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UBS Reviews

Updated February 26, 2017
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Pros
  • There is always work to do but work life balance is also not too bad (in 290 reviews)

  • Great work environment and upper management support (in 182 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance completely eroded during my time there (in 80 reviews)

  • Long hours which eventually started to impact my health forcing me to switch careers (in 92 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "Culture blows"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Money is decent, and bosses can be hit or miss

    Cons

    Company culture is awful. If you don't mind sitting behind a desk all day and being a corporate slave, then give it a shot


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    "CSA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UBS full-time

    Pros

    Only worked 40 hours per week, good vacation time, decent benefits, decent co-workers on junior level, cool perks (art museum tickets, etc.)

    Cons

    Upper management totally out of touch with business, poor compensation relative to industry, no opportunity to move around the bank

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your junior employees, create more synergies between different parts of the bank, focus on compensating your employees well and they will stay longer


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    "Great culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Advisor
    Current Employee - Human Resources Advisor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I got to work with a lot of really awesome people from all over the world. Lots of employee engagement, great benefits and PTO.

    Cons

    It's a huge corporate company, so you really have to put a lot of time in any sort of promotion/danc it's a huge corporate company, so you really have to put a lot of time in any sort of promotion/advancement. Also they seem to penny pinch as far as salary and bonuses are concerned... seems sad for such a lucrative company.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to how your managers are operating, because some aren't putting in any work at all. Meanwhile the employees grind and mgrs get all the credit.


  6. "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


  7. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UBS full-time

    Pros

    Very nice place to work

    Cons

    Very political favorites are very obvious

    Advice to Management

    Employees who don't join right after graduating college are employees too


  8. "Indifferent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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. "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.


  10. "Waste of time"

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


  11. "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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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