UBS Reviews

Updated August 29, 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. Helpful (1)

    Ok

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sewanee, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sewanee, TN

    I worked at UBS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    coworkers are very professional and you get lots of exposure to all aspects of business.

    Cons

    administrative and IT support could be frustrating and the too many locations for similar functions


  2. Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern
    Recommends

    I worked at UBS part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to learn

    Cons

    Highly focused on wealth management which might not be suitable for everyone


  3. Awesome

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Weehawken, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Weehawken, NJ

    I worked at UBS full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Culture, Beautiful location and amazing colleagues

    Cons

    Parking, only option is public transportation, however, if driving in, it cost a lot


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  5. Was a great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing talent and amazing place to work years ago

    Cons

    Struggled with business direction and leadership stability

    Advice to Management

    Choose a business strategy and play it through. Plan for the down cycles so you don't have to cut talent as soon as the markets dissolve. Preserve the historical culture of employee development and engagement


  6. Investment Banking Analyst

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    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, friendly coworkers, nice office

    Cons

    No work life balance, average benefits


  7. Developer/Analyst

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UBS (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    strong culture, stimulating work, typical financial firm politics, decent pay relative to other types of jobs, learn a decent amount, ability to attend meetings and work directly with senior people.

    Cons

    very politically when it comes to upward mobility


  8. Ok

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    Current Employee - Registered Client Service Associate in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Registered Client Service Associate in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is good compared to the industry but it does get extremely boring. If you just want money for mindless work then this is what you are looking for.

    Cons

    You are undervalued as a person and the work is remedial

    Advice to Management

    Take advantage of talent . We have no career opportunities with you


  9. Good

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    Current Employee - Security Solution Architect in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Security Solution Architect in Stamford, CT

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours good team good exposure and good opportunities

    Cons

    Being a big financial organizations, things in IT takes ages to implement

    Advice to Management

    Cut the red tape


  10. Good culture with lots of resources

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    Current Employee - IT Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - IT Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -good cultures based on mutual collaboration and honesty -decent hours -good food

    Cons

    -stringent, conservative, need to be a perfectionist and watching yourself at all times -overhead from managerial flow, bureaucratic

    Advice to Management

    -listen more and respond more agilely to the fast-paced innovative nature of technology


  11. Great place to work

    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great people, not a lot of ego-centric personalities

    Cons

    Very politically when it comes to upward mobility



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