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Updated 15 Dec, 2014
Updated 15 Dec, 2014
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  1.  

    Technology Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    It's a 30 min first round interview. Just some basic concepts questions then I was asked three coding questions. First, to inverse a linked list. Then, it's a filling color question. In the end, the interviewer ask me to give a solution to improve the performance of search books in a large database.

    Interview Questions
    • Each question is not difficult. But it is a challenge to solve three of them in 20 min. And my interview is more difficult than another student who is selected to the second round. So I think the difficulty is quite depends on the interviewer and your luck.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Java Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Morgan Stanley in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I conduct the interview last week, although the questions are not too hard, but I wasn't be able to answer all questions as I was very busy in preparing my midterms.

    Interview Questions
    • database: describe the 1NF, 2NF and 3NF.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Technical Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Halifax, NS
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Halifax, NS
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Morgan Stanley in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Asked about some questions of algorithms and fundamental knowledge about network and database.
    There weren't too much about introducing yourself or like taking, but all the technical questions. It's actually the first interview in my life that looks like this.

    Interview Questions
    • Sort an array and pick the pairs that's equal to K   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Technology Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Morgan Stanley in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I submitted the resume in career fair and take the onsite first-round-interview a week later. That is pretty simple, just some concept questions and basic programming questions are asked.

    A week later, I went to the onsite final-round-interview.
    Firstly we have lunch there and can ask new employees questions to know more about the company.
    Then we are divided into group of 4 to build the bridge with tapes and newspapers. It is not hard to build such a bridge, but you need to show your teamwork abilities I think.
    Then there are 4 technical interviews. Concept questions, programming questions, behaviour questions and brain teasers are asked. The questions are not hard.

    Interview Questions
    • If you suddenly find that it is extremely slow for your software to communicate with the database, what is the possible problem? What will you do to discover the problem?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Java Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Morgan Stanley.

    Interview Details

    This interview was so long and painful. It was composed of 4 instances:
    - Phone interview with a guy from England for an hour, including technical and brain teasing questions.
    - Phone interview with a manager from New York for an hour and a half regarding my background
    - In office interview with a panel of developers, including code writing and algorithms.
    - In office interview for 4 hours with multiple persons, but I was out of the run after 2 hours.
    The whole process lasted about a month with 2 weeks between the 3rd and the 4th. During those 2 weeks I lost my focus and was unprepared. So I failed to answer questions which I was able to answer before.

    Interview Questions
    • Given a relational database, how to improve the performance of a select query involving some joins?   View Answers (2)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Database Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC
    Application Details

    interviewed at Morgan Stanley in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Two phone interviews and then called for a 1:1 interview. Technical questions were asked in phone interviews. However in 1:1 interviews (by 4 different people in one day) most questions were behavioral like what will do you in such a situation.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you know about the department for which you are being interviewed.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Morgan Stanley.

    Interview Details

    I submitted resume online, received phone call following afternoon and had phone interview with head office. Had 1 on 1 interview in local office, which was more of a chat as I had qualifications they were looking for, so it was more of a personality check. Offer by phone was made within 15 minutes of leaving the office.

    Interview Questions
    • This was not a difficult interview, it was more of a formality.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Senior Software Developer, Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Morgan Stanley in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    2 Rounds of Interviewing, moderate level Language (Java / JavaScript Questions) and design architecture, Problem solving.
    It was nice experience, Questions were well thought and reviewed by a team. Feedback was good, and follow up questions, from what I answered were a good way of drilling down.
    What was different in this interview is that along with Problem Solving, there was a stress on Language and Technologies I was conversant with.
    They were looking for a hands on Lead Developer, who start developing right away after joining.

    Negotiation Details
    Offer was good, no negotation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 daysinterviewed 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Morgan Stanley.

    Interview Details

    To remove duplicated from integer linked list using O(n).
    Find the difference between two points on plane.
    Design patterns.
    Write the algorithm for designing paint function.

    Interview Questions
    • There was nothing unexpected.
      They are among the best so they want among the best technical people.
       
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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