UBS Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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  1. Analyst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UBS full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great to work for and enjoyed the culture. Global company with major wealth management business and renewed investment bank under new management.

    Cons

    Large organisation with lots of layers of middle management. Can be less entrepreneurial than what you would expect at a global investment bank

    Advice to Management

    Focus on retaining younger talent through more active mentoring and promotion programs. Utilise global nature of organisation more in keeping young employees


  2. Associate Director

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director
    Current Employee - Associate Director

    I have been working at UBS

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, Social Plan, Work Infrastructure, Salary, Career Opportunities

    Cons

    Outsourcing at all cost, Senior Management starting initiatives but leaving before done (often leaving a mess behind)

    Advice to Management

    As for outsourcing, don't just look at salary savings on fancy Powerpoint presos, but also put a value/number behind the quality of work for each region


  3. Great company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrator in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Administrator in London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of training opportunities available. A friendly and sociable atmosphere amongst the staff. Salary and company benefits package good. Nice offices.

    Cons

    Longer working hours were necessary during busy periods to be able to meet deadlines.


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  5. review

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at UBS

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great culture
    good people
    values diversity
    Good teamworking
    Global communications
    driven employees

    Cons

    constant organisation change over past few years


  6. Derivatives Trader

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Derivatives Trader in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Derivatives Trader in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at UBS

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great Group to work fot <2008

    Cons

    Winding Down the Investment Bank


  7. couldn

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President - Middle Office in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Vice President - Middle Office in Stamford, CT

    I worked at UBS

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A brand name you can discuss at dinner parties

    Cons

    mindless work, and lots of it. You'll find all the problems with the systems, but management will not allow you to improve them.


  8. Working at UBS

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Equity Research Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Equity Research Analyst in London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great international place, greatest place in European Equities (huge sales force, lots of company access) among the larger investment banks, good IT systems compared to many other larger brokers

    Cons

    Large bank with the common conflicts of interest between research, sales, trading, M&A, ECM, DCM, etc.!

    Advice to Management

    Management could be more stable, little more love to the Wealth Management Business as this is what helps you if markets turn sour.


  9. Good Benefits

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fund Administrator in George Town (Cayman Islands)
    Current Employee - Fund Administrator in George Town (Cayman Islands)

    I have been working at UBS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits! Promote education and great social events.

    Cons

    Hard to move up in the company

    Advice to Management

    More internal advancement program


  10. Meh

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Work directly with clients.

    Cons

    Management doesn't identify talent. Very low compensation compared to industry standards. Too many roadblocks to promotions or better titles.


  11. In need of a cultural shift

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Risk Manager in Weehawken, NJ
    Former Employee - Risk Manager in Weehawken, NJ

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - A lot of autonomy even for junior staff members
    - Good work life balance

    Cons

    - People who have been in their roles for way too long
    - resistance to change
    - Hyper political environment I.e. this is the only place where I've seen MDs and ED gossip with very junior staff members
    - no clear directions from management

    Advice to Management

    change the culture by getting some new blood in senior and mid-Managment roles. This place has the potential to be great.



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