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Opportunities to experience multiple locations.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)

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

Pros

With so many locations you can move around to different locations.

Cons

Management varies greatly across divisions and teams. Getting a good manager is the luck of the draw as there is no real standard around management. While employees are reviewed managers are not.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Create a standard for management as well as employees.

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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
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  1. Poor company culture and incompetent middle management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - Worked with a few talented individuals who are equally disgruntled by the poor culture
    - Competitive salary for back office employees

    Cons

    - Middle management micromanages, lies, threatens and mistreats their subjects
    - Employees are overworked (constantly work nights and weekends) and undervalued
    - Excessive and unnecessary politics and in-fighting between FTEs and consultants (even at entry-level)
    - Top management discourages honest feedback
    - Low company morale breeds many disgruntled employees and leads to poor performance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set up one on ones, and spend some time with the bottom employees to understand their thoughts and needs.
    Pay attention to the top-heavy management structure, and stop the one-dimensional thinking to cut down costs through layoffs. Stop bringing in lying, incompetent vendors and contractors that hurt the company in the long run.

  2. Nice place to work at the time, but environment has changed

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Communications Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Communications Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at UBS full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good healthcare benefits
    Lots of diversity networks

    Cons

    Low salary
    Long hours
    Culture of "talking" rather than "doing"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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