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UBS Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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3.3 1,309 reviews

78% Approve of the CEO

UBS CEO Sergio P. Ermotti

Sergio P. Ermotti

(254 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • work-life balance; office culture; staff education(in 133 reviews)

  • Decent work-life balance, relaxed work environment, corporate perks(in 76 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is appalling if one wishes to get promoted(in 29 reviews)

  • Lack of clear strategy due to too many senior management changes(in 53 reviews)

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    Wealth Mgmt can be limited if one isn't training to be an FA

    CSA (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsPeople are generally friendly and helpful. Training and opportunities are available for those who want to move in the paths available. Those lucky to partner with a great FA have a great experience including team building and support as well as developing relationships and skills.

    ConsUltimately, there weren't many career paths in Wealth Mgmt besides FA or Operations Mgr.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLearn a lot that relates to the real world and great company overall to work for

    ConsThe team I worked for didn't have a healthy work environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat interns with respect. Upper management on the team are the ones that neeed to do this the most.

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    A company that doesn't really care about its employees, but cares more about maintaining its reputation.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDecent work-life balance, relaxed work environment, corporate perks.

    ConsPoor pay and bonus, minimal growth opportunities.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe office culture is very close-knit and diverse

    ConsThe internal job movement is rare; most have to leave for growth

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Terrific training program in NJ Lincoln Harbor facility.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsVery welcoming in that they hire women and mentor them going forward. A huge help in a male dominated field.

    ConsSuccessful acquisition of enough accounts to cover your salary before it, the salary, goes away. Family & friends' investment money pretty essential in succeeding here.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInsist on new recruits joining an already existing team in each office in which you are hiring to insure a higher success rate of all newly recruited and trained individuals.

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    Just OK

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsSolid company with a good reputation. Work-life balance is nice.

    ConsLack of training. The only tools you are given are from the disinterested, checked out person who had your job before you did. The only thing anyone cares about is money and climbing the corporate ladder. There are some really slimy people working here. The company does not give cost of living raises, and most employees have not had a salary increase in 5 years. There is a huge lack of morale in the home office, and getting a competent, timly response is impossible. Not to mention the fact that half of the back office is in India now, with more to follow. The technology is a joke too. We are still on some systems from the 90s.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe best way to keep talent is to pay for it. Enough outsourcing. Invest in quality, sustainable technology so we can do our jobs effeciently and effectively.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Could be better

    Executive Assistant (Current Employee) Stamford, CT

    ProsIf you have the right manager behind you, then your opportunities will be good when it comes to career growth.

    ConsWork life balance is very good. Depending on the department you can work from home when necessary. Laid back attitude in the office.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Experience

    Data Analyst (Current Employee) Weehawken, NJ

    ProsGreat work culture and enviroment.

    ConsTemps aren't given enough credit.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Opportunity

    Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) Weehawken, NJ

    ProsGreat Benefits in the company

    Constechnology needs to be updated

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter training is needed especially in social skills, and empathy.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Change Control Analyst (Former Employee) Weehawken, NJ

    ProsGreat team, great location and work life balance

    ConsHigh turn over within the company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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