UBS Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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UBS CEO Sergio P. Ermotti
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  1. bad outweigh good.

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    Former Employee - Wealth Manager in Leawood, KS
    Former Employee - Wealth Manager in Leawood, KS

    I worked at UBS full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    One of largest wire house firms. Looks good on a resume. A lot of helpful training. A good place to start.

    Cons

    Not much help. Basically give you unrealistic expectation and act shocked when goals aren't met. Unless family member works there or you are independently wealthy do not apply. They will push you out in a few years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    The management team changes all the time.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UBS full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    better work/life balance, colaborative environment

    Cons

    The managers used to know about the business are all gone. The new managers are very good at bluffing and taking other people's work for credit, but know nothing about the business.

  3. 1 person found this helpful

    No internal communication

    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Weehawken, NJ
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Weehawken, NJ

    I have been working at UBS

    Pros

    the people, teamwork, and sales managers

    Cons

    upper management, misguided goals, becoming too much like Merrill Edge

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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    Big, broad, bureaucracy

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    Current Employee - Managing Director in Weehawken, NJ
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Weehawken, NJ

    I have been working at UBS full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large enough to have areas of interest for any employee, sitting on large excess capital base so the bank will never fail, if you can make your boss look good, you will do well.

    Cons

    Not an innovator, late to any trends in the markets, then pay top dollar for asset acquisitions, leading to inevitable failure. Regularly cited by regulatory agencies for unethical violations, senior management came from Merrill Lynch, and continue to have that old Wall St mentality of pushing high cost, high margin products across the board. Despite this, the bank fails to grow (+2% yoy top line growth) forcing regular headcount reductions to grow bottom line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A bank can grow and still be ethical

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Better go the independent route

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UBS

    Pros

    Decent comp package and good Club structure.

    Cons

    You are just the number of your production but unless you are in the top or at the very bottom do not expect training or professional opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your FA's.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    In troubke

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    Current Employee - Investment in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Investment in New York, NY

    I have been working at UBS full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    This is a sinking ship

    Cons

    Hasn't sunk yet but getting there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. Financial Advisor

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Century City, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Century City, CA

    I worked at UBS full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and ability to manage you're own book of business

    Cons

    Terrible compensation and little support from management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise compensation by providing a better base salary

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    UBS Wealth Management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UBS

    Pros

    Global
    Good locations
    Peers are good
    5 year plan

    Cons

    No value on family / work life balance
    Low compensation
    Lack of strong senior leadership

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    UBS, Boiler Room atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Registered Client Service Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Registered Client Service Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at UBS

    Pros

    Job in Finance. Sponsor for registration.

    Cons

    Cheapest company on wallstreet. Chopshop environment. No culture, feels like multi-level marketing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful

    Horrible Management

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    Former Employee - Trader in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Trader in New York, NY

    I worked at UBS full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    none none none none none

    Cons

    Losing $50b on one trade says it all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The organization is broken from top.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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