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"On the Path to FA"

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Current Employee - CSA in Columbus, OH
Current Employee - CSA in Columbus, OH
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

If you work with the right FA, you can really learn a lot. I am preparing to start the New FA program, and have been working as a CSA. Sometimes the FAs can be oblivious, but overall everyone works together well.

Cons

Sometimes, the focus is not people based. Obviously the overall goal is to bring in assets, but sometimes the FAs and the firm forgets that those assets belong to human beings.

Advice to Management

Remember, people should come first.

Other Employee Reviews for UBS

  1. "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.


  2. 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.

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