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UBS Reviews

Updated December 23, 2014
Updated December 23, 2014
1,446 Reviews
3.4
1,446 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 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    colleagues are extremely nice and supporting, great execution

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UBS as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    colleagues are extremely nice and supporting, great execution, quite strong in greater china with better networks than most other banks, deal flow is good

    Cons

    hours can be quite long

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    demanding, exciting

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    Current Employee - Senior Registered Client Service Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Registered Client Service Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at UBS full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    very constructive workplace, client focused

    Cons

    lack of training, learn for yourself environment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Eye Opening

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UBS

    Pros

    Friendly environment along with smart people.

    Cons

    There were not many down sides to UBS.

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  5.  

    Internship

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UBS

    Pros

    Everyone was extremely helpful and willing to listen to any questions I had to ask. Organizations sets a high standard and there is a lot of opportunity to advance.

    Cons

    If you are involved with UBS when the market is in bullish trends it is fun, but it is tough to stay positive during

  6.  

    UBS Canada

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    You can gain great experience from a company with a great brand as UBS Enterprise is very mature from Process, Audit and Risk perspective. Lots of engagement across the globe.

    Cons

    The non-core locations such as Canada are not as mature and limited in growth opportunities and travel and training are non-existent depending on your role. With such a large org that is focused on minimizing risk, it can take forever to get anything done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your foundation and people, and ensure Sr. Management focuses on enabling them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience in top Wealth Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - UBS Wealth Management Intern in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - UBS Wealth Management Intern in Zürich (Switzerland)

    I have been working at UBS full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    International team, multi-faceted work with access to many resources. Many opportunities for further advancement internally. Good work culture, very open-minded and warm people to work with.

    Cons

    Lack of communication between teams - rigid mindset. Pressure from regulations strong. IT somewhat outdated, both hardware and software needs serious rethinking.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Ok

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UBS

    Pros

    Good place to work.

    Cons

    If u are a part of india team which is an offshore, please be buttery as management like only those who butter them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Judge people by there work.

  9.  

    Overall great firm to work for.

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    Former Employee - GTP WMA in New York, NY
    Former Employee - GTP WMA in New York, NY

    I worked at UBS full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The culture is one of the best on the street. There are many opportunities for pronation and job relocation.

    Cons

    Very "Ivy". The people are not stuck up, but if you are not from a top 10 school, you sometime feel a bit out of place. However, it's a bit humbling if you are not from a top 10, yet you are there anyways. No major cons though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. Advice - Beyond Investing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Systems Admin

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    Current Employee - Associate Director, Investment Banking in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Director, Investment Banking in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits. Decent work/life balance promoted by human resources department.

    Cons

    Due to downsizing a stressful environment was created by having employees always looking over their shoulder awaiting the layoff call. Annoying knowing that the Company seemed to be placed in a bad light for inappropriate behavior a few too many times.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lack of direction

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    Current Employee - Credit Risk in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Credit Risk in New York, NY

    I have been working at UBS full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    global firm, with strong expertise in wealth management

    Cons

    The IB is suffering from strong regulation, high capital charges and new strategy focused on WM. Fixed income is dying. Only Equities or WM will survive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop making cuts in control functions like risk management. The bank will suffer in the future as a result of poor manament decisions and cost cuting emphasis.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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