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Updated 23 June 2018
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UBS Group CEO Sergio P. Ermotti
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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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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "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.

  3. "Fantastic Job"

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    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


  4. "Not great"

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    Former Employee - Investment Banking Summer Analyst
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Summer Analyst
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great training, networking opportunities, salary, location, and brand

    Cons

    Hours, people are not very friendly, you can get placed in a niche team


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at UBS full-time

    Pros

    good benefit, friendly teammate and boss

    Cons

    work like hell, tons of admin task


  6. "A great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Risk Control Specialist in London, England
    Former Employee - Risk Control Specialist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UBS (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong employee networks, Market salaries and great place to work

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep building the employee networks, the investment is well worth it


  7. "Should be better"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Support in London, England
    Current Employee - IT Support in London, England
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly people
    nice working environment
    Decent, if over priced, canteen

    Cons

    Poor internal job progression
    Unfair wage structure
    Too much bureaucracy
    over complicated IT Systems

    Advice to Management

    Allow people to move around easier to avoid stagnation.

  8. "Great culture"

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

    I worked at UBS full-time

    Pros

    Good working hours and supportive management

    Cons

    Takes a long time to get promoted


  9. "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

    Exciting industry with very good technology. Flexible working hours and flexible benefits package. Good salaries. General calibre of people quite good.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic organisation. Need to jump many hoops to get things done. Also unfair bonus structure with different pots for different grades, in effect putting barriers to promotions because bosses won't want to promote people and dilute their bonus pool. Deep organisation structure. High work pressure.


  10. "good"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Busineess Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Busineess Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good work life balance
    friendly people
    great location / new building
    many networking groups allowing to participate in interesting lectures
    many online learning resources

    Cons

    many changes to organisational structure which caused me to have few different line managers across last 2 years
    hard to get promoted


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