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UBS Reviews

Updated Jul 31, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.3 1,317 reviews

77% Approve of the CEO

UBS CEO Sergio P. Ermotti

Sergio P. Ermotti

(257 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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    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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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Nashville, TN

    ProsGreat work-life balance, willing to hire new grads, good training

    ConsManagement track is completely separate from client support track, and it's difficult to jump tracks from all accounts

    Advice to Senior ManagementOnboarding process is difficult and poorly timed.

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

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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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    Huge diverse firm

    Associate Director (Current Employee) Weehawken, NJ

    ProsUBS offers some good benefits, tuition reimbursement, free passes to local zoos/museums, 401k matches. The firm is so large you can always find an area or niche that fits you. Work life balance depends on the area

    ConsBecause it is so large it can be challenging to find the right request system for whatever access or tool you are seeking out. The commute to Weehawken or Jersey City offices is terrible, if you live in NJ it is like driving into NYC

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork life balance and compensation are the two biggest concerns to most employees that I have spoken with

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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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    Good place to get a start.

    Senior Registered Client Service Associate (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsOffice will support you getting licenses and certifications. Good place to to learn and get some experience. A lot of the long timers are very nice and helpful in sharing knowledge. Good amount of vacation time for new employees.

    ConsPoor compensation. Limited amount of positions available within the wealth management division. Some of the past managers didn't make it easy for individuals to apply for other jobs and move around within the company. Sometimes it takes forever to get something done because it has to go through so many strings of approval.

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    Not going well at the moment

    Financial Analyst, Investment Banking (Current Employee) Stamford, CT

    Prosrelaxed working environment. people can be friendly.. but not always

    Conseverything else..low career opportunities. Low upper management guidance

    Advice to Senior Management...

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not 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

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