UBS Financial Services Interview Questions

16 total interview insight submissions
Interview Experience (82%)

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The percentile score in the title is calculated across the entire Company Database and uses an adjusted score based on Bayesian Estimates (to account for companies that have few interview insights). Simply put, as a company gets more reviews, the confidence of a "true score" increases so it is pulled closer to its simple average and away from the average of the entire dataset.

3.5
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  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Very Positive
Interview Difficulty (94%)

The Interview Difficulty is a score ranging from very difficult (red) to very easy (green) generated based on the Interview Insights at this company.

The number you see in the middle of the doughnut pie chart is the simple average of these scores. The higher the number, the more difficult the interviews on average. If you hover over the various sections of the doughnut, you will see the % breakdown of each score given.

The percentile score in the title is calculated across the entire Company Database and uses an adjusted score based on Bayesian Estimates (to account for companies that have few interview insights). Simply put, as a company gets more insights, the confidence of a "true score" increases so it is pulled closer to its simple average and away from the average of the entire data set.

2.9
  • Very Easy
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  • Average
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  • Very Difficult
% Interns - FT Offers (86%)

The % of Interns Getting a Full Time Offer chart is meant to provide a realistic estimate of the hiring practices of the company based on the reviews at this company.

The number you see in the middle of the doughnut pie chart is the simple average of these scores. If you hover over the various sections of the doughnut, you will see the % breakdown of each score given.

The percentile score in the title is calculated across the entire Company Database and uses an adjusted score based on Bayesian Estimates (to account for companies that have few reviews). Simply put, as a company gets more reviews, the confidence of a "true score" increases so it is pulled closer to the simple company average and away from the average of the entire data set.

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Interviews at UBS Financial Services

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Year 2023
Job Title Intern
Group/Division Global Markets
Location London
Experience Positive
Difficulty Average
Intern
Year 2022
Job Title Intern
Group/Division Private Wealth Management
Location Boston
Experience Positive
Difficulty Average
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Year 2021
Job Title Intern
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Location New York
Experience Neutral
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Year 2020
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Location London
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Year 2020
Job Title Intern
Group/Division Sales and Trading
Location shanghai
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Location london
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Year 2020
Job Title Intern
Group/Division Investment Banking
Location New York
Experience Neutral
Difficulty Average
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Year 2020
Job Title Intern
Group/Division Investment Banking
Location Chicago
Experience Neutral
Difficulty Average
Intern
Year 2020
Job Title Intern
Group/Division Mergers and Acquisitions
Location london
Experience Neutral
Difficulty Difficult

Interview Questions & Answers - UBS Financial Services Examples

Investment Management Interview - Global Markets

Anonymous interview candidate in London
Interviewed: October 2023
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
Applied Online
Length of Process
1-2 months
Application
IQ / Intelligence Test
Personality Test
Other
Interview
Online application with simple CV submission. Automatically invited to complete an online assessment testing your fit with UBS culture and numerical/verbal/abstract reasoning skills. After a month, received an invite for a video interview, which was strengths-based mostly.
Interview Questions
How do you think the rise of generative AI will impact equity markets?

PWM Summer Analyst Interview - Private Wealth Management

Anonymous employee in Boston
Interviewed: May 2022
Outcome
Accepted Offer
Interview Source
College / University / On Campus Recruiting
Length of Process
Less than 1 month
Application
Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Background Check
Interview
The hiring/interview process was fairly simple. For context, I applied to a UBS owned Boston-based PWM group, with a high AUM level and approx. 10 full time employees. I received a screening interview from an office individual, then my hiring/formal interview was conducted over Zoom with an actual advisor (somewhere in the middle of the food chain). Asked about my academic background, preparation for a role of PWM, gave me an overview of the tasks and then asked where I felt I could fit into those and where I felt I could grow. Pretty relaxed.
Interview Questions
Asked me to reflect on the hardest parts of my coursework so far.

Public Finance Investment Banking Interview - Public Finance

Anonymous interview candidate in New York
Interviewed: December 2021
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
Employee Referral
Length of Process
1-2 months
Application
Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Interview
The interview process consisted of an preliminary call with a recruiter to see if I was fit to move on. Very easy behavioral questions. The next step was a virtual hireview with 6 questions, nothing too technical just mainly questions about how you would behave in certain situations. Final round was a superday with 5 interviews all in a row.
Interview Questions
How the fed meeting would impact Pub fin sector. How I thought sustainability will impact pub fin. If you were making a deal for a successful tolled road, what would the most important factors be?

