UBS Interview Questions

Updated Apr 7, 2015
Updated Apr 7, 2015
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    IB Interview

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    Difficult Interview
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at UBS in March 2010.

    Interview

    You should dress well. Be confident. Review your econ stuff. valuations technique. the process is pretty basic, like most other IB interviews. make sure you review all your notes. first round was mostly fit and situational. it just sucks that they get back to people so late.

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  2. Helpful (2)  

    Director Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at UBS (London, England (UK)) in September 2010.

    Interview

    Process -
     A full day consisting of a test followed by several interviews and a personnel interview.
    Test & most of the interviews went very well, but 1 or 2 questions came up during the day that I couldn't answer and I was not made an offer.

    Advice -
     1) Know *your* stuff. They will grill you in the general areas and you need to provide accurate answers.
     2) Know *their* stuff or be prepared to defend your boundaries. They will also expect you to be expert in the job you are applying for. Either make sure you have all the answers or, where that's not possible, do not be afraid to say that some areas will doubtless be new to you and you are not yet at their level in those areas.

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    • Be conscious of the group you are entering and research their particular skills/priorities.   Answer Question
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    S&T Summer Analyst Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at UBS in January 2011.

    Interview

    First interview is 2-on-1. They pair you up with what they think is your expertise level. I got two MDs both specializing in stuff I was interested in.

    Completely unnecessary vernacular used. Seemed very coarse and harsh. Questions such as "Why the F are you even here?." Not sure if it was a stress interview because these two never let me speak. Others described having the same interviewers and having a good time. They seemed completely biased against me from the first place. The others I described were girls, though.

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    Financial Advisor Trainee Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at UBS (Minneapolis, MN) in August 2009.

    Interview

    I went through several face to face interviews. The second required a "public" presentation to several UBS employees. This was intended to simulate a public seminar, questions from the attendees made this a challenging event. The final hurdle was a test. It consisted of lots of math and problem questions. Very challenging and a tight time constraint.

    Interview Questions

    • The interviews and presentation were pretty standard stuff, but the test was a monster. I'm not sure I was intended to finish. I started estimating when I realized of the time crunch and still left one question unanswered.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Trainee position didn't allow much room, but I managed to get a five grand bump to the base.

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    Senior Fund Accountant Interview

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    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at UBS (Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)) in February 2013.

    Interview

    There was one interview with a representative of HR and two fund accounting managers. Initially HR did all the speaking just doing a quick run through of my CV and then it was over to the two managers. There were a lot of competency based questions and then one manager was particularly brutal with lots of very technical questions which took me by surprise. He asked about how to make specific postings and which ledgers they would hit. My impression overall was that if they were going to be this difficult in the interview, then I wouldn't really like to work for them.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you post a fee and what ledgers would it hit?
      Can you explain a master feeder structure?
       
      Answer Question
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    Graduate Training Program (GTP) Interview

    No Offer
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    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at UBS.

    Interview

    Wealth management retail and corporate China and Hongkong desk.

    I applied online, after about a month UBS HR called me to arrange two interviews:

    first one is with HR. It lasted for 2 hours, which include a 35 minutes numerical test.
    second one is with the line manager and another future colleague. It lasted 1.5 hours, which includes countless questions.

    Interview Questions

    • I prepared for almost all the typical questions but I missed out these one:
      "If you are interested in the financial industry, what financial newspaper do you follow at the moment?"
       
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    Senior Network Engineer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at UBS (New York, NY) in January 2011.

    Interview

    very hard. I had to interview with 3 managers and 3 or more engineers. I had a call 1st then an interview with the recruiter. After that I had a call with the manager for few hours. Then asked to came in person and meet so many people and so many questions

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    Operations Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at UBS (Singapore (Singapore)).

    Interview

    Two rounds of interview. Basic question about self and how this role will help u . Need to understand their processes and demonstrate that you can hit the ground running

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    International Financial Advisor Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at UBS in January 2015.

    Interview

    The interview went well but could have gone better if I had been better prepared. I hadn’t interviewed for a finance position in a while. First off I was wearing business casual, and the interview was more formal. Second, they asked me some quant and game questions that I was very rusty on.

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    • They asked me what WACC stood for.   1 Answer
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    Sales and Trading Placement Interview

    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    Initially filled in online application which was followed by a phone interview - mainly competencies based(with HR) and one question "How would you invest 1 mln GBP"
    Then followed by Assessment Centre where we had a case study, a presentation and two rounds of interviews plus numerical test. Both interviews were commercial awarenesss even though the fist was supposed to be competencies I was only asked one competency. Was also asked a brain teaser which was a basic maths question.

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