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Updated 22 September, 2018
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  • "It’s hard to strike a good work life balance" (in 112 reviews)

  • "Long hours with small social life" (in 155 reviews)

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    "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UBS part-time

    Pros

    Amazing teams and very welcoming environment

    Cons

    no room for mistakes as any firm in the industry


  2. "Associate Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UBS full-time

    Pros

    Good systems, generally good people and management

    Cons

    Some bad culture among teams pull the working culture down

  3. "Equity Research Analysts"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    One of them is Good Job

    Cons

    One of them is Working overtime


  4. "Trader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working hour of course is long

    Cons

    -All people are nice and friendly


  5. "Business Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UBS full-time

    Pros

    Great corporate culture and team work.

    Cons

    Uncertainty over future of investment banking division.


  6. "Sr IT PM"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at UBS full-time

    Pros

    Good management, professional work environment, team work and collaboration, Asks for employee feedback to improve processes.

    Cons

    Constant cleanup of larger management and risk issues stemming from 2007 financial crisis and before with multiple settlements that eats out most of the profit, with IB of a less priority to wealth management as a core business, profitability is growing at a lesser multiple than ever before and bonuses are minimal in asset management business.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the focus on restructuring with revenue increase and cost reduction and keep employees in the loop for the continuous changes.


  7. "miscommunications"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Working with a group of intelligent and energetic people
    Fast-paced environment
    Challenging tasks to push yourself to your limit

    Cons

    HR withhold important information, miscommunication and misguidance result in unaligned expectations
    Management was also too busy to provide feedback in real time, sometimes have to chase for 3-4 days to get an 10 minute chat

  8. "Private Wealth Associate"

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    Current Employee - Private Wealth Associate in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Private Wealth Associate in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reputable company, good learning curve and challenging tasks.

    Cons

    No big bonuses due to the recent pay structure change which discourages motivation and sales-oriented potentials.

    Advice to Management

    Salary (including bonus) should be tied to company profits because what we do for and how we interact with clients are the fundamentals for growing and winning more businesses.


  9. "Smaller firm"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people with a goal of expanding in the US

    Cons

    Decisions made in Europe, feels like more of a satellite firm

    Advice to Management

    Give employee confidence in new direction


  10. "Production Test Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good place to work. I worked there 11 years. People are friendly, but there are some people who are not...
    All engineers are very busy all the time.

    Cons

    The company had its ups and downs over the past as management changed.
    Work assignments sometimes are not clear.
    Poor documentation

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire new blood to help the company to bring in people with the right attitude and culture


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