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Updated December 3, 2017
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  1. "Pleasant environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Director in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Executive Director in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UBS full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Collaborative culture, inclusive decision making

    Cons

    sometimes takes too long to reach a decision


  2. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Graduate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Interesting job and nice corporate culture

    Cons

    Slow promotions and pay rises

  3. "ASSISTANT"

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    Current Freelancer - Student in London, England (UK)
    Current Freelancer - Student in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has good work &life balance

    Cons

    It is not very easy to get help from teamwork

    Advice to Management

    NO


  4. "Software Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good employer to work for

    Cons

    No pay rise, bad bonus


  5. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Program Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    great company to work with

    Cons

    processes can be a pain


  6. "IBM Cognos TM1 & BI Consultant"

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    Former Employee - TM1 Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - TM1 Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Learning about Investment banking sector

    Cons

    Highly restrictive environment of bank

    Advice to Management

    NA


  7. "UBS"

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    Former Contractor - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at UBS as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good payments. Good colleagues. Plenty of opportunities for work.

    Cons

    The old offices are in a bad state. The whole IT structure is in mess. Not inspiring at all.

    Advice to Management

    Invest on graduates, I could not see even a single one in the department I was working.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Review of UBS from last summer"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, Company Culture, good progression

    Cons

    often angry colleagues, high pressure


  9. "Nice ppl, poor IT facilities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quantitative Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Quantitative Analyst in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    The people here are really nice to work with

    Cons

    The it systems are fairly slow to make any changes


  10. "UBS - Great Bank"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Director in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Director in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Truly global with a real focus on development and adopting best practices for employees. Not as gung ho as some of the other banks in the market.

    Cons

    Has suffered a lot of negative media coverage - largely from its wealth management business.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on people.


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