Accounts Assistant (Former Employee) – Johannesburg, GP – 12 November 2014
UBS has a completely different culture, being a Swiss Company. They have good benefits, and the atmosphere is overall good. The day would start early in the morning at about 6am, and I would work through to 5pm. I did learn more about investment banking, and what the different departments were for. Management overall were reasonable. Some of the co-workers were fine, but one or two felt that they were better than anyone else. The hardest part of the job, which eventually became so unbearable was seniors who did not adhere to cut off dates for tasks, which on more than one occasion led to bottle necks at month end, putting a huge amount of unnecessary pressure on me. The most enjoyable part of the day was to get into the office early in the morning, and to get so much done, without the worry of colleagues or telephones.