Morgan Stanley Technology Analyst Interview Experience

Company Name: Morgan Stanley

Job Role: Technology Analyst Intern (6-Month)

Years of Experience Required: 0

Drive: Off-Campus

CTC: 26LPA + 87k Stipend on internship.

Preparation

Topics: OS, DBMS, OOPS, DSA, SYSTEM DESIGN

Duration: 1 Month + (Good Competitive Coding Background)

Source of Preparation: Striver’s SDE Sheet (Check Striver’s SDE Sheet for Interview Preparation.), Leetcode, Youtube, Geeksforgeeks

[BONUS]:

Interview Rounds

Round 1: Online Coding Test

Problem List:

  1. Problem Statement: Given a string s containing just the characters ‘(‘, ‘)’, ‘{‘, ‘}’, ‘[‘ and ‘]’, determine if the input string is valid. 

    An input string is valid if: 
    -> Open brackets must be closed by the same type of brackets
    -> Open brackets must be closed in the correct order.
  2. Problem Statement: You have an array, you can pick two numbers at a time and sum them into one, the cost of this operation is the sum of the numbers. Find minimum cost to reduce the array to size 1
  3. Problem Statement: You are given N, 2 dimensional points on the coordinate axis, find the maximum number of points that would lie on a line.

Round 2: Onsite/Video Call.

Problems:

  1. Design a Logging system using all 4 concepts of OOPS (Polymorphism, Inheritance, Data Abstraction, Encapsulation)
  2. Given a graph of cities, you have a source and destination city. Find the lexicographically minimum path between them (not the shortest).
  3. Questions on OS, Threading etc

Round 2: Onsite/Video Call.

Problems:

  1. Write code to find the next permutation of a number in O(n). (From Striver’s Sheet)
  2. Write code to find previous permutation of a number in O(n).
  3. Discussion on projects.
  4. Behavioral questions

Round 4: HR/Managerial Round

Verdict: Selected

Message to Aspiring Students:

Do a lot of DSA, Learn CS Fundamentals. Solve company-wise problems from Leetcode/ GFG. Read a lot of interview experiences. Don’t over exaggerate things in your resume, you might face questions on them. For a few companies, do system design as well. Things will work out, stay positive ☺.

~ Siddharth Singh