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Updated Apr 14, 2014
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Global Capital Markets Summer Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Sydney

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Morgan Stanley.

Interview Details Excellent process, started all interview calls on the day the deadline was due. HR was lovely and supportive.
2 rounds of interviews, with a mix of behaviourial and technical questions. Quite a few valuation questions, what's going on in the marketplace etc.
Interviewers were friendly, funny and honest - overall a very positive experience despite not getting the job!

Interview Question – Why did you choose a particular multiple for the valuation of a certain company?   Answer Question

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Sales and Trading Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied online and interviewed at Morgan Stanley.

Interview Details Two 20min phone interviews with junior level employees - one a commodities trader, the other an equities trader. Started with standard competency questions - then became quite technical. Both quite informal and felt like more of a chat.

Interview Question – How would you hedge a trade on the Yen ?   Answer Question

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Senior Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee
Bangalore (India)

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Morgan Stanley in February 2014.

Interview Details Initially had 1 written test on Interviewstreet which consist of 5 objective quest and 3 programming quest and test duration was 1 hour.,then I had 3 tech telephonic rounds spanning through multiple days.After this called for f2f discussion,had 2 tech rounds(including hiring manager) and then HR.

Negotiation Details – Not much of negotiation.They offered based on my number of years of exp.

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Analyst - Technology Interview

Anonymous Employee
Mumbai (India)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Morgan Stanley.

Interview Details This was a campus hiring process

Interview Question – It has been very long. I do not remember   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation. It was a campus hiring process and the compensation were fixed for the whole batch of campus recruits.

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Summer Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Montreal, QC (Canada)

I applied through college or university and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Morgan Stanley.

Interview Details 5 general questions like what do you know about us. 5 mins went through you resume, 10 mins OOP questions. 20min a simple coding question

Interview Question – The question is quite easy. Combining two strings   Answer Question

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Runner/Foot-courier Interview

Anonymous Employee
Long Island City, NY (US)

I applied in-person - interviewed at Morgan Stanley in September 2012.

Interview Details applied online then got a call to come and discuss my past experiences and if i am built for this job

Interview Question – i was asked if i was able to carry 60 to 70 ibs boxes.   View Answer

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Operations Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Morgan Stanley.

Interview Details Interviews are often only 1 day and in-person. Expect to meet with at least 3 people ( sometimes individually although a friend had a panel style interview in derivatives). Questions are very basic, why Morgan Stanley, what qualities make you a good fit, where are you looking to be in 5 years, etc.

Interview Question – What motivates you?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Limited negotiation potential entry level. Try coming on as an Analyst II if possible.

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Fund Services Summer Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee
Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

I applied online - interviewed at Morgan Stanley in January 2013.

Interview Details Online testing, surprise short telephone interview, scheduled long telephone interview, assessment centre consisting of two interviews and a group exercise.

Interview Question – Describe a time you found a weakness in something and improved it.   Answer Question

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Summer Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee
Baltimore, MD (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Morgan Stanley in March 2011.

Interview Details 3 on campus interviews and one group scenario

Interview Question – The group scenario was unlike anything I had done at the time. Keep cool and stay on point   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation

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Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee
Seattle, WA (US)

I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at Morgan Stanley.

Interview Details I was referred in for the interview. The interview was a series of basic behavioral questions. For example, how will you deal with a situation where you have multiple task to finish.

Interview Question – How do you ask for help?   Answer Question

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