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UBS Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.3 1,310 reviews

78% Approve of the CEO

UBS CEO Sergio P. Ermotti

Sergio P. Ermotti

(255 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Authorized Officer position

    Authorized Officer (Current Employee) Weehawken, NJ

    ProsLot of exposure, interesting people to work with

    Consvery hierarchical environment, but overall there are few cons. You do need to be very smart to succeed. There are no shortcuts.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNot much. it is an excellent culture

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    Great work environment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Stamford, CT

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsNot 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.

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

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    Good opportunity to rotate through jobs every few years

    Associate Director Project Manager (Former Employee) Stamford, CT

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsThere 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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    Internship in Operations

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosdiversity, independence, vacations, personal growth

    ConsCan stuck in a similar role

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat atmosphere and team chemistry

    ConsNot enough room for growth

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employees

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    CSA

    Client Service Associate (Current Employee) Irvine, CA

    Pros- Culture
    - People (if you're lucky)
    - The fast-pace work environment

    Cons- Transparency (or rather, the lack of) within team and management
    - Lack of opportunities for lateral career advancement

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

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    Great summer experience

    Summer Intern (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsLocation of office and work culture were great. I liked the way UBS treated their employees and how they went about their business.

    ConsSometimes there was never a set schedule and i didnt know what to do but that makes it better as an intern to go find something to do.

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

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    Wealth Mgmt can be limited if one isn't training to be an FA

    CSA (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsPeople are generally friendly and helpful. Training and opportunities are available for those who want to move in the paths available. Those lucky to partner with a great FA have a great experience including team building and support as well as developing relationships and skills.

    ConsUltimately, there weren't many career paths in Wealth Mgmt besides FA or Operations Mgr.

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

     

    Good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLearn a lot that relates to the real world and great company overall to work for

    ConsThe team I worked for didn't have a healthy work environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat interns with respect. Upper management on the team are the ones that neeed to do this the most.

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    Disappointing ... go elsewhere

    Strategist (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsWilling to give you the opportunity to try different career paths but ...

    ConsCulture, technology, compensation are not its forte.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrain your managers to be more competent please. Some don't deserve management roles and care for your local employees more.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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