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UBS Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
1,444 Reviews
3.4
1,444 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.  

    intern

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UBS

    Pros

    it is big and very prestigious

    Cons

    need to work very long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no

  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Great people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at UBS full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    UBS has some of the best people in the industry. They should remember that people make the firm and make sure they value their employees. The opportunities are immense and people can move up easily. Work life balance is very good, depending on the group (and boss).

    Cons

    High turnover and average pay. The trend of staying at one job for 20+ years is a thing of the past and the firm is impacted by these movements. Compensation would be better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    UBS Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Kraków (Poland)
    Former Employee - Intern in Kraków (Poland)

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

    Pros

    *International exposure
    *Wide choice of departments
    *Good benefits for full-time employees
    *Good work/life balance

    Cons

    *Very boring and repetetive job
    *Open space
    *Nothing to learn

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people, conservative culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Equity Research Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Equity Research Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good people, willing to help, training is good

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, not as entrepreneurial, not much mobility within system

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen up on the bureaucracy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Financial Advisor

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UBS

    Pros

    Excellent financial planning tools, CRM system, research capabilities, sales ideas, team building

    Cons

    All about assets under management and supporting the "big producers." Minimal support for life/annuity business.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    PMO

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Director Project Manager in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Associate Director Project Manager in Zürich (Switzerland)

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

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues and responsive HR and recruiters once the process actually gets started. Some of the offices are nice but others are really run down. Management tries to be motivational and listen although their is often no interest behind it.

    Cons

    Terribly hierarchical and lack of challenging status quo. You often have to do things just because it has always been that way even if it wastes money and there are more efficient ways of doing things. Never question authority and do as your told.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen yo your employees and get the military mentality out. Open up to change and other ways of thinking. Time to be lean and efficient and clean out the old ranks.

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

    UBS provided great training and excellent guidance.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Staff was friendly, senior management team was very supportive. Definitely significant opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Very high turnover rate and could have a more structured analyst program. The financial services industry has ups and down and i get that the cyclial nature of the industry probably had an effect.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Had an ok time, few downsides

    Former Employee - UBS Wealth Management Intern in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Former Employee - UBS Wealth Management Intern in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

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

    Pros

    Work-like balance was solid, the office culture was mostly friendly and I was mostly asked to participate within the team.

    Cons

    Sometimes boring work like copying stuff and so on. Team wasn't really communicating on a personal basis, very professional

  10.  

    Great internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Group Technology Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

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