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Updated May 23, 2017
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  • Work life balance completely eroded during my time there (in 89 reviews)

  • Long hours, long commute, low pay (in 98 reviews)

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  1. "Investment Banking Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Financial Advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Largest global private bank. Decent advisor technology system

    Cons

    Lots of regulatory black eyes


  3. "Executive Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weehawken, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weehawken, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at UBS full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very smart, dedicated people. Strong resources.

    Cons

    Shifting strategies. Silos prevented synergies.


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  5. "Inconsistent Management"

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    Current Employee - Registered Client Service Associate in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Registered Client Service Associate in Northbrook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Nice co-workers. Good benefits

    Cons

    3 managers in 3 years. Very inconsistent leadership

    Advice to Management

    Pare down the managers and offer more resources to teams


  6. "analyst"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in New Rochelle, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New Rochelle, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    many socially awkward people on my team

    Cons

    good working hours and friendly environment


  7. "Factory Worker for Trades"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture and values as a company are amazing, great benefits package, and good place to start a career.

    Cons

    Extreme processing requirements, no flexibility, hard to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Promote flexible scheduling, get people away from their desks, and give those that want to be promoted the opportunity.


  8. "Asset Servicing Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Asset Servicing Specialist in Weehawken, NJ
    Former Employee - Asset Servicing Specialist in Weehawken, NJ

    I worked at UBS full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Depending on your manager, flexible working schedule.

    Cons

    Little growth and poor communication with upper management.


  9. "BA"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Weehawken, NJ
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Weehawken, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at UBS (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good location and nothing more

    Cons

    they do not want to pay


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Decent employer overall"

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    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pretty nice benefits with wellness incentives. Upped employer match to 6% from 3%. Management tends to listen to feedback. Generally, I work with talented people.

    Cons

    Worried about filling roles rather than employee development. If you're a motivated individual, don't get sucked into a role in operations. You'll be pigeon holed and will leave within a year. High turnover, can't wait to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on promoting employees who care about others. I see far too many managers who couldn't care less about their subordinates well being. Performance reviews should be changed to ongoing, quarterly (or monthly, if possible) feedback sessions rather than the bogus "yearly goals" formula you have going.


  11. "ETD Operations Manager"

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    Current Employee - ETD Operations Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - ETD Operations Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company that can provide opportunities if you're willing to relocate or work in a major marketplace for them. well known name in Financial Services

    Cons

    extreme downsizing within last 5-7 years. Constantly looking for additional head count reductions. large disparities between non-producing front office personnel and operations teams supporting business. Lack of IT budget makes it difficult to get needed changes completed.


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