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Updated March 24, 2017
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UBS Group CEO Sergio P. Ermotti
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Pros
  • There is always work to do but work life balance is also not too bad (in 291 reviews)

  • Great work environment and upper management support (in 184 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance completely eroded during my time there (in 82 reviews)

  • Long hours; limited senior sponsorship / mentorship (in 94 reviews)

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  1. "Inconsistent Management"

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    Current Employee - Registered Client Service Associate in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Registered Client Service Associate in Northbrook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Nice co-workers. Good benefits

    Cons

    3 managers in 3 years. Very inconsistent leadership

    Advice to Management

    Pare down the managers and offer more resources to teams


  2. "Great company, but not for IT teams"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Smart, hard-working people
    Remote work when necessary

    Cons

    For IT people, constant night and weekend work, with only comp days in return. The bonus will never reflect how many nights and weekends you work.

    Advice to Management

    Management - get larger teams to reduce the load on your hard working employees, or pay them larger bonuses the more overtime they do. It's only fair.


  3. "Wealth Management Intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UBS as an intern

    Pros

    Helpful, encouraging, inspiring, motivating, and caring.

    Cons

    There are no cons associated.


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  5. "It's Ok"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Internet Marketing Consultant in Mila, VA
    Current Employee - Internet Marketing Consultant in Mila, VA

    I have been working at UBS part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Team, Supportive, Energetic Atmosphere, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Low benefits, Managers pretend a lot from you


  6. "UBS HFS"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UBS as an intern

    Pros

    Great exposure (will not do better as an intern), great atmosphere, super friendly team
    Learn as much as you want - depends on you

    Cons

    More of a place for people who already have tons of practical experience
    Will not be able to take risk yourself

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  7. "Company culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Director in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UBS (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, flexi work, less travel, nespresso everywhere

    Cons

    Highly bureacratic and red taped work culture. Poor quality of work supported by high number of incompetent managers.

    Advice to Management

    Hire and promote competent people


  8. "Sell Side Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Pros

    I gained an in-depth knowledge of certain industries.

    Management does a great job of providing a safe and secure work environment.

    My co-workers are fun, lively individuals

    Cons

    Work life balance completely eroded during my time there

    Advice to Management

    job scope itself can be boring at such big firms work/life balance could be bad depending on roles


  9. "Cost cutting"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They have an onsite cafe

    Cons

    No room to progress as hardly any turnover


  10. "Director RIsk Management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    clear strategy with focus on WM

    Cons

    career opportunities and salary development limited


  11. "Es kommt auf den Chef drauf an..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - gutes Team mit ehrlichem Chef
    - Zusammenarbeit mit anderen Segmenten ist positiv
    - Stage in anderen Segmenten ist möglich

    Cons

    - Mitarbeiter fühlen sich vom Senior-Management nicht wertgeschätzt
    - Hohe Erwartungshatung

    Advice to Management

    Wasser predigen und Wein trinken - insbesondere im Bereich der Saläre - führt zu schlechter Stimmung.



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