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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 290 reviews)

  • Great work environment and upper management support (in 182 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance completely eroded during my time there (in 80 reviews)

  • Long hours which eventually started to impact my health forcing me to switch careers (in 92 reviews)

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  1. "Reg. CSA"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Client Service Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Registered Client Service Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lead player in Wealth Management
    Well known Globally

    Cons

    Employee benefits not as competitive as industry wide


  2. "Vice President"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancement in the company

    Cons

    Management changes or organization constantly occurring.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Large multinational company w many male alphas"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President, Investments in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President, Investments in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are extremely self-motivated and don't mind putting in long-hours, you can make significant money over time.

    Cons

    Almost all managers (& up) are male. Still not as much upside for women - but that is true of the industry in general not just UBS.

    Advice to Management

    Try to diversify management


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  5. "Disorganized management and low employee morale"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Global bank, transferred me from one office to another without a problem.

    Cons

    Poor compensation and low morale, constantly changing management. Senior people coming in with high guarantees bonuses, producing nothing and then leaving

    Advice to Management

    Treat employee better


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great learning environment; wealth of information; lots of teamwork"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Summer Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Intern - Summer Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UBS as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    UBS does a fantastic job at informing its employees on the front lines of financial services about what's going on in the world: whether it be in commodities or equities or fixed income, etc. UBS also has an exotic culture and exclusive clientele because of its Swiss roots.

    Cons

    The company's investment bank has been downsizing big time since the financial crisis. Definitely not the place for prospective investment bankers; however, the number one in wealth management.


  7. "Operation Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UBS full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, career advancement, exciting job.

    Cons

    Early hours, fast pace environment.


  8. "Great introduction to the banking world"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Summer Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Intern - Summer Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UBS as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    UBS is a good bank to work for if you are looking for work.life balance. They are going through some big restructuring changes so there is not much opportunity at the moment

    Cons

    Not so great training opportunities, possibly because of the market condition


  9. "Great staff and company to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    The people are very friendly, are extremely driven, and the company provides great training.

    Cons

    There are many layoffs in the company if you are not at senior or vp level.


  10. "Great environment and experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in San Francisco, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UBS as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Team oriented
    - Great people-
    - People across different job specifications always willing to help

    Cons

    - Private
    - Secluded to your team most of the time


  11. "A decade of feeling hopeful for the future but never quite sure of the direction."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager - Branch Office in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager - Branch Office in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many good people at one time, though a good portion of the good ones seem to have left for stronger firms.

    Cons

    Stability of firm, management commitment to firm direction, seems to change for change sake not productive reasons.

    Advice to Management

    Change is not always good. Stay out of the papers.



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