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Updated September 25, 2018
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UBS Group CEO Sergio P. Ermotti
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  • "It’s hard to strike a good work life balance" (in 112 reviews)

  • "Long hours with small social life" (in 156 reviews)

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  1. "Loved it here"

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

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

    Pros

    Great team structure
    Solid work/life balance
    Very open and solid communication lines
    Very smart people working here

    Cons

    Health benefits could be better
    401k match is a little low
    Communications and strategy are kind of opaque in the MD world.


  2. "Best place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very supportive, collaborative and independent environment

    Cons

    No real negative comments to suggest.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  3. "Client Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at UBS full-time

    Pros

    Don’t take work home with you

    Cons

    Not much room for growth


  4. "Director"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Weehawken, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Weehawken, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very good Work life balance

    Cons

    No increase to bonus or base over 5 years

    Advice to Management

    Increase non cash Benifits


  5. "great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UBS full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great culture, internal hires is a big push here.

    Cons

    hard to move up salary wise and get promoted.


  6. "Summer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UBS part-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance and benefits

    Cons

    Boring work at times, can get tedious


  7. "Graduate Trainee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UBS full-time

    Pros

    Laid back, not competitive, pay is not very low

    Cons

    Expect office politics when you work with lots of English people

  8. "Average"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible. Able to work from home if needed.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Have my open communication.


  9. "Swiss Arrogance..."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UBS full-time

    Pros

    Benefits / Location / Cafeteria

    Cons

    The company is ran by arrogant investment bankers and former McKinsey employees who never closed a deal in their life but think they know it all because they are Swiss....

    Advice to Management

    Stop managing the company using the monthly P&L as your strategic driver. You either believe in the model and for the long term or shut down.
    Stop lying to the employees by telling them they are so important to the success of the company....


  10. "Intern- Private Wealth Management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great entry point into the finance industry

    Cons

    Low pay, Low career advancement. They try to keep you their beyond necessary time needed to learn the industry (3-6 months), leave once learnt the industry.


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