UBS Reviews

Updated April 8, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Legal entity stress testing and capital adequacy

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

    I have been working at UBS full-time

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Offers good work life balance

    Cons

    Negative energy persists due to constant reorganisation

  2. Analyst

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

    I have been working at UBS as a contractor (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good salary, focus on personal development. flexibility while working in different parts of the bank.

    Cons

    Very long working hours &

    Advice to Management

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  3. Helpful (1)

    Contractor - IT; Poor Management - appear to be mainly focused on bonus

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at UBS as a contractor (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Location and quality building, budgets for large IT spend and programmes

    Cons

    very few permanent IT people who know how things work as everything seems to be outsourced.

    Advice to Management

    Treat contractors and vendors with more respect

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Good company, very different per location

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

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

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

    Pros

    Good company, above average salary, challenging

    Cons

    Long hours, hierarchical, sometimes political, limited carrier opportunities if not supported by some senior

  6. Helpful (1)

    people do not challenge

    • 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    compensation, internal mobility, geographic mobility, international

    Cons

    obsessed by ranks, comp and people do not challenge

  7. Excellent experience, learned a great deal about the industry and the global marketplace

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent experience and met loads of great new people.

    Cons

    Long hours, and highly stressful at times.

    Advice to Management

    Need to work harder at fostering a team environment that is mutually cooperative and beneficial.

  8. very good team

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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

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

    Pros

    Very good company and good compenstation

    Cons

    Long hours and limited training available and very tight deadlines

  9. Helpful (1)

    Fulltime at UBS

    • 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work culture
    Work life balance, but largely depends on manager
    Met some good people

    Cons

    Usual politics at work place
    Hierarchical sturcture, and getting promoted can be a pain
    No focus on personal development

    Advice to Management

    Focus and encourage personal development

  10. Brief but useful time at UBS

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

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

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

    Pros

    Decent remuneration ( but could be better)
    Friendly atmosphere - people of all levels are approachable and there is a good culture or mentoring / nurturing talent with in the organisation
    I didn't experience too much beautocracy
    Open door approach from Senior management
    plenty of opportunity to interact and work with senior management
    Very joined up organisation globally - teams work closely across multiple geographies
    Also good collaboration front to back within the organisation and the structure is set up to facilitate this

    Cons

    Reputation requires rebuilding after their bad press in recent years due to trader incidents
    Pay could be better
    London offices need renewing

    Advice to Management

    Nothing specific other than improvements based on what I have listed in the cons

  11. Fixed income trading

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

    I have been working at UBS

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

    Pros

    Good training, good team and culture

    Cons

    Pay below average, long hours

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