UBS Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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  1. UBS Operations

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Securities Specialist in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Securities Specialist in Zürich (Switzerland)

    I worked at UBS part-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good bank, high level of competence in the backoffice

    Cons

    Strong focus on front units, working in backoffice is not really satisfying any more

    Advice to Management

    Show more respect to the people who do the a good job in the background


  2. Helpful (2)

    The politics were soul crushing

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

    I worked at UBS full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some very smart people (who subsequently left).

    Cons

    Terrible management, lots of infighting, general politics of decline in the investment bank.


  3. Good work environment; Terrible comp

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Reporting Specialist in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Financial Reporting Specialist in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work environment is quite good. UBS has invested in systems infrastructure over the last 2 years and that is starting to come good. Good learning opportunities. Managers open to training requests. Relatively flat organisation structure.

    Cons

    Stingy when it comes to pay and benefits. Loyalty and hard work not rewarded. Management doesn't care when good talent walks out the door. Would rather spend far more hiring + training new candidates than try and retain existing staff.

    Advice to Management

    Loosen the purse strings and listen to what your staff are saying. It only takes one good offer from another institution to take your best staff away.


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  5. Desk Head Weath Management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Geneva (Switzerland)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Career oportunities, financial strength, global presence

    Cons

    Too exposed to regulation

    Advice to Management

    Empower your people


  6. Very positive work environment

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

    I have been working at UBS

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    salary, steep learning curve, great team

    Cons

    sometimes long hours
    unequal workflow: some really busy days, some very slow days


  7. Director

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at UBS full-time

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

    Pros

    Normal benefits of being part of a larger organization.

    Cons

    Treated as a liability risk.


  8. Investment Associate

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Medina, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Medina, OH

    I worked at UBS (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, wonderful co-workers, innovative financial products, really liked working at UBS

    Cons

    At the time I worked there, some system upgrades would make cumbersome daily tasks much more efficient


  9. Good culture

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

    I worked at UBS

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Old ML culture with former brass at head of UBS.

    Cons

    Cut throat world in financial service.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget you are not BAC.


  10. UBS

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    UBS ist die grösste schweizer Bank. Möglichkeiten international Verlegung sind möglich.

    Cons

    Schlechter Ruf in diesem Sektor zu arbeiten zurzeit.


  11. Fund accountant

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

    I have been working at UBS full-time

    Pros

    Good culture and dynamic work environment

    Cons

    Overly bureaucratic and takes too long to react to needs, be it market or staff.



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