Preview to 5 Morgan Stanley Interviews Below

1. research associate Interview

Process Description

I met with the head of research department first, then REs of several industries. They were not urgently looking for some one, and asked me to wait so that they can see more candidates.

Morgan Stanley Sample Interview Question:

Some asked me technical questions like "evaluate the stock", but mostly asked me general questions regarding my motivations and cultural fits.


2. Business Analyst Interview

Process Description

Got a call for an interview on campus. Followed by a round of onsite interviews. Was interviewed with several other candidates in the same day.

Sample Interview Question at Morgan Stanley:

Anything on your resume is fair game. What can you tell me about this financial statement? How many gas stations are in the United States?


3. Summer Analyst Interview

Process Description

Very technical. Questions were mostly permutations of the standard investment banking guides. Toughest was an accretion/dilution question.

Morgan Stanley Sample Interview Question:

Accretion/dilution given the EPS of each company. how debt structure affects each


4. Analyst Interview

Process Description

They first called me and went through 3 rounds of phone interviews. Then I had a onsite and went through ~8 rounds interviews. People are very nice and patient, and HRs were also helpful and helped solve my questions in timely manner. I interviewed with the etrading group which required solid quant skills including math, stats, finance, brainteaser and coding. I recommend reading some coding books for interviews which had been really helpful for me. A general understanding of the market was also tested. Be confident and relaxed.

Sample Interview Question at Morgan Stanley:

What problems with JAVA would you expect when it's used for high frequency trading? Also, how would you compare the performances of Java and C++ when used for high frequency trading?


5. Investment Banking Analyst Interview

Process Description

Received an on-campus interview that consisted of me and two MS employees (MD and an analyst). The interview lasted 30 minutes. Got called in for a Super Day in NY. Was in a sort of bullpen set up where 5 you are interviewed by 5 different people in a row. People seemed very nice. Interviews were not too difficult or too technical. Got 1 very hard brain teaser. I believe I wasn't offered a position because I was leaving to study abroad and had to accept an exploding offer before they were ready to give me an answer.

Morgan Stanley Interview Question Example:

