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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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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great group of people to work with. Pay is probably not the best in the industry however.

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    Former Employee - Client Service Associate in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Client Service Associate in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    Benefits package is pretty decent, 3 weeks worth of vacation days from start, work-life balance is pretty nice.

    Cons

    Difficult to move into different departments although they claim to hire from within first. Pay is lower than at other financial firms with similar positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and good training

    Cons

    You are on your own to build your Financial Advisory business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New Advisors should work with a team

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    a fun time, full of joy

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    Former Employee - Intern in Wilmington, NC
    Former Employee - Intern in Wilmington, NC

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

    Pros

    prestige, it was a learning experience and time consuming at times

    Cons

    the hours, we worked for long periods of time with no rest. I was tired

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stuck

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    Former Employee - CSA in Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - CSA in Palm Beach, FL

    I worked at UBS full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Great benefits
    -great resources to solve problems
    -sponsorship is easy for licensing

    Cons

    -no money unless you get your own book or an FA sticks his neck out and you work for 7+ years out of School
    -politics and gossiping, especially the private office in PB
    -Ineffective management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -stop catering to advisors who are going to leave UBS after their contract anyways

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    UBS - Wealth Management Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UBS full-time

    Pros

    employee benefits a below average

    Cons

    some great people in management

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    ok

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    Current Employee - Quantitative Analyst
    Current Employee - Quantitative Analyst

    I have been working at UBS full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good benefits and European work ethic is the norm in the US. lots of upward mobility due to turnover. benefits are very generous, but have fallen in the past few years.

    Cons

    poor IT and research systems - hard to get actual research done. portfolio management views are very traditional, but slowly evolve after other shops lead the way

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Revolving door management style.

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Salary was competitive. Workspace was adequate.

    Cons

    managers had little significant industry experience. 60 hour work weeks were the norm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire seasoned financial service profession managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Overall, the people you work with are great. Management is a bit disconnected.

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at UBS full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people I work with.

    Cons

    People leave and those positions are not replaced. Workload is extremely heavy.

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

    Very poor vision for future. Lowering costs is essential long term strategy.

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Weehawken, NJ
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Weehawken, NJ

    I have been working at UBS full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people in the ranks. Very dedicated workforce. Their contributions go above and beyond.

    Cons

    Management's sight on lowering cost footprint at all levels leads to exodus (willing and unwilling) of people with decades of subject matter expertise. Jobs moving to lower cost areas within country and outside of the country. No long term future for anyone in the new york area, where company is based.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reconsider the decades of subject matter expertise that leaving in droves before you find yourselves in a unrecoverable situation with low cost resources who cannot function in a emergency situation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Back-Office technologists (and tech managers, PMs, etc) beware!

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at UBS full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Business user facing and Internal client facing technologists are awesome along with most of their line managers. Work Life balance is well supported.

    Cons

    Many, many years behind on some basic technology platforms and solutions. No stability in the back office, particularly Senior Management. Annual bonuses for technologists have been horrible for many years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stabilize ITI/GTIS/PS/IS or whatever you are calling it this year. Allow the technologists to actually help innovate rather that have roadblocks in front of every business facing or internal initiative.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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