UBS Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
1,398 Reviews
3.4
1,398 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very good experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UBS

    Pros

    very strong corporate culture, great people

    Cons

    too many corporate policies and mandatory compliance training

  2.  

    UBS provided great training and excellent guidance.

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    • 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
  3.  

    Group Technology Internship

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    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.

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  5.  

    Great internship

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    • 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Euro Company making progress in the US

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    Former Employee - Director in Weehawken, NJ
    Former Employee - Director in Weehawken, NJ

    I worked at UBS full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A diverse workforce that has built a true team of highly talented people. Great benefits especially if you have a family.

    Cons

    The business is constantly evolving and restructuring which could be problematic for those who do not like change.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I had a great learning experience at UBS.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8. 2 people 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Over worked

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at UBS full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    young analysts get a lot of experience

    Cons

    Its who you know, not what you know

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 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
  11.  

    Wealth Management Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    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.

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