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Dec 3, 2006 9:34 pm

How long is everyone's experience with the interview process? As some may recall, one of the places I have interviewed is UBS. Thus far, I have been in for a long face-to-face with the MD, took two rounds of tests, filled out background check info and all of HR paperwork. Additionally, last week I completed and presented a full business plan and also took part in a role play. The MD said "just one more round". Anyone heard/seen/had experience with interviews running for this length of time and then getting cut loose one the final round? Is the end in sight?

Dec 3, 2006 10:00 pm

Unless you totally blew your presentation and the role-play, you should be good to go.  Just hope nothing pops up on your background check.  Those searches can last up to 8 months. 

Dec 3, 2006 10:51 pm

Did it ever cross your mind that a firm with such an excessively bureaucratic interview process might also be an excessively bureaucratic place to work as well?

Dec 4, 2006 7:13 am
BrendanOC:

How long is everyone's experience with the interview process? As some may recall, one of the places I have interviewed is UBS. Thus far, I have been in for a long face-to-face with the MD, took two rounds of tests, filled out background check info and all of HR paperwork. Additionally, last week I completed and presented a full business plan and also took part in a role play. The MD said "just one more round". Anyone heard/seen/had experience with interviews running for this length of time and then getting cut loose one the final round? Is the end in sight?




My experience with MS was one 2 1/2 hour interview with the branch manager. Then I filled out the background check and HR stuff and created a business plan. Then I took a 90 minute test to see if I had the aptitude to pass the series 7. Then I had a 2 hour interview with the complex manager, and then I was hired.




Dec 4, 2006 7:51 am
DirtyDeltaBro:

Unless you totally blew your presentation and the role-play, you should be good to go.  Just hope nothing pops up on your background check.  Those searches can last up to 8 months. 


Was told the background check was clear when I was in for the role play and business plan presentation.

Dec 4, 2006 7:52 am
mktsystms:
BrendanOC:

How long is everyone's experience with the interview process? As some may recall, one of the places I have interviewed is UBS. Thus far, I have been in for a long face-to-face with the MD, took two rounds of tests, filled out background check info and all of HR paperwork. Additionally, last week I completed and presented a full business plan and also took part in a role play. The MD said "just one more round". Anyone heard/seen/had experience with interviews running for this length of time and then getting cut loose one the final round? Is the end in sight?





My experience with MS was one 2 1/2 hour interview with the branch manager. Then I filled out the background check and HR stuff and created a business plan. Then I took a 90 minute test to see if I had the aptitude to pass the series 7. Then I had a 2 hour interview with the complex manager, and then I was hired.





So far I have done all of that....was told the final interview with the corporate hiring manager was only like 45 minutes. Am wondering more then anything, is it likely to NOT get hired after going through all of these steps? I have heard different stories from different people in the industry.

Dec 4, 2006 8:37 am

BrendanOC.Check your PM inbox

Dec 4, 2006 8:40 am

All that for a commission job. Give me a break! Hell IBM doesn't make someone go through that hell.

Dec 4, 2006 11:33 am

One interview was it for me.  Had an offer in a week.

Dec 11, 2006 10:34 pm

HIRED . . . start date of 1.2.2007 . . . details to follow . . . thanks for the patience and all of the advice.

Dec 11, 2006 10:48 pm

Congratulations, Brendan! Good work, my friend!



When the going gets tough, and it will, be sure to remember the excitement

you feel now. It'll get you through the bad days, and all that's left after that

is the good times!

Dec 12, 2006 4:24 am
BrendanOC:

HIRED . . . start date of 1.2.2007 . . . details to follow . . . thanks for the patience and all of the advice.



Congratulations Brendan...and good luck with the new job!

Dec 12, 2006 9:48 am
Starka:

Congratulations, Brendan! Good work, my friend!



When the going gets tough, and it will, be sure to remember the excitement

you feel now. It'll get you through the bad days, and all that's left after that

is the good times!



I'll second that.  Well said!

Dec 12, 2006 7:30 pm

 Ahhhhhhh, fresh meat! I love these idealistic trainees, so willing to suffer humiliation and defeat, all for a few trinkets.


That's right, that's right, dial the number and clear your throat; fame and fortune await you on the other end of the line. Who knows, maybe this time, it might be different...for you. (yahahahaha...)


Morbid comedy for you, now. But in 6 months, you'll "get it".


Good luck!

Dec 12, 2006 9:06 pm

congrats!!!


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You just better teak this job more serious than that jackass that worked at Merrill.  It is a wonderful opportunity if you can make it…



I am still in the beginning stages so trust I know what your going to go trough.  Pm me if I can ever help with anything… 

Dec 12, 2006 9:08 pm

Yes i see the typos...  i was there for 12 hours today.... cut me some slack

Dec 13, 2006 11:06 am

You just better teak this job more serious than that jackass that worked at Merrill. 


Who was that again???

Dec 13, 2006 11:04 pm

The guy who failed the 7