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Nice place to work

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY

I have been working at UBS part-time (More than a year)

Pros

Nice co-worker, work-life balance, great work space

Cons

Not very good for entry level due to their lack of training for client service associate

Advice to Management

Provide more training

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  1. Everyday the firm is working to get better

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - The firm is clearly taking the right steps to reposition itself as a premier global wealth/asset manager
    - Unwinding capital intensive positions in the Investment Bank is of utmost importance
    - Streamlining of middle and back office support is key to lower expenses
    - Good people, although the firm should take advantage of the buyers market in terms of talent and acquire leading people via competitive compensation.

    Cons

    - Huge, bureaucratic institution
    - Everything passes through Switzerland
    - Slow moving, reactionary

    Advice to Management

    Compensation matters very much. You will not move on and repair the firm if you have high turnover as a result of uncompetitive compensation packages.


  2. Work your A** OFF, but compensated to work your A** off....

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Satisfied with compensation* (Please note that I am generally not too hard to please--esp given that many peers in my age group were out of work)
    - Excellent benefits package
    - Excellent cafeteria food
    - Dinners ordered after 6PM were paid for by the firm (up to $25 dollars)
    - Worked in a group with some generally good people (DEF not the norm; group specific)
    - Worked in a group where weekend work was not always required (DEF not the norm; group specific)

    Cons

    - Consistently long work days (12hrs+; on par with investment banking hours)
    - Managers' expectations would not always be 100% clear
    - Days where down time was excessive; and work wouldn't begin until PM hours (leading to inevitable late nights)
    - Very senior heavy group lead to junior folks being spread thin to take on time consuming grunt work

    Advice to Management

    - Hire more junior people to spread around work load
    - Work with middle level managers to be more supportive of junior folks (i.e. to provide clearer instruction, have a little more patience, help develop personally and professionally)
    - Encourage more social outings to help group bond more


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