Finance Assistant in City of London, Greater London
Productive and friendly workplace
UBS provides a flexible enviroment for its employees, giving the option of working at home or in the building. Colleagues are helpful and facilities are satisfactory
Unreasonable worklife balance
Having worked here a for several years now, I can honestly say that I would never recommend any of my friends or relatives to work for UBS despite the monetary incentives available for this. Whilst pay seems to be akin to what you might expect, most roles will kill your lifestyle balance. There are so many people off with stress, and not just for short periods, but for extended periods of time. Mistakes are rife, corners being cut and it really affects moral. Your colleagues are the best point about working there which is often said. It makes the job fun, and interesting at times. It has certainly made me think twice about leaving so far. Lots of challenges day to day which makes the job interesting and fulfilling at times. Management has their head in the clouds and are all about how they look amongst their peers across the group rather than for the client or employees. Too busy patting each other on the back, rather than actually addressing issues in their teams. Lots of mixed messenging from management. I think the management issues is result of the way Performance is measured in the company. It's based on relative performance, and not actual performance. If people leave then it is a battle to replace, as every management function is looking to cut costs. A positive is that there is a lot training and development tools available to the individual, but little or no time to take advantage due to workload and stress. Lots of opportunities to take part in volunteering locally, but again, I don't know anyone who has time to do this, so it is pointless. Offices are spacious and well thought and fitted out, with good facilities onsite. Colleagues are what makes the job tolerable. If you are in good team then it helps with the workload, stresses and moral. Don't know anyone who has left UBS in years gone by and subsequently come back which speaks volumes for my comments.
Float Secretary in London, Greater London
I have worked within this company for many years and love it as much now as my first day.
UBS is a diverse and interesting company to work for and will help you in setting your goals and objectives. Friendly people and lovely offices to work.
Business Analyst in London, Greater London
Best Place To Work
The culture and infrastructure of UBS is really good and is a very good place to work at. Office building and its surroundings are very good. We actually look forward everyday to go to office.
Technical Project Manager (Contract) in London, Greater London
UBS is a great place to work
Great people and an understanding culture. They want to do things the right way which is refreshing. There is always plenty of work and tight deadlines so you have to work hard but management is generally excellent.