UBS Reviews

Updated July 28, 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. 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


  2. 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


  3. PWM intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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


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  5. Authorized Officer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  6. Amazing Firm

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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


  7. 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


  8. Solid company with the usual politics

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Job stability, as long as you're on the bread winning sales/service side. Competitive benefits package with decent vacation and sick days, several health plans to chose from. Vision and dental plans are good also, plus optional life, accidental death and long term disability insurance. Predictable 9-5 hours with no weekend work.

    Cons

    You deal with lots of politics, like any large corporation. The guys at the top make the big bucks while we get poor bonuses and zero salary increases year after year. The company doesn't reward people who get the job done, rather you have to know who to kiss up to. Finally, they take a socialist approach to salary increases bringing the rookie salaries up to the level of senior employess, so that everyone's at the same level. A lot of BS but it would be the same or worse at another financial firm.

    Advice to Management

    Reward employees for tangible actions, rather than brown nosing.


  9. Marketing

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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


  10. Don't work in compliance...

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    • 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.


  11. Great Place To Be

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UBS

    Pros

    High Ethics, Team Environment, Good Management

    Cons

    Difficultly moving between branch locations



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