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UBS Reviews

Updated 22 September 2017
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  1. "Working for UBS"

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

    I have been working at UBS full-time

    Pros

    Core values permeates throughout the organisation

    Cons

    Been there for over a year and still think I made the right choice


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    "Great place to learn very political"

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

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

    Pros

    Training, salaries. Good bonuses and extras

    Cons

    Old fashioned culture, swiss heritage


  3. "A good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Internal Audit in London, England
    Former Employee - Internal Audit in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UBS full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    People works to do the right thing.
    The Swiss mentality makes the work environment more genuine than at other companies.

    Cons

    The impacts of the 2008 crisis and the rogue trader took a long time to overcome. This still impacts career progression and promotions speed.


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  5. "review"

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    Current Employee - Client Advisor in London, England
    Current Employee - Client Advisor in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UBS full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    collaborative culture, open environment and communication.

    Cons

    too many decision makers, dotted lines to management.


  6. "Company considerate of its employees"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UBS full-time

    Pros

    Encouraging professional development and internal moves
    Great offices

    Cons

    Lack of transparency in compensation


  7. "Poor workforce morale"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UBS full-time

    Pros

    -Easy going culture and nice people to work with
    -Easy hours and onsite gym

    Cons

    -Not enough engagement and transparency from management
    -Very low workforce morale due to limited interesting work, limited career opportunities in terms of mobility, low bonus and poor IT infraststructure and legacy systems

    Advice to Management

    - Invest in more development of employees
    - Clearer communication of company/department strategy and thinking


  8. "Derivatives Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UBS full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity, good environment, progression

    Cons

    Very political, ageing team, change in structure


  9. "Executive director"

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

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits interesting work intelligent colleagues opportunity to progress within the company and in various countries around the world

    Cons

    In some departments it is expected to work very long hours on a long term basis which is not healthy fir the. Implant or the employees. Bonuses are not related to performance

    Advice to Management

    Promote within


  10. "ib intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great exposure and trust to do tasks. very open

    Cons

    poor communication within teams and from seniors


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    "Up's and Down's"

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

    I have been working at UBS full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Mostly great people - some bizarre exceptions that the system no longer seems to remove (both in terms of calibre and attitude. Challenging environment with very real large-scale problems. All the benefits you'd expect from a large enterprise. Fantastic London office (if you happen to be based in 5BG).

    Cons

    Huge segregation between IT and other 'cost centre' operations and the actual business. Not competitive on salary and particularly don't reward people who have spent a long time with the company. Struggling to retain good people and not really doing an awful lot about that (presumably because it enables a shift to lower cost locations).

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your best people and don't neglect people who have been with the organisation for a long time - i.e. recognise and repay loyalty. Move towards a 'one company' model where IT/technology can genuinely enable the business - not through 'partnership' but through genuine integration.


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