UBS
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UBS Reviews in New York, NY

Updated Jun 21, 2014
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3.2 161 reviews

                             

73% Approve of the CEO

UBS CEO Sergio P. Ermotti

Sergio P. Ermotti

(41 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Program Manager/Recruitier (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsI helped run a great Internship program for Equities traders in Stamford CT and NYC. The workers are friendly and the pay was great. It is an global company so one always had the opportunity to move to other countries. It is a global company.

    ConsDue to the sub prime market the global company UBS was laying off due to head count to balance the books.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The company has unrealistic views of where it stands among there larger wall street firms

    Equity Analyst (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThe typical benefits of working for a larger and well-known organization. Salary is competitive

    ConsVery high attrition which is based on long hours and generally poor bonuses. Company sees itself as a top three firm but doesn't provide the resources to get there. Technology and the outsourcing of tech support is a major detriment to productivity.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend more on technology and bring IT back in-house. Bonuses should better reflect long hours or at least add the resources so that the hours are not necessary or expected.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Private wealth management intern

    Wealth Management (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat people
    Exposure to various parts of business
    Great learning experience

    ConsNot always work for interns
    Very little info given before arriving on first day

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

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    Interesting position reviewing accounts for suitability purposes

    Compliance Officer (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsLots of training available
    Friendly staff and can ask any one questions
    Conduct different reviews covering many areas
    Open door policy
    If you get your work done on time and it is quality, you will succeed

    ConsNot easy to move up the food chain
    Need fresh ideas to create different reviews
    Time off is sufficient
    Bonuses will not be the best out there

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

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    Fantastic company to work for.

    GTP Wealth Management (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThe culture and atmosphere are unique to the industry. Very welcoming. With the somewhat resent turn-over in upper management, the company (and stock price) have been on the rise. UBS is back to being a "cool" firm to work for.

    ConsNone witnessed thus far in Wealth Management. However, the IB side is not what it used to be. BUT, that is all part of Ermotti and McCann's grand plan.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up. The firm is on a great path.

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

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    great place to work if management can get its directtion straight!

    Director (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsBright, smart people make the place challenging

    ConsPolitics get in the way of everything!

    Advice to Senior ManagementAre you an Glbal do-all Bank or the best Wealth Manager in the globe?

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

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    Decent company if you don't aim high

    Wealth Strategy Associate (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsWork-life balance
    Nice office space
    Respectful management

    ConsSalary
    Growth opportunities
    Silo work environment

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Lack confidence in management

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGood work/life balance, good people, firm is well-positioned for success.

    ConsManagement doesn't communicate clear direction and strategy for future, and refuses to invest in people, technology and lines of business.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake strategic decisions about how to move forward, articulate them to the organization, invest to win, engage employees and follow through. Do more to develop and retain internal talent.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    UBS Wealth Management Intern (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsStrong Leadership, Great Company, Good Experience, Nice Co-Workers

    ConsHard to Get Hired as Intern

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

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    Average

    Director, Investment Banking (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    Proslow pressure, nice people, collegial, good benefits

    Conslow pay, political work environment, attracts low quality people given low compensation

    Advice to Senior Managementpay for performance

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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