UBS Reviews

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  1. Overall good environment. Need to work on paying street.

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    Current Employee - Associate Director, Investment Banking in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Director, Investment Banking in New York, NY

    I have been working at UBS full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good culture. Working to make sure junior team members have a good work life balance. Seem to be hiring right senior people to fill void and bring new business.

    Cons

    Reputation of underpay particularly at the associate and vp level. If want to attract and maintain mid level of talent need to pay street. Also, too much internal bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Corporation first

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UBS

    Pros

    Many great people to work with. Plenty of challenges. Truly global company. Relaxed office dress code. Flexible hours. Work from home opportunities.

    Cons

    Keep reducing staff to reduce costs. Work loads continue to increase with increasing conflicts in priorities. Lot of complicated procedures to to follow to get internal services. Internal services not properly linked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I suggest to put your money where your mouth is. Lots of notices about excellence, but with continual reduction in staff and facilities, very difficult to achieve. There is a culture a fear of failing instead of striving for excellence.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    Client Resolution Specialist

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    Current Employee - Client Resolution Specialist in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Client Resolution Specialist in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at UBS full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay
    Nice and new work environment

    Cons

    They don't care about advancement
    Managers have been there forever

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Design a plan to develop your people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    It was O.K. The people that were there when I started were fine. Had no problems

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    Current Employee - Clerical in Weehawken, NJ
    Current Employee - Clerical in Weehawken, NJ

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

    Pros

    Because of a referral by a current employee, my time there was fine. Had no problems with my hours, if I had to take time off, my supervisor at the time had no problems.

    Cons

    When a new hire came in and had no liking to the employee that referred me, she made my life a complete hell. If anyone that was loyal to the employee that referred me, she gave them a hard time and again, would be angry that everyone liked the person that referred me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't get in the way of how your employees are doing their jobs. If it ain't broken, don't fix it. Management needs to have a better understanding of to why they are in business in the first place. If It weren't for all the non-exempt employees that work there, they couldn't get their big-shot salaries, bonuses and stock in the company in the first place.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Analyst

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at UBS as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good salary, focus on personal development. flexibility while working in different parts of the bank.

    Cons

    Very long working hours &

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    people do not challenge

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UBS

    Pros

    compensation, internal mobility, geographic mobility, international

    Cons

    obsessed by ranks, comp and people do not challenge

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. BOA

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UBS full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great learning experience, and a job where you can develop many new skills in various areas.

    Cons

    Can be a bit overwhelming if you are new to the industry since you are learning multiple things at once.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 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

  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Where's the humanity? I know this is corporate America but come on...

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    Current Employee - Client Resolution Specialist
    Current Employee - Client Resolution Specialist

    I have been working at UBS full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers are great, decent benefits, good amount of vacation time

    Cons

    You're made to feel like you're a lemming. You're reviewed based on stats and numbers, not quality. There's no humanity when it comes to work-life balance. Not to mention, in the interview process they pride themselves on supporting personal growth and development, but in reality they make it nearly impossible for you to move up - or out - or achieve anything. There's no incentive to work hard, as it will get you nowhere but taken advantage of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like human beings, not computers or robots. Give to them and they'll give back (and no, a salary - a mediocre one at that - does not qualify as "giving"). Make it worth their while to work for you. Employees who are happy WANT to work, and that becomes a win for everyone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Just around the corner...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UBS full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance (not in NYC), good hours

    Cons

    Terrible communication from management and unrealistic optimism, management tries to be transparent but is afraid of totally showing their hand too early and thereby become opaque and not trusted, bad pay, overqualified for job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be less British, encourage career paths with more than lip service

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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