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Updated August 22, 2017
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  • Work life balance completely eroded during my time there (in 92 reviews)

  • In some departments it is expected to work very long hours on a long term basis which is not healthy fir the (in 103 reviews)

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  1. "Controller"

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

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance and job Training

    Cons

    Most Benefits salary and European employees are more important


  2. "Up's and Down's"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mostly great people - some bizarre exceptions that the system no longer seems to remove (both in terms of calibre and attitude. Challenging environment with very real large-scale problems. All the benefits you'd expect from a large enterprise. Fantastic London office (if you happen to be based in 5BG).

    Cons

    Huge segregation between IT and other 'cost centre' operations and the actual business. Not competitive on salary and particularly don't reward people who have spent a long time with the company. Struggling to retain good people and not really doing an awful lot about that (presumably because it enables a shift to lower cost locations).

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your best people and don't neglect people who have been with the organisation for a long time - i.e. recognise and repay loyalty. Move towards a 'one company' model where IT/technology can genuinely enable the business - not through 'partnership' but through genuine integration.

  3. "Business Analyst UBS"

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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
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UBS full-time

    Pros

    Guter Lohn, viele Weiterbildungsmöglichkeiten sind vorhanden.

    Cons

    Unpersönlich teilweise was man verbessern sollte.

    Advice to Management

    Mehr auf die Mitarbeiter eingehen.


  4. "Executive director"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Executive Director in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits interesting work intelligent colleagues opportunity to progress within the company and in various countries around the world

    Cons

    In some departments it is expected to work very long hours on a long term basis which is not healthy fir the. Implant or the employees. Bonuses are not related to performance

    Advice to Management

    Promote within


  5. "Schwieriges Umfeld"

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

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

    Pros

    1 Home office day/week
    Gute Kollegialität

    Cons

    Bürokratie in astronomischem Ausmass
    Völlig veraltete Technologie
    "All talk, no action"

    Advice to Management

    Nicht versuchen, Facebook & Co nachzuahmen ohne deren Firmenkultur und branchenspezifischen Eigenheiten zu verstehen.


  6. "Business Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good business environment
    Great corporate culture

    Cons

    Sometimes long working hours throughout

    Advice to Management

    Take time to understand your teams better


  7. "Associate"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Firm. Great culture. Innovative.

    Cons

    No cons with the firm.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  8. "Credit Group"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Credit Risk Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Credit Risk Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance in my group. Global bank so there is potential to move if you're willing to pay for it yourself.

    Cons

    Swiss run company so there is definitely a feeling of isolation for U.S. Based businesses. Also policy of no annual raises which can get frustrating for years on end at the same salary. Despite market hitting highs for years on end, all management talks about is cost cutting.

    Advice to Management

    Give normal annual raises. Stop emphasizing cost cutting. It is very discouraging to morale.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Kraków (Poland)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Kraków (Poland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Paid overtime hours
    - Possibility to work with senior management
    - Possibility to travel to core locations (London, Zurich)

    Cons

    Long working hours
    No life balance


  10. "Director"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Director in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Company Strength and Strategy, Positive Energy and Management

    Cons

    Continue to outsource many jobs


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