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UBS Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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  • Work life balance completely eroded during my time there (in 92 reviews)

  • In some departments it is expected to work very long hours on a long term basis which is not healthy fir the (in 103 reviews)

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  1. "Not a company that will inspire you"

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    Current Employee - Risk Management in Greenwich, CT
    Current Employee - Risk Management in Greenwich, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ok benefit plans and the mentor program. That's about it.

    Cons

    No bonus and no group or team activities. Management is into power play and does not listen to the lower levels. Employees with under AD levels are constantly being ignored and heard. Management will use the excuse of company is downsizing to remove anyone who is not working the way desire. IT is horrible..most terrifying systems i had ever seen . No 360 review at all. No work life balance and your contribution is not rewarded often. Company again using excuse of downsizing. ..but we all know they publish quarterly profits year on year. Opportunities to grow is minimal as the people on top have the say.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership is a total disaster.


  2. "Lots of oppurtunites to be challenged"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UBS full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working schedule, opportunity to work on global teams.

    Cons

    Many positions are being moved to lower labor cost countries

  3. "Director and Legal Counsel"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  4. "Compliance Analyst"

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


  5. "Senior Wealth Strategy Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UBS (More than a year)

    Pros

    Brand name, great foot in the door in industry

    Cons

    Limited internal mobility
    Firm is losing reputation


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Can't say anything positive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UBS full-time

    Pros

    A lot of smart intelligent professionals who is looking for the way out

    Cons

    No bonus no salary increase outsource very popular


  7. "More good than bad"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UBS full-time

    Pros

    Great culture wise, work life balance

    Cons

    Not the most deal flow, very bland experience as you'll mostly be pitching

    Advice to Management

    Stop all the bureaucracy

  8. "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


  9. "VP- Wealth Managemt"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UBS full-time

    Pros

    Excellent platform to serve HNW clients
    Great lending rates against portfolios,
    Pretty Broker friendly, but DOL is a looming issue

    Cons

    Management decisions can effect pay significantly, but mostly your in charge of your own destiny


  10. "Only apply if Thick Skinned and MALE"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Time Off-Holidays, vacation days, family care days, personal days.
    The only thing I liked about the job

    Cons

    -Aggressive Male Dominated-Lots of slamming things around and cussing
    -Don't ever cry, it will be detrimental to your survival here
    -Women are looked down upon
    -There is 1 person with 20+ years professional experience to every 45 straight out of college kids-they do not value old blood. I have watched tenure walk out the door with all their knowledge-even forced.
    -I worked here several years ago and came back because I liked my job then and was wanting the same job-didn't get the same job and 2 familiar faces still here after many many years
    -Health benefits aren't great-you would think with thousands of employees, benefits would be good. They are not.
    -You will never know your job inside and out, you only doggy paddle day in and day out-No training-tenure left
    -very hard to succeed here, especially if you are a woman
    -If you are a woman, and you go ahead and take a job here, either keep your mouth shut, do as your told and never show emotion, or be as strong as the men and run with them.. if you are anywhere in between, you will be noticed and challenged until you give up and leave

    Advice to Management

    -Stop cussing/stop slamming stuff around
    -value older people
    -train your employees


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