UBS Reviews

Updated March 9, 2015
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  1. Remote offices are terrible to work in, there is no connection to headquarters.

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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)

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 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)

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Run as fast as you can!

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Behind the times and pretty much controlled from Switzerland.

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    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)

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. not fullfilling

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    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Horrible

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    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 ManagementAdvice

    Get out of the business

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    analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Analyst in Weehawken, NJ
    Current Employee - Analyst in Weehawken, NJ

    I have been working at UBS full-time

    Pros

    close to my house save on gas and short commute

    Cons

    layoffs layoffs layoff s outsourcing to TN

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Bad

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Stamford, CT

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

    Pros

    None..Nothing good about this place.

    Cons

    Don't work here.. waste of time..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Financial Advisor

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Independence and autonomy. Really running your own business.

    Cons

    No training. Little support. Old boys club. Only for the really rich mentality. Common, middle class America isn't worth pursuing. Antiquated software. Terrible home office support.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Bureaucratic, incompetent management

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    There were many good people at the junior and lower senior levels, but most of them would leave for better employers, leaving the bottom decile performers at the firm

    Cons

    Continual testing to memorize useless trivia about the company, management was incompetent at their work and at managing people, was often unclear how they became employed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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