Preview to 5 Morgan Stanley Interviews Below

1. Infrastructure Private Equity Summer Analyst Interview

Process Description

Referred to members of the team by an MD whom I met at an invite-only networking event. Began with a 30 minute phone interview with a first year analyst. A month later had a seven round superday in NYC. Both interviews were very rigorous. Was grilled incredibly in-depth on a stock pitch I had on my resume (I expected questions, but not at this granular level of detail) and received several paper LBO models.

Morgan Stanley Interview Question Example:

Asked me where else I was interviewing, then asked my why I would choose those other opportunities instead of this position.


2. Credit Risk Summer Internship Interview

Process Description

Had a one-on-one interview with a VP at my campus. It was very informal. We bonded over how we both wanted to start in actuarial science but wanted something that required more people skills. Super day consisted of a group case study (we had to replicate a lego structure - so not finance related at all), and three one-on-one interviews after that. Those interviews were a mix of behavioral and technical.

Morgan Stanley Interviews:

How are the three financial statements related? Give me examples of items in each part of the cash flow.


3. Summer Internship Interview

Process Description

The phone interview is actually 2 on 1. Two VPs are on the other side of the phone and asked me questions taking rounds.

Morgan Stanley Interview Question Example:

Describe a situation that you need to make a hard choice. They asked me this question and I ma totally unprepared. So I just shared a story of mine. They listened to my story and bought it.


4. FAA Interview

Process Description

I applied online for the F.A.A . program through Morgan Stanley. I got an email back a few days later asking me to take a online quiz with some basic questions/ brainteasers. A few days after that got scheduled for a phone interview.

Morgan Stanley Interview Question Example:

How would you find clients?


5. Investment Banking Summer Analyst Interview

Process Description

This was a second round interview for the role of an Investment Banking Summer Analyst. There were four back-to-back 30 min interviews, each of them VERY technical. The only relevant experience I had was an IBD Spring Week, but I guess they assumed that I gained in-depth valuation skills from it. I'd read up on valuation methods, calculating WACC etc, but the interviews were focused on really in-depth usage of the various valuation methods. There were a fair few questions that I didn't immediately know the answer to, but I thought through them out loud, attempting to answer them in a logical manner. I think that is the best way to approach the difficult questions asked that you don't immediately know the amswer to.

Example of Interview Question at Morgan Stanley:

Why isn't equity value/EBITDA a feasible multiple to use? The above question was asked in all four interviews for some reason...


