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UBS Singapore Reviews

Updated August 10, 2017
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UBS Group CEO Sergio P. Ermotti
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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. "Assistant fx trader"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant FX Trader in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Assistant FX Trader in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    reputable big bank with substantial market size in FX trading business and career opportunity

    Cons

    Long hours and bight shift for FX trading at UBS

    Advice to Management

    Pay more for night shift employees


  2. "UBS review for the working environment"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the working environment in FX investment bank is friendly. They are working as a family.

    Cons

    Stress with the long working hour.

  3. "Project Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Team, International exposure, Company Culture

    Cons

    Peer pressure can be quite high, relative performance


  4. "Global Service Delivery Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    strong people based organisation that has a good culture,

    Cons

    a lot of red tape


  5. "Change / Transformation Leader"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Director in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Leading wealth mgmt. firm in worldwide and APAC

    Cons

    Slow in taking mgmt. decisions and slow response to market disruptions


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Security Operations Centre"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Security Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    I am not aware of any

    Cons

    Working Culture sucks big time.

    Advice to Management

    Swiss mgmt should know the ground reality


  7. "Great place to work, great culture"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great inclusive culture, fair and collaborative

    Cons

    too much collaboration can lead to paralysis via analysis

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

  8. "Turnover High"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very prestigious bank. Benefits was much better in the early years.

    Cons

    Very surprised that the culure in certain teams are really unhealthy.
    Long working hours, turnover rate is very high.

    Advice to Management

    Please look at your middle management. If there is a high turnover in one team, there must be a reason.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "New role"

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    Current Employee - Director in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Director in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very professional organisation which has all the tools to deal with UHNW clients. IT systems are world class and probably industry leading.

    Cons

    Clients are fairly strictly segmented by geography and wealth bucket which makes it harder to bring in all your relationships


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good learning place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Compliance AO in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Compliance AO in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of learning opportunities if you are young n driven

    Cons

    Don't really appreciate people who stays with the firm. Hires less capable people from outside at higher cost. Demoralizing for existing staff

    Advice to Management

    Please improve the hiring process and make sure proper references are called up and find out if the person is really what they market themselves to be.


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