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UBS CEO Ralph Hamers
Ralph Hamers
464 Ratings
Pros
  • "work life balance and paid well(in 582 reviews)

  • "Good People, good work environment(in 236 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "long hours esp when we have calls with Switzerland(in 258 reviews)

  • "Work life balance challenging to manage(in 166 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Principal investing and strategy

      Mar 20, 2021 - Executive Director 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great quality of work and exposure

      Cons

      Compensation was Low especially on variable side

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    2. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      No increment and poor bonus. Asia is always the second class region.

      Jun 4, 2021 - Director in Singapore
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Colleagues are nice but manager could be horrible. Less political as majority getting no increment and pathetic bonus anyway.

      Cons

      1) No Increment. Many in group functions (previously known as Corporate Centre) has no increment. Management will give you different excuses such as: a) It's your first 2 years , very rare for someone in first 2 years have increment despite market and industry data supported at least some adjustment, they will just ignore the ground. b) They will also give reason saying you are not at the junior end of the rank so no increment. Increment is giving to people at the bottom end of the band or people outside the band. 2) Pathetic bonus - No matter how good you are, bonus is less than 1.5 months and some even less than 1 month. When they give you bonus >1 month, please expect to slave yourself and management will emphasize they are doing so much to fight for this good bonus for you and you need to do 2 - 3 persons job just to make it count. 3) Poor people in Singapore always being compared with low cost location like India. They always bring up topic that India can do the jobs in Singapore and people in Singapore is high cost and need to work double, triple hard. But they never look at SG vs. HK or SG vs. the other business hub like US, UK , Switzerland from which we are lowest cost location and better corporate tax environment. 4. Many conversion of work pass holders , and fair considerations is just a tick in the box exercise. Look at how many EP holders they hired in last 24 months.

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    3. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Not worth your time here for fresh grads

      Jun 26, 2021 - Graduate Trainee (Operations) in Singapore
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - People are generally nice - good brand name (but my advice is to look last the brand name and at the job scope more) - relatively high starting pay for corporate centre GTP

      Cons

      - pathetic increment (bosses will justify it that GTPs already get more than full time employees) - pathetic bonus (2 weeks is default) - cost cutting everywhere, from benefits like staff celebrations, even OT claims need to be approved before hand, outsourcing to lower cost areas - need to do 'CCA' to get 'noticed' and promoted..resulting in many promotees focusing on 'CCA' and organising all sorts of events, but disregarding their core work. Management claims these extra activities are the way to make you 'stand out' in ops where people have less obvious KPI versus e.g. Sales - Ops management claims to be suporotive of internal mobility but if it involves mobility out of Ops, it's a different story. - even a senior Ops management once commented to Ops interns and potential GTPs to 'not consider Ops' and go else where, which says a lot about the kind of work and culture there. That being said, if youre looking for a retirement job or not looking for much progression, this place may be great for you

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good company

      Aug 1, 2021 - Associate Director in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Number one in wealth management and good team work

      Cons

      The target on growth rate is very ambitious and challenged

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Fair experience

      Jul 27, 2021 - Data & Document Specialist in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Culture, work-life balance, approachable management, people , good insights

      Cons

      Low pay, not much progression

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      -

      Jul 27, 2021 - Securities Operations Specialist in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice and helpful colleagues. Good working environment.

      Cons

      Low recognition of existing staff

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      AD

      Jul 29, 2021 - Associate Director 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Good Company No Work pressure Management only values and protects their chosen few while everyone else is forced to fend for themself

      Cons

      promotions / incentives to grow is a process to make people unhappy People are worn down and have no option or no longer care to work to make processes better

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good bank

      Jul 23, 2021 - Executive Director in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Employee benefits were good and good

      Cons

      Too big too fail bank

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      GWMO Operations

      Jul 15, 2021 - Due Diligence Analyst in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Open & friendly culture; global reputation; robust organisation structure

      Cons

      People are generally unmotivated in Operations; Wage is mediocre; Heavy workload

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      UBS AG

      Jul 14, 2021 - Data and Document Specialist in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good company culture awesome collaboration

      Cons

      Slow promotion, bias against individual contributors

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