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Elena Bajic
2006

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Recommend to a friend

58%

Say this is a great place to work

63%

Proud to have on resume

71%

Employee - Managing Director

Risk management culture is terrible

Employee - Senior Vice President

When working in the US offices, it's best understanding the Swiss culture to find success here.

Employee - Senior Vice President

Yes, UBS in the US is struggling culturally.

Employee - Senior Vice President

UBS in APAC and EMEA is a top tier, often product and/or market leading franchise with strong individuals and management in place. However, UBS in the US is at best a mid-tier, lagging franchise. Its new management has strong views which may work but the older middle and upper management are so focused on justifying their roles and lacklustre existence that the culture and atmosphere is confused at best.

Employee - Senior Vice President

Combination of new assertive management view and average quality existing management led to a highly political and self-serving cultural environment.

Employee - Vice President

Working at UBS you should watch your back, remember no one is your friend.

Employee - Vice President

A predatory-style work culture.

Employee - Managing Director

For three years I worked to create common data, application/rules engine, platform, data services approach across both Wealth Mgmt organizations (US, Swiss) and Investment Banks. There are definitely synergies and cost optimization to be achieved which would make them more competitive ... instead they choose to basically be three separate companies

Employee - Managing Director

Could/should have been better ... there relentless cost cutting, as opposed to, cost optimization across the three business units has created long-standing cultural issues

Employee - Vice President

They ask a lot of very talented people. Not very loyal to these individuals.

Employee - Vice President

UBS doesn't like for people to stay very long. It is a good place to start you career. Just don't place much hope in having a long one there.

Employee - Vice President

UBS has a very cold culture. You go in, do your job, and go home. It's a place were people make money dor others. Nothing more.

Employee - Managing Director

As one manager put it, I trim employees like I do a plant. He's now in a C level position. One doesn't work for a firm anyway, you work for the immediate managers above you. If they are quality people your experience is good, if not well... With UBS as global as it is sometimes a person on another continent redlines a whole department, only for the locals to advise that a few must be rehired to continue the business line or at least wind it down. So many Chiefs with so few indians duplicate or even quadruplate similar or parallel efforts in separate business lines until they realise it and then remove the "redundant" areas. Swearing all along that your area is indispensable. I've seen many quality people let go for no good reason at all.

Employee - Managing Director

I was at one time many years ago, I felt pride working there. After financial crisis we realized what a sham it all was. Those at the top got and kept their ill gotten gains, many below lost their jobs.I don't recall seeing any claw back stories in the press 2008--2012.

Employee - Managing Director

Company culture was complain in private, rah rah in meetings. Witnessed many people try to float new ideas only to be silenced and then give up or move to better firms.

Employee - Managing Director

Bring our jobs back onshore