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Elena Bajic
2006

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5 stars

(35)

4 stars

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3 stars

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Recommend to a friend

58%

Say this is a great place to work

63%

Proud to have on resume

71%

Most Helpful Positive Review

Former employee - Senior Vice President

Very open, collaborative environment, Not a silo!. Got to work with different divisions around the country and around the world. Focused on Best Practices.

Most Helpful Critical Review

Current employee - Managing Director

Needs to improve monitoring, governance and control of IB Operations. Ensure transparency and accountability of management decisions

Former employee - Associate

I worked at UBS while in MBA school in London. I thought the culture of the IB in London was open to a point. The main change would be the frequency of change in reporting structure. Multiple teams had the MD they report into changed multiple times in a year. This places barriers to succeed in a promotion and develop a career path inside the firm.

Former employee - Associate

Good opportunity if you leverage your experience. Build to your strengths, work the hours in an efficient manner and you can succeed.

Former employee - Associate

It is the typical culture of an IB. The London office though has a more of a laid back atmosphere compared to some of the US office counterparts. Overall, it was not a bad culture to be a part of in finance and would take the right offer at UBS in the future.

Former employee - Vice President

Great diversity

Former employee - Vice President

My very favorite IB was Bear, Stearns which is no longer in business. It was my favorite position but UBS/PaineWebber was also a great firm. They have been through some bad times with the IRS penalizing them for hiding client assets in Switzerland to avoid US Taxes, but let's face it US taxes are too high.

Former employee - Vice President

Fabulous company culture. I made a ton of great lifelong friends

Former employee - Senior Vice President

Too many reporting lines. Needs less "middlemen"

Former employee - Senior Vice President

You'll be able to learn from some of the smartest financial people on the planet and able to contribute and hone your skill set.

Former employee - Senior Vice President

Very open, collaborative environment, Not a silo!. Got to work with different divisions around the country and around the world. Focused on Best Practices.

Former employee - Managing Director

The culture of "work hard, party hard" needs to be adjusted. It should be more of work and life balance as there is something to life than a stock market.

Former employee - Managing Director

Be a high performer and have strong work ethics while working here, which sometimes includes making personal sacrifices, time-wise.

Former employee - Managing Director

The culture is "work hard, party hard". A high performer won't be the one that only garners the big deal, but also the one with party animal spirit.

Former employee - Associate

Management in Switzerland lacks the discipline and commitment to stay in a business when it has experienced market difficulty. Their timing was often wrong in terms of when they got out of a business and then got back in to it.

Former employee - Associate

In these types of firms which area you work in and who you work with and for is more important in determining your experience than the overall firm. They generally allow managers of departments to operate per their own control and treat the employees in their department how they like.

Former employee - Associate

typical investment bank. depending upon department, will deal with Type A aggressive personalities in trading, investment banking, etc.

Former employee - Analyst

Less bureaucracy. Less fear. UBS is a good place to work with clever people, but too much energy goes to maintaining the status quo because everyone is too scared of getting fired.

Former employee - Analyst

Don't screw up here. Don't expect an amazing place to work or to be stimulated. Just be consistent and detailed and don't devote your life to it expecting miracles in return.

Former employee - Analyst

Culture is boring, old, staid. a bit suffocating, but nice people for all that. Nothing wrong with it, nothing much right with either.

Former employee - Analyst

Needs to give more responsibility to junior employees and trust their actions.

Former employee - Analyst

UBS is well known, so in that sense it is good. Also highly respected.