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UBS Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
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Wealth Management Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee
Chicago, IL

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at UBS in November 2013.

Interview Details – I received a call from one of the managers and was scheduled for the interview right away. The interview was held in downtown corporate office. Interviewers were extremely nice and chill. Questions were easy. They asked me about my background, previous job experience, school projects, short and long term goals. A day later I received a job offer. The whole hiring process took more than one month. The office who is responsible for a background check is slow.

Interview Question – Have you every had problems with a co-worker? And how did you deal with it?   Answer Question

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Summer Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

Interviewed at UBS

Interview Details – in process

Interview Question – It was an on campus interview. All the questions were about my past experiences.   Answer Question

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Intern Analyst Interview

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Interviewed at UBS

Interview Details – College Recruiting, On-campus Interviews, On-site Interviews, Offer.

Interview Question – Group Interviews. Need to stand out. Ask questions when others are quiet.   Answer Question

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Fixed-Income Trading Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

Interviewed at UBS

Interview Details – Contacted me when I was still working my summer internship. Had a phone interview on the spot and was invited to interview at their office in Chicago. When I came to their office a 4 weeks later, I waited for half an hour for the interviewer to show. She sounded very apathetic and was clearly not interested. The second interviewer was nicer, and we actually had a pleasant conversation about the stressful environment in the trading industry. I wasn't too surprised, as the culture was exactly like the reviews here, e.g. staff don't even know their interns' names.

Interview Question – Tell me what you know about fixed-income trading   Answer Question

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Intern Interview

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I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 days - interviewed at UBS.

Interview Details – One round of interviews for fit with Private Wealth Team.

Interview Question – biggest weakness   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No Negotiation

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Wealth Management Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee
Washington, DC

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at UBS in November 2012.

Interview Details – I emailed the branch manager and he brought me in for an interview. It was pretty straight forward he wanted to get a feel for who I was and if I would be a good employee. I was applying for an internship during a semester of classes so I was only available Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I was asked a lot of questions based on my resume and why I was interested in wealth management...things like that. I was also asked about UBS as a company and what I knew about the current market.

Interview Question – Why Wealth Management?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation

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Associate Director Interview

Associate Director
Nashville, TN

I applied through other source and interviewed at UBS.

Interview Details – Long hiring process - took over 3 months for a decision

Interview Question – no unusual interview questions - although has to interview with 5+ people in a group type interview   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – HR contacted me to see if salary level was ok

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Financial Advisor Trainee Interview

Financial Advisor Trainee
Fort Worth, TX

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 months - interviewed at UBS in October 2013.

Interview Details – Through my network I was referred to the branch manager. I did my interview and was told that he wanted to hire me. I then took an assessment exam that was identical to Morgan Stanley's test. After that there was a business plan assessment (personal). I passed all exams and after a while an offer letter was produced.

Interview Question – Why do you want to be a financial advisor personally? Is it the money? Do you like numbers? What is it?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I had a verbal offer from Morgan Stanley so I knew what to expect. I also knew that I came into the bargaining position as an underdog due to lack of experience and education (my degrees are in other subjects). The branch manager stated the offer will be enough to where I will not need to worry about money again. He was right. I actually was shooting for under the amount he offered me based off analyzing my bargaining factors.

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Very Easy Interview

Executive Director - Asset Management Interview

Anonymous Employee
New York, NY

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at UBS.

Interview Details – Series of interviews with peer group, MD's and eventually the division head. All very standard questions. No real surprises. Asked about industry contacts, time spent in different areas, technical aspects of various classes. How I felt about relocation, how would I feel about European travel, etc.

Interview Question – As I said, there really were no difficult questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Direct, although it was with HR, which was strange. Ultimately, I had to explain to the MD what the "deal" was and s/he was not pleased with aspects of it.

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Easy Interview

Wealth Management Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through college or university and interviewed at UBS.

Interview Details – Initial interview was set up through the phone. Came in to interview a week later. Interview was very relaxed and some what casual. Lasted around 30 minutes. Interviewed with one individual and then a separate interview with another employee. Got my offer in a month's time.

Interview Question – No difficult questions. Just know your resume.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. $8/hr as an intern

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