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UBS Investment Bank Interview Questions in United Kingdom

Updated Dec 9, 2014
Updated Dec 9, 2014
35 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Graduate Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at UBS Investment Bank.

    Interview Details

    This was last year. I applied online and i did the online tests. They got back to me after two weeks to schedule a telephone interview. It feels like speaking to an answer machine because the HR just asks and keeps quite waiting for you to finish

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  2.  

    Risk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at UBS Investment Bank.

    Interview Details

    Telephone interview. Competency based.Asked about risk and how I apply it in my daily life.Why ubs?. The interview lasted 15min. asked about tell me about yourself. The lady was very friendly

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Summer Analyst At UBS IB Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Really chilled out and easy! Nothing to be worried about, all members of the bank were really friendly and interviews were much more like a conversation about myself rather than anything else. No trick questions, they genuinely just want to spend time talking to you and meeting you, keep calm!

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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  5.  

    Sales & Trading Summer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Interview Details

    First round interview on the phone with competency-based questions. Then I went to their super-day with numerical test, group interview, case study (kind of strategy consulting), and final interview. No challenging questions if you are prepared. Friendly atmosphere, want you to ask questions and qhow your motivation

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Applications Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I was initially contacted by an agent for an the above role, was called in for a written test initially on very basic stuff, the second interview was face to face and was more questions on past work experience and scenario based questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about and very critical incident that you handled and what lessons were learnt   Answer Question
    No Offer
  7.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at UBS Investment Bank in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Online application, invited to tests and then phone interview after 1 month.
    My interviewer was a director in the CCS group, he was very busy on that day, the call lasted for jusr 10 minutes. Very hard to say how it went, but my overall experience was negative.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me two companies that should merge - give me your outlook on M&A market   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    CCS Summer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at UBS Investment Bank in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Loved the interview. Not technical at all for me, they seemed really want to know their candidate on a personal level than anything else. Very nice and approachable people, and the team of candidate I was with were simply amazing - fun, smart, prepared and professional. Got the offer 1.5hr after the assessment centre - super efficient.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Summer Analyst At UBS IB Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    interviewed at UBS Investment Bank in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    1.On-line application form. Included a lot of fit questions.
    2. Psychometric tests-standard
    3. Phone Interview- only competency based no technical questions. You should show genuine interest in the field and describe your skills in relation to the job. The telephone connection was awful.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    CCS Graduate Training Programmer 2014/15 UK Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at UBS Investment Bank in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied via the website after attending the 2014 APAC Information and Networking Session.

    Afterwards there was ONLY the SHL Numerical Reasoning test (2013 ver.).

    Recieved a Telephone Interview a few weeks later conducted by a graduate trainnee from a year ago. Questions given were the following (4 questions):

    1) Why you and not the other candidates?
    2) Have you been interviewed by other banks so far?
    3) What problems would there be for merging firms.
    4) Propose a realistic merger of two firms.

    Final words were - Do you have any questions for me?

    I was promised a 30min - 1 hour interview via the email. However the telephone interview lasted for a total of 24 min.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at UBS Investment Bank.

    Interview Details

    Completed the online application questions and psychometric tests. Was invited for a telephone interview a couple of weeks later. The telephone interview had a few commercial awareness questions in addition to some competency questions. Got invited to the next stage which was an assessment centre. The day consisted of a numerical exercise, individual presentation, competency interview, commercial interview and a group exercise. The numerical test was harder than the online one. The individual presentation was for 10 mins about apple and how it should deal with competition. We were given about 30 mins to read the documents and prepare our slides for a flipboard. It is important to not just read off your slides but make a good presentation and engage with the assessor. The interviewer in the competency interview quizzed me in great detail about my experience and education. The commercial interview was a bit technical and required good commercial awareness. The final group exercise was once again about Apple and we were supposed to decide how the company should invest 1 million. In the middle of the group exercise you get an urgent email stating we need to come up with a new apple business line.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Offer was in line with what I expected. Did not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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