Preview to 5 Morgan Stanley Interviews Below

1. Sophomore Summer Analyst Program Interview

Process Description

I had an informal phone conversation with an alumni from my school and was invited to the MS Sophomore Summer Analyst Super Day. The super day consisted of 5 interviews. One accounting, one strictly on valuation, one behavioral, and the other two were a mix. Overall, I thought it was a great balance of behavioral and technical and that all of the interviewers were easy to talk to. Definitely know the basic technical questions. If you do that and have an outgoing personality....you should be good.

Example of Interview Question at Morgan Stanley:

How do you value a company? Are you familiar with a DCF?


2. Bridging the Gap (Freshman Analyst) Summer 2014 - FICC Interview

Process Description

I submitted a resume and cover letter online without knowing anyone inside the company near the middle of January 2014. In the middle of February I was contacted to specify my divisional preferences - I chose Global Capital Markets and FICC, and was selected for FICC (some people got asked for both of their preferences). The firm gave me about a week's notice and I flew to New York in early March. I had two 30 minute interviews, both with FICC executive directors. One was more behavioral (very easy and classic, except for the fact that I was a freshman and didn't yet have a lot of preparation) and one was more technical.

Sample Interview Question at Morgan Stanley:

The technical interviewer just really pushed on every detail I mentioned - after she asked for me to pitch a stock, she pushed on details like the exchange rate between USD (where the company I pitche


3. Summer Associate Interview

Process Description

1 on 1 interview with member of research team. Met the person during info session and we went right into questions. Talked for 30 minutes and that was it. No call back to superday.

Morgan Stanley Sample Interview Question:

Fairly typical - tell me about what makes a company a good company, what have you looked at recently, why sell-side vs. buyside?


4. Summer Analyst Interview

Process Description

As part of the first round interview process, I was interviewed by 2 different people - a MD from the HK office and an analyst from the Singapore office. The MD Interview was extremely informal and casual, and was more motivational/competency based. The analyst interview involved asking various technical questions, and I was quizzed on the stock price of Alibaba.

Sample Interview Question at Morgan Stanley:

How to account for minority interests on a balance sheet? (I didnt know how to answer this question)


5. structuring analyst intern Interview

Process Description

This is a position for 1-year contract internship and is referred by the internal employee. The interview process consists of CV screening and face to face interview. For the face interview, the head of the team and the associate interviewed for 1 hour each. Questions included basics for derivative and hedging, brainteaser, etc. The most tricky part is that the associate asks how to structuring a digital put with vanilla, which is closely related with their daily job.

Sample Interview Question at Morgan Stanley:

Technical question:1. How to construct a binary option with vanilla? 2. Explain in very simple word, how does the interest rate, underlying asset change impact on the option price?


All 455 Morgan Stanley Interview Insights Below

Yearsort ascending Status Position City Group / Division / Type Overall Experience Difficulty
2016 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst Hong Kong Generalist Positive Average
2016 Intern Winter Analyst Hong Kong Investment Banking Neutral Average
2016 Summer Associate Intern Liquidity Risk new york Risk Neutral Average
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 IBD Summer Analyst Hong Kong Investment Banking Positive Average
2016 Summer Associate Intern Summer Associate Oil & Gas Investment Banking Houston Investment Banking Positive Difficult
2016 1st Year Analyst Investment Banking Analyst London Investment Banking Positive Difficult
2016 Student / Prospective Monkey Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Summer Internship Miami Private Wealth Management Positive Easy
2016 Intern Morgan Stanley New York City Investment Banking Positive Easy
2016 Intern Investment Banking Analyst New York Investment Banking Positive Easy
2016 Intern Liquidity Risk Management New York City Risk Positive Very Easy
2016 Intern IBD Summer Analyst Chicago Investment Banking Very Positive Difficult
2016 1st Year Analyst Investor Services Analyst Purchase Investor Relations Neutral Average
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 Summer Analyst New York City Prime Brokerage Very Positive 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 Morgan Stanley: Global Capital Markets Summer Analyst New York Capital Markets Very Positive 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
2015 Student / Prospective Monkey Intern East Lansing Wealth Management Very Positive Difficult
2015 Intern Sophomore Summer Analyst Hong Kong Generalist Very Positive Average
2015 GCM HK Global Markets Very Positive Average
2015 Intern Summer Intern New York Sales and Trading Very Positive Easy
2015 Intern Strats intern New York Generalist Positive Very Difficult
2015 1st Year Analyst IBD FT Analyst London Mergers and Acquisitions Positive Difficult
2015 Intern Intern Los Gatos Wealth Management Very Positive Average
2015 Intern Summer Intern Shanghai Investment Banking Positive Average
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