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Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5 days - interviewed at UBS in April 2010.
Interview Details Generally 2 rounds of interviews happen.
Interview Question – What are the challenges that you have faced in your current role?, What are your core strengths and weakness? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – On compensation
Summer Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I interviewed at UBS in July 2011.
Interview Details There was a written exam quiet complex it had english as well as mant and economics.
Interview Question – Inflation rate calculation in the exam. I was not prepared for that one. Answer Question
MBA Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 months - interviewed at UBS in September 2008.
Interview Details the interview process was a bit lengthy but it was very pleasantly conducted by the HR and the team mates who were involved in the interview process. Face to face round was very energetically conducted. Everybody was helpful. Joint team work was shown throughout the process. Supportive leadership was seen rather than authoritative and that was the best part
Interview Question – Try to implement your CAPM research project in the present trend of securities? Answer Question
UBS Wealth Management Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university and interviewed at UBS.
Interview Details Initially, they contacted me via phone after I submitted a resume through my school's career center. They have you come to their office, and for the most part it was your run of the mill interview questions. They then had me speak with a guy who had graduated recently from my school, he had similar questions for me. From their discussions with me, it was obvious that they were proud of their AUM, but I didn't get the sense that their clients were a priority. The office was beautiful with polite staff.
Interview Question – What differentiated this position (wealth management) from one in other financial services, like investment banking or consulting? Answer Question
Reason for Declining – I wanted to intern with a group that cared about their clients, not just their money. This may sound counterintuitive for wealth management, but my internship now has shown me that those firms exist.
KYC Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at UBS.
Interview Details 2 interviews, the first screening and the second with the hiring manager, not at all difficult process. They were very polite and they asked me questions about my skills, education and of course if I knew details about the vacancy.
Strategist Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at UBS in September 2010.
Interview Details Hiring process is notoriously slow and a very frustrating process. So be prepared! You will have to go thru many interview rounds and meet many individuals, including those that are not well-prepared to interview ... and not so interested in being there.
Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at UBS in July 2013.
Interview Details Had a conference call for about an hour with 2 future members of the team. Talked about me and them. They asked me question to test my knowledge and I asked them questions about what kind of job they are doing. Overall very friendly, but was a little problem with connection: I was in Russia, another person was in London and another person in Sydney (Australia).
Interview Question – There wa a multitasking question that was a bit tricky. View Answer
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation phase.
Client Service Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at UBS in December 2013.
Interview Details There was hardly an interview process--I was recruited as an intern, then switched over to a full-time staff position.
The whole interview/hiring process took roughly a month and a half. The company moves at a glacial pace and doesn't care if you have impending deadlines (i.e., schools pressuring you to get authorization and proof of internship for class credit).
The questions they asked didn't really pertain to the job--I mostly ended up running the mail, grabbing morning coffee, making copies of meeting presentations. It was all very non-educational but at least I got paid $10/hr.
Interview Question – Why do you want to work here? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Difficult.
Business Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at UBS in March 2013.
Interview Details Campus hiring.
First round: On campus interview conducted by MD. simple background question.
Evaluation Center: 5 interview + group interview.
Interview: technical question. algorithm, coding, data structure, database (SQL), creative questions.
Group Interview: given 10MM, how to distribute into projects? Asked to rank projects and distribute capital to reach company goal.
Interview Question – Group Interview: given 10MM, how to distribute into projects? Asked to rank projects and distribute capital to reach company goal. View Answer
Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and interviewed at UBS.
Interview Details Went through three rounds of interviews. HR was very friendly and accommodating. Hiring managers were not hard to talk to and easy going. Heard back within 2 days after the first interview. The second and third in person interview was further apart. Total time was about 2 months. Overall enjoyed the experience.
Interview Question – Why do you want to work for UBS? Answer Question
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