UBS Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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  1. Interesting Challenge

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at UBS as an intern

    Pros

    multicultural environment, fast-paced business, diverse tasks, compensation

    Cons

    small impact on business decisions

  2. Internship Business Support WM

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at UBS as an intern

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Insight to Business Support & WM Front

    Cons

    Workflow strongly depending on projects

    Advice to Management

    -

  3. Helpful (1)

    swiss banker job

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    good salary, good working building, clean environement, high Standard,

    Cons

    Money is in the Focus of everything, better higher further for any Price, no social working enveronement between collegs, every working colleg is a competitior, no trust between each other in the front working staffs

    Advice to Management

    Focus not only on Money!

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Little fish in a big pond but room to develop and network within company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zürich (Switzerland)

    I have been working at UBS

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

    Pros

    Network, benefit from large range of services and expertise, possibility to change within the company, work life balance.

    Cons

    Less room to develop / career development. Political obstacles.

  6. Helpful (1)

    very challenging and highly competitive environment

    • 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 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    very challenging and highly competitive environement, highly professional, open for innovation, strive for excellence, very supportive for sophistication, very interesting expert opportunities, definigtely a place to work

    Cons

    issues with collaboration in some teams, silo mentality in some teams, internal perspectives at senior level are limited and leads to brain drain, sometimes very hierarchical

    Advice to Management

    senior management should be more receptive to challenges articulated by middle management

  7. A good place to develop at

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Zürich (Switzerland)

    I have been working at UBS

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities within the firm, great cimpensation, good culture which has been changing in the last years.

    Cons

    Lots of changes at the moment.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Disappointing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director - IT in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Associate Director - IT in Zürich (Switzerland)

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

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

    Pros

    Good compensation. good work culture, depending on the department and team, many hard-working, talented colleagues.

    Cons

    Highly political and hierarchal, high pressure from senior management, lack of career development options, unless one is young or a graduate trainee, heavy workloads, aging IT infrastructure causes continuous problems, endless outsourcing and offshoring in IT and organizational changes creating chaos.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on developing the talent you already have, get rid of the forced rankings system you use to measure performance. It is degrading and demotivating to talented hard-working employees and destructive to the morale of any team. Microsoft, GE and many other companies have already abandoned this outdated system. Industrialization is doomed to fail.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Various roles

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Management in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Business Management in Zürich (Switzerland)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Collaborative, global, diverse, culture and history, challenging problems to solve, lots of change work to keep profitable and meet strategy

    Cons

    Extreme cost focus, quick to cut costs but slow to invest, bureaucratic slow in making decisions, inefficient

  10. Helpful (1)

    Nice team, strange company spirit

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Editor in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Editor in Zürich (Switzerland)

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

    Pros

    Salary is def. above average...

    Cons

    Tasks were not demanding enough

    Advice to Management

    Don't let people go because they're bored out. Use your resources

  11. Helpful (2)

    Director - Senior Risk Manager

    • 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 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Very good employer
    - Good benefits
    - Good work environement
    - Front-Runner re changes in the banking industry
    - Very innovative company

    Cons

    - There could be more focus on career development
    - More consistent in consequence mgmt re employee with inappropriate behaviour
    - The values preached by senior mgmt are good, enforcement on all mgmt levels could be increased

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