Preview to 5 Morgan Stanley Interviews Below

1. Trading associate Interview

Process Description

Interview process started with very generic phone screen. Was delivered by hr of all things. Very slow process, they seemed to just be nibbling. I eventually got an offer from them, a month after i'd accepted an offer at a competing firm. If I were them I would consider getting a more streamlined recruiting effort.

Morgan Stanley Interviews:

Question about walking up an elevator and looking about people moving down. brainteaser type question.


2. Spring Insight Week Interview

Process Description

The first step in the interview process is the online application where you put in personal details, resume, and answer some "cover letter" type questions. At the end of the application a Mathematical Online Test is required within 24hrs. The next step is a competency based phone interview with an analyst from the division you applied to and if that interview is passed then there is another phone interview with a more senior employee. After the final round interview if successful, you get the offer.

Morgan Stanley Sample Interview Question:

Describe a complicated idea/concept in a few words.


3. Merchant Banking Risk Interview

Process Description

Had an employee refer me to get to first round phone interview, then about a week later was invited to a super day at the NY office. Consisted of four 1-on-1 interviews. Mostly just fit-based questions and some questions about my resume and experience. Really clicked with the interviewers, but feel like this may have hurt me since we chatted like friends and didnt get to touch on much technical knowledge, so didn't get to really show my worth in that arena.

Sample Interview Question at Morgan Stanley:

What prior experience do you have that would translate into this role and make you a good candidate for us to hire?


4. Intern Interview

Process Description

Online application followed by reasoning tests. Telephone interview with Analyst - 30 mins. In person interview - 2 *30 minutes with 1 Associate and 1 ED. Followed by an assessment centre consisting of individual presentation, numerical reasoning test, case study (group) and 2 interviews (1 fit and 1 technical). All fairly standard and exactly what you would be expecting.

Morgan Stanley Sample Interview Question:

Overall there were no difficult questions that I could remember. The interviews were great and made me feel really comfortable.


5. Associate Interview

Process Description

First round was a phone screen with the actual person making the hiring decision (lead analyst). Second round was a superday consisting of four, 30 minute interviews with various associates, analysts and a managing director. Very much fit questions, only a stock pitch, not very many technical questions. Last round was with the analyst again in person. Soley fit based questions, and a very much of a get to know you interview. No technicals in the interview. Let me ask a lot of questions. Followed by a modelling and writing test which was pretty robust and difficult. I probably didn't get the offer because I made some errors on the modelling test.

Sample Interview Question at Morgan Stanley:

Walk me through a stock in your portfolio. Asked me if I invested in equities first, and then asked me about one I own.


All 455 Morgan Stanley Interview Insights Below

Yearsort ascending Status Position City Group / Division / Type Overall Experience Difficulty
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
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
2015 Summer Intern Los Angeles Private Wealth Management Neutral Average
2015 Intern Spring Insight/ Spring Week London Investment Banking Neutral Difficult
2015 Analyst New York City Wealth Management Very Positive Average
2015 Intern NY Generalist Neutral Difficult
2015 Intern Summer Analyst Menlo Park Investment Banking Neutral Difficult
2015 Market Risk Methodology Quantitative Analyst Budapest Investment Banking Very Positive Difficult
2015 Intern Wealth Management New York Wealth Management Very Positive Easy
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 Morgan Stanley Summer Analyst IBD SF San Francisco Investment Banking Positive Difficult
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 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
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