Working at UBS

Enabling employees to unlock their potential

We're known as a great place to work, whatever the business area, role or life stage. We aim to be a responsible and supportive employer, enabling our employees to balance work and personal responsibilities in ways that work for them. Here are just a few examples of our offerings.

Benefits that count

Employees across the firm have access to competitive benefits, including offerings covering insurance, pension, retirement and personal leave. Benefits are designed to meet the needs of each location's employee base, and they often go beyond legal requirements or market practice, as was the case with our global influenza vaccination offering in 2020.

Many of our locations have comprehensive employee assistance programs to help employees deal with issues like stress, illness, personal conflict, finances, bereavement, mental health, performance and elder care challenges. Employees in some locations can also access company-provided or subsidized health services, child care and fitness options.

We actively support flexible working arrangements, part-time roles, job sharing and partial retirement, and we offer generous parental leave and family care leave for employees to take care of their family members.

See the UBS Sustainability Report 2020 (PDF, 9 MB) for more information about our workplace and benefits offerings.

You can also find out more in Driving change that matters and the UBS Optimus Foundation.

Health & wellbeing

Employee wellbeing is extremely important to us, and that's why we offer competitive benefits to all employees across the firm. Our benefits programs cover:

  • Physical wellbeing – Our benefits work to enhance employees' physical health and to protect against unforeseen events. A range of offerings, including insurance coverage and wellness programs, are available in all of our locations.
  • Mental wellbeing – In addition to our employee assistance programs, we've teamed up with an external provider to promote mindfulness and support resiliency in managing stress. We also offer generous time-off benefits, along with a variety of paid and unpaid leave options and flexible working opportunities to fit employees' personal needs.
  • Financial wellbeing – We're an equal opportunity employer, committed to pay equity for all employees. We also understand how important retirement and financial planning are to employees, and that's why we provide comprehensive pension plans and an employee stock purchase plan.
  • Social wellbeing – Through the UBS Optimus Foundation we drive impactful philanthropy that delivers real solutions for social needs. To complement this, we match employee charitable donations and provide paid leave for employees to volunteer their time on community and environmental initiatives, in addition to UBS-organized community events.