positive Difficult
2016 IBD SA Hong Kong Investment Banking Negative Difficult
2016 Intern Investment Banking Analyst New York Investment Banking Positive Easy
2016 Intern Morgan Stanley GCM Summer Intern New York Equity Capital Markets Neutral Average
2016 Intern Liquidity Risk Management New York City Risk Positive Very Easy
2016 Student / Prospective Monkey Investment Banking Summer Analyst New York City Investment Banking Very Positive Easy
2016 Intern Prime Brokerage Summer Analyst New York Account Management Neutral Average
2016 Student / Prospective Monkey Summer Analyst New York N/A Neutral Difficult
2016 Wealth Management Intern Mt. Laurel Private Wealth Management Positive Easy
2016 Intern Summer Internship Hong Kong Generalist Positive Average
2016 Intern IBD Summer Analyst Chicago Investment Banking Very Positive Difficult
2016 Intern Summer Analyst London Investment Banking Neutral Difficult
2016 Intern Summer Intern London Equity Capital Markets Neutral Very Difficult
2016 1st Year Analyst Investor Services Analyst Purchase Investor Relations Neutral Average
2016 Student / Prospective Monkey Equity Research Summer Analyst Manhattan Equity Research Neutral Average
2016 1st Year Analyst Quantitative Analyst New York City N/A Positive Average
2016 Student / Prospective Monkey Risk Management Analyst New York Risk Management Negative Difficult
2016 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst New York Generalist Neutral Average
2016 Intern IBD Summer Analyst London Investment Banking Negative Average
2016 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst Hong Kong Generalist Positive Average
2016 Equity Research Analyst hong kong N/A Neutral Average
2016 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst New York Investment Banking Neutral Average
2016 Intern Fixed Income Summer Analyst New York Fixed Income Very Positive Easy
2015 Intern Wealth Management Capital Markets Summer Analyst San Francisco Wealth Management Neutral Difficult
2015 Student / Prospective Monkey Summer Analyst London Sales and Trading Negative Difficult
2015 N/A Business Analyst NYC N/A Neutral Average
2015 Student / Prospective Monkey Infrastructure Private Equity Summer Analyst New York City Private Equity Neutral Very Difficult
2015 Intern Intern Los Gatos Wealth Management Very Positive Average
2015 Intern Morgan Stanley Summer Analyst IBD SF San Francisco Investment Banking Positive Difficult
2015 Morgan Stanley: Global Capital Markets Summer Analyst New York Capital Markets Very Positive Average
2015 MS Spring London Investment Banking Positive Average
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
2015 Student / Prospective Monkey Summer Analyst Singapore Investment Banking Neutral Average
2015 Summer Associate Intern Summer Associate London Investment Banking Neutral Average
2015 Student / Prospective Monkey Intern East Lansing Wealth Management Very Positive Difficult
2015 1st Year Analyst FT Analyst - Energy Houston Energy Neutral Average
2015 GCM HK Global Markets Very Positive Average
2015 Intern Summer Intern New York Sales and Trading Very Positive Easy
2015 Intern Sophomore Summer Analyst Hong Kong Generalist Very Positive Average
2015 Intern Spring Insight/ Spring Week London Investment Banking Neutral Difficult
2015 1st Year Analyst IBD FT Analyst London Mergers and Acquisitions Positive Difficult
2015 Intern Strats intern New York Generalist Positive Very Difficult
2015 Intern Summer Intern Shanghai Investment Banking Positive Average
2015 Intern Fixed income structurer Hong Kong Fixed Income Negative Average
2015 Intern Country Risk Analyst Hong Kong Risk Management Positive Average
2015 Intern GCM Summer Intern Hong Kong Equity Capital Markets Positive Average
2015 Intern Summer Technology Analyst London Technology Positive Difficult
2015 Analyst New York City Wealth Management Very Positive Average
2015 1st Year Analyst intern London Investment Banking Neutral Average
2015 Intern Sales & Trading Summer Intern Hong Kong Generalist Neutral Difficult
2015 Intern Fixed Income Sales & Trading Summer Analyst New York FICC - Fixed Income Currency and Commodities Neutral Difficult
2015 Summer Intern Los Angeles Private Wealth Management Neutral Average
2015 Summer Associate Intern Summer Associate New York Generalist Neutral Average
2015 Intern Summer Analyst Menlo Park Investment Banking Neutral Difficult
2015 Intern Sales and Trading Summer Analyst New York Sales and Trading Positive Difficult
2015 Intern NY Generalist Neutral Difficult
2015 Market Risk Methodology Quantitative Analyst Budapest Investment Banking Very Positive Difficult
