UBS Reviews in Connecticut

Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
1,366 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • work-life balance; office culture; staff education (in 133 reviews)

  • Decent work-life balance, relaxed work environment, corporate perks (in 76 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is appalling if one wishes to get promoted (in 29 reviews)

  • Lack of clear strategy due to too many senior management changes (in 53 reviews)

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    Management

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Analyst in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at UBS as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I really enjoyed the people I met there and the great network that was brought with it. Location and management were also superb.

    Cons

    There really aren't too many negative aspects of working at UBS. People are smart, work hard, and managers don't micromanage. Hours can occasionally be long.. but it's the nature of the game.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good opportunity to rotate through jobs every few years

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    Former Employee - Associate Director Project Manager  in  Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Associate Director Project Manager in Stamford, CT

    I worked at UBS full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The firm has really good benefits, now that they moved to Windows 7 - it is really easy to get the software to make your job easier. The people are fun even when working their butts off. Fun to work with people globally.

    Cons

    There are less promotions available, lots of change currently due to restructuring, many roles are being downsized, outsourced or near shored to TN. I have found that the managers just expect you to get the work done no matter the hours you need to put in for the day..

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    Good work-life balance

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

    I have been working at UBS full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The work-life balance is good, good bunch of people to work with. Had a good hiring process so perms are people you can respect.

    Cons

    Far too much emphasis on cheap outsourcing. Little apparent interest in building good pipeline of perm staff. I think for all perms (working with outsource guys) the job is more about managing poor junior staff and less about doing the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try focussing on quality, not quantity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Not going well at the moment

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst, Investment Banking  in  Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst, Investment Banking in Stamford, CT

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

    Pros

    relaxed working environment. people can be friendly.. but not always

    Cons

    everything else..low career opportunities. Low upper management guidance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great work environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

    I worked at UBS as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The people who work at this office are fantastic. It is a beautiful building and right across the street from the Stamford train station. Some of the smartest people in the business work at this office.

    Cons

    Not a great office location if you are young and looking for a fun city to work in. However, the location makes for an easy commute via the train.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Transparent as mud

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    Current Employee - Support Analyst  in  Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Support Analyst in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at UBS full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with, across the globe. Incidents get solved; I've experienced real teamwork when it matters.

    Cons

    Promotion and advancement don't seem to be based on merit. Management announces some "new improvement in process" but then it's back to the same old same old. Knowledge is not valued as much as it used to be (too expensive?). No training. No advancement. People in Stamford beginning the exit, now that the jobs are moving to Nashville. Depressing overall culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat us like adults and inform us of the plan for our area.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Fulfilling

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    Former Employee - Trader  in  Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Trader in Stamford, CT

    I worked at UBS full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Associate camaraderie, above average benefits

    Cons

    Pay, hours, demanding culture required

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    Could be better

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant  in  Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at UBS full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    There is not much room for growth but allowed me to utilize my skills.

    Former Employee - Records Administrator  in  Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Records Administrator in Stamford, CT

    I worked at UBS full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The ability to utilize all of my skills and knowledge about various computer programs. Also the pay rate & raises were decent.

    Cons

    There was not much room for growth within the business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

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    Summar Analyst

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    Former Employee - Summer Analyst  in  Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in Stamford, CT

    I worked at UBS as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Steep learning curve, largest trading floor in the world makes it a good place to understand what a sell side trader and salespeople do

    Cons

    Obviously comes with the usual cons associated with a trading floor - adrenaline pumped, filled with bros

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let talent slip

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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