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Updated July 2, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Director

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the employees were truly hard working good people, who cared for the well being of those around them.

    Cons

    Senior management were some of the most vile people I have ever known and I've been in the industry for more than 25 years, working in London, NY and Stamford for this company. Their greed, especially around comp time, was obnoxious. I also have nothing good to say about the HR organization -- each and every one of them was a waste of space.

    Advice to Management

    Bring some senior Swiss nationals to work in NY and London so that they can truly see what goes on in this organization in the regions. They will be shocked.


  2. Helpful (2)

    equity research

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

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

    Pros

    close to home, good pay

    Cons

    long hours, high stress level


  3. Client Service Associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UBS full-time

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

    Pros

    If you work with good brokers, you have the potential to make a lot of money.

    Cons

    You are at the mercy of your brokers. Sometimes they are just cheap, but I've seen some who are downright abusive. Management clearly cares more about the FA's best interests over the assistant's.

    Advice to Management

    Protect your CSA's from their brokers.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Associate director

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible work place that works for me

    Cons

    Bad bonus pay your employees better

    Advice to Management

    Give out better bonuses


  6. Helpful (1)

    Associate Director

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at UBS

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

    Pros

    decent work life balance, nice location

    Cons

    everything else pretty much, especially low bonus


  7. Helpful (1)

    associate director

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Weehawken, NJ
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Weehawken, NJ

    I worked at UBS full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    They are attuned to family needs of their employees. They are flexible with work arrangements. They strive to enact policies to ensure compliance with applicable rules and regulations.

    Cons

    Their salary patterns seem to be out of step with industry norms. Communication to staff needs to be more open. Also, their is inconsistency with what is said versus actions taken.

    Advice to Management

    They need to re-evaluate their business model and the importance that is being placed on short-term savings over experience/quality and the positive long-term effect that the latter would yield.


  8. Marketing Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UBS full-time

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

    Pros

    Flexible path for career moves

    Cons

    Career path was generally lateral


  9. Helpful (1)

    UBS

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UBS full-time

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

    Pros

    Large firm with strong presence in WM

    Cons

    Inefficient, bureaucracy, bad pay, poor management


  10. Great benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UBS

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and overall quality

    Cons

    Very few i can think of


  11. Helpful (1)

    Account Manager

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

    I worked at UBS (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great company environment with lots energy and motivation and room for growth if you are a hard worker. You also get a lot of interaction across the firm and exposure to different departments gives you tons of experience.

    Cons

    Not very diverse and learning and development is limited to the discretion of the managers so if you want to further advance your career and learning curve you are better off doing it at your own time.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership comes from top down and having more daily interaction with your direct reports allows you to not only see the big picture but also be a part of it and better understand the business challenges.



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