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Updated January 19, 2018
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  1. "EPAS"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UBS full-time

    Pros

    Friendly team and great boss

    Cons

    Pay, advancement, you get stuck in your role

    Advice to Management

    Reward your employees with better pay


  2. "Investment Associate"

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    Current Employee - Investment Associate in Coral Gables, FL
    Current Employee - Investment Associate in Coral Gables, FL
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competent peers. Relaxed work atmosphere. Caring and understanding management team. Great vibe.

    Cons

    Poor pay transparency. Not enough communication between peers

  3. "Client Service Associate"

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    Current Employee - Client Service Associate in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Client Service Associate in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    In-depth training program, great work environment, great hours, you're able to leave work at work, paid vacation time, great maternity leave allowance, good benefits, beautiful office

    Cons

    It is possible to become stagnant in your position but that isn't necessarily a bad thing, parking is a pain in providence you will have to pay a hefty monthly fee somewhere but there are compensation programs that can help that are offered.


  4. "European values"

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    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture relative to our peers; salaries at market rates, stability, good internal mobility.

    Cons

    As with any large corporation some departments will be more or less dysfunctional than others. Investment Bank seems ahead of the pack when it comes to technology and best practices in IT, while Wealth Management Americas is still outdated.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace best practices. Justify why projects need to be Waterfall as opposed to simply defaulting into it. Agile will be better in every case where you can have decision makers on the front lines -they need to be brought there.


  5. "Good teams under bad management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good teams to work and learn

    Cons

    Bad processes, management is not transparent, lack of motivation

    Advice to Management

    More communication to employees


  6. "analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UBS full-time

    Pros

    *decent work life balance
    *great cafe
    *flexibility to work from home

    Cons

    *success largely depends on political management team
    *adhoc recurring cost-cutting dampens morale
    *negligible training and ability to advance


  7. "Good People but lots of Red Tape"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    -I've become friends with a lot of people I worked with
    -good learning opportunties

    Cons

    -HR is a mess, policies allow no flexibility on manager behalf to fix things from comp/promo perspective if there is a mistake

    Advice to Management

    Try and reward people for doing a good job. Also, if you could make it so back-office isn't always leaving, forcing front office to teach them their job, that'd be good.

  8. "Trade Support"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice Teammates, Nice Culture, Nice Working Environment

    Cons

    Not clear promotion/career path. restructuring too frequent


  9. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UBS full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, relatively easy work

    Cons

    Not too much interesting work, hard to find dedicated team


  10. "Most likely on par with other wealth management firms"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in Weehawken, NJ
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Weehawken, NJ

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

    Pros

    Good PTO, flexibility regarding working from home to go to doctor visits, sick kids, etc.

    Cons

    Too many managers unable to make a decision results in paralysis. Managers who micro-manage.

    Advice to Management

    Remove all the layers so that you become nimble and are able to make decisions quickly. You tried to do it once in the late 2000s and the layers slowly crept back in.


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