UBS Employee Reviews about "working hours"
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- "Great People and people who are very smart and driven" (in 958 reviews)
- "I had interned at another firm but I preferred the people at UBS and the fact that I could get a good work/life balance here." (in 854 reviews)
- "people of all levels are approachable and there is a good culture or mentoring / nurturing talent with in the organisation" (in 774 reviews)
- "Good Benefits (Not Comp)" (in 462 reviews)
- "The salary is good and some feeling of stability is also nice." (in 327 reviews)
- "Management are poor" (in 338 reviews)
- "Long hours and very difficult to arrange any plans after work as they may need to be cancelled in order to work." (in 262 reviews)
- "Low Bonus and hikes" (in 259 reviews)
- "Pay is low for industry and for location" (in 248 reviews)
- "There are good and bad managers." (in 141 reviews)
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- 4.0Dec 23, 2022Authorized OfficerCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsSingapore
+Good Team Culture (at least from my team) +Internal Mobility is encouraged +Nice Office, pantry (free biscuits, coffee, milk, tea and sparkling water), UBS Cafe and gym +Systems are advanced compare to other banks (though can be crappy at times) +Hybrid Work environment for most teams +Provides work autonomy (no micro manage) +Good Medical Benefits and Flexi Benefits
+Bonus and Increments are almost nothing (very small) +Working hours can be very long for some teams +Promotion process is too long
- 2.0Aug 23, 2023Product OwnerFormer Employee
lots of exposure lots of responsability
many working hour rather toxic environment flexible on paper but expectations are different lacking of leadership skills in leading positions
- 4.0Oct 18, 2023Industrial Placement StudentFormer ContractorSingapore
Good working environment, people were very friendly,
Long working hours and lack of conversion opportunities
- 4.0Jul 18, 2023Finance Graduate AnalystCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearLondon, England
Good base salary and bonuses
Long working hours and expected to reply and sort work at anytime of day anytime in the week
- 1.0Jan 29, 2011Business Unit ControlCurrent EmployeeCity of London, England
Used to be a nice relaxed place to work with good working hours, people were highly skilled. Promotions were more transparent and more fair. There were many internal promotions in the past.
Pay has always been below par at UBS, but other things in the past (such as working hours) were making up for that. Working hours have increased by about 1 to 1.5 hours in Finance during the last five years (mainly last two years). THERE IS A NEW PROMOTION POLICY. Job titles such as AD, Director are more a recognition of competence - it has always been possible for a specilist with not a single diect report to become a Director for example. So promotion never meant that you are now a boss - it has always been just a recognition of competence and in the past EACH INDIVIDUAL WAS ASSESSED on his own merits. They have now introduced a NEW POLICY. Each individual is ranked against a cohort of others of the same rank. Top 10% deemed outstanding, another 20% Excellent, 40% good, 20% Need Improvements, 10% Very bad performance. New joiners are making into the middle - as would not be fair to hit them with any other rating. So existing staff have an almost 50% chance of being deemed underperforming. SELECTION INTO TOP CATEGORIES is often done on the basis of being boss's drinking buddy. Even if you make it into excellent one year, next year they might well stick you into underperformer as previous years' 'undeperformers' will leave and new joiners will occupy the middle slot. Oh yes and unless consistently rated excellent (compared to others) no chance of promotion.
- 4.0Jan 4, 2014Operations AnalystCurrent Contractor, less than 1 yearSingapore
It is a good learning experience working in UBS. I've learned alot of soft skill sets.
Working hours are abit too long and I find it hard to get a work life balance.