UBS Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    UBS, Boiler Room atmosphere

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

    I worked at UBS

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Job in Finance. Sponsor for registration.

    Cons

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

  2. Helpful (3)

    Horrible Management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Trader in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Trader in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    none none none none none

    Cons

    Losing $50b on one trade says it all.

    Advice to Management

    The organization is broken from top.

  3. a fun time, full of joy

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Wilmington, NC
    Former Intern - Intern in Wilmington, NC

    I worked at UBS as an intern (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    prestige, it was a learning experience and time consuming at times

    Cons

    the hours, we worked for long periods of time with no rest. I was tired

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  5. Remote offices are terrible to work in, there is no connection to headquarters.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Controller in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Product Controller in Chicago, IL

    I worked at UBS full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and overall culture. This office has a great downtown location in Chicago which is close to shops and restaurants.

    Cons

    Terrible work life balance and mobility within Corporate Center, management were filled with dinosaurs who had worked at the company for so long they were resistant to any type of positive change.

  6. Wealth Management Intern

    Former Intern - UBS Wealth Management Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - UBS Wealth Management Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at UBS as an intern (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Looks good on resume, good feel for how a real corporate environment is like

    Cons

    closed door policy, lots of office politics, works you like a slave, did not learn anything

  7. Run as fast as you can!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Risk Manager in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Risk Manager in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance. That's the only thing I could think of!

    Cons

    Layoffs every quarter, they have lost their best employees, no job security, no travel and trainings.
    Right now there is very low morale among the employees. They are tying to move everyone to Nashville and hiring all the new positions there.
    Most people have got no raises from years and also bonus is as good as none.
    Good work is no longer valued and they are frequent management changes.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees. You can run a successful business with a very low employee morale.

  8. Behind the times and pretty much controlled from Switzerland.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Compliance Analyst in Weehawken, NJ
    Current Employee - Compliance Analyst in Weehawken, NJ

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cheap cafeteria.
    Dress as casual as you want. I mean it. Tattoos and piercings and all.
    Dress as liberal you want. Wear over the knee boots, body hugging dresses, slacks ripped on the bottom due to too much length.
    Cheap transportation. Subsidized monthly ferry tickets. Cheap monthly garage parking.

    Cons

    NonProfessional
    Poor pay. Very poor pay.
    No COLA
    All decisions come from Switzerland
    No care of employee retention
    Terrible technology
    Uncertainty of job security all the time
    Only see management get promoted
    More ways to add work and no compensation

  9. not fullfilling

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Trade Support Analyst in Weehawken, NJ
    Current Employee - Trade Support Analyst in Weehawken, NJ

    I have been working at UBS full-time (more than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    depending on the individual, you may learn something. And this is putting it lightly

    Cons

    very difficult people to work with, very aggressive. They only focus on numbers and cost cutting initiatives

    Advice to Management

    compensation and growing your talent is the most important aspect of a company's health.

  10. Horrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UBS full-time

    Pros

    Decent insurance. Short commute though

    Cons

    Only care about bottom line

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the business

  11. Helpful (2)

    analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Weehawken, NJ
    Current Employee - Analyst in Weehawken, NJ

    I have been working at UBS full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    close to my house save on gas and short commute

    Cons

    layoffs layoffs layoff s outsourcing to TN

    Advice to Management

    when will the layoffs end ….. constant working maneuvering behind the scenes by management they don't tell you whats going on but they know one day you walk in and they inform you your job has been eliminated

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