Summer intern Interview - Generalist

Anonymous interview candidate in London
Interviewed: November 2020
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
Applied Online
Length of Process
1-2 months
Application
1 on 1 Interview
IQ / Intelligence Test
Other
Interview
Online interview was pre set questions asking generic questions that you should tie back to the companies culture and values with your own experiences. It’s important to do this as originally it is just ranked by AI and thus not seen by an actual human.
Interview Questions
‘Name one thing you do on a daily basis that you think you should change’
‘If you were to go to Mars, list items you would take and explain why’

markets Interview - Sales and Trading

Anonymous interview candidate in shanghai
Interviewed: December 2020
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
Applied Online
Length of Process
1-2 months
Application
Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Interview
The interview questions are quite easy, just to know what is going on in the market and some behavioral questions. Also, they would like to know why you want to work at UBS, what is special about working there.
Interview Questions
what is most special thing about ubs?

Summer Associate Interview

Anonymous interview candidate in new york
Interviewed: October 2020
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
College / University / On Campus Recruiting
Length of Process
1-2 months
Application
Phone Interview
Interview
On campus recruiting which was mainly managed by alumni associates. Multiple calls to associates, however scheduling these interviews were difficult.
Interview Questions
How do you value a start-up healthcare care company with a new product.

Spring insight Interview - Investment Banking

Anonymous interview candidate in london
Interviewed: October 2020
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
Applied Online
Length of Process
Less than 1 month
Application
Skills Test
Other
Interview
After a situational judgement test and a numerical exam, I had a Sonru interview which consisted of five competence based questions. The first one was about my choice of UBS, the other questions were about situations were I proved different skills.
Interview Questions
Tell us about a time where you had to be innovative and how you did that.

Summer Analyst Interview - Investment Banking

Anonymous interview candidate in New York
Interviewed: September 2020
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
Other
Length of Process
1-2 months
Application
1 on 1 Interview
Skills Test
IQ / Intelligence Test
Personality Test
Background Check
Interview
- Attended a virtual UBS event via applying online.
- Reached out to the contacts from the virtual event who are involved in recruiting. Expressed my interest in the Summer Analyst role and asked if they would be available (in summary) to have a quick informational networking call.
- 1st round of interviews consisted of a Numerical Reasoning Test and a UBS Cultural Appraiser

- The UBS Cultural Appraiser Assessment consisted of giving you realistic, hypothetical work scenarios faced by current graduates, where
you are evaluated by UBS on how you’d react in those scenarios. (Approximately 25 minutes to complete)
- The UBS Numerical Reasoning Test will ask you to solve mathematical problems in business scenarios. (Approximately 15 questions where you must complete each timed question within the 60 seconds)

**I have not received a rejection email yet and I am still waiting to hear back if I will be selected for the next round of interviews.
Interview Questions
The limited amount of time to answer the numerical questions. I was not able to submit all my answers within the given timed 60 seconds per question.

Summer Intern Interview - Mergers and Acquisitions

Anonymous interview candidate in london
Interviewed: October 2020
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
Applied Online
Length of Process
1-2 months
Application
Other
Interview
Video interview run by Sonru - 7 questions, 2 minutes each.

Standard why Ubs, why this division, tell me about a time you had to persuade, tell me about a last minute decision, tell me about a time you made a mistake and also - tell me about a recent deal and what 2 metrics would you use to value a company

Questions not too hard, but time limit of 2 min was stringent.
Interview Questions
Didn't expect technicals - tell me about a deal and tell me what 2 metrics you should use to value a company, but knew some stuff off the top of my head

Wealth Management intern Interview - Generalist

Anonymous employee in Los Angeles
Interviewed: December 2019
Outcome
Accepted Offer
Interview Source
College / University / On Campus Recruiting
Length of Process
1-2 months
Application
Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Skills Test
Background Check
Interview
I showed up at one of the branch offices. I was led into the conference room, where I got interviewed by the wealth strategy associate of the wealth management group I applied for. He went over my resume and asked me questions about it. The questions consisted of my extracurricular activities, what I knew about wealth management and why I wanted to be in the field, and so on. Then I had to do a mock sales call and see how I was on the phone. Overall it lasted a bit less than an hour.
Interview Questions
The most unexpected part of the interview was the sales pitch. I had to pitch to the interviewer like if he was a prospect and I was inviting him to a social event.
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