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UBS Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
1,476 Reviews
3.4
1,476 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.  

    Great internship

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    Former Employee - UBS Wealth Management Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - UBS Wealth Management Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Worked for a group of FA's and they treated me very well. Great knowledge and willing to teach. Great learning experience.

    Cons

    No compensation or benefits. No outside exposure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    UBS, Boiler Room atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Registered Client Service Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Registered Client Service Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at UBS

    Pros

    Job in Finance. Sponsor for registration.

    Cons

    Cheapest company on wallstreet. Chopshop environment. No culture, feels like multi-level marketing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible Management

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    Former Employee - Trader in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Trader in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    none none none none none

    Cons

    Losing $50b on one trade says it all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The organization is broken from top.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 2 people 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.

  6. 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    On a down hill

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    Former Employee - Associate Director - IT in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Associate Director - IT in Stamford, CT

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

    Pros

    Used to have Great people in technology. Been in other big banks no where it matches what UBS had in 2007-2008.

    Cons

    Post 2012 IT is complete mess, Fixed income managers who are in Equities now just made this place hell.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you restructure one department make sure it does not impact other business lines in IT. Just because some got promoted to MDs during fake Fixed Income billions they just dont qualify to run Equities which is far more competitive business compared to cowboy style Fixed Income IT. Now after winding Fixed Income portfolio's you made those heading FI IT as head of equities they just scared good people out and now you have no one to run your show.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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

  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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

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