UBS Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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Pros
  • THe work life balance is good but might get stressed during the deal season (in 152 reviews)

  • Work environment is friendly, co worrkers always helpful and management always involved (in 80 reviews)

Cons
  • Working hours are abit too long and I find it hard to get a work life balance (in 30 reviews)

  • Priorities of the business kept changing and senior management did not seem to have a vision (in 54 reviews)

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  1. Intern

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at UBS as an intern

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

    Pros

    Great people, amazing place to work. I learned a lot during my internship. I loved working here. It was the best.

    Cons

    None. There were no cons to working here. I absolutely loved it. I loved the people, the location, and especially the free lunches.

    Advice to Management

    None. The Management did an excellent job of keeping me busy as an intern and I learned a lot from all of them. They were all very helpful.

  2. Helpful (3)

    Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UBS full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    relatively nicer colleagues compared to other IB

    Cons

    bonus is way too small. many talented people left for that.

    Advice to Management

    some talented junior employees need to be compensated well. otherwise in order to retain them

  3. Compliance

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at UBS as an intern

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

    Pros

    Great pay, great co-workers, great part of the training program, great to meet with senior members of the company, etc.

    Cons

    Really boring work. Compliance is pretty much the bottom of the totem pole so we didn't get many perks.

    Advice to Management

    I don't really have any advice for management, but I was greatful to be hired as it was a great experience overall

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  5. Intern - Private Wealth Management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UBS

    Pros

    -Strong research and intellectual capital at your disposal
    -Ability to grow

    Cons

    -IT system is cumbersome, at best

  6. oracle developer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UBS

    Pros

    They use most up-to-date technology

    Cons

    Working from us is not fun as most people will be in uk

  7. Helpful (2)

    Overall, a great company to work for - solid bank, great reputation.

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    Former Employee - Accounting Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Accounting Coordinator in New York, NY

    I worked at UBS

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

    Pros

    Large company, great benefits, solid reputation.

    Cons

    Too large of a company, lots of politics. Do not interact with many of the departments.

    Advice to Management

    Some of the smartest bankers in the country.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Client Reporting Analyst

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    Former Contractor - Client Service Associate in Weehawken, NJ
    Former Contractor - Client Service Associate in Weehawken, NJ

    I worked at UBS as a contractor

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

    Pros

    Great team atmosphere. Extremely helpful and encouraging towards employee growth. High communication across multiple levels of employees. Very diverse and growing. Allows opportunities to those that most companies would pass on.

    Cons

    Workload can sometimes be overwhelming.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Very happy so far, but a lot of that could be luck

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UBS full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I fell into a great position, working with super smart and overall lovely colleagues. The company is truly international, so I am able to work with many different types of people -- which really ups your personal learning & development process. The company is huge, and they are constantly reorganizing (good and bad thing) -- it's up to you to seek out opportunities, but they are there if you are willing to look and put in the effort. And yes, you have to be friendly with those in power (not suck up, just make yourself known), but politics exist in ANY company, large or small.

    Cons

    Not much diversity at the top, particularly in Switzerland -- it's exactly who you'd think would be running a large bank.

    The Swiss are cold -- but they're Swiss. They also think about Americans negatively overall, and talk about it constantly, even to Americans.

  10. Toxic work environment

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at UBS full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    > The company has credibility in the finance industry

    Cons

    > Pay is not competitive
    > No investment in your career / future
    > Sole focus is on cutting cost
    > Switzerland employees are the thought leaders, not the US division

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on your employees and not just on cutting cost

  11. Wealth Management Intern

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at UBS as an intern

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    You really learn a lot from doing this internship. A very organized internship program, which is much better than a lot of internship programs I've seen in the past. They head out an agenda for the first 8 weeks, and you will receive specific trainings for the items.
    Good pay for internship.

    Cons

    It's all administrative based. You don't have that many connections with your boss if you are only there for a short period. Mostly you are helping with the client associates and doing the things they don't want to do....

    Advice to Management

    None. It's a very well-structured company, everything already has its own pattern.

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