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UBS Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
1,419 Reviews
3.4
1,419 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. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    UBS has some of the best people in the industry. They should remember that people make the firm and make sure they value their employees. The opportunities are immense and people can move up easily. Work life balance is very good, depending on the group (and boss).

    Cons

    High turnover and average pay. The trend of staying at one job for 20+ years is a thing of the past and the firm is impacted by these movements. Compensation would be better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Work environment is friendly, co worrkers always helpful and management always involved. There is always room for growth and employment advancement. Benefits/vacation are great.

    Cons

    Low pay they don't seem to want to compete for great staff to keep them. Technology obsolete and behind the times.
    Systems crash continuously meaning down time and poor client service. Every upgrade comes with more crashes and headaches.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Laid back, not much to learn

    Current Employee - Wealth Management in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Wealth Management in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Particularly good for interns as people are very friendly and environment is laid back. They will try to accommodate with your schedule and make sure everything fits well. Management is very caring.

    Cons

    Opportunities to learn are low as wealth managers are very busy. Most of what interns do is administrative work and that gets old very fast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    create a program around interns

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    intern

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UBS

    Pros

    it is big and very prestigious

    Cons

    need to work very long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Group Technology Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UBS

    Pros

    Great people, great environment. I enjoyed my summer internship very much.

    Cons

    No cons; I greatly enjoyed my experience.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people, conservative culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Equity Research Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Equity Research Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good people, willing to help, training is good

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, not as entrepreneurial, not much mobility within system

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen up on the bureaucracy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    UBS provided great training and excellent guidance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Staff was friendly, senior management team was very supportive. Definitely significant opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Very high turnover rate and could have a more structured analyst program. The financial services industry has ups and down and i get that the cyclial nature of the industry probably had an effect.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Financial Advisor

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UBS

    Pros

    Excellent financial planning tools, CRM system, research capabilities, sales ideas, team building

    Cons

    All about assets under management and supporting the "big producers." Minimal support for life/annuity business.

  10.  

    Great internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - UBS Wealth Management Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - UBS Wealth Management Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Worked for a group of FA's and they treated me very well. Great knowledge and willing to teach. Great learning experience.

    Cons

    No compensation or benefits. No outside exposure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Systems Admin

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director, Investment Banking in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Director, Investment Banking in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits. Decent work/life balance promoted by human resources department.

    Cons

    Due to downsizing a stressful environment was created by having employees always looking over their shoulder awaiting the layoff call. Annoying knowing that the Company seemed to be placed in a bad light for inappropriate behavior a few too many times.

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