UBS Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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UBS Group CEO Sergio P. Ermotti
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Pros
  • work-life balance; office culture; staff education (in 152 reviews)

  • Friendly and helpful work environment (in 80 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is appalling if one wishes to get promoted (in 30 reviews)

  • Too much senior management changes (in 54 reviews)

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  1. Summer Internship

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Summer Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Summer Analyst in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at UBS (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great no face-time culture; much better hours than most of wall street; very optimistic and friendly culture

    Cons

    At a junior level, there's really no cons besides the typical corporate hierarchy.

    Advice to Management

    I think management already does a great job taking care of the junior analysts.


  2. Hello

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

    I worked at UBS full-time

    Pros

    Friendly dedicated hard working staff

    Cons

    No cons to mention about this company


  3. Great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UBS

    Pros

    very helpful, access to upper level management

    Cons

    intern at a small office, not as much access as working at home office


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  5. PWM intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UBS

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

    Pros

    great experience would definitely recommend

    Cons

    corporate structure was very strict


  6. Authorized Officer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Authorized Officer, Software Engineer in Weehawken, NJ
    Former Employee - Authorized Officer, Software Engineer in Weehawken, NJ

    I worked at UBS full-time

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

    Pros

    Very Classy company with great values.

    Cons

    Compensation is little less for the responsibilities


  7. You need to work hard and may not always be rewarded with a promotion

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at UBS full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salaries are very competitive and the benefits are great!

    Cons

    Promotions beyond Associate Director are almost impossible if you work in Operations and are not already managing a team.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that Operations staff have much-needed expertise and should be rewarded accordingly.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Don't work in compliance...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Compliance Analyst in Weehawken, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Compliance Analyst in Weehawken, NJ

    I worked at UBS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people to work with. Intelligible people. Caring people. Great place to learn, get trained, and gain experience. Great for entry level (then leave).

    Cons

    The company itself is appears awful due to the fact all decisions have to be run through Switzerland. Super cheap especially when it comes to their compliance department. They don't make counter offers...not even to their top employees. Been her four years and the CEO has had two raises (20% and 4%) while my salary has stayed the same and my work had nearly tripled. Literally only promotion per compliance team is permitted. No growth here. Compliance is not where you want to apply, not unless you take more work and pats on the back as bonus currency. Let alone many of the jobs are transitioning Nashville. Seriously they will hire less experienced people with higher titles just to bring their pay to a competitive market salary and leave the current employees dry and disappointed. And remember what I said about promotions. Essentially there is no reason to be a rock star employee here.

    Advice to Management

    UBS Americas should be separate from the parent in Switzerland. Pay your rock star employees vs losing them for $15k-$20k. All it does, is build a backlog of work and bring down morale. The turnover in compliance is unspeakable.


  9. Amazing Firm

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at UBS full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    A great place to work with great opportunity

    Cons

    It's a hard job. They're the best because they demand hard work.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on educating the lower levels


  10. Good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UBS full-time

    Pros

    Company culture is very good

    Cons

    work is a bit slow


  11. Marketing

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing in New York, NY

    I worked at UBS (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Plenty of career and travel opportunities

    Cons

    Slow moving company, plenty of politics



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