Overall, a fun place to work. Promotions are harder to come by, but the European culture bleeds through to the US. Early days to align to central Zurich hours, but typically are able to leave a bit early to account for the early mornings.
Graduate Talent Program Analyst (Current Employee) – Weehawken, NJ – March 14, 2019
I have enjoyed my time at UBS. I started here as an intern and then was offered a full time role. I love the culture at UBS. Many higher-ups are open to meeting with all different members of the firm , even interns.
Analyst (Former Employee) – Nashville, TN – March 10, 2019
I didn’t understand how bad it was at UBS until I left. If you’re a young professional looking to develop skills and form a career path this is not the place for you. Individuals can see through the lies of management and leave after about 1-2 years. Career mobility is almost non existent. If you have absolutely no other options and want to work in finanace I would give it a look, but avoid if you can. I work for a different financial firm now make about 50% more money, communication is 10x better, and career mobility is openly discussed. Turnover is a big problem so they’ve resorted to hiring unqualified older individuals (50+yrs old) for entry level jobs. Pay is not competitive and you’re not rewarded for working hard. I worked directly with a guy who has busted his butt for 15 years and they treat him like trash. That was my sign to get out.
Executive Director (Former Employee) – Stamford, CT – February 25, 2019
UBS was growing quickly while I was there. Never could quite get it together before markets turned. Internal Kleptocracy kept large part of the bonus pool unless you were guaranteed. Got cleaned out in 2008
Summer Intern (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – February 20, 2019
My internship here was very enjoyable as I was fresh out of college. I was not burdened with cold calling, prospecting or having to hit any sort of revenue goals. Advisors were helpful and gave great insight.
UBS is a wonderful company to work for. They have outstanding benefits. Management team genuinely cares about the development and well-being of their people. Very limited opportunities for growth and development at the branch level, however many opportunities available at corporate level (Nashville, Weehawken).
I don't have much work experience, but out of the work experience I have UBS is the best place I've worked so far. The individuals around love to teach you and guide you to becoming the best Financial Advisor you could possible become. Remember to stay humble and do what is right by the people.
Investment Consultant (Former Employee) – New York, NY – February 11, 2019
UBS is large and disorganized with several different initiatives at once. Each team is unique and varies. Management turnover was an issue at my first role with Ubs. Within my first 2 years I reported to more than 5 managers, each managed differently. In my last role with UBS I was surrounded by amazing people and an awesome boss. Type y guy, hit goals, get it done, hands off but supportive. Layoffs from the higher ups in Switzerland decreased headcount in my division by 30% however half of the desk I was on was laid off. Job security for UBS Americas should be a concern when looking at UBS. Management seems to be focusing on increasing shareholder profits by cutting headcount...
Sr. Registered Client Service Associate (Current Employee) – Colorado Springs, CO – February 2, 2019
I enjoy my work at UBS. I am an industry veteran with 25 years in financial services. I have also worked for Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch. What makes my days are the people I get to work with in my branch. The culture at UBS is pretty good.