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UBS Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
1,446 Reviews
3.4
1,446 Reviews
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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.  

    Experience at UBS

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UBS

    Pros

    Excellent Swiss with a good work culture

    Cons

    A bit more formal than similar firms and out in Conniticut

  2.  

    Environment

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Fantastic training. Training was extensive and there was great attention to detail since this industry is so heavily regulated. Anytime you had a question or needed help the supervisor's had an open door.

    Cons

    Long hours highly competitive highly sales driven no incentives had to arrive daily at 6:00 am and stay evening until 7:30 pm...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enhance motivational tactics

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Average Corporate Job

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    Former Employee - Graduate Trainee in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Graduate Trainee in Stamford, CT

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

    Pros

    Fair compensation, great focus on new employees

    Cons

    force you to work where they want you to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give more power to the employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    didn't too a whole lot

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    Former Employee - UBS Wealth Management Intern in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - UBS Wealth Management Intern in Stamford, CT

    I worked at UBS as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    very easy, research essentially makes all your decisions for you

    Cons

    no room for creativity or initiative

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    develop a better training program

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Mediocre at best.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weehawken, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weehawken, NJ

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, relaxed atmosphere and dress code, client-centric, decent pay and benefits

    Cons

    Poor bonus structure, below average people, massive bureaucracy, low employee morale, high degree of resistance to change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get leaner. The bureaucracy is far worse than other bulge brackets of similar or greater size. Leadership at the top can be very inspirational, but they need a way for this to filter down to employees who are below the level of Executive Director. Find better ways to develop and retain young talent or the future will be quite bleak. The HR Department may be one of the worst I have seen in the industry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Group Technology Internship

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UBS

    Pros

    Great people, great environment. I enjoyed my summer internship very much.

    Cons

    No cons; I greatly enjoyed my experience.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very good experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UBS

    Pros

    very strong corporate culture, great people

    Cons

    too many corporate policies and mandatory compliance training

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Euro Company making progress in the US

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    Former Employee - Director in Weehawken, NJ
    Former Employee - Director in Weehawken, NJ

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

    Pros

    A diverse workforce that has built a true team of highly talented people. Great benefits especially if you have a family.

    Cons

    The business is constantly evolving and restructuring which could be problematic for those who do not like change.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I had a great learning experience at UBS.

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    Former Employee - Paid Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Paid Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at UBS as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    The best part about working here was the people I interacted with.

    Cons

    The worst part about working here was how little room for creativity I experienced.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    #1 in Wealth Management; Embarassing tech infrastructure

    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

    Pros

    Hours are 9-5
    Friendly employees
    Plenty of resources to learn
    Good name for resum
    Dynamic work
    Risk management and processes are well-defined

    Cons

    Middle person between management, financial advisors and operations
    Reactive duties (no independent work)
    Morale is under served
    Salary raises every 2+ years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve technology for customer experience, too much manual work and room for error

    No opinion of CEO

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