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UBS Stamford Reviews

Updated July 10, 2017
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Stamford, CT

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  • Work life balance completely eroded during my time there (in 93 reviews)

  • In some departments it is expected to work very long hours on a long term basis which is not healthy fir the (in 105 reviews)

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  1. "Talent Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy commute to and from Stamford, CT, on site perks like childcare, gym, cafeteria

    Cons

    US has too strong a focus on Investment Bank employees, forgets about Asset Management and back office.


  2. "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

  3. "UBS in North America"

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    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.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Associate Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work if you are looking for a great work life balance.

    Cons

    Too much of hierarchy. No significant salary incentives for long term employees. you see lot of talented people leaving due to this issue.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good as long as it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at UBS full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good people and team spirit.

    Cons

    hard to break management gardes to work cross platforms.
    terrible downturn management.

    Advice to Management

    work with your employees and manage the downturn


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Emerging Markets, Fixed Income"

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    Current Employee - Vice President, Derivatives Trading in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Vice President, Derivatives Trading in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bank has one of the best platforms to engage clients and create a viable and effective solutions. Found resources to be available when needed and management stayed engaged in support of business.

    Cons

    Risk management is not properly managed and views revenue centers as enemies instead of partners.

    Advice to Management

    Must build effective teams and stop building walls between properties.


  7. "Great Learning Experience, Frustrating HR"

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    Former Intern - Asset Management Summer Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Former Intern - Asset Management Summer Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UBS as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I was an intern in the Asset Management division. It was a phenomenal learning experience with intensive opportunities to work on finance projects. Hires great people.

    Cons

    The HR and compliance make things much more difficult than necessary.

  8. "Director, Operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to work independently on high risk projects.

    Cons

    Company objectives and goals change rapidly and staff not always informed in a timely manner.


  9. "director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UBS (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, good challenges, smart people

    Cons

    too many leople out for themselves - especially eith all the leadership changes

    Advice to Management

    focus on client experience


  10. "Business Unit Controller"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice work environment;benefits, location is ideal

    Cons

    Egos run wild; systems weak for such a large company


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