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Updated June 23, 2017
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  • Work life balance completely eroded during my time there (in 90 reviews)

  • Long hours, long commute, low pay (in 100 reviews)

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  1. "A great environment, and a good culture"

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

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

    Pros

    Provides opportunities for mobility. High degree of stability and progressive. A very good culture giving opportunities for mobility both from a functional perspective and a regional perspective

    Cons

    Salaries can be at the lower end, but generally within market range. A very risk averse company so at times implementation of change is slow


  2. "Credit Risk Industrail Placement"

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

    Pros

    Great culture and people to work with large emphasis on volunteering and other activities

    Cons

    Average salary, benefits package is limited. Hours can be long (up to 12 hour days)

    Advice to Management

    A larger focus on individual development and learning from management can be implemented in order to progress and individual in addition to benefitting the business

  3. "good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at UBS (More than a year)

    Pros

    social life is very good

    Cons

    management is very rigid and determined


  4. "Good employer, good people but inefficient"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    - Good benefits
    - Nice working culture and people
    - Salaries are ok
    - Respect for work-life balance

    Cons

    - Too bureaucratic
    - Over engineered processes
    - Can take a long time to get anything changed
    - A lack of diversity
    - Not an employer of choice for women in banking

    Advice to Management

    UBS could be a fantastic place to work but the continued focus on cost-cutting but increasing the workload is having a significant impact on staff.


  5. "UBS 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

    Great people and culture
    Good managers
    Clear strategy

    Cons

    Compensation lags behind the market, especially when there a long time


  6. "I love working here..."

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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
    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.


  7. "its all ok"

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    • 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

  8. "Good experience"

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    • 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.


  9. "Great investment firm"

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    • 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


  10. "Excellent career path progression"

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    • 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.


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