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UBS Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Senior Applicatioin Developer Interview

Senior Applicatioin Developer
Sydney

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 months - interviewed at UBS in April 2010.

Interview Details At first there was a telephone screening. Then the second turn is design pattern and UML, then core java, then java threading, then questions based on my background. At last I was interviewed by the development department manager. So there was 6 turns interview.

Interview Questions

  • we are using udp, and find out the client program could not receive the udp packet, do u know where is the problem.   View Answer
  • draw the UML for design patterns, lots of. such as visitor, abstract factory....   View Answer

Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

UBS Wealth Management Interview

UBS Wealth Management
Los Angeles, CA (US)

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.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

KYC Analyst Interview

KYC Analyst
Warsaw (Poland)

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.


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Strategist Interview

Strategist
New York, NY (US)

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.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Analyst Interview

Analyst
London, England (UK)

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.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Client Service Associate Interview

Client Service Associate
Irvine, CA (US)

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.


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Business Analyst Interview

Business Analyst
Weehawken, NJ (US)

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


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Analyst Interview

Analyst

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


No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Wealth Strategy Associate Interview

Wealth Strategy Associate
Century City, CA (US)

I applied through another source - interviewed at UBS in March 2014.

Interview Details Be prepared to work with a recruiter who works with UBS, but not for them. Telephone interview process was initially difficult and tedious. I followed up regularly; however, very little communication from either UBS or the recruiter. In the end, I was strung along, only to not receive an interview.


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

UBS Wealth Management Intern Interview

UBS Wealth Management Intern

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at UBS.

Interview Details Visited campus and had 2 30 minute interviews. Both were pretty direct, a few technical questions but more fit questions, asking about past experiences. Made decisions that day which was nice to hear back.

Interview Question – Asked a lot about current events, know WSJ, what stocks are doing good and bad.   Answer Question

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