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UBS New York Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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UBS Group CEO Sergio P. Ermotti
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  • Work life balance completely eroded during my time there (in 89 reviews)

  • Long hours, long commute, low pay (in 99 reviews)

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  1. "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Culture, high standards, colleagues, benefits

    Cons

    Technology is outdated, opportunity for advancement is limited


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Demoralizing place to work"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UBS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Comraderie with other assistants is great.

    Cons

    UBS doesn't value it's employees at all. While I was there, 4 other assistants were laid off from our group. They just expect you to do more with less. Further, we were lucky we still had coffee in the pantry. No perks whatsoever. No work-life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees! We are not just a number! Provide the resources needed so that employees can succeed at their jobs.


  3. "Investment Banking Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UBS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - competitive salary
    - supportive of going to interviews for PE/hedge fund positions

    Cons

    - work/life balance is bad as with any investment banking jobs

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Teamwork, ability to move up quickly, flat strucutre

    Cons

    At times it is hard to navigate the large corporation


  6. "Good Company to Work For"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director, Investment Banking in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Director, Investment Banking in New York, NY

    I have been working at UBS full-time

    Pros

    Good PTO
    Great Culture
    Great Infrastructure (IT, off-shore teams)

    Cons

    may be paid slightly less compared to other bulge brackets.

    Advice to Management

    Keep us up to date with strategy.


  7. "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture and people are easy to work with. You have the opportunity to learn if you apply yourself.

    Cons

    Poor technology, resource constraints and poor salaries

    Advice to Management

    Improve technology and reward people appropriately.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "People are the best here"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people you work with are second to none.

    Cons

    Stagnant wages & promotions especially for Jr. Staff.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people.


  9. "Financial Accountant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Accountant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UBS full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Worked with some talented people from all walks of life. Great place for building up your resume but not a place for the long haul

    Cons

    High Turnover and cost cutting leading to constant shuffling of people/work turning to a chaotic mess. Long hours, hard to attain work/life balance. Management looks out for themselves instead of their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure all levels use the same Goal and Performance ratings if you want your company to be unified instead of


  10. "Great place for internships and development"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UBS (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work
    Lots of exposure to senior management
    Treated like an employee rather than an intern

    Cons

    Lack of headcount
    Not too much support in helping to secure a job after the internship


  11. "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I have been working at UBS full-time

    Pros

    great people, collaborative culture,golbal buisness

    Cons

    Concversation around compensation can be transparent


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