UBS Investment Bank

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UBS Investment Bank Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated January 15, 2015
Updated January 15, 2015
277 Reviews
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277 Reviews
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66 Ratings

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Pros
  • Work-life balance can be decent with occasional crunch periods during audits (in 20 reviews)

  • Good people can be found and some of them have managed to stick around for a while (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • long working hours and intense work environment (in 18 reviews)

  • Work life balance was a kind of suck, but I believe this is not only true for UBS (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    UBS intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UBS Investment Bank

    Pros

    Good, highly motivated team. Would recommend

    Cons

    Not as much deals as other BB

  2.  

    A strong equity house

    Former Employee - Equity Sales in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Equity Sales in London, England (UK)

    I worked at UBS Investment Bank as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    - people are very approachable and willing to help juniors
    - great opportunities to learn if initiative is taken
    - very interesting people who are down-to-earth

    Cons

    - not much interaction between different desks on the floor
    - friendly culture at work however not much out-of-office social interactions
    - rotations on desks were not logical

  3.  

    A great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UBS Investment Bank

    Pros

    Just a fantastic place to work

    Cons

    Not much I can think of.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UBS Investment Bank

    Pros

    work life balance, laid back

    Cons

    lack of promotion, compensation, progression

  6.  

    Fast Paced and Excellent (steep!) Learning Curve

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I worked at UBS Investment Bank full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Compensation, perks and personal growth

    Cons

    Mundane at times, work-life balance

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Positive experience

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

    I worked at UBS Investment Bank as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, challenging work and positive environment.

    Cons

    Difficult industry, lots of layoffs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Working at UBS

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

    I have been working at UBS Investment Bank full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, relaxed but also very productive and has wonderful people. I thoroughly enjoyed my time there, i found it both challenging and welcoming. The staff I worked with were patent, intelligent and so much fun. The firm engages it's self a lot of the community one of my favorite memories was visiting a secondary school and helping out with their sports day.

    Cons

    There's a large undervaluing of the individual, the firm could do more to value individual talents especially with young workers who could gain the most from having their talents nurtured.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Quite OK

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

    I have been working at UBS Investment Bank as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Little to no overtime
    Good work - life balance

    Cons

    Most of money generated by some large customers therefore all the business is around them.
    I was unable to switch team
    compensation

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good working culture compared to other places. people are more approachable and more willing to share knowledge

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UBS Investment Bank full-time

    Pros

    People are approachable and open to share knowledge
    cross training and developing new skills is easily possible if you have the time

    Cons

    lack of value for talent
    lacks structured support for personal development
    Compensation is low

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Well run investment bank

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

    I worked at UBS Investment Bank full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Interesting work, good people, reasonably well paid

    Cons

    Long hours, reasonable politically within the group I was in but politically quite tough outside our group

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate your agenda more clearly to the employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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