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Updated January 20, 2018
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UBS Group CEO Sergio P. Ermotti
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  1. "general review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great colleagues and good salary

    Cons

    not much room for promotion at a small site


  2. Helpful (51)

    "Great benefits!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UBS full-time (More than 5 years)

    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.

  3. "Overall, a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

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

    Pros

    Has provided me with very challenging and exciting work for well over a decade. Many opportunities to move around within the organization, the structure and reporting lines are constantly morphing, so without up and changing or reapplying for a new position, you may find yourself just gradually shifting to new projects, new direct reports, new managers, all while bringing past experience to your resume. Overall, a great place to work, and also a good deal of workplace flexibility.

    Cons

    Many changes in strategy at senior IT organizational level, can be disruptive. For a number of years in a row, you would have a complete overhaul of the IT organization, goals, reporting lines, job titles, which lead to confusion. Then you start getting used to it, and whammy, the org changes again. A lot of lost productivity, they need to get a unified vision that works, and really stick with it.

    Advice to Management

    A lot of lost productivity with the always changing strategy at senior levels of IT organization -- find a vision that works and stick with it.


  4. "Good place to start career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at UBS full-time

    Pros

    Challenging work environment and lots of exposure

    Cons

    Not the most intelligent colleagues


  5. "As banks go, one of the best to work at"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong culture of ethical behavior and innovative thinking; excellent compensation

    Cons

    Slow to change; bureaucracy can be frustrating


  6. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    1) good benefits, a lot of days off
    2) nice coworkers

    Cons

    bonus is not very high


  7. "Wonderful Internship"

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    Former Employee - Wealth Management Intern in Greeley, CO
    Former Employee - Wealth Management Intern in Greeley, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging work as an intern that allowed me to learn more about a career in wealth management. Went far beyond cold-calling.

    Cons

    None to be addressed at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Any piece of advice you can share with interns is valuable

  8. "3 years in and a fine place to work at"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UBS full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance if you end up with a good manager

    Cons

    Not much room for upward mobility


  9. "Great company and benefits. Poor pay."

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    Former Employee - Branch Service Associate in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Branch Service Associate in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you're working at a local branch with supportive management/leadership, you're golden. Benefits are great; however you pay into your own premiums.

    Cons

    Career/salary advancement can be tough because of the corporate structure. Salary is not as competitive as you would think.


  10. "branch office administrator"

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    Current Employee - Branch Office Administrator in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Branch Office Administrator in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interact with management team, collaboration, team enviornment

    Cons

    no longer a bonused position

    Advice to Management

    Bring back the bonus


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