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UBS CEO Sergio P. Ermotti
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Pros
  • THe work life balance is good but might get stressed during the deal season (in 152 reviews)

  • Work environment is friendly, co worrkers always helpful and management always involved (in 80 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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  1. Great Culture

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Made up of former Merrill Lynch Brass
    Committed to the advisor and the client relationship
    Committed to providing access to full financial planning products/services

    Cons

    Slow with technology advancement
    A bit forceful on financial planning
    Typical wirehouse

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember the old school financial services culture as much as possible. It makes advisors feel most comfortable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Wealth Management Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UBS

    Pros

    Great work environment; challenging but won't overload you with work.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency with superiors

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Good culture in PWM; can be hectic

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UBS

    Pros

    understanding bosses, can be demanding.

    Cons

    If there is in-fighting in your team, good luck. PWM teams usually move together; anything otherwise is like treason.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Great people, under-compensation.

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

    I worked at UBS full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture and smart people.

    Cons

    Below average compensation and legal issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Matrix structure is truly wasteful.

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

    It was O.K. The people that were there when I started were fine. Had no problems

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    Current Employee - Clerical in Weehawken, NJ
    Current Employee - Clerical in Weehawken, NJ

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

    Pros

    Because of a referral by a current employee, my time there was fine. Had no problems with my hours, if I had to take time off, my supervisor at the time had no problems.

    Cons

    When a new hire came in and had no liking to the employee that referred me, she made my life a complete hell. If anyone that was loyal to the employee that referred me, she gave them a hard time and again, would be angry that everyone liked the person that referred me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't get in the way of how your employees are doing their jobs. If it ain't broken, don't fix it. Management needs to have a better understanding of to why they are in business in the first place. If It weren't for all the non-exempt employees that work there, they couldn't get their big-shot salaries, bonuses and stock in the company in the first place.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    It was a good place to work at but lacked communication internally

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

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

    Pros

    great place to start a career. People were very interested in mentoring and was able to have a lot of responsibilities early on.

    Cons

    Internally there was a lack of communication from mgmt to the rest of the team.

    Felt that producers were not fairly compensated at the appropriate times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more frequently and with more substance to the team to encourage team mentality.

    Make sure to compensate hard workers in order to retain talent.

  8. BOA

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience, and a job where you can develop many new skills in various areas.

    Cons

    Can be a bit overwhelming if you are new to the industry since you are learning multiple things at once.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. Great Management

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    Former Employee - Client Service Associate
    Former Employee - Client Service Associate

    I worked at UBS

    Pros

    Good working environment. Great company to work for, good benefits. The work life balance is nice. I worked with a great group of people.

    Cons

    I do not have any negative things to say about the company. There are a lot of opportunities for advancement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Corporation first

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UBS

    Pros

    Many great people to work with. Plenty of challenges. Truly global company. Relaxed office dress code. Flexible hours. Work from home opportunities.

    Cons

    Keep reducing staff to reduce costs. Work loads continue to increase with increasing conflicts in priorities. Lot of complicated procedures to to follow to get internal services. Internal services not properly linked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I suggest to put your money where your mouth is. Lots of notices about excellence, but with continual reduction in staff and facilities, very difficult to achieve. There is a culture a fear of failing instead of striving for excellence.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    Client Resolution Specialist

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    Current Employee - Client Resolution Specialist in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Client Resolution Specialist in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    Decent pay
    Nice and new work environment

    Cons

    They don't care about advancement
    Managers have been there forever

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Design a plan to develop your people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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