Preview to 5 Morgan Stanley Interviews Below

1. Summer Intern Interview

Process Description

I got the interview by submitting a resume through campus Career Services. The interview was a 1-on-1 meeting on-campus with a second-year trader that had gone to my school. The interview lasted about 30 minutes and mostly consisted of personality questions but he also threw in some math questions. He was pretty laid back and so was the interview itself.

Morgan Stanley Interview Question Example:

If you had a medium 9" pizza that you sold for 12$, how much would you sell a large 15" pizza for? I struggled with this one.


2. Summer Analyst Interview

Process Description

Non-core school for MS. 10 kids selected for first round, 1 gets superday. Interview consisted of two consecutive phone interviews, one with an MD, other with an analyst. Understand the M&A landscape and the ripple effects of m&a through capital markets. Qualitative part was very important; have clear and concise answers and also have an elevator pitch ready. Networking is extremely important; only 10 out of the 200+ kids who applied received first rounds. Have a unique story.

Example of Interview Question at Morgan Stanley:

Co. invests $50MM in another company (not given what percentage your stake in that company is on purpose).


3. Investment Banking Analyst Interview

Process Description

Phone interview, basic technicals. Two week later had a superday, five 20-minute interviews. Very easy relative to other banks

Morgan Stanley Interviews:

Walk me through an LBO, how do you project out pro-forma statements, what are the key drivers etc etc etc etc


4. Sales & Trading Summer Analyst (Fixed Income, Currencies & Commodities) Interview

Process Description

I entered the interview pool through networking with a Managing Director at the firm. After reaching out to the alumni and speaking with him on the phone, I received a phone interview for Morgan Stanley Sales & Trading (Fixed Income, Currencies, & Commodities). After speaking with an Executive Director on a FICC trading desk, I received a super day. The phone interview was almost entirely behavioral/experiential, which was the complete opposite of the super day. For the super day, I had four 1-on-1 interviews, with predominantly senior employees. I expressed a preference for trading as opposed to sales or research, and the interviews were largely technical. At the end of the interviews, all the applicants are invited to "tour" the trading floor. This is really just to give the interviewers time to decide who gets offers, as MS S&T decides immediately on the spot. The applicants are then brought into a conference room, where names are called out as "free to leave." Two rounds of names are given, and if you are not asked to leave, you get an offer immediately on the spot. Out of approximately 30 applicants, 3 were not asked to leave in my pool. As far as advice, my experience with MS for both Investment Banking and S&T is that is a highly technically based firm. For S&T, make sure you are well versed in probability concepts and have read the book, "Heard on the Street: Quantitative Questions from Wall Street Job Interviews."

Morgan Stanley Interview Question Example:

Price an option with [xxx] characteristics in a binomial world, where the price can only be [$xx] or [$yy] . (Actual numbers were used).


5. Investment Banking Analyst Interview

Process Description

Applied online, completed mandatory tests. 1st round telephone interview arranged > 2nd round telephone interview > invite to AC

Sample Interview Question at Morgan Stanley:

Mental maths questions in one phone interview? Talk through logically, but be quick Valuation questions - pretty standard, give examples


All 455 Morgan Stanley Interview Insights Below

Yearsort ascending Status Position City Group / Division / Type Overall Experience Difficulty
2016 1st Year Analyst Investor Services Analyst Purchase Investor Relations Neutral Average
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 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
2016 Intern Liquidity Risk Management New York City Risk Positive Very Easy
2015 N/A Investment banking analyt NY N/A Neutral Very 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 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 Intern summer inter NYC Wealth Management Neutral Average
2015 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst New York Investment Banking Neutral Average
2015 1st Year Associate Equity Research (Associate class) Australia Equity Research Positive Difficult
2015 Summer Analyst London Investment Banking Negative 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 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 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 Student / Prospective Monkey Summer Analyst London Sales and Trading Negative Difficult
2015 N/A Business Analyst NYC N/A 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 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 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 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 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 Intern Summer Intern New York Sales and Trading Very Positive Easy
2015 Intern Sophomore Summer Analyst Hong Kong Generalist Very Positive Average
2015 GCM HK Global Markets Very Positive Average
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 Strats intern New York Generalist Positive Very Difficult
2015 Intern Country Risk Analyst Hong Kong Risk Management Positive Average
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