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"nice atmosphere"

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Former Contractor - Information Technologist in Stamford, CT
Former Contractor - Information Technologist in Stamford, CT
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at UBS as a contractor (More than 3 years)

Pros

Nice work environment, well educated and professional colleagues

Cons

Too many meetings. Too many chiefs with wide varying opinions results in unwieldy applications.

Advice to Management

Too caught up in designing processes and not in delivering.

Other Employee Reviews for UBS

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Corporate has lost focus on what really brings success to Wealth Management - US based employees."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are many opportunites to 'shine' at UBS Wealth Management given the massive staff reductions and preponderance of issues at hand.

    Cons

    The perception is that Corporate in Zurich takes care of it's staff and projects based in Europe. The employees in these regions generally enjoy better compensation, benefits, support and work/life balances. Conversely, the firm is so strongly focused on outsourcing American IT jobs (mostly to India) that it has driven a profitable business into vitual chaos and risks driving it into the red. Consultants in India do not have the expertise or impetus to deliver the necessary support to our firm. Failure is now abundant and the root cause is clearly the result of a poorly executed outsourcing strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Layoffs were required a few years ago to rid the firm of outdated staff. It's time to stop this now nonsensical action and allow for the remaining individuals, who are highly qualified SMEs, to rebuild our organization. UBS needs to provide proper incentives to keep these folks here. Additionally, it needs to allow for a slow, but calculated, build up of US based employees so we can regain stability, improve our solutions and help contribute to an American economy which is the largest financial pillar of the world.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work mostly"

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    Current Employee - Senior Java Developer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Java Developer in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Benefits and work/life balance. It used to take the company way to long to get rid of under achievers. This was greatly improved.

    Cons

    Poor bonus over the last few years. The bank really needs to improve its promotion process. Very hard to move up in rank even when you receive an excellent review.

    Advice to Management

    Reward high achievers with better bonuses.

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