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Updated May 23, 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 89 reviews)

  • Long hours, long commute, low pay (in 98 reviews)

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  1. "I love working here..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hard work, challenging but working with real people, who work and pull together as a team. Hours can be long at times. But there are time when the work-like balance is great.

    Cons

    None for me. I travel alot but it's all part of the role.

    Advice to Management

    Great communication. I feel involved.


  2. "its all ok"

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

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

    Pros

    growing again. good engagement with people

    Cons

    firm continuing to adjust to issues


  3. "Good experience"

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

    I worked at UBS (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work with really intelligent people . Leadership are smart, savvy and decisive. Really good brand, well respected in the market

    Cons

    Shrinking Investment Banking footprint gives fewer opportunities for progression
    Long hours and more work in recent years, with lower levels of bonus.


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  5. "Great investment firm"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Enterprising place to work, I learnt a lot

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of


  6. "Excellent career path progression"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - IT Business Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - IT Business Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are good progression possibilities particularly if you are willing to relocate. Training is excellent although it can be sporadic.

    Cons

    This is a renowned blue-chip company and as such, it can be a very high-pressure jenvuronment and very competitive for best jobs

    Advice to Management

    It would be good if you could consider a policy to not disadvantage those who can't relocate due to family circumstances or commitments...keep working to support families.


  7. "Industrial Placement- Asset Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Industrial Placement in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Industrial Placement in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    -work with very bright investment professionals
    -opportunity to attend meetings with economists etc. from other top-tier financial institutions
    -hands on work that helps you develop and gain practical knowledge

    Cons

    -lack of career advancement opportunities

    Advice to Management

    -develop programs to hire interns into full-time roles


  8. "Group Technology"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UBS as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great camaraderie with colleagues, relaxed but professional environment.

    Cons

    Difficult to get decisions/ agreements on budget requirements leading to activity due date extensions.

    Advice to Management

    Introduce better governance on decision making providing defined timescales that can be planned into delivery dates.


  9. "MIddle office associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good salary and benefits package

    Cons

    long hours culture and poor training


  10. "Good entry point into the industry"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Derivatives Operations Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Derivatives Operations Analyst in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    It was a good place to work. I learned a lot and could have have pushed myself even further if I had more desire to progress.

    Cons

    I lot of people to compete against if you are looking for an internal move.
    Too many managers.
    A lot of people that don't have a clue whats going on.

    Advice to Management

    Try to progress people internally.


  11. "Director"

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

    I worked at UBS full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - standardised processes for audits
    - senior team

    Cons

    - poor strategic vision for audit
    - sever regulatory considerations


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