UBS Reviews

Updated August 19, 2015
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UBS Group CEO Sergio P. Ermotti
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Pros
  • work-life balance; office culture; staff education (in 152 reviews)

  • Friendly and helpful work environment (in 80 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is appalling if one wishes to get promoted (in 30 reviews)

  • Too much senior management changes (in 54 reviews)

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  1. Was a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing talent and amazing place to work years ago

    Cons

    Struggled with business direction and leadership stability

    Advice to Management

    Choose a business strategy and play it through. Plan for the down cycles so you don't have to cut talent as soon as the markets dissolve. Preserve the historical culture of employee development and engagement


  2. Great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Stamford, CT
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a global company with a local, community feel. Senior management is approachable. Contractors are rarely treated as such, very welcoming. Challenging, exciting work.

    Cons

    Long days, expect 10 hour days, minimum.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe just remember the little guys a bit more.


  3. Finding footing

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you come in as an outsider you will recieve comparable market rate base pay.

    Cons

    The firm is still trying to find is footing after financial crisis and a few missteps of its own ex Facebook ipo. Morale is down with divisions losing head counts, off and on shoring jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better communication, the lack of communication and sharing of vision further increases. Pay bonus to support staff


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  5. Associate Director - IT Business Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director - IT Business Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Associate Director - IT Business Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at UBS full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people supporting the business have worked very hard and have endured through a lot of industry change over over the past 7-8 years.

    Cons

    Career opportunities are stifled and promotions are few

    Advice to Management

    Start hiring full time employees instead of depending on Contractor resources.


  6. Derivatives Trader

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Derivatives Trader in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Derivatives Trader in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great Group to work fot <2008

    Cons

    Winding Down the Investment Bank


  7. Helpful (1)

    Risk Analyst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Operational Risk Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Former Intern - Operational Risk Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UBS as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Strong brand that you feel proud to work for. Some great people that are keen to help to progress further.

    Cons

    Sexism towards women can be prevalent among senior management men who ought to be dealt with properly by HR rather than just brushed under the carpet and reorganized.

    Advice to Management

    HR needs to improve.


  8. couldn

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President - Middle Office in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Vice President - Middle Office in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A brand name you can discuss at dinner parties

    Cons

    mindless work, and lots of it. You'll find all the problems with the systems, but management will not allow you to improve them.


  9. UBS

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Really aren't any at the moment. You have to be an FA or be asked and willing to relocate to Nashville

    Cons

    100's of employees on the trading floor that are being let go every week due to off shoring or positions being relocated to Nashville.

    Advice to Management

    remember the saying, "You get what you pay for""


  10. Helpful (2)

    equity research

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at UBS full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    close to home, good pay

    Cons

    long hours, high stress level


  11. Helpful (1)

    UBS Group Technology

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance, decent base compensation, benefits and vacation.

    Cons

    Minimal Growth, Zero hikes unless you get a promoted. Negligible bonus.

    Advice to Management

    Promote and encourage employees, reduce attrition rather than looking for talent elsewhere



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