UBS Interview Questions in Switzerland

Updated Sep 16, 2014
Updated Sep 16, 2014
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    Associate Director/Quantitative Risk Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    First round technical: Time series, standard statistics / probability theory and option pricing. This include regression, bootstrap, binomial tree etc. Second round: was about the job and the team. This interview was very relaxed. A third interview was with HR, typical HR questions why this job? describe a situation where you were under pressure etc.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
  2.  

    Head of Department Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Zürich (Switzerland)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person - interviewed at UBS in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    one interview, as a professional freelancer I sell services, so the negotiation is to sell my basic service at the optimum price and then upsell to include other services. Therefore I will sell PMP project management for $1000 per day, for an extra $500 per day an agile service is available etc

    Interview Questions
    • Why should I pay extra for agile, I am hiring you?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    The market rates for the services you wish to purchase over the duration specified is $xxxxx.xx per day, for an extra $xxxx.xx per day you can get Six Sigma added to the service, for an extra $xxxx.xx per day you can get agile added to the service. What option would you like?
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Wealth Management/Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    First I received a call from the HR regarding the documents I send in. They tested my english skills. All in all it was quite chilled. Then I received an invitation to an interview with the CIO of the WM department.

    Interview Questions
    • No big surprises. Asked me the typical stuff like why UBS and why WM. Also asked me some stuff about my CV and my experiences in the banking sector.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Didnt have one
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wealth Management Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Zürich (Switzerland)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at UBS in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    1. I submitted an online application

    2. 1 day later, I was invited to an online assessment (IQ test, math questions, etc.)
    --- 6 days later: I was invited for two interviews, with HR and line managers

    3. HR phone interview (1 week later)

    4. Personal interview with two line managers, director and associate director (1 day later)

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Zürich (Switzerland)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at UBS in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    The first interview was in Zurich Altstetten. The HR lady was very nice and explained me everthing in detail. UBS in Zurich has very good social benefits (2. Säule).
    The second interview was with the business responsibles. I was sent an email prior to the meeting and had to prepare a presentation about some portfolio.
    After my presentation there were the usual questions. Everyone was very nice and open. I felt comfortable during the whole interview.
    The job would have included prepping various data (for sales and internal statistics and reports) with SAS.

    Interview Questions
    • One question was: Why do you think your current employer would miss you and what did you contribute in your current job that has not been there before.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Quantitative Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months - interviewed at UBS in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    They Focus a lot on problem solving skills. Think out loud, they want to see how you go about a matter, not if you know the answer. Be honest. UBS employees, management included, tend to be quite normal and approachable people.

    Interview Questions
    • Why should you want to come work at UBS given all the bad press?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate enough. Getting promoted is tougher these days, so push hard to get hired at a good rank. Speak to the line managers, HR is rather inflexible.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Cash Management Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Zürich (Switzerland)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months - interviewed at UBS in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    I've had 2 interviews. One 2 H and one 2 1/2 H. This is very long. During this interviews I've discussed with many new collegues and I got a very good Impression of the new team. During the interviews I had some different situations to manage (assessments) and got an Impression what will com with the new Job.

    Interview Questions
    • The discussion about salery and Bonus was very strange because this discussion happend in a discussion Team with 5 different peaople - not only witj HR and Management.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Reporting Expert Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    It was a nice interview without any unexpected questions or challenges. Questions asked were matter and work related and can be answered easily if you are prepared as you should be when entering a job interview. There was only one interview with the direct line management and after some days I got their offer.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    GTP Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Zürich (Switzerland)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at UBS in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    1. Analytical test (math + logics) for GTP positions, you've got to get at leats 50% right. Look out for time. It will be very difficult to complete the entire test, so, be fast and pay lots of attention not to make any mistakes
    2. Business interview: very similar to case interviews. You actually get an 8 page case. You've got limited time to prepare it and then present your case. Case arevery numerical and might involve basic concepts of finance (buy, hold or sell equity of company XYZ)

    Interview Questions
    • When you finish presenting each business case they'll ask you, "how do you think you went on this case". The right answer should be something like: well, I read it through the entire case ans them listed the most imporatnt points/issues. The next step was working through this issues to understand them and be able to work on them. For each of these main issues, I've thought about possible and viable solutions. After this, I concentrated on preparing the presentation in a way that I would communicate in a way that the public would understand. So, based on this aspects I think I covered the main aspects. Of course, there might be specific aspects that I could have oversaw or missed, but I don't feel that this happened".   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Assistant Client Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Zürich (Switzerland)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at UBS in June 2008.

    Interview Details

    I met the country team head through a friend, we had coffee, he liked me and sent me straight to HR for a maths test. I passed and got hired, we negotiated over salary and rank.

    Interview Questions
    • It was not the typical interview. I demonstrated previous financial knowledge and the ability to multi task, and show respect to clients.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Difficult! They made no room for manoeuvre on the rank, everyone starts at the bottom if no previous experience, then expect you to pass between 6 and 8 internal exams before promotion is even considered. Salary was more flexible and I got towards the higher end of my rank of 'non-officer'. This Phase was all conducted via email through the HR recruiting dept, who seemed incompetent at the time.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

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