UBS Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
1,378 Reviews
3.4
1,378 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
  • Work-life balance is appalling if one wishes to get promoted (in 29 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.  

    Amazing experiance

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UBS

    Pros

    helpful, trachable, great people, great network

    Cons

    HR was not on man's side, not easy to get offer

  2.  

    Really nice people who will go out of their way to help you succeed.

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Weehawken, NJ
    Former Employee - Intern in Weehawken, NJ

    I worked at UBS as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Really nice people who will go out of their way to help you succeed. The compensation and benefits are industry average. A lot of education opportunities as well.

    Cons

    I enjoyed working there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great learning environment; wealth of information; lots of teamwork

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    Former Employee - Summer Analyst  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at UBS as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    UBS does a fantastic job at informing its employees on the front lines of financial services about what's going on in the world: whether it be in commodities or equities or fixed income, etc. UBS also has an exotic culture and exclusive clientele because of its Swiss roots.

    Cons

    The company's investment bank has been downsizing big time since the financial crisis. Definitely not the place for prospective investment bankers; however, the number one in wealth management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very flexible job aimed at teaching not grunt work.

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Intern in Roanoke, VA

    I have been working at UBS as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great upper management who were a pleasure to work with. Time was spent outside of the office on dinner and lunch meetings that were very enjoyable. Also wholesalers bought the office lunch almost everyday or took us out for drinks after work.

    Cons

    Many tasks were boring and repetitive. Filling paperwork and calling insurance providers were the most undesirable task.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't expect too little from an intern.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Equity Research Intern

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    Current Employee - Equity Research Intern
    Current Employee - Equity Research Intern

    I have been working at UBS as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good hardworking people. Lots to learn from them. Lots of experience among them, and they make good teams. Management doesn't micromanage you. Offers room to grow and lateral movement given the initiative.

    Cons

    Long hours, and intensive overwatch, which makes sense given the industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great group of people to work with. Pay is probably not the best in the industry however.

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    Former Employee - Client Service Associate  in  Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Client Service Associate in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at UBS full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits package is pretty decent, 3 weeks worth of vacation days from start, work-life balance is pretty nice.

    Cons

    Difficult to move into different departments although they claim to hire from within first. Pay is lower than at other financial firms with similar positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Dallas, TX

    I worked at UBS full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits and good training

    Cons

    You are on your own to build your Financial Advisory business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New Advisors should work with a team

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    ok

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    Current Employee - Quantitative Analyst
    Current Employee - Quantitative Analyst

    I have been working at UBS full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good benefits and European work ethic is the norm in the US. lots of upward mobility due to turnover. benefits are very generous, but have fallen in the past few years.

    Cons

    poor IT and research systems - hard to get actual research done. portfolio management views are very traditional, but slowly evolve after other shops lead the way

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    UBS - Wealth Management Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UBS full-time

    Pros

    employee benefits a below average

    Cons

    some great people in management

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Revolving door management style.

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at UBS full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Salary was competitive. Workspace was adequate.

    Cons

    managers had little significant industry experience. 60 hour work weeks were the norm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire seasoned financial service profession managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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