UBS Reviews

Updated May 7, 2021

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Pros
  • "work life balance and paid well(in 582 reviews)

  • "Good People, good work environment(in 236 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "long hours esp when we have calls with Switzerland(in 258 reviews)

  • "Work life balance challenging to manage(in 166 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Utility Meter Reader

      May 7, 2021 - Utility Meter Reader in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      UBS has been an excellent place to work. They are very fair and flexible.

      Cons

      Company has little advancement opportunities

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    2. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Loyalty Tax

      Apr 9, 2021 - Compliance 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexibility, even pre-COVID, offered flexible work arrangements and permitted WFM at least a day or two a week.

      Cons

      Salary -- They DO NOT give raises, not even basic cost of living adjustments, unless you actually go up in rank - which is nearly impossible once you get to the Director level. This means you can go literally 10 years without a raise. It's known as the UBS loyalty tax. While they actually have a team called "FA Recruiting AND RETENTION". they unfortunately don't care much about retaining any other talent. Add to that, they are not backfilling jobs as people leave, so the work load is just astronomical and unmanageable. Unless you negotiate a big starting salary and are content with staying at that rate for years -- stay away. Also - while the senior most management is decent, they basically promote whoever based on "accomplishments" - without regard for whether they have any business managing people. Not everyone who is good at an individual contributor role belongs in management.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good people, professional culture

      May 5, 2021 - Managing Director in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good people, professional culture, good resources

      Cons

      comp not tied to performance, tied to the broader bank and politics

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good

      May 5, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Love the team I work with.

      Cons

      There can be a lot of red tape.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      A good place to work

      May 4, 2021 - Associate Director in Weehawken, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      1. Relaxed work environment 2. Nice cafeteria

      Cons

      Maybe from technological perspective a little laid back.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Change PM

      May 3, 2021 - Director in Stamford, CT
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work Life Balance is Great

      Cons

      Lower Bonuses Can Occur and Disappoint

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      op

      May 3, 2021 - Business Analyst in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      fun time lot of work

      Cons

      too much time on job

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great Place to Work

      Apr 22, 2021 - Internal Audit Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Smart hard working co-workers. Quality is more important that churning. You will learn a lot and as much as you can handle.

      Cons

      Work long hour due to non-US based company. As you reach more senior levels, the pay is less competitive

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Overll good place to work

      May 3, 2021 - QA Engineer in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      none none none none none

      Cons

      good good good good good

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Company review

      May 3, 2021 - Credit Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      work life balance, career development

      Cons

      low pay, silos, limited growth within teams

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