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UBS Overview

Zürich (Switzerland)
10000+ employees
1862
Company - Public (UBS)
Investment Banking & Asset Management
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Expert advice. Wealth management. Investment banking. Asset management. Retail banking in Switzerland. And all the background support. That's what we do. And we do it for private clients, institutions and corporations around the world.

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Mission: Together. That's how we do things. We offer talented people around the world a supportive, challenging and inclusive working environment in which passion, commitment and performance are valued and rewarded.

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Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Interview: 2016 (#31)

Company Updates

  • UBS recognized by peers as Best Global Private Bank 2016 in Euromoney Private Banking Survey. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIMdh

    UBS Wealth Management Awards 2016 | UBS Global topics

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  • We're thrilled to be the #2 ranked Ideal Employer amongst business students in Switzerland. We gained one rank compared to last year's results. Thanks to all students who believe in us! But not only that: UBS also ranks again in the top 10 most attractive employers for IT, law, and natural sciences students. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vI6Et

    Ihr Employer Branding Spezialist in der Schweiz und global.

    Universum ist ein unabhängiges Beratungsunternehmen und der globale Spezialist für Employer Branding. Seit über 25 Jahren unterstützt Universum Unternehmen dabei, ihre Arbeitgebermarke nachhaltig zu stärken und die richtigen Talente anzuziehen und zu binden. Über 1'200 Arbeitgeber nutzen das Angebot von Universum, bestehend aus Research, strategischer Beratung und Kommunikationslösungen.

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UBS – Why Work For Us?


Together. That's how we do things. 

We offer people around the world a supportive, challenging and diverse working environment. We value your passion and commitment, and reward your performance.

Succeeding at UBS means respecting, understanding and trusting colleagues and clients. Challenging others and being challenged in return. Being passionate about what you do. Driving yourself forward, always wanting to do things the right way. Does that sound like you? Then come join us!


Our people
 
 
As a company, we've got a lot going for us. We are a truly global firm with a superior client franchise and highly motivated employees who deliver consistently great service to clients.
 
What's the key to our success? We work hard to hire very talented people, help them grow, and empower them to use their unique skills to build our businesses. And, our employees know they can build interesting careers here, thanks to our dynamic culture, global reach and a host of opportunities.
 
 
 
Our workforce at at glance

Our culture

We have a unique culture, and it's a winning one. Sustainability thrives on consistency, and how we accomplish our goals is as important as what we achieve.

We integrate specific behavior expectations into our business practices. We call them our three keys to success – and we recognize (and celebrate!) culture-building efforts through a variety of initiatives.

In our daily work, good leadership helps maximize the benefits of diverse teams. We therefore help managers (for example, through training to reduce unconscious bias) become more inclusive leaders as they make decisions about roles, assignments, working arrangements, promotions and performance evaluations.


UBS Reviews

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    Pros

    -Vacation and benefits are great!
    -Great work culture and schedule flexibility.
    -Depending on department and managers, you may be able to learn a great deal and actually feel a sense of accomplishment.

    Cons

    -Sometimes you are on your own in decision-making and it seems as if no one wants to take responsibility for their own actions. It's difficult to work as a team when certain individuals aren't cooperating.
    -It's hard to move up and people tend to stay in the same rank.

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UBS Photos

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UBS Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at UBS.

    Interview

    The position was located overseas. I had 3 rounds of interviews with interviewers located in Hong Kong, Zurich, and London -- and they were all by phone. I wish they offered video conferencing so as to be more engaging. Surprised that they didn't offer this when most companies do for remote interviews, especially going into the 2nd and 3rd rounds.

    The last interviewer who called from their London office used an interrogation style of interivew, seeming to disbelieve my accomplishments and asking why and how I managed to accomplish what I described on my resume -- from jobs that I held as far back as 10 to 15 years ago. He had an air of disbelief and almost assumed that I was hiding something or exaggerating -- seemed inapproriate to put an interviewee as much on the defensive as he did. The first and second round interviewers were much more professional.

    Interview Questions

    • How did you accomplish line 4 on page 2 of your resume, in your 3rd job out of law school, some 9 years ago?   Answer Question
    • Why should I believe you?   Answer Question
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UBS Awards & Accolades

  • The World's Most Attractive Employers (Top 50 Business), Universum, 2017
  • Ideal Employer - Global Top 10, eFinancial Careers, 2016
  • Best Global Private Bank 2016, Euromoney, 2016
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, 2015
  • The World's Most Attractive Employers, Universum, 2015
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