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UBS Reviews

Updated 22 Feb 2020

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3.5
67%
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76%
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UBS Group CEO  Sergio P. Ermotti
Sergio P. Ermotti
1,521 Ratings
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  1. "Derivatives"

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    Former Employee - Authorized Officer in London, England

    I worked at UBS full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Company, great work life balance

    Cons

    No progression, big organisation, become just another number

    UBS2020-01-24
  2. "Good company to work for as far as Investment Banks are concerned"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic environment and good atmosphere

    Cons

    As a large organisation, inertia and unnecessary processes have built over time, but this really depends on the business unit one works for

    UBS2020-02-18
  3. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UBS full-time

    Pros

    Nice people in general (not all)

    Cons

    Growth Prospects HR is very rigid

    UBS2020-02-13
  4. "excellent place to work at"

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    Current Employee - Quantitative Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UBS full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great team work culture, very supportive senior management

    Cons

    sometimes getting a new technology approved can take a very long time

    UBS2020-02-12
  5. "Great bank to work for"

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    Former Employee - Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UBS full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    smart people, access to great research, if you are good it is recognized and can get promoted

    Cons

    satellite offices difficult to have visibility for good bonuses and promotions

    UBS2020-02-11
  6. "Team oriented investment bank"

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    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UBS full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Small teams and responsibilities. Friendly people.

    Cons

    Capital light and high marketing need to win deals. Admin and old style mentality (bureaucracy is heavy)

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    UBS2020-02-11
  7. "Intense"

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    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in London, England

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

    Pros

    Steep learning curve where you get a good basis within finance

    Cons

    Hostile work environment at times, but normal for investment banks

    UBS2020-02-05
  8. "Dynamic environment"

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    Current Employee - Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UBS full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities in investment banking

    Cons

    Compensation variable in different roles

    UBS2020-02-05
  9. "Great culture"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great culture friendly atmosphere Interesting and varied work and projects

    Cons

    departmental communication Too quick to follow a trend before finishing the last one

    UBS2020-02-06
  10. "Associate in M&A"

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    Current Employee - Investment Banking Associate 

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

    Pros

    Great quality of very motivated people Not too hierarchical

    Cons

    Compensation below the market despite UBS communication

    UBS2020-02-20

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