UBS
3.3 of 5 1,295 reviews
www.ubs.com Zurich, Switzerland 5000+ Employees

UBS Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.3 1,295 reviews

                             

77% Approve of the CEO

UBS CEO Sergio P. Ermotti

Sergio P. Ermotti

(249 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "work-life balance; office culture; staff education"
    in 130 reviews
  • "The work environment is conducive and people are friendly"
    in 73 reviews
Cons:
  • "Bad work life balance, decreasing compensation levels"
    in 27 reviews
  • "Lack of clear strategy due to too many senior management changes"
    in 52 reviews
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    It ended poorly

    Associate Director (Former Employee)
    Weehawken, NJ

    Prosstrong compant with global presence

    Constoo much offshoring causing a loss of talent that is still needed

    Advice to Senior ManagementCost cutting mey be important but not at the loss of talent that can be used elsewhere in the firm

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Could be better

    Executive Assistant (Current Employee)
    Stamford, CT

    ProsIf you have the right manager behind you, then your opportunities will be good when it comes to career growth.

    ConsWork life balance is very good. Depending on the department you can work from home when necessary. Laid back attitude in the office.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fulfilling

    Trader (Former Employee)
    Stamford, CT

    ProsAssociate camaraderie, above average benefits

    ConsPay, hours, demanding culture required

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    Data Analyst (Current Employee)
    Weehawken, NJ

    ProsGreat work culture and enviroment.

    ConsTemps aren't given enough credit.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company that takes care of their people

    Allround Trainee (Former Employee)
    Zürich (Switzerland)

    ProsUBS does really consider your career and tries to help you advance.

    ConsSometimes challenging to cooperate with very competitive co-workers.

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company with mostly high calibre people.

    Wealth Management (Current Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsGood career development and training opportunities. Great management efforts on staff engagement. Generally good working culture in terms of team collaboration. Excellent company value.

    ConsToo much red tape - too many levels of approval required to drive any change. Laggard in terms of technology capabilities. Too much emphasis on front office, neglecting back office (Operations and IT) resource requirements to adequately support the business. Premium paid for external hires instead of sufficient reward to retain existing talents.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWould be great if there's more focus on talent retention, giving more pay raise and promotion opportunities to existing staff who are performing well, instead of hiring consultants and externally at higher costs but less efficiencies.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Opportunity

    Customer Service Representative (Current Employee)
    Weehawken, NJ

    ProsGreat Benefits in the company

    Constechnology needs to be updated

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter training is needed especially in social skills, and empathy.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Institutional Wealth Management Intern (Current Employee)
    Menlo Park, CA

    Prosamazing office, extremely friendly and intelligent co-workers. UBS was very dedicated to making sure that the interns were actually going to learn something - so much so that we were required to be getting college credit. It really added to my experience and I believe I left with much more knowledge of the financial industry than I came in with.

    ConsSince it was largely a learning experience that was more listening than doing, we didn't get too much hands-on experience if that makes sense. It's a really large company so often times the interns find themselves with nothing to do. But there's always a meeting or something you could sit in on - I wish I had done this more! Also unpaid.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    not fullfilling

    Trade Support Analyst (Current Employee)
    Weehawken, NJ

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

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

    Advice to Senior Managementcompensation and growing your talent is the most important aspect of a company's health.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Director (Former Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    Prosflexibility to apply for leave without guilt

    Consjust follow and maintain good relations

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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