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UBS Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
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  • Work life balance completely eroded during my time there (in 89 reviews)

  • Long hours, long commute, low pay (in 100 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Awful"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They will sell you on vacation days, etc but pay you like crap.

    Cons

    Horrible environment where if you don't have a title or "rank" as they call it then you are nobody.

    Advice to Management

    This isn't the military, ranks should not be that important.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Financial Advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Wealth Planning Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Wealth Planning Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Making lots of investments in technology.

    Cons

    Lack of flexibility when it comes to creating cutstomized financial plans and client reviews.

    Advice to Management

    Allow advisors more flexibility when it comes to software and the materials they present to clients. Trust in the skills of FAs and in their ability to create something customized, and in the best interest of the client.


  5. "Good Company to Work For"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "People are the best here"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Financial Accountant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  9. "Great culture! Collaborative, Challenging, Encouraging."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Weehawken, NJ
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Weehawken, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    UBS has a high focus on encouraging diversity of people, thoughts and ideas. They empower employees to challenged the status quo, everyone has a voice.There are many opportunities to get involved in various projects. It's a very positive environment with a good amount of transparency and a high level of collaboration across the organization. You know what you do and how it contributes to the over all goals of the firm.

    Cons

    For me, the reverse commute across the Hudson.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "It's Ok"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Internet Marketing Consultant in Mila, VA
    Current Employee - Internet Marketing Consultant in Mila, VA

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

    Pros

    Great Team, Supportive, Energetic Atmosphere, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Low benefits, Managers pretend a lot from you


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