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Updated January 26, 2017
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  • Work life balance completely eroded during my time there (in 86 reviews)

  • Long hours, long commute, low pay (in 96 reviews)

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  1. "UBS R.E. Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Hartford, CT
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Strong training program, great reputation, good pay

    Cons

    Learn the most about the department you're in, not much about other areas


  2. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shelton, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shelton, CT

    I have been working at UBS (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Professional growth opportunity, vast resources, great culture

    Cons

    needs improvement in technology for system


  3. "UBS in North America"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Roadshow Accounting Clerk in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Roadshow Accounting Clerk in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great location and physical environment and the people on my team were terrific and full of energy helping to make a stressful job manageable..

    Cons

    Cold corporate culture geared to keeping you looking over your shoulder. HR department emits a sense that the #1 goal is to avoid lawsuits by employees. One never forgets that everyone is replaceable at UBS.

    Advice to Management

    Bad management decisions closed the largest trading floor in USA, in Stamford, CT. UBS is still on the ropes as a whole since 2008 crisis. Get back to basics, wealth management.


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  5. "Wealth Management Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Hartford, CT
    Former Intern - Intern in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supportive company that wants to see its people succeed, great that employees of all divisions have access to information from even the investment bank

    Cons

    Everything is on your own in terms of progression for yourself (apply for internal positions on your own), and the less amount of FA hires doesn't help unless you're ok with being in client services

    Advice to Management

    Help support the interns whom you hire more and advise them of their possible career progression within the company, rather than constantly saying "I'm sure we will see you back here in the future at some point"


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Associate Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work if you are looking for a great work life balance.

    Cons

    Too much of hierarchy. No significant salary incentives for long term employees. you see lot of talented people leaving due to this issue.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good as long as it lasted"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    good people and team spirit.

    Cons

    hard to break management gardes to work cross platforms.
    terrible downturn management.

    Advice to Management

    work with your employees and manage the downturn


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Emerging Markets, Fixed Income"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President, Derivatives Trading in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Vice President, Derivatives Trading in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bank has one of the best platforms to engage clients and create a viable and effective solutions. Found resources to be available when needed and management stayed engaged in support of business.

    Cons

    Risk management is not properly managed and views revenue centers as enemies instead of partners.

    Advice to Management

    Must build effective teams and stop building walls between properties.


  9. "Great Learning Experience, Frustrating HR"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Asset Management Summer Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Former Intern - Asset Management Summer Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was an intern in the Asset Management division. It was a phenomenal learning experience with intensive opportunities to work on finance projects. Hires great people.

    Cons

    The HR and compliance make things much more difficult than necessary.


  10. "Business analyst"

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    Current Contractor - Consultant in Ridgefield, CT
    Current Contractor - Consultant in Ridgefield, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management is very supportive and interactive.

    Cons

    Operations is scattered and lacks focus.

    Advice to Management

    Create a more structured environment.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work pre-2008"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Darien, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Darien, CT

    I worked at UBS (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Talented people, robust operational platform

    Cons

    Too many management changes, reactionary mindset.


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