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UBS Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Dec 5, 2019

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  1. "Database development"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in Weehawken, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UBS full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very good work culture. Good Managers and great work life balance.

    Cons

    Nothing specific, keep the good work.

    UBS2019-11-18
  2. "Overall Good Experience"

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    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UBS full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good bank to work for. great culture

    Cons

    long hours at times, bad work life balance

    UBS2019-11-06
  3. "Great place.."

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    Former Employee - Executive Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UBS full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good environment, excellent work/life balance

    Cons

    none that are worth mentioning

    UBS2019-11-16
  4. "Great company culture"

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    Former Employee - Client Services Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UBS full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Innovative work environment. Focus on client experience makes job feel very rewarding. Great benefits and with a great manager can achieve good work life balance.

    Cons

    Multiple systems platforms exist and can be cumbersome to navigate, but it’s improving. Promotions and career advancement can take a long time to come to fruition.

    UBS2019-10-01
  5. "Excellent Company to work for"

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    Former Contractor - Client Service Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UBS for more than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance, great communication between staff and management, good contractual agreement, good working hours, study work, dynamic work environment

    Cons

    hard to get a permanent position

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    UBS2019-08-23
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Honest Review for Wealth Advice Center (WAC)"

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Weehawken, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UBS full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    1. UBS brand name, people assume you're a big-time financial advisor (but your not) 2. Young team, most people here are straight out of school in their early 20s so it's fun to work here if you're young and energetic. 3. Work/life balance: you work on an 8hr shift; no overtime. 4. A good place to start and get licensed if you have no financial background.

    Cons

    1. No Growth. The whole team basically handles small accounts or garbage accounts that '' real'' UBS advisors don't want. You don't own your own book and you can't get new clients on your own. The only clients you're allowed to service and do business with are the small/ garbage accounts mentioned earlier. 2. High turn over rate: Because of the first reason, turn over rate here is one of the highest in UBS. Not a lot of people work here for over two years. 3. NOT a finance job: Most financial advisors here have no finance background or basic knowledge of finance or economics. And that goes for most sales managers here as well. Because all they want you to do is to sell managed portfolios and nothing else (this is the only way you get paid). It's kind of ridiculous because how in the world a recent college grad with a non-finance related degree is going to help clients make some of the most important financial decisions? 4. Lack of diversity: 90% white male. No female or minority in management. Frat house environment, you have to be boys with your manager and drink the kool-aid to be promoted, personal performance doesn't really matter. Ladies thinking about working here? You will be one of the 5 female FAs working here among 50+ twenty-year-old guys. Just imagine that... 5. Nepotism: I don't think this is a big surprise for most banks, but this place takes it to a whole new level. You'll be working with a lot of senior management's kid here because of an inter-generation program they have, and these kids can do anything they want with no repercussion. They can miss their sales gaol and still take vacations to Europe. And at the end of the day, they will still get promoted ahead of everyone. I've personally seen these kids got promoted ahead of a team's number one performer and sales managers are afraid of confronting them. 6. Mediocre pay- base salary is 50k plus bonus, normally after 1.5 -2 years you'll get promoted to a more premium team earning 60k base. However, bonuses are taxed heavily so you're not putting that much in your pocket. For the amount of $ you're bringing in and products you sold, it's really not that much... 7. Low morale: morale used to be okay... after a lot of good managers left, morale is at its lowest. They also changed the way advisors get paid so it's harder to get your bonuses now. At a team meeting, they even asked to rank our morale from 1-10, and no one scored more than a 4.

    UBS2019-08-27
  7. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Contractor - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UBS for less than a year

    Pros

    managers were very helpful and knowledgeable. they believed in work life balance.

    Cons

    I don't have any downsides for UBS.

    UBS2019-07-22
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Ethically and Morally wrong. Ignore Fiduciary Responsibility"

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    Former Employee - Undisclosed 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at UBS full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work life balance, location, cleanliness

    Cons

    Lack of supervision of Financial Advisors, no accountability, sacrifice the clients to gain revenue, are not a fiduciary to the client, allow advisors to make excuses for churning and other activities that are ethically and morally unsound. No body will speak up for what is right for the client because they are afraid they will loose their job. Management is complacent and only dedicated to the bottom line. They don't hold true to the fiduciary duty of the clients they serve

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    UBS2019-08-23
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good Name Recognition / Bad Mobility"

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    Current Employee - Registered Client Service Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UBS full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Global company, reimbursed education expenses, good vacation and work life balance.

    Cons

    Hard to move within the company from CSA role. Very low base pay unless your are getting compensated additionally by the advisors that you work for.

    UBS2019-06-29
  10. "Good Department in an OK Company"

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    Former Employee - Compliance Analyst 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UBS full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangements, great people , good managers, great work-life balance

    Cons

    Constant management turnover, low pay compared to the industry average

    UBS2019-06-15
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