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UBS then and now

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Former Employee - Director in Weehawken, NJ
Former Employee - Director in Weehawken, NJ

I worked 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

-Financial Advisor centric organization
-Conveniently located to midtown Manhattan
-Beautiful campus on the Hudson, good cafeteria and food court
-A group of extremely talented, dedicated and hard working individuals in home office (IT and marketing organization in particular)

Cons

-Extreme cutbacks have made it impossible to stay current on IT, infrastructure and marketing
-Senior management priorities change more frequently than I have ever experienced in my 20 year FS career. The outcome of this, has unfortunately had a severe impact on employee moral and unnecessary loss of project dollars and potential revenue

Advice to Management

-Hold senior management responsible for failed or cancelled projects, identify what went wrong to prevent it from occurring again and again
-Tap into current employee network to identify areas for improvement

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  1. Interning at UBS Financial Services has been a great experience

    Current Intern - Summer Intern in Cookeville, TN
    Current Intern - Summer Intern in Cookeville, TN

    I have been working at UBS as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Get to assist FAs with some analysis
    - Have the opportunity to learn a lot about the industry
    - Have the opportunity to build a vast array of business contacts
    - The internship is what you make of it, so if you are determined and hard working you an definitely create some great opportunities for yourself

    Cons

    - Occasionally had to answer phones
    - Sometimes the summer can be a little boring since there aren't as many projects that need to be completed

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget about your smaller offices and branches.


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    UBS Investment Center

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Registered Client Service Associate in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Registered Client Service Associate in Jersey City, NJ

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

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

    Pros

    UBS has a strong brand
    Can get licensed (Series 7, 66)
    Easy work and 8:30-5:30 hours
    Most co-workers are enjoyable and young

    Cons

    Horrible work environment, no room to grow and horrible pay. Morale is extremely low.
    This is a call center and is the bottom of the barrel at UBS. The Investment Center takes everyone's trash and management is full of Yes-Men who offer no value. As a CSA your work is mundane and boring you gain no transferable skills and if you get promoted to a "Financial Advisor" you become a call center customer service rep.
    Management is a joke. They play favorites, do not reward hard work and are unprofessional. Days go by without your work getting approved or processed by the operations manager. If you do not agree with management they will hold a grudge. Management will also make it difficult for you to make any type of internal transfer within UBS. Management will be very spiteful and make sure you do not leave.
    No one cares about clients. The Investment Center is around to just collect fees. No discount, nothing waived.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management of UBS should start over. This place doesn't work in its current form. There is potential, but fresh faces need to be brought in to turn it around.


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