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UBS Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
1,496 Reviews
3.4
1,496 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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    Director

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UBS

    Pros

    It's a great working environment.

    Cons

    None that I Can think of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    40% turnover rate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UBS

    Pros

    1.Many positions have great work life balance.
    2.Garage parking next to train station (if you like go to the city)

    Cons

    1. bureaucracy every where.
    2. not clear view of future direction
    3. spend tons of money on nonvalue added projects but wont spend small a year to sponsor series 7

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    good experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UBS

    Pros

    large institution; get experience on working for different projects, people and areas; lots of improvment on social skills; lots of cool peer interns; smart people; very hardworking; strong power of execution.

    Cons

    not all colleagues are competent enough.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Large scale firm with equal opportunities and pitfalls

    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UBS

    Pros

    Global firm. Dynamic pace. Process based.

    Cons

    Disruptive change. Upward mobility limited.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Wealth Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UBS

    Pros

    great place to work great benefits great bunch of people to work with and . The hours were ok and the pay was not as good as I thought it would be

    Cons

    no time off no time off no time off no time off no time off no time off no time to do anything but go to work comr home go back to work one long cycle that seemed to never end

  7.  

    Placement Year

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UBS

    Pros

    Nice culture, good work/life balance

    Cons

    little hiring at the moment with graduates

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Eye Opener

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at UBS as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Staff are professional and friendly
    Competitive starting pay
    Internal mobility is good

    Cons

    Headcount Freeze
    Lower chances of promotion
    Little to no Bonus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more on staff retention, less on cost cutting.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    software developer: team dependent

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

    I worked at UBS

    Pros

    steady job for a 9-5
    not to much pressure

    Cons

    not the place to be for engineers
    more suitible for managers and people people
    a lot of legacy code

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    invest more in tech

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    UBS Wealth Management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UBS

    Pros

    Global
    Good locations
    Peers are good
    5 year plan

    Cons

    No value on family / work life balance
    Low compensation
    Lack of strong senior leadership

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Peaceful place to work with limited career possibility

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    Current Employee - Operations in Milan (Italy)
    Current Employee - Operations in Milan (Italy)

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

    Pros

    Openness of colleagues and superiors, low level of stress, comfortable working desk with the possibility to easily access what you need for your tasks.

    Cons

    Uncertanty about future confirmations and career possibilities. Repetitive and routinary tasks. At the start of your professional career it would be better to offer all new collaborators the possibility to entertain a general presentation of the company and its objectives. Improve in-class training better than e-learning access.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase job rotation in order to let gain more expertise about different departments, increasing efficiency and networking with the colleagues.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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