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 Intern IBD Summer Analyst Chicago Investment Banking Very Positive Difficult
2016 Student / Prospective Monkey Risk Management Analyst New York Risk Management Negative Difficult
2016 Intern Summer Intern London Equity Capital Markets Neutral Very Difficult
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 Off Cycle ECM London Investment Banking Positive Average
2016 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst New York Generalist Neutral Average
2016 1st Year Analyst Investor Services Analyst Purchase Investor Relations Neutral Average
2016 Intern IBD Summer Analyst London Investment Banking Negative Average
2016 Intern Fixed Income Summer Analyst New York Sales and Trading Neutral Difficult
2016 Equity Research Analyst hong kong N/A Neutral Average
2016 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst New York Investment Banking Neutral Average
2016 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst Hong Kong Generalist Positive Average
2016 Intern Fixed Income Summer Analyst New York Fixed Income Very Positive Easy
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 Student / Prospective Monkey Spring Insight Programme London Generalist Neutral Average
2016 Intern Morgan Stanley New York Generalist Neutral Difficult
2016 Intern Investment Banking Winter Analyst HK 2016 Singapore Investment Banking Neutral Difficult
2016 Intern Winter Analyst Hong Kong Investment Banking Neutral Average
2016 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst New York Investment Banking Positive Easy
2016 Intern Investment Banking Analyst Chicago Generalist Very Positive Difficult
2016 Summer Associate Intern Liquidity Risk new york Risk Neutral Average
2016 Summer Associate Intern Summer Associate Intern Hong Kong Investment Banking Positive Difficult
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 Investment Banking Winter Intern Hong Kong Investment Banking Very Positive Difficult
2016 Morgan Stanley Summer Analyst Chicago Investment Banking Neutral Average
2016 Intern Summer analyst (S&T) London Trading Neutral Average
2016 Intern Morgan Stanley FSE New York City Strategy Neutral Difficult
2016 Intern IBD Summer Analyst Hong Kong Investment Banking Positive Average
2016 Intern Morgan Stanley London Investment Banking Negative Difficult
2016 Morgan Stanley Equity Capital Markets Singapore Equity Capital Markets Neutral Difficult
2016 Summer Associate Intern Summer Associate Hong Kong Generalist Positive Difficult
2016 Summer Associate Intern Summer Associate Oil & Gas Investment Banking Houston Investment Banking Positive Difficult
2016 Intern Morgan Stanley Off Cycle London Investment Banking Neutral Average
2016 1st Year Analyst Investment Banking Analyst London Investment Banking Positive Difficult
2016 Intern Morgan Stanley GCM Summer Intern New York Equity Capital Markets Neutral Average
2016 Student / Prospective Monkey Morgan Stanley Global Capital Markets Summer Analyst New York Capital Markets Positive Difficult
2016 Student / Prospective Monkey Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Summer Internship Miami Private Wealth Management Positive Easy
2016 IBD SA Hong Kong Investment Banking Negative Difficult
2016 Intern Morgan Stanley New York City Investment Banking Positive 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 Intern Investment Banking Analyst New York Investment Banking Positive Easy
2016 Student / Prospective Monkey Summer Analyst New York N/A Neutral Difficult
2016 Intern Liquidity Risk Management New York City Risk Positive Very Easy
2016 Intern Summer Analyst London Investment Banking Neutral Difficult
2016 Wealth Management Intern Mt. Laurel Private Wealth Management Positive Easy
2016 Intern Summer Internship Hong Kong Generalist Positive 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 MB/REI Capital Markets Summer Analyst New York Investment Management Neutral Easy
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 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 1st Year Analyst Morgan Stanley Private Bank, NA New York Private Banking Neutral Very Easy
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 Technology analyst Mumbai, India Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) Positive Average
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 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 Student / Prospective Monkey Summer Analyst Singapore Investment Banking Neutral Average
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 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 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 Fixed Income Sales & Trading Summer Analyst New York FICC - Fixed Income Currency and Commodities Neutral Difficult
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 Summer Technology Analyst London Technology 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 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 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 Summer Associate Intern Equity Research Summer Associate New York Equity Research 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 Student / Prospective Monkey Summer Analyst New York Generalist Very Positive Average
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 Intern IBD SA New York Generalist Neutral Average
2015 1st Year Analyst Analyst New York Investments Positive Easy
2015 Intern summer inter NYC Wealth Management Neutral Average
2014 Intern Intern - IB London Investment Banking Positive Average
2014 Intern Spring Intern London Generalist Positive Average
2014 Intern Summer Analyst Chicago Investment Banking Positive Average
2014 Intern Credit Risk Intern New York City Credit Risk Neutral Difficult
2014 Intern Private Wealth Management Intern Florham Park Private Wealth Management Neutral Average
2014 Summer Associate Intern Summer Associate Hong Kong Sales and Trading Positive Difficult
2014 Other Public Finance summer internship New York Public Finance Positive Average
2014 3rd+ Year Analyst Equity Research Associate New York Equity Research Positive Average
2014 Intern MSREI Summer Analyst New York Real Estate Positive Easy
2014 1st Year Analyst FT Analyst New York Investment Banking Very Positive Easy
2014 Intern Spring Insight Week London Investment Banking Positive Average
2014 Intern Bridging the Gap (Freshman Analyst) Summer 2014 - FICC New York FICC - Fixed Income Currency and Commodities Positive Difficult
2014 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst Los Angeles Mergers & Acquisitions Positive Average
2014 Intern Operations Internship Baltimore Operations Neutral Average
2014 Intern Summer Analyst N/A Capital Markets Very Positive Average
2014 Intern GCM New York Leveraged Finance Positive Easy
2014 Summer Associate Intern IB Summer Associate Chicago Investment Banking Negative Difficult
2014 1st Year Analyst LatAm Analyst New York Investment Banking Neutral Average
2014 Intern Summer Analyst Chicago Investment Banking Positive Average
2014 Intern Institutional Equities Division Summer Analyst New York Sales and Trading Very Positive Difficult
2014 N/A Summer Analyst Hong Kong Sales and Trading Positive Average
2014 1st Year Analyst FAA New York City Private Wealth Management Positive Easy
2014 1st Year Analyst fixed income sales graduate London Fixed Income Neutral Average
2014 1st Year Analyst fund of fund analyst PA Investment Management Positive Easy
2014 Intern Intern Orlando Portfolio Management Very Positive Average
2014 Intern Summer Analyst Menlo Park Investment Banking Positive Difficult
2014 1st Year Associate Research Associate NY Equity Research Neutral Average
2014 Quant strategist Hongkong Quantitative Research Neutral Average
2014 Intern Summer Analyst Ft. Lauderdale Private Wealth Management Neutral Average
2014 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst New York Leveraged Finance Very Positive Difficult
2014 1st Year Analyst Investment Banking Analyst London Investment Banking Positive Average
2014 Intern Summer Analyst Singapore Investment Banking Neutral Average
2014 1st Year Analyst Investment Banking Analyst Hong Kong Investment Banking Positive Difficult
2014 Summer Associate Intern Sales and Trading London Sales and Trading Neutral Difficult
2014 Intern Finance New York Corporate Finance Neutral Average
2014 1st Year Associate research associate Tokyo Research Neutral Average
2014 Intern Summer Analyst New York Investment Banking Very Positive Average
2014 Intern Sales and Trading New York Sales and Trading Negative Difficult
2014 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst Menlo Park Investment Banking Neutral Average
2014 Intern Summer inter New York Equities Positive Average
2014 Intern Strategist New York Credit Positive Difficult
2014 Intern Summer analyst London Investment Banking Neutral Difficult
2014 Intern sales and trading summer intern London Sales and Trading Neutral Difficult
2014 Intern Finance industrial placement London Finance Positive Average
2014 Intern Wealth Management Analyst New York, NY Private Banking Neutral 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