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Updated Feb 18, 2017
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    Summer Analyst- Private Funds Group Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at UBS (New York, NY) in October 2016.

    Interview

    One phone interview that had a few questions to test awareness of the markets and simple workings of private equity funding.
    After one phone interview, an invitation was extended for a Super Day, which consisted of three 30 minute interviews. The interviews were very behavioral and it was evident that UBS was focused on finding someone who was the right fit for the program and the office.

    Interview Questions

    • What's the difference between primary and secondary funds in the private equity market?
      What are three things happening in the world outside of the U.S.?  
      Answer Question
  2.  

    Investment Banking Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at UBS (Houston, TX) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Four 30 min interviews, 1 technical the rest fit. Very relaxed unrushed process. From phone screen to offer it took almost 2 months. All questions were the same standard questions that I got in my 5 other S-Days

    Interview Questions

    • Walk me through your resume, 3 Valuation methods, probing questions about DCF, WACC, LBO, NAV, pros and cons of using leveraged and unleveraged FCF in DCF valuation

      Energy Industry questions - major basins and formations, name the supermajors, international current events influencing the price of oil, recent deals, thoughts on the future of MLP .

      3 statement walk through accounting question - initial transaction, end of year 1, end of year 2: sale for the original purchase price, alternate end of year 2: full write off $100 PPE purchase - 50% Cash, 50% debt with PIC interest

      Another accounting question - EBT increase by 100, pay $10 preferred dividend, $10 common dividend $40 down on debt  
      1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Had better offers

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    Client Service Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at UBS (Houston, TX) in October 2016.

    Interview

    was over the phone very simple interview asked general questions and emailed me about my second interview. he described what the role consisted on and all the requirements.
    the conversation was about 1 hour long the second interview was via skype and then one other interview in person

    Interview Questions

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    Investment Banking Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at UBS (New York, NY).

    Interview

    My resume was selected through SEO and was invited to first round phone interview. Phone interview was conducted by associate director and was very short was only asked three questions. I waited and almost two weeks later I was invited to final round interview/ Superday. Superday consisted of 3 interviews back to back which is typical to IB interviews. HR and interviewers were very friendly and receptive.

    Interview Questions

    • Why IB ? Why UBS? Time faced with a challenge on a team. Technical: Pros and Cons of valuations.   Answer Question
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    Investment Banking(Hong Kong) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Got a phone interview from an associate. Very heavy on technical questions and barely asked any behavioral questions, which is pretty weird given that I was applying for an internship. I prepared mostly on the behavioral questions and obviously didn't do well on that interview. Did't get to the second round

    Interview Questions

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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Weehawken, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at UBS (Weehawken, NJ) in September 2016.

    Interview

    I applied in early September of 2016, which lead to 2 phone interviews mid week of september. After that, I was invited to come down for a "superday" of interviews on september 30th. I met with 6 people in half hour blocks from 12pm to 330pm. 2 months went by, they asked me to come in again early december for another "superday". I received the offer December 7th and am currently awaiting the onboarding process.

    Interview Questions

    • The Biggest thing they were interested in, other than my past experience, was my analysis process and How I managed stakeholders.   Answer Question
  8. Helpful (1)  

    Technology Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at UBS (San Francisco, CA) in September 2016.

    Interview

    Applied online through campus, had an on campus interview. Was invited to an interview on campus. Interview was mostly behavioral, a few technical questions. The questions were the cliche questions that every interviewer asks, but were layered in a way that disguised them at first.

    Interview Questions

    • Your MD asked you to value a company. He gives you Revenue is 100M and EBITDA is 25M. You can ask him further questions.   Answer Question
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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at UBS (Washington, DC) in September 2016.

    Interview

    It was an on campus interview. There were two interviewers, an analyst and a VP. The interview was for the UBS advisory and coverage group. The interviewers were friendly and willing to give advices

    Interview Questions

    • What are the differences between valuing a tech company and a healthcare company?   1 Answer
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    UBS Wealth Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at UBS.

    Interview

    Applied though university job site. Was contacted by FA directly and asked to come in for interview. Two rounds of interviews from each member on the team. Mostly just behavioral questions and a few mixed in technical questions. Nothing that was super difficult mostly just looking for your personality.

    Interview Questions

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    Contract to Hire Graphic Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at UBS (New York, NY) in August 2016.

    Interview

    Had a brief call with the recruiter who assured me that it was a 3 month contract to hire role. This was the first question I asked the Creative Director. He told me that it was a "potential" contract to hire role - that he was waiting for a signature in Zurich. I showed him my award winning work - which he said was "mediocre" and asked me for some brochure work. I explained that I primarily worked in digital. He also put down the company I work for, the town where the company is located, and the logo of the company (as if I had anything to do with the Fortune 14 Company's design). The interview ended for me the minute he said that it wasn't definitely a contract to hire role. I'd never have wasted my time, energy, money or gas to go. This Creative Director when to an elite private college and studied music. He has no formal training in design - and quite frankly didn't know what he was looking at.

    Interview Questions

    • What was the largest amount of people you've supported? Are you accustomed to working for a large organization?   1 Answer

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