Preview to 5 Morgan Stanley Interviews Below

1. Investment Banking Summer Analyst Interview

Process Description

OCR drop at a target school. Followed by 3 phone interviews at night time (since bankers from HK are interviewing you). Final round at MS NYC headquarters, 2 1-on-1 interviews.

Morgan Stanley Interviews:

Are you more interested in ECM or DCM? If DCM, what is a dim-sum bond?


2. Operations Internship Interview

Process Description

Started with an information session / resume drop on campus. Applied online as well. Got an email saying I was selected for the interview process. 2 days later had an on campus interview. Lasted about 20-30 minutes and was 1 on 1. Pretty much all behavioral questions. The following morning I received another email saying I had made it to the 2nd round. 2 days following the on campus interview, I had a "superday" at the office. 6 other interviewees were there. Had 2 more interviews then at the end they brought everyone together to perform a group project that we had to present to 4 people. They split us up into 2 groups of 3 and each group had to come up with a presentation on increasing transportation routes / modes of transportation from the office to campus. Gave us about 15min then told us we didn't have time to present both projects so we had to combine and present as one group. We were evaluated the whole time. All in all the whole process lasted about 4 hours. Got to the office at 8am and left at about 12. Told we wouldn't know the results for another 2-3 weeks

Sample Interview Question at Morgan Stanley:

Tell me about a time when you failed? Tell me about a time when you were a leader on a team? Walk me through your resume What is operations? Why MS?


3. Summer Analyst Interview

Process Description

Applied through school OCR and scheduled first round on campus interview via school OCR web facility. 1 on 1 interview with an Associate from the SF office. Asked mostly conceptual questions of EV, valuations, control premiums. Felt more like a conversation, as the interview talked more than I did. It was a 40 minute interview, and half the time was spent on a guestimation question. I did not get a superday and was informed a bit after a week from the first interview.

Sample Interview Question at Morgan Stanley:

Q: How many cows does a typical McDonald's run through a day A: Top down approach, worked from number of people to number of burgers . Ended up with answer of 2 cows


4. Analyst Interview

Process Description

Group Interview contain 6 people and 2 one on one interviews.

Example of Interview Question at Morgan Stanley:

Value yourself? Why you? Why Morgan Stanley


5. Bridging the Gap program Interview

Process Description

This process was very straight forward since it's an internship opportunity for 1yr undergrad students. I interviewed with two HR professionals who were very nice.

Morgan Stanley Interviews:

No difficult questions, just fit and overall interest in banking. Be sure to ask what groups are available unless you know what you want.


All 455 Morgan Stanley Interview Insights Below

Yearsort ascending Status Position City Group / Division / Type Overall Experience Difficulty
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
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
2015 Intern Country Risk Analyst Hong Kong Risk Management Positive Average
2015 Intern GCM Summer Intern Hong Kong Equity Capital Markets Positive Average
2015 Summer Associate Intern Summer Associate London Investment Banking Neutral Average
2015 Intern Fixed income structurer Hong Kong Fixed Income Negative Average
2015 Intern Sales & Trading Summer Intern Hong Kong Generalist Neutral Difficult
2015 1st Year Analyst FT Analyst - Energy Houston Energy Neutral Average
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 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 Market Risk Methodology Quantitative Analyst Budapest Investment Banking Very Positive Difficult
2015 1st Year Analyst Analyst New York Investments 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 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 Summer Associate Intern Summer Associate New York Generalist Neutral 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 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 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
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