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Morgan Stanley Analyst interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Surathkal for Analyst role at Morgan Stanley
Interview Process
Test PERSONAL INTERVIEW Group Activity
Round 1

Test

Test Sections
    Interview Experience
    First round - 1 hour online test split into 2 sections. First section - aptitude 10 questions and c/c++/java 10 question for a total of 30 minutes. Second section included 2 coding questions for a total time of 30 minutes. Approx - 400 students.
    Round 2

    PERSONAL INTERVIEW

    Round 3

    Group Activity

    Skills

    Skills Tested

    Skill Tips
    Prepare well DSA, OS ,Aptitude,C,C++ , by the help of Indiabix.com.
    General Tips
    Aptitude was hard and pace is important. Practicing commercial mathematics will help. Past projects are important and resume should have only information that you are thorough with.Understand the company and what it does before the personal interviews.
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    Morgan Stanley Investment banking internship interview

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    AnonymousFresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus at IIM Bangalore for Investment banking role at Morgan Stanley
    Interview Process
    Other Interview Technical Interview
    Round 1

    Other Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: personals
    • Question 2: Current affairs
    Interview Experience
    I think they were looking for, team fit + strong background in terms of achievements (indication of hard work I guess)

    what went right – could explain current affairs and implications
    what went Wrong – poor knowledge about all ibanks and MS in particular
    Interview Tips
    Brush up on news, about the company and personals
    Round 2

    Technical Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: Questions on finance.
    • Question 2: Questions on economics.
    Interview Experience
    What went right was :Eco
    Interview Tips
    Brush up finance
    Skills

    Skills Tested

    • Presentation Skills
    • Hardwork
    • Patience
    Skill Tips
    Patience, hard work, persistence, PPT/Excel
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    Morgan Stanley Sales internship interview

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    AnonymousFresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus at IIM Bangalore for Sales role at Morgan Stanley
    Interview Process
    HR Interview
    Round 1

    HR Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: ..basic HR stuff..personals
    Interview Experience
    3 rounds or more, panel kept changing while me sitting there in one room! And the same people came again and again so atleast 3 rounds were there technically.

    Didnt think anything really went wrong. Right- Umm, I guess me pulling them towards my work experience and then them getting totally technical about the interview and asking me about stuff that I had worked on earlier at Deutsche.
    Interview Tips
    Basic financial markets knowledge with a tab on whats happening currently in the markets.

    Skills

    Skills Tested

    • Excel VBA
    • Attitude
    Skill Tips
    Some excel, VB, a cheerful attitude about the work..
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    Morgan Stanley Analyst internship interview

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    AnonymousFresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus at IIM Bangalore for Analyst role at Morgan Stanley
    Interview Process
    Technical Interview
    Round 1

    Technical Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: Mostly on Financial accounting
    • Question 2: questions on Cash flow statements ( Project during 1st term )
    Interview Experience
    number of interviews were 2 where the 2nd was more of a confirmation that I am willing to work with them.
    I answered most of the questions they asked except who is teaching you corporate finance. I asked a lot of questions about what they do and what is their view about Indian accounting laws
    I think they are looking for knowledge in finance and less of globe during the interview.
    Interview Tips
    Prof. R. Narayanswamies fundas of financial accounting.
    Be thorough with financial.
    Skills

    Skills Tested

    • Accounting
    • Finance
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    Morgan Stanley N/A interview

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    AnonymousFresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus at N/A for N/A role at Morgan Stanley
    Interview Process
    Test Group Activity HR Interview
    Round 1

    Test

    Duration
    90 Minutes
    No. of Questions
    60 questions
    Test Sections
    • Section 1: Computer Science Basics
    • Section 2: Quantitative Aptitude
    • Section 3: Programming Language of your choice. (C/C++/Java)
    Round 2

    Group Activity

    Interview Experience
    They had selected 12 from round one.we were split into batches of 6 each.
    This round was a group activity round as the name suggests you have to work in a group to get a job done.we had been given some jenga blocks , crayons and a paper to come up with a slogan for Morgan Stanley.First we started doing it alone.then 2 in a group,then 3 then 6, in the end we had to present what we came up with. They wanted to see how much we knew about the company, how we worked with other people and how we communicated our ideas. No elimination in the rounds after this(including this one). The rounds after this were cumulative and based on your cumulative score you would get through.
    Round 3

