UBS Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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UBS Group CEO Sergio P. Ermotti
Sergio P. Ermotti
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Pros
  • work-life balance; office culture; staff education (in 152 reviews)

  • Friendly and helpful work environment (in 80 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is appalling if one wishes to get promoted (in 30 reviews)

  • Too much senior management changes (in 54 reviews)

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  1. Great benefits, awesome people

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Trainee in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Graduate Trainee in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Love the people, the company is huge and they're very flexible as far as inhouse mobility is concerned. Great benefits, flex time possible and accepted, 5 weeks paid vacation...

    Cons

    Bureaucracy is inevitable in such a large institution The offices in the center of town are older and don't boast facilities like the newer offices (who have showers, gyms, meditation spaces, relaxed sitting areas...)


  2. Banking intern

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

    Pros

    Good work atmosphere, Possibility to learn a lot in finance

    Cons

    Big companies often face random management decisions from top down.


  3. Business Analyst

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good social plan Nice and friendly people Ability to take your overtime in free time, flexible working hours

    Cons

    Unfair and not transparent bonus system Big differences between various departments in salaries, promotion requirements, bonuses etc


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  5. Intern BUC

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Quality people around, good salary for an intern

    Cons

    Noone have time and will to train you


  6. UBS Wealth Management

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

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

    Pros

    - One of the World biggest Wealth Managers - Global bank - International, multilingual environment - Compensation around standard for the industry - Opportunities for young professionals

    Cons

    Performance, evaluations, compensations and promotions too opaque and political.


  7. ok

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary is pretty good comparing to other industries, team is nice and there are opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    Don't expect to have a lot of free time. you are lot of fr


  8. Great Experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zürich (Switzerland)

    Pros

    Excellent salary and multicultural environment

    Cons

    Haven't learnt much from the team


  9. Project Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Gloabl Company, various job opportunities

    Cons

    worst personnel development, restructuring process has negative impact to employees


  10. overall not impressed, could have been better. With some good aspects

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Market Risk Analyst in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Market Risk Analyst in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UBS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Diverse job opportunities, competitive salaries, due to its size one can find technically very strong people in the company, educational/training offer (back then)

    Cons

    As with several huge companies: administrative overhead, too many unintelligent people, management lacks skill set of managers and lacks technical knowledge

    Advice to Management

    restructure and reduce management layer, introduce technical career path


  11. Not so nice

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Communications Manager in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Communications Manager in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    salary, environment, city, fringe benefits

    Cons

    hierarchy, brand, values, working hours

    Advice to Management

    develop stronger culture and live up to it



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