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Updated July 19, 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 90 reviews)

  • Long hours, long commute, low pay (in 101 reviews)

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  1. "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Director in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Company Strength and Strategy, Positive Energy and Management

    Cons

    Continue to outsource many jobs


  2. "Talent Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy commute to and from Stamford, CT, on site perks like childcare, gym, cafeteria

    Cons

    US has too strong a focus on Investment Bank employees, forgets about Asset Management and back office.


  3. "Boutique IB"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people and good benefits

    Cons

    Remain confused about long term strategy

    Advice to Management

    Choose and path and clearly articulate it to market and employees


  4. "Director and Legal Counsel"

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

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

    Pros

    Workplace flexibility (ability to work from home or other offices).
    Generally solid colleagues.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy - takes forever to get anything done.
    Run from Switzerland.
    30-50% below market pay.
    Understaffed.

    Advice to Management

    Remove layers of management.
    Empower employees to carry out their duties.


  5. "DON'T DO IT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Met some good people that I became friends with

    Cons

    Came in one day for a normal work week and BOOM....laid off. No explaination. No nothing. Just walked me to the door. Moved from MS to TN to take this job. Now, left with nothing Be careful.


  6. "Compliance Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Compliance in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Compliance in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    Strong culture, variety of opportunities

    Cons

    Ceiling for introverts, salary increases are rare, promotion only possible once a year


  7. "UBS"

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    Former Employee - Trading in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Trading in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UBS (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible good people, international flavor

    Cons

    hours were long, job security was lacking


  8. "Working for UBS"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Buldge Bracket firm
    Good Team

    Cons

    Less deal flow compared to other bigger firms


  9. "Great place to work in finance industry"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, decent benefits

    Cons

    Conservative, no room for innovation


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Live deal flow, lean teams, smart employees

    Cons

    Client interaction, internal processes, time off


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