    HR Interview

    Interview Questions
      Interview Experience
      This was a different kind of HR round called profit(professional fitness). The guy started of by asking a puzzle then went to ask me some technical stuff on my projects then came to the normal HR stuff like why would you choose this company. I just told that I liked the pay honestly. They expect the truth not something flowery. And ask questions about the company and stuff if they do allow you to ask questions.
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      Morgan Stanley Analyst internship interview

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      AnonymousFresherSelected
      Application
      I was interviewed on-campus at IIM Bangalore for Analyst role at Morgan Stanley
      Interview Process
      Technical Interview
      Round 1

      Technical Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: finance related questions
      Interview Experience
      I think they were looking for Basic understanding of financial accounting, confidence.
      My experience of working on valuation of Oil & Gas projects, financial modelling helped a lot
      Interview Tips
      My confidence in answering questions related to finance and Read thoroughly two chapters 11 & 12 of “Financial Accounting” book by RNS
      Skills

      Skills Tested

      • Finance
      Skill Tips
      They will give you required training
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      Morgan Stanley interview

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      AnonymousFresherSelected
      Application
      I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Warangal for Morgan Stanley
      Interview Process
      Test Group Discussion Technical Interview HR Interview
      Round 1

      Test

      Duration
      90 Minutes
      Test Sections
      • Section 1: Written Test
      Interview Experience
      Online test Coding and decoding Analytical questions like they will provide the conclusion and two statements. and we are supposed to choose whether the two statements are sufficient or only one is sufficient. Basics of c and c++ and oops concepts.
      Round 2

      Group Discussion

      Duration
      40 Minutes
      Group Discussion Topic
      Group activity
      Interview Experience
      Asked to establish an icecream parlour with the materials they provided
      Round 3

      Technical Interview

      Interview Questions
        Interview Experience
        Most of the questions were on pointers in c and data structures, oops concepts duration is 45min to one hour. 2nd Technical Most of the questions were on classes and tree structure as I am a student of electrical background i dont have any questions on Java
        Round 4

        HR Interview

        Interview Questions
        • Question 1: Your strengths and weakness ?
        • Question 2: Why i want to choose Morgan Stanley ?
        • Question 3: What kind of career i want to choose ?
        • Question 4: In 5 years what do i expect from Morgan Stanley ?
        Skills

        Skills Tested

        • Pointers in C
        • OOPS Concepts
        General Tips
        Be confident Have full command on the basics of c and c++, oops and data structures
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        Morgan Stanley interview

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        AnonymousFresherNot Selected
        Application
        I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Bombay for Morgan Stanley
        Interview Process
        Test Technical Interview
        Round 1

        Test

        Test Sections
          Interview Experience
          First a technical test, then 1 round of technical interview, then a very interesting group activity (I enjoyed that the most) and one more technical interview and then a HR interview – shortlist after each of these.
          Round 2

          Technical Interview

          Interview Questions
            Interview Experience
            Lets not talk about the technical interview its like any other technical interview about C++. But the interesting part was the group activity in which we were divided in group of 6/7 and given a packet of straws we had to come up with some idea to build something and then promote our product with a picture presentation in 45-50 minutes. Interviews were watching the groups.
            Skills

            Skills Tested

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              Morgan Stanley interview

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              AnonymousExperiencedSelected
              Application
              I Applied for job through Personal Contacts for Morgan Stanley
              Interview Process
              Technical Interview
              Round 1

