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Updated Nov 12, 2014
Updated Nov 12, 2014
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    Analyst 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

    I was referred by a close contact of the lead of the group. Overall it was one phone interview and one large group interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Wealth Management Intern Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at UBS.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by an Associate of the firm to come in for an interview in mid December 2013. They were in crisis mode when I had arrived and there was no shaking the interviewers mind off of what was happening outside of the interview. It lasted 10 minutes. She clearly was trying to finish as quickly as possible so she could get back to work.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Quantitative Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at UBS.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview taking one hour. Mostly questions about my career path/objectives, academic background. General Programming questions about threads, data structures and trading system architecture. A lot of technical questions about how my code would react to a given trading situation. Unfortunately they were looking for someone with more experience for the role.

    Interview Questions
    • Very detailed questions about the research I did for my masters thesis, which apparently was the interviewer's area of expertise.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Technical quant finance questions as well as behavioral.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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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    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.

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    No Offer
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    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

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