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UBS Reviews in Zürich

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
1,446 Reviews
3.4
1,446 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • THe work life balance is good but might get stressed during the deal season (in 152 reviews)

  • Work environment is friendly, co worrkers always helpful and management always involved (in 80 reviews)


Cons
  • Working hours are abit too long and I find it hard to get a work life balance (in 30 reviews)

  • Priorities of the business kept changing and senior management did not seem to have a vision (in 54 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience in top Wealth Manager

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

    I have been working at UBS full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    International team, multi-faceted work with access to many resources. Many opportunities for further advancement internally. Good work culture, very open-minded and warm people to work with.

    Cons

    Lack of communication between teams - rigid mindset. Pressure from regulations strong. IT somewhat outdated, both hardware and software needs serious rethinking.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Equity Strategist Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Equity Strategist in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Equity Strategist in Zürich (Switzerland)

    I worked at UBS as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. Job fairly limited due to the restrictions from the Swiss gorvernment, 42H a week.
    Relaxed and helpful environment.
    Competitive intern salary (and good starting salary for graduates).
    Gives a broad based exposure to the asset management industry.

    Cons

    Not a structured program and little exposure to other intern events.
    Don't have a graduate program within asset management that one can get an offer to.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great place at the wrong time

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

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

    Pros

    Professional firm with great colleagues

    Cons

    Going through deep and comprehensive restructuring, not a good time to be around

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very good bank and good ppl

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Advisor in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Client Advisor in Zürich (Switzerland)

    I worked at UBS full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great products and global presence. UBS is a good bank for all kinds of clients from affluent to UHNW with its wealth mgmt and private banking.

    Cons

    Very big organisation and therefore very bureaucratic and not flexible for special requests. Risk averse

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    push more young ppl

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good employer

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

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

    Pros

    Global firm with many opportunities

    Cons

    big global organization with lots of bureaucracy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    PMO

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

    I worked at UBS full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues and responsive HR and recruiters once the process actually gets started. Some of the offices are nice but others are really run down. Management tries to be motivational and listen although their is often no interest behind it.

    Cons

    Terribly hierarchical and lack of challenging status quo. You often have to do things just because it has always been that way even if it wastes money and there are more efficient ways of doing things. Never question authority and do as your told.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen yo your employees and get the military mentality out. Open up to change and other ways of thinking. Time to be lean and efficient and clean out the old ranks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lack of support from Mgmt and old style IT-System

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Zürich (Switzerland)

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

    Pros

    The good part of this employer is that he is well known and really huge. Therefore your get some opportunities to switch job inside the company with relative easy. You meet a lot of different people and get insight (depends on your role and job) into many different kind of business fields. I worked there as a Business Analyst for a central system and therefore got in touch with a lot of stakeholders and my personal network growth was kind good.

    Cons

    The wage was under the regular market price. I guess you get better paid in many other companies. But maybe it was just this job-position that had such a bad wage. Anyway, the management lacks commitment and you rarely get any help or support from them. Furthermore you don't get much time for any education since the work-load is quite high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give proper evaluation to your employees - be transparent with the promotions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work and develop - maybe not to get older

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    Current Employee - Head Communications & Marketing in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Head Communications & Marketing in Zürich (Switzerland)

    I have been working at UBS part-time

    Pros

    Good employer with many many interesting jobs and career development opportunities. Compensation is good, work-life balance depends on the department, and the micro culture and boss.

    Cons

    Culture is still a problem with too many people working primarily for their own bonus and promotion. Very political at the higher ranks where survival is a matter of having the right sponsors and allies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Architect

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

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

    Pros

    Global Workforce, large, complex environment, highly competitive Salary. Exposure to a very large number of technologies and approaches. Friendly and helpful work environment.

    Cons

    At times lack of leadership or too many changes in leadership. There seems to be a communication gap between folks in the trenches and those who define the direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider clearly defining and communicating the IT strategy. Since defining is not the hard part see the risk of being stuck in analysis paralysis, do Do not use a big bang roll out, roll out in phases, define success criteria and measure your success as you go.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    PM at UBS

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

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

    Pros

    Greate freedom during work. lots of responsability. work at home. nice co workers. no fix start time for being at work.

    Cons

    Compesation is not good. end of year rating process sucks. they have fix rates of good or bad performar and a very low promotion rate. so you have to wait long for a change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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