Walk me through a DCF


All 454 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 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 Student / Prospective Monkey Morgan Stanley Global Capital Markets Summer Analyst New York Capital Markets Positive 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 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
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 Off-Cycle Analyst London Investment Banking Positive Difficult
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 Intern Global Capital Markets Summer Analyst New York Capital Markets Neutral Difficult
2016 Intern Risk Summer Analyst New York Credit Risk Neutral Average
2016 Student / Prospective Monkey Sales and Trading Summer Analyst London Sales and Trading Positive Average
2016 1st Year Analyst Bank Resource Management Analyst New York Sales and Trading Very Positive Easy
2016 Student / Prospective Monkey Spring Insight Programme London Generalist Neutral Average
2016 Intern Morgan Stanley New York Generalist Neutral Difficult
2016 N/A Morgan Stanley Shanghai Investment Banking Negative Average
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 Intern Investment banking summer analyst New York Investment Banking Positive Average
2016 sales and trading NY Fixed Income Positive Average
2016 Intern Investment Banking Winter Intern Hong Kong Investment Banking 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
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 1st Year Analyst Business Analyst New York Wealth Management Neutral Average
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 2nd Year Associate Listed Derivatives Associate Baltimore Operations Neutral Average
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 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
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
2014 1st Year Analyst Coverage New york Investment Banking Neutral Difficult
2014 Intern Risk Analyst London Risk Positive Difficult
2014 1st Year Analyst Analyst London Investment Banking Positive Average
2014 Intern Summer Analyst Houston Energy Very Positive Very Easy
2014 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst Los Angeles Investment Banking Negative Average
2014 1st Year Analyst Equities Operations Analyst Hong Kong Operations Positive Average
2014 1st Year Analyst Investment Banking Analyst New York Investment Banking Positive Difficult
2014 Intern Summer Analyst New York City Private Equity Neutral Difficult
2014 Intern intern hong kong Sales and Trading Neutral Average
2014 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst Western Region IBD Investment Banking Neutral Average
2014 Intern Summer Analyst NYC Investment Banking Neutral Difficult
2014 Summer Associate Intern quantitative summer associate New York Quantitative Research Neutral Difficult
2014 Intern Intern in the Wealth Management Office Los Angeles Private Wealth Management Neutral Average
2014 Intern Summer Analyst New York Investment Banking Neutral Easy
2014 1st Year Analyst Internal Trades Product Controller Baltimore Other Neutral Average
2014 Intern Intern HONG KONG Investment Banking Neutral Average
2014 Summer Associate Intern Credit Risk Summer Analyst New York City Credit Risk Positive Average
2014 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst New York Investment Banking Positive Average
2014 1st Year Analyst Analyst new york Fixed Income Positive Average
2014 N/A Investment Banking Analyst Los Angeles Investment Banking Neutral Average
2014 Intern intern hong kong Investment Banking Very Positive Difficult
2014 Intern Summer Analyst London Sales and Trading Neutral Average
2014 Intern MSREI summer intern San Francisco Real Estate Neutral Average
2014 Intern IBD Summer Analyst London Investment Banking Neutral Easy
2014 Intern equity division summer analyst Hong Kong Equity Research Positive Difficult
2014 Intern Rotational position London Generalist Very Positive Easy
2014 Intern Summer Operations Analyst New York Operations Neutral Average
2014 Intern Summer Analyst New York Sales and Trading Very Positive Average
2014 Intern Assessment Centre - IBD London Investment Banking Positive Difficult
2014 Intern Bank Resource Management Summer Analyst New York Prime Brokerage Positive Difficult
2014 Intern Intern New York City Operations Positive Average
2014 N/A Investment Banking Analyst New York Investment Banking Very Positive Average
2014 Intern Summer Analyst Hong Kong Generalist Neutral Average
2014 Summer Associate Intern Summer Equity Research Intern New York Generalist Negative Difficult
2014 Intern Summer Analyst NYC Private Wealth Management Positive Average
2014 Intern intern NYC Sales and Trading Positive Average
2014 1st Year Analyst Operations Analyst New York City Operations Very Positive Average
2014 Intern Off-cycle internship IBD Frankfurt Mergers and Acquisitions Neutral Difficult
2014 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst Hong Kong Investment Banking Positive Difficult
2014 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst Washington, D.C. Generalist Positive Average
2014 Intern Wealth Management Intern New York Wealth Management Positive Average
2014 Intern Sales and Trading London Sales and Trading Neutral Average
2014 Summer Associate Intern Summer Associate New York Investment Banking Positive Difficult
2014 Intern Sophomore Summer Analyst Program New York Investment Banking Neutral Average
2014 1st Year Associate Associate New York Investment Banking Neutral Average
2014 Investment Banking & Global Capital Markets Analyst Programme London Investment Banking Neutral Average
2014 Summer Associate Intern Summer Associate New York Investment Banking Positive Difficult
2014 Intern Summer Junior Associate New York Equity Research Very Positive Average
2014 Intern Investment Banking Intern São Paulo N/A Neutral Average
2014 Summer Associate Intern Summer Analyst hong kong Sales and Trading Positive Average
2014 Intern Summer Analyst New York Investment Banking Neutral Average
2014 Intern Summer Intern London Investment Banking Positive Average
2014 Intern Summer Analyst San Francisco Investment Banking Positive Average
2014 1st Year Analyst Full time analyst Hong Kong Financial Institutions Group (FIG) Neutral Difficult
2014 3rd+ Year Analyst Credit Research Analyst Budapest Risk Management Very Positive Average
2014 1st Year Associate Structured Rates Product Controller Baltimore Finance Positive Easy
2014 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst New York Investment Banking Neutral Average
2014 1st Year Analyst Operations Analyst New York Operations Neutral Average
2014 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst London N/A Neutral Average
2014 1st Year Analyst Real Estate Investing Analyst Programme London Real Estate Very Positive Difficult
2014 Intern Credit Risk Summer Internship New York Credit Risk Positive Average
2014 Intern WM Intern boston Wealth Management Neutral Average
2014 Intern PWM Internship Chicago Private Wealth Management Positive Easy
2014 1st Year Analyst Finance Analyst Baltimore Financial Institutions Group (FIG) Positive Average
2014 Intern IMD Summer Analyst New York Investment Management Positive Easy