2015 Internship in Public Finance New York Public Finance Positive Average
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 Intern Spring Insight Programme London Investment Banking Positive Average
2015 Student / Prospective Monkey IB Summer Analyst London Investment Banking Positive Average
2015 Intern Summer Analyst London Sales and Trading Positive Average
2015 Summer Associate Intern Equity Research Summer Associate New York Equity Research Positive Average
2015 Intern IBD SA New York Generalist Neutral Average
2015 1st Year Analyst Analyst New York Investments Positive Easy
2015 Student / Prospective Monkey Summer Analyst New York Generalist Very Positive Average
2015 Intern summer inter NYC Wealth Management Neutral Average
2015 Intern Morgan Stanley London Credit Risk Negative Difficult
2015 1st Year Associate Equity Research (Associate class) Australia Equity Research Positive Difficult
2015 Intern Summer Analyst Los Angeles Generalist Neutral Difficult
2015 1st Year Analyst Investment Banking Analyst New York Investment Banking Very Positive Average
2015 Intern Bank Resource Management NY Sales and Trading Positive Difficult
2015 Financial Advisor Resident Financial Advisor Washington Asset Management Positive Average
2015 1st Year Analyst Operations Analyst Glasgow Operations Positive Average
2015 1st Year Analyst IBD Graduate Analyst London Mergers and Acquisitions Negative Difficult
2015 N/A Investment banking analyt NY N/A Neutral Very Difficult
2015 Intern MB/REI Capital Markets Summer Analyst New York Investment Management Neutral Easy
2015 Summer Analyst New York City Investment Banking Neutral Average
2015 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst New York Investment Banking Neutral Average
2015 1st Year Analyst Equity Risk Analyst New York City Risk Management Positive Average
2015 Intern Intern london Investment Banking Positive Average
2015 Student / Prospective Monkey Operations Analyst South Jordan Operations Very Positive Average
2015 Intern IBD - Turkey Coverage London Mergers and Acquisitions Neutral Average
2015 Intern Sales & Trading Summer Analyst New York Sales and Trading Very Positive Average
2015 Summer Analyst London Investment Banking Negative Average
2015 1st Year Analyst Morgan Stanley Private Bank, NA New York Private Banking Neutral Very Easy
2015 Intern Ops New York Operations Positive Difficult
2015 Intern Corp Fin New York Risk Management Neutral Average
2015 1st Year Analyst Treasury analyst New York Other Neutral Average
2015 Intern Summer Analyst New York City Prime Brokerage Very Positive Average
2015 Technology analyst Mumbai, India Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) Positive Average
2014 Intern Chicago Private Wealth Management Positive Easy
2014 2nd Year Analyst Investment Banking Analyst New York Investment Banking Very Positive Average
2014 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst Houston Energy Positive Average
2014 Intern Corporate Finance Summer Internship New York Corporate Finance Neutral Average
2014 N/A Client Service New York Derivatives Positive Average
2014 Summer Associate Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst New York Investment Banking Neutral Difficult
2014 Intern Summer Analyst New York City Investment Banking Neutral Average
2014 Intern BRM Summer Analyst New York Prime Brokerage Positive Average
2014 Intern Summer Intern NYC N/A Neutral Average
2014 1st Year Analyst Investment Banking Analyst New York Investment Banking Very Negative Average
2014 Intern Global Capital Markets New York Capital Markets Positive Difficult
2014 Summer Associate Intern Summer Associate New York Generalist Neutral Average
2014 Intern Summer Analyst, Technical new york Technology Very Positive Easy
2014 Intern Spring Intern in Investment Banking London Investment Banking Neutral Average
2014 Intern Credit Risk Summer Analyst London Credit Risk Neutral Average
2014 Financial Advisor Financial Advisor Sherman Oaks Financial Services Positive Average
2014 Intern Summer Analyst New York N/A Positive Easy
2014 Intern Fixed Income New York City FX Sales Positive Average
2014 Intern Analyst New York Investment Management Very Positive Average
2014 Intern I.B.D. S.A. New York Investment Banking Positive Average
2014 Intern Summer Analyst, Global Capital Markets New York Debt Capital Markets Very Positive Average
2014 Intern Contractor position Taipei Investment Banking Neutral Difficult
2014 Intern Summer Analyst 2015 London Mergers and Acquisitions Positive Difficult
