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UBS Reviews

Updated May 27, 2017
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  • Work life balance completely eroded during my time there (in 89 reviews)

  • Long hours, long commute, low pay (in 99 reviews)

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  1. "It was good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inter in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Inter in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    not much responsibilty. It was good

    Cons

    kind of boring not much to do

    Advice to Management

    more to do


  2. "UBS in North America"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Roadshow Accounting Clerk in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Roadshow Accounting Clerk in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great location and physical environment and the people on my team were terrific and full of energy helping to make a stressful job manageable..

    Cons

    Cold corporate culture geared to keeping you looking over your shoulder. HR department emits a sense that the #1 goal is to avoid lawsuits by employees. One never forgets that everyone is replaceable at UBS.

    Advice to Management

    Bad management decisions closed the largest trading floor in USA, in Stamford, CT. UBS is still on the ropes as a whole since 2008 crisis. Get back to basics, wealth management.


  3. "Executive director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work
    In the middle of implementing clear culture
    Lean on cost
    Good benefits excluding medical

    Cons

    Poor medical benefits
    Still a lot of bureaucracy and micromanagement
    One of the pillars of the new culture, challenge, is not tolerated in the upwar direction

    Advice to Management

    Simplify IT budget process
    Allow senior management decisions to be challenged -- they will get better with amendments
    Improve medical benefits


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  5. "Senior Wealth Strategy Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Senior Wealth Strategy Associate in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Wealth Strategy Associate in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    UBS is a great place to work.

    Cons

    None a true leader in every category.


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    "Founder, Watts Global LLC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Highly experienced hedge fund manager.

    Cons

    Only acceptable locations are New York City or Miami

    Advice to Management

    Prompt interview due to current offers.


  7. "Senior Investigator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntington, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntington, NY

    I worked at UBS (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good money and experience education diversity of skills

    Cons

    not consistent -sporadic learning -few projects lack of quality committment


  8. "Indifferent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at UBS (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone seems open to new ideas and feedback.

    Cons

    Didn't receive any training when I was being on-boarded. No sense of community.


  9. "Waste of time"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    no pros bad all around

    Cons

    so many that it would take for ever

    Advice to Management

    be human


  10. "Systems Applications Developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work scheduling available. Access to cultural venues and events. Access to a variety of benefits - tuition reimbursement, commuter benefits.

    Cons

    Lacking in morale and social events. Tuition reimbursement for programs outside functional area difficult to approve. Compensation increases not progressive. Mandate for diversity not seen across all business groups.

    Advice to Management

    Need to improve work quality of life with more sponsored social events. Each business unit's senior management may sponsor quarterly pizza lunches or after work events to increase camaraderie.


  11. "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in Saddle Brook, NJ
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in Saddle Brook, NJ

    I worked at UBS (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment, Good opportunity in Nashville

    Cons

    Company downsized in Tri-state area


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