              Technical Interview

              Interview Questions
              • Question 1: Why don’t you walk me through your resume ?
              • Question 2: Why equity research after 4 years in sales and marketing ?
              • Question 3: What do you know about AGS and the role we are offering ?
              • Question 4: . How comfortable are you with accounting and financial analysis ?
              • Question 5: Is equity research important ? Why ?
              • Question 6: Tell me something about fundamental analysis and technical analysis (since I brought this up in the previous question).
              • Question 7: What is the difference between buy-side and sell-side research ?
              • Question 8: How do you calculate FCF ? Walk me through each step. What are the problems with DCF ?
              • Question 9: What is the difference between WACC and APV ? (he also went a bit into CAPM, levering and unlevering betas etc).
              • Question 10: Tell me something about comparable transactions and multiples analysis ? What are the problems with multiples analysis ?
              • Question 11: What are the line items involved in calculating NOPAT ?
              • Question 12: If a firm is expected to have increased earnings in future, what happens to the various ratios ?
              • Question 13: What vested interest can an investment banker and an equity analyst have ?
              • Question 14: How would you forecast depriciation for a firm ?
              • Question 15: How would you forecast capital expenditures for a firm ?
              • Question 16: How do you calculate ROCE ? What is its significance ?
              • Question 17: How would you forecast revenues for Hewlett Packard peripherals (since that was related to my work-ex) ? What are the specific factors you would look out for ?
              • Question 18: Do you know about financing and leasing ?
              • Question 19: Why would you be ideally suited for a career with AGS in equities research ?
              Interview Experience
              It was not a stress interview though all questions were pertaining to ER, valuation and
              financial analysis. In some technical q’s, he digged deeper into the topic.
              Interview Tips
              (i) Be prepared for ANY kind of technical q’s – mostly on Corp Fin, Valuation and
              Accounting (the others had quite different questions than what I was asked).
              (ii) Know your resume in and out (both prior work-ex and any academic / fin-related
              projects that you may undertake).
              (iii) Tracking 2 / 3 stocks may not really give one any edge (I did not do it though it may
              be of help. For some interviewers, it could look like an oversell. However,it would be
              prudent to be prepared just in case one is asked this question.). Be sure to track a couple
              of sectors (be thorough with the sector that you came from) and the economy.
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              Morgan Stanley interview

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              AnonymousExperiencedSelected
              Application
              I Applied for job through Personal Contacts for Morgan Stanley
              Interview Process
              Technical Interview Behavioural Interview HR Interview Technical Interview
              Round 1

              Technical Interview

              Interview Questions
              • Question 1: Why ISB? Why equity research ?
              • Question 2: Technical questions on independent study that I was doing (related to capital markets) ?
              • Question 3: In case of stock options, how would you determine to what extent the EPS of the company would be diluted? – I didn’t know this one though I said that you need to determine the number of options expected to be converted into shares.
              • Question 4: In case the economy is booming, which sector do you think will perform best – I think u can answer whatever sector you think but need to give a logic behind that – I personally said banking because that was the sector I had researched upon. The way I convinced him was to say that when an economy is booming, all sectors agriculture, industry and services are doing well and whatever is affected by fortunes of those will benefit. So banking seems to be the one which will be most benefited in terms of increase in credit offtake.
              Interview Experience
              At the end of the interview and after further shortlist, I was given feedback that I needed
              to show more enthusiasm towards this job. They look for people who are enthusiastic
              about this job and do not expect you to answer all technical question
              Round 2

              Behavioural Interview

              Interview Questions
              • Question 1: Are you interested in capital markets
              • Question 2: Describe yourself in terms of professional and educational background that you have
              • Question 3: How would you value a stock
              • Question 4: How do you calculate WACC? what debt equity ratio do you use for WACC
              • Question 5: What do you think of CAPM as a model?
              • Question 6: Do you follow any sector – since I mentioned banking, further questions were related to that
              • Question 7: How would you value a banking stock, what ratios would you look at
              • Question 8: Which banking stock would you recommend to buy and why ?
              • Question 9: What are the macro economic factors affecting stock valuation?
              • Question 10: Again some questions on my independent study and ELP
              • Question 11: AGS is a new organization – would you feel comfortable working in a new organization ƒ Where do you see yourself in three years time
              Interview Experience
              Largely technical though was expected to be behavioral
              Round 3

              HR Interview

              Interview Questions
              • Question 1: Tell us about yourself
              • Question 2: Why do you want to do equity research
              • Question 3: Questions on an industry research project which I was doing for Hanover Square Partners, a private equity firm in New York – my take on that was they were happy to know that I was working on industry research on an offshore basis which is similar to their AGS model – questions were more on the coordination and communication flow
              • Question 4: Again trying to determine my comfort level on working in a new setup
              • Question 5: Tell us about a stressful situation at business and how you handled it
              • Question 6: Some questions on my work experience
              Round 4

              Technical Interview

              Interview Questions
              • Question 1: Tell me about yourself – education and work experience
              • Question 2: What is deferred taxation?
              • Question 3: Would you take the effect into account while valuing a company
              • Question 4: What are the ways you value a company/stock
              • Question 5: How would you determine the health of a company only from cash flow statement
              • Question 6: How would you find cash flows from profit and loss account – what adjustments would you make
              • Question 7: Whether you would adjust growth capex only or also replacement capex in cash flows
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