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UBS Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
1,345 Reviews

3.4
1,345 Reviews
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UBS CEO Sergio P. Ermotti
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • work-life balance; office culture; staff education (in 133 reviews)

  • Decent work-life balance, relaxed work environment, corporate perks (in 76 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is appalling if one wishes to get promoted (in 29 reviews)

  • Lack of clear strategy due to too many senior management changes (in 53 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A company that doesn't really care about its employees, but cares more about maintaining its reputation.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Decent work-life balance, relaxed work environment, corporate perks.

    Cons

    Poor pay and bonus, minimal growth opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Time has changed

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Office in London, great people to work with

    Cons

    Everything in the past year

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    wonderful co-workers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Portland, ME
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ME

    Pros

    Vacation time is good, benefits are good. Some of the people are great.

    Cons

    they do not value their employees. Loyalty is a thing of the past -layers of management is staggering. mistrustful environment, no pay raises for 3 years. Local management is weak, change their minds all of the time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more aware of your branch management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Director

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    nothing much to be positive about

    Cons

    bad management
    micro managers
    negative culture
    no growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Transparent as mud

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    Current Employee - Support Analyst  in  Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Support Analyst in Stamford, CT

    Pros

    Great people to work with, across the globe. Incidents get solved; I've experienced real teamwork when it matters.

    Cons

    Promotion and advancement don't seem to be based on merit. Management announces some "new improvement in process" but then it's back to the same old same old. Knowledge is not valued as much as it used to be (too expensive?). No training. No advancement. People in Stamford beginning the exit, now that the jobs are moving to Nashville. Depressing overall culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat us like adults and inform us of the plan for our area.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    It ended poorly

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

    Pros

    strong compant with global presence

    Cons

    too much offshoring causing a loss of talent that is still needed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cost cutting mey be important but not at the loss of talent that can be used elsewhere in the firm

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Solid Internship Experience

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor  in  Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Nashville, TN

    Pros

    Good opportunities to learn from experienced FA's; most were very open-door and willing to educate on the industry. Access to lots of good information for equity research. In general, the people and organizational structures were positive and made for a good internship.

    Cons

    Though not unique for the industry, I felt like the sales aspect took a much bigger priority than the actual financial management and investment decisions. My workload was pretty inconsistent, but this is not uncommon for internships and depends heavily on which FA's you work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Establish some more concrete procedures for internships

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Fulfilling

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    Former Employee - Trader  in  Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Trader in Stamford, CT

    Pros

    Associate camaraderie, above average benefits

    Cons

    Pay, hours, demanding culture required

  10.  

    Program Manager/Recruiter

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    Former Employee - Program Manager/Recruitier  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Program Manager/Recruitier in New York, NY

    Pros

    I helped run a great Internship program for Equities traders in Stamford CT and NYC. The workers are friendly and the pay was great. It is an global company so one always had the opportunity to move to other countries. It is a global company.

    Cons

    Due to the sub prime market the global company UBS was laying off due to head count to balance the books.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Institutional Wealth Management Intern

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    Current Employee - Institutional Wealth Management Intern  in  Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Institutional Wealth Management Intern in Menlo Park, CA

    Pros

    amazing office, extremely friendly and intelligent co-workers. UBS was very dedicated to making sure that the interns were actually going to learn something - so much so that we were required to be getting college credit. It really added to my experience and I believe I left with much more knowledge of the financial industry than I came in with.

    Cons

    Since it was largely a learning experience that was more listening than doing, we didn't get too much hands-on experience if that makes sense. It's a really large company so often times the interns find themselves with nothing to do. But there's always a meeting or something you could sit in on - I wish I had done this more! Also unpaid.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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