UBS Interview Questions

Updated Oct 15, 2014
Updated Oct 15, 2014
544 Interview Reviews

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    Summer Intern-Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at UBS.

    Interview Details

    15 Minute Phone Call

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  2.  

    UBS ECM Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at UBS.

    Interview Details

    I had two rounds, the first one was 2 on 1, on campus. The final round was at their NY office, where I was interviewed by 5 people.
    The first round wasn't bad. People were nice and easy to talk to. The only question I should have prepared better for was "tell me about a recent IPO you follow."
    After the first interview in the second round, I started to notice that this may not be the best fit for me. The atmosphere on the ECM floor didn't seem as attractive to me as some other places I interviewed with. Also, there was a very heavy focus on markets and what I thought market trends were going to be. Since I wasn't very interested in markets, and was more interested in retail coverage, I didn't do very well on this portion. After the interviews, I think it was a mutual consensus that I would be much happier in retail investment banking.

    Interview Questions
    • Some questions from my interview included.
      -tell me about yourself
      -what's your view on the market in 3-6 months
      -what is a risk factor to the ____industry
      -tell me about a stock I should invest in
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
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    Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    in process

    Interview Questions
    • It was an on campus interview. All the questions were about my past experiences.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    College Recruiting, On-campus Interviews, On-site Interviews, Offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Group Interviews. Need to stand out. Ask questions when others are quiet.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Fixed-Income Trading Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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 Questions
    No Offer
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at UBS.

    Interview Details

    One round of interviews for fit with Private Wealth Team.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No Negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Associate Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nashville, TN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nashville, TN
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at UBS.

    Interview Details

    Long hiring process - took over 3 months for a decision

    Interview Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Executive Director - Asset Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed 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 Questions
    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.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Wealth Management Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. $8/hr as an intern
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    IT Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Weehawken, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Weehawken, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at UBS in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    first round at campus second round at the super day in office in New jersey.

    Interview Questions
    • Mostly behavioral question like what do you like about ur college ,why did u choose this course , why do u want to join ubs etc, Technical :1)what is used case 2) difference in non functional and function requirements and 3)what are high level and low level requirement 4) what is RACI matrix and tractability matrices etc.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    i got a higher paid offer from different company

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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