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Updated 20 August 2018
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  • "It’s hard to strike a good work life balance" (in 111 reviews)

  • "Long hours with small social life" (in 152 reviews)

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  1. "Good"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Industrial Placement Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Industrial Placement Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive, pushed to work hard, plenty of responsibility

    Cons

    Focus shifting from IB to wealth management

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Associate Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in London, England
    Current Employee - Associate Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UBS full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company, Good values, good people

    Cons

    Slow to adopt latest technologies

    Advice to Management

    More innovation labs should be funded for greater medium-longterm efficiency

  3. "Infrastructure Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great place to work and brilliant opportunities

    Cons

    Little guidance for new entrants


  4. "Internship in Equity Research Analyst position in Zurich"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at UBS full-time

    Pros

    Huge institution, many talented professionals, top bank

    Cons

    Many complicated procedures, not centered to individuals, budgeting comes first


  5. "Great people to work with"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Warehouse Architect in Ingatestone, England
    Former Employee - Data Warehouse Architect in Ingatestone, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the most highly motivated, hard working and talented in the IT industry. Free coffee, and lovely office in London. Love the fact the company actually recognised the need for integrity and collaboration. Principles are important.

    Cons

    Pay wasn’t good. Bonus was insulting at 3% given the damn hard work and effort and commitment I put in.

    Advice to Management

    Look after your technology experts. Not everyone wants to manage.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good culture, but not growth-focused"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at UBS full-time

    Pros

    Interesting people, always happy to help

    Cons

    Very hierarchical, tech is slow and unappreciated (related)

    Advice to Management

    Give people room to explore


  7. Helpful (1)

    "ib it GED Senior Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - IT Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UBS full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice place to start the career, benefits are good

    Cons

    No career groth, poor management, no process, great attrition, no strategical view on IT in the bank

  8. "IT Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at UBS full-time

    Pros

    Management open to feedback, people management, good employee benefits

    Cons

    Cost cutting strategy, too many legacy systems challenging for transformation

    Advice to Management

    Management support to making transformational changes to the bank is critical


  9. "Good place to retire"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England

    I have been working at UBS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Has got great people and culture

    Cons

    Seriously underpaying employees, who have worked for a long time.


  10. "Fantastic Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UBS full-time

    Pros

    Lovely people, relaxed environment and good place to work

    Cons

    Long hours with small social life


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