UBS Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
1,388 Reviews
3.4
1,388 Reviews
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UBS CEO Sergio P. Ermotti
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • THe work life balance is good but might get stressed during the deal season (in 146 reviews)

  • Decent work-life balance, relaxed work environment, corporate perks (in 79 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I had a great learning experience at UBS.

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    Former Employee - Paid Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Paid Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at UBS as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    The best part about working here was the people I interacted with.

    Cons

    The worst part about working here was how little room for creativity I experienced.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Amazing experiance

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UBS

    Pros

    helpful, trachable, great people, great network

    Cons

    HR was not on man's side, not easy to get offer

  3.  

    Really nice people who will go out of their way to help you succeed.

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    Former Employee - Intern in Weehawken, NJ
    Former Employee - Intern in Weehawken, NJ

    I worked at UBS as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Really nice people who will go out of their way to help you succeed. The compensation and benefits are industry average. A lot of education opportunities as well.

    Cons

    I enjoyed working there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great learning environment; wealth of information; lots of teamwork

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    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at UBS as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    UBS does a fantastic job at informing its employees on the front lines of financial services about what's going on in the world: whether it be in commodities or equities or fixed income, etc. UBS also has an exotic culture and exclusive clientele because of its Swiss roots.

    Cons

    The company's investment bank has been downsizing big time since the financial crisis. Definitely not the place for prospective investment bankers; however, the number one in wealth management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very flexible job aimed at teaching not grunt work.

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    Current Employee - Intern in Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Intern in Roanoke, VA

    I have been working at UBS as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great upper management who were a pleasure to work with. Time was spent outside of the office on dinner and lunch meetings that were very enjoyable. Also wholesalers bought the office lunch almost everyday or took us out for drinks after work.

    Cons

    Many tasks were boring and repetitive. Filling paperwork and calling insurance providers were the most undesirable task.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't expect too little from an intern.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    #1 in Wealth Management; Embarassing tech infrastructure

    Current Employee - Client Service Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Client Service Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at UBS full-time

    Pros

    Hours are 9-5
    Friendly employees
    Plenty of resources to learn
    Good name for resum
    Dynamic work
    Risk management and processes are well-defined

    Cons

    Middle person between management, financial advisors and operations
    Reactive duties (no independent work)
    Morale is under served
    Salary raises every 2+ years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve technology for customer experience, too much manual work and room for error

    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Director IT Risk Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UBS

    Pros

    Had worked with this company for 7 years. Decent place to work.

    Cons

    1. Any outside Switzerland is considered second class by corporate/home office
    2. Extremely shallow leadership in IT function
    3. Erosion of talent over a period and leftovers are running the show.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Please be honest with your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Wealth Management Intern

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    Current Employee - UBS Wealth Management Intern in Lincoln, IL
    Current Employee - UBS Wealth Management Intern in Lincoln, IL

    I have been working at UBS as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Real life experience. Good feel for what your daily activities would consist of. Valuable networking opportunities. Work directly with senior level management.

    Cons

    Some days can be really slow. Be prepared to be well acquainted with a fax/copy machine.

  10.  

    Good learning opportunities at entry level

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    Former Employee - Tax Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Tax Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at UBS as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great work culture and people. Many upward growth

    Cons

    Some long hours were expected for tax season but that's ok being in Tax

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Overall positive depending on branch

    Current Employee - Client Service Associate
    Current Employee - Client Service Associate

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

    Pros

    Refreshing global perspective, positive firm culture and embraces variety or backgrounds

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, lack of opportunities for growth (pending on region), lack of hand's on training.

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