2014 Intern sales and trading analyst Hong Kong Equity Capital Markets Positive Average
2014 Quant Quantitative Analyst London Quantitative Research Positive Difficult
2014 Intern Spring Week London Generalist Positive Average
2014 Intern Sales and Trading Intern London Sales and Trading Neutral Average
2014 Intern summer internship sales & trading london Sales and Trading Very Positive Average
2014 Summer Associate Intern Summer Analyst San Francisco Life Sciences Positive Difficult
2014 Intern GCM Summer Analyst New York Capital Markets Neutral Average
2014 Intern Investment Banking Intenrship New York Investment Banking Positive Average
2014 Summer Associate Intern Summer Associate New York Generalist Neutral Average
2014 Intern Summer Internship Private Equity New York Generalist Very Positive Average
2014 1st Year Analyst Coverage New york Investment Banking Neutral Difficult
2014 Intern Risk Analyst London Risk Positive Difficult
2014 1st Year Analyst Analyst London Investment Banking Positive Average
2014 Intern Summer Analyst Houston Energy Very Positive Very Easy
2014 1st Year Analyst Equities Operations Analyst Hong Kong Operations Positive Average
2014 1st Year Analyst Investment Banking Analyst New York Investment Banking Positive Difficult
2014 Intern Summer Analyst New York City Private Equity Neutral Difficult
2014 Intern intern hong kong Sales and Trading Neutral Average
2014 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst Western Region IBD Investment Banking Neutral Average
2014 Intern Summer Analyst NYC Investment Banking Neutral Difficult
2014 Summer Associate Intern quantitative summer associate New York Quantitative Research Neutral Difficult
2014 Intern Intern in the Wealth Management Office Los Angeles Private Wealth Management Neutral Average
2014 Intern Summer Analyst New York Investment Banking Neutral Easy
2014 1st Year Analyst Internal Trades Product Controller Baltimore Other Neutral Average
2014 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst Los Angeles Investment Banking Negative Average
2014 Summer Associate Intern Credit Risk Summer Analyst New York City Credit Risk Positive Average
2014 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst New York Investment Banking Positive Average
2014 1st Year Analyst Analyst new york Fixed Income Positive Average
2014 N/A Investment Banking Analyst Los Angeles Investment Banking Neutral Average
2014 Intern intern hong kong Investment Banking Very Positive Difficult
2014 Intern Summer Analyst London Sales and Trading Neutral Average
2014 Intern Summer Analyst New York Positive Average
2014 Intern IBD Summer Analyst London Investment Banking Neutral Easy
2014 Intern equity division summer analyst Hong Kong Equity Research Positive Difficult
2014 Intern Rotational position London Generalist Very Positive Easy
2014 Intern Summer Operations Analyst New York Operations Neutral Average
2014 Intern Summer Analyst New York Sales and Trading Very Positive Average
2014 Intern Intern HONG KONG Investment Banking Neutral Average
2014 Intern Assessment Centre - IBD London Investment Banking Positive Difficult
2014 Intern Bank Resource Management Summer Analyst New York Prime Brokerage Positive Difficult
2014 Intern Intern New York City Operations Positive Average
2014 N/A Investment Banking Analyst New York Investment Banking Very Positive Average
2014 Intern Summer Analyst Hong Kong Generalist Neutral Average
2014 Summer Associate Intern Summer Equity Research Intern New York Generalist Negative Difficult
2014 Intern Summer Analyst NYC Private Wealth Management Positive Average
2014 Intern intern NYC Sales and Trading Positive Average
2014 1st Year Analyst Operations Analyst New York City Operations Very Positive Average
2014 Intern Off-cycle internship IBD Frankfurt Mergers and Acquisitions Neutral Difficult
2014 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst Hong Kong Investment Banking Positive Difficult
2014 Intern Asset Management Intern Santa Clara Very Positive Difficult
2014 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst Washington, D.C. Generalist Positive Average
2014 Intern Wealth Management Intern New York Wealth Management Positive Average
2014 Intern Sales and Trading London Sales and Trading Neutral Average
2014 Summer Associate Intern Summer Associate New York Investment Banking Positive Difficult
2014 Intern Sophomore Summer Analyst Program New York Investment Banking Neutral Average
2014 1st Year Associate Associate New York Investment Banking Neutral Average
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