Morgan Stanley Interview Questions

Updated Sep 15, 2014
Updated Sep 15, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    IT Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Mumbai
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mumbai
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Morgan Stanley.

    Interview Details

    Morgan Stanley visited our campus for placements. We first had a online aptitude and coding test. The test could be answered in either C/C++ or Java.The aptitude questions were more difficult than the coding questions. 24 students were shortlisted for the interviews and after 4 rounds of interviewing 6 of us were selected.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain how you would design and implement the pattern unlock lock screen of android   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    IT Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Mumbai
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mumbai
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at Morgan Stanley in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Morgan Stanley visited our campus for IT analyst profile for the Strats and Modelling division based in Mumbai. There was a 2-hour written test which had questions on algorithm and probability. They shortlisted 10 people for the interviews. The first round had 2 interviews of 30 minutes each. The interviews were again based on probability and algorithms. Five people were shortlisted for the final round.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions in algorithm were difficult. Like find the shortest path between 2 connected component in the matrix   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Senior Manager - IT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Morgan Stanley.

    Interview Details

    Hiring procedure consisted of couple of telephonic rounds, technical only, they asked simple concepts on Java and Database. Will ask you to write some code and read it out. Will involve design oriented questions and algorithms also.

    Interview Questions
    • I could answer all questions, the dificult oneswere on threading and advanced DB design etc.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations, i was not looking for a change with money in my mind.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Graduate Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Goregaon East
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Goregaon East
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Morgan Stanley.

    Interview Details

    There were just 2 rounds:
    1. by the team leader
    2. Managerial round

    GT is basically a contractual position of 6 months and depending on their need, requirement and candidates performance, they might extend the contract and at a later stage if headcounts are available they might even confirm you.

    They did not ask me too many technical questions. Most of the questions were from my resume. and rest was process related. For eg.: what is cash recon., why is it required, if balances match are we still required to do cash recon. and there were questions on mutual fund like, what is NAV and its calculation, what is the asset for a Mutual fund.. these questions were asked by the team leader

    the Managerial round was almost a formality.

    Negotiation Details
    Try to negotiate. don't worry they will come back to you, but push them a little more, stating its after all a contractual position.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  6.  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Mumbai
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mumbai
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at Morgan Stanley in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Online test followed by telephonic rounds of interviews. The person who was taking the interview didn't had any knowledge of the technology and told me to hold up the phone for 10 mins in between. Then he started asking oneliner questions, looked like he was reading questions from somewhere. I got mail in 10 mins after the interview that you didn't clear the interview. I hope next time when they tell someone to take the interview, the person is atleast competent to do so and please don't waste someones valuable time.

    Interview Questions
    • How many threads garbage collector uses?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Wealth Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Tell me about yourself.
    Why should I hire you?
    What are your strengths and weaknesses?
    Why do you want to work at our company?
    What is the difference between confidence and over confidence?
    What is the difference between hard work and smart work?
    How do you feel about working nights and weekends?
    Can you work under pressure?
    Are you willing to relocate or travel?
    What are your goals?
    What motivates you to do good job?
    What makes you angry?
    Give me an example of your creativity.
    How long would you expect to work for us if hired?
    Are not you overqualified for this position?
    Describe your ideal company, location and job.
    What are your career options right now?
    Explain how would be an asset to this organization?
    What are your outside interests?
    Would you lie for the company?
    Who has inspired you in your life and why?
    What was the toughest decision you ever had to make?
    Have you considered starting your own business?
    How do you define success and how do you measure up to your own definition?
    If you won $10 million lottery, would you still work?
    Tell me something about our company.
    How much salary do you expect?
    Where do you see yourself five years from now?
    On a scale of one to ten, rate me as an interviewer.
    Do you have any questions for me?

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Mumbai
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mumbai
    Interview Details

    For morgan stanley summer analyst program in Mumbai (as an internship)
    First round is MCQ test on computer
    It consists of few aptitude questions and few programming questions
    Programming language can be chosen as one out of C,C++ and Java .
    2 coding questions in the next part where in you have to code 2 programs given the sample input and output .
    After shortlisting , we have the Interview round .(my friend's opinions below)
    Interview was general , not much technical .
    Stressed more on leadership qualities .

    Interview Questions
    • How to implement a good data structure for a social networking site like fb .   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Technology Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Pune
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pune
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Morgan Stanley in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    1.First Round

    a.Aptitude 45 min
    Data Interpretation and Quantitative aptitude

    b.Coding online
    3 questions 45 min

    Then they shortlist based on merit and performance in first round

    2.Second Round

    First Technical interview
    Data structures and programming on paper

    Again they shortlist.

    3.Third Round

    Group activity

    4.Fourth Round

    Second Technical
    Databases and OS

    5.Fifth Round

    PROFIT HR round

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at Morgan Stanley in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    very tiring it went through the whole say ..its agood company and the HRs were quite friendly and took the interview very normally ...they asked me in depth about all the core subjects ,so deep knowledge of the subject is required ..

    Interview Questions
    • i was asked very deep concepts of semaphores in operating system   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11. 7 people found this helpful  

    Analyst - Technology Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Gāndhīnagar, Gujarat
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gāndhīnagar, Gujarat
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Morgan Stanley in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    We had 6 rounds :-

    1st round : 30 MCQ question - 30 Minutes ( sectional cutoff was there also it was +4/-1 )
    2nd round : coding test - 4 questions - 30 minutes ( write code on paper )
    3rd round : Technical Interview
    4th round : Technical Interview
    5th round : HR Interview
    6th round : group activity

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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