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UBS Reviews in Singapore

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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3.4 47 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

UBS CEO Sergio P. Ermotti

Sergio P. Ermotti

(12 ratings)

94% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • work-life balance; office culture; staff education(in 133 reviews)

  • Decent work-life balance, relaxed work environment, corporate perks(in 76 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is appalling if one wishes to get promoted(in 29 reviews)

  • Lack of clear strategy due to too many senior management changes(in 53 reviews)

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    Great company with mostly high calibre people.

    Wealth Management (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsGood career development and training opportunities. Great management efforts on staff engagement. Generally good working culture in terms of team collaboration. Excellent company value.

    ConsToo much red tape - too many levels of approval required to drive any change. Laggard in terms of technology capabilities. Too much emphasis on front office, neglecting back office (Operations and IT) resource requirements to adequately support the business. Premium paid for external hires instead of sufficient reward to retain existing talents.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWould be great if there's more focus on talent retention, giving more pay raise and promotion opportunities to existing staff who are performing well, instead of hiring consultants and externally at higher costs but less efficiencies.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice environment

    Securities and Data (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsQuite a nice place to work at. Mostly is about the work done (quality), and not how much work is done (quantity).
    People are generally competent, knowledgeable, friendly and helpful.
    Welfare is generally quite reasonable. There's a committee to engage the staff in various activities and festivities.

    ConsSome managers could be micro-managers
    Some will make use of you for their promotions.
    Interrnal mobility at junior level is near impossible, leading to mass seasonal departures

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement need to engage their subordinates more, be it career development or team-related issues.
    More transparency and sharing sessions.
    Provide words of encouragement. Do more, talk less..
    Be open to feedback from all levels of staff
    Contract staff also contribute to the company, at times more than permanent staff. Please do not treat them as 3rd class citizens or as liabilities.

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    Used to be great place to be, now im not so sure

    Business Analyst (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsWorld class training resources available to build up relevant skills and knowledge

    ConsAlot of cost cutting, headcount approvals are taking too long, people leave and arent replaced, too many reorgs

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest more on the future and on talent retention instead of trying to focus too much drive costs down

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    Large organisation

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros- work life balance
    - great career opportunities

    Cons- too many layers of management
    - teams are getting segregated and the company culture is getting weaker as firm expands

    Advice to Senior Management- reduce the layers of approvals required
    - look at ways to make employees feel appreciated
    - industrialization may come at the expense of loss of talent

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Director

    Director (Former Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    Prosflexibility to apply for leave without guilt

    Consjust follow and maintain good relations

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The work / internship experience was fruitful and memorable.

    Intern (Former Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsThe work environment is conducive and people are friendly. Experienced colleagues are willing to share their advice if asked.

    ConsSteep learning curve for entry level / fresh graduates likely. Need to put in more hours and effort to network with others and understand the business better.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work of instilling professionalism and collective work spirit amongst employees at UBS.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great wealth management but far less impressive investment bank and asset management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsStrong wealth management franchise, great brand name, less than impressive investment bank.

    ConsLong working hours and low bonuses but compensated by higher base. Opportunities for internal mobility limited unless you know the hiring manager personally.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company

    Associate Director (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsGood welfare
    Great for working mums

    ConsHigh expectations from management on sales targets

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    supportive colleagues

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgood work-life balance, well cooperative colleagues

    ConsIT systems limitations and infrastructure

    Advice to Senior Managementinvest more on technology infrastructure

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nice working environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    Pros- warm and supportive working environment
    - good work life balance
    - flat structure
    - good employee benefits
    - meritocratic
    - extremely multicultural

    Cons- few overseas opportunities unless you are hired from a high cost location è.g. Europe

    Advice to Senior ManagementAddress the cons.

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