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UBS Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
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Wealth Management Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

Interviewed at UBS

Interview Details Applied through campus recruiting. Received a phone call scheduling an interview. Two 30 minute interviews.. First interview was mainly behavioural.. talking through my CV and my experiences... interviewer spent time talking about what i would do if i get the job.. what ubs offers.. hiring process.
Second was slightly technical.. not too difficult

Interview Question – "I see you speak french..."..   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Referred me to their local office, since they could not obtain a visa for non-EU residents for the position i applied for

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Declined Offer

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Average Interview

Client Advisor Interview

Client Advisor

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at UBS in September 2009.

Interview Details I received a call from HR asking if I would be interested on joining firm as a Client Advisor. Very professional, straight forward interview which consisted of screening phone interview with HR, followed by phone interview by hiring manager, followed by a face to face meeting. All very professional.

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Wealth Management Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee
Dallas, TX (US)

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at UBS in July 2013.

Interview Details There were 3 rounds of interview. Some were 1:1 but most were 2:1. Each time I went in for an interview I was there for about 1.5-2 hours. There were lots of fit questions and some technical questions, but nothing too crazy. Lots of questions about UBS Private Wealth Management and why they are different from other PWM shops.

Interview Question – What makes us different from our competitors and why did you chose to interview with us?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There isn't room for negotiation on salary. I tried but to no avail.

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No Offer

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Investment Banking Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

Interviewed at UBS

Interview Details Received an interview after speaking with current employees. The interview was conducted in brackets with 3 people. Questions were standard and all interviewees were quite nice.

Interview Question – Why UBS? (I have always struggled with this type of question)   Answer Question

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No Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Business Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at UBS in January 2012.

Interview Details The scheme is designed to develop individuals who can lead and manage our complex business units and functions, which play a crucial role in ensuring that we are able to capitalise on the strength of our investment capability. We are looking for individuals who are excited about delivering commercial success by applying a combination of analysis, strategic thinking, relationship management and leadership skills. This scheme will suit graduates who have a commercial mind-set and want to gain an in-depth understanding of how a dynamic business works in order to take up a future leadership role.

Interview Question – The scheme typically lasts between 12 and 18 months and involves a series of three month placements in our business units. In each rotation, you will work closely with senior management and colleagues to expand your range of skills and competencies.   View Answer

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No Offer

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Average Interview

Sales Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
New York, NY (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at UBS in March 2014.

Interview Details 20 minutes interview

Interview Question – Why sales? Why UBS? Extracurricular activities? Pitch a stock   Answer Question

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No Offer

Positive Experience

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Legal Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Kraków (Poland)

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at UBS in November 2013.

Interview Details It took them 3 weeks to call me from the moment that I applied at their web site. The interview was part in polish and part in english, nothing special, just normal questions like why ubs, questions about my previous job, education etc.

Interview Question – nothing unexpected or difficult, standard questions   Answer Question

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Software Developer Interview

Anonymous Employee
London, England (UK)

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 4 months - interviewed at UBS in February 2013.

Interview Details Initially had the impression that the office is very unmaintained and dirty. The people who did the interview were very professional. They use some really outdated technologies but that is true of any bank. There are varying number of interview rounds depending on team, but usually it will include solving an example task.

Interview Question – Specific trading industry knowledge, knowing the difference between an option and a future.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Ask for at least 30% more money they initially offer.

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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Director, Investment Banking Interview

Anonymous Employee
New York, NY (US)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at UBS in February 2010.

Interview Details Interview process was smooth but they negotiated to bring me a year behind given slow market, highlighting their transanctional nature. Not something you look for in an ideal employer.

Interview Question – Technical question from a smart Exec Director   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Be firm in your demands and having an alternate offer helps.

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

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Emerging Talent Program Zurich Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied online and the process took 2+ months - interviewed at UBS in March 2014.

Interview Details two interviews - first one with HR and second one with line manager; first interview in German except for two questions and second one in English, as he was from the UK

Interview Question – I had to write an essay: If you could employ one person for UBS except you, who would it be and why? which is what they asked me about in both interviews. The other questions were competency based and the HR one was more about the programme.   View Answer

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