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Updated Oct 15, 2019

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Vontobel CEO Zeno Staub
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10 Ratings
  1. "POrtfolio Manager Vontobel Wealth Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vontobel full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Family owned company. Good food.

    Cons

    Carreer planning almost not feasible.

    Advice to Management

    Depends on team and department.

    Vontobel2019-09-13
  2. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vontobel full-time

    Pros

    great people and good culture

    Cons

    no obvious cons to share

    Vontobel2019-05-08
  3. "Dynamic organization but deleterious working environment and manager culture"

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    Director in Zürich
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vontobel for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Restaurant, good salary, share participation, growing

    Cons

    Lack of internal growth prospects, environment is not conducive of trust nor good working relationships, dangerous to challenge management

    Advice to Management

    Too many guys protecting their position. Career paths need to be better defined. Bullying should not be permitted

    Vontobel2019-05-17
  4. "Intern"

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    I have been working at Vontobel

    Pros

    Intelligent and experienced advisors Great opportunity to learn from helpful advisors

    Cons

    A lot of changes with management

    Vontobel2018-12-06
  5. "A place where you can make a personal impact"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zürich
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vontobel full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Entrepreneurial, pragmatic, a place where you can have a personal impact - Long term orientation, clear direction, technology focus, solid leadership

    Cons

    - Company culture is good, could be more collaborative

    Vontobel2018-11-30
  6. "Good to gain experience, not long term oriented"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zürich
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vontobel full-time

    Pros

    You learn a lot in a very short time Interesting people Good benefits

    Cons

    Poor management High turnover A lot of politics Poor work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep the good guys, have more focus on the long term.

    Vontobel2018-09-19
  7. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vontobel part-time

    Pros

    Very professional, calm and relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    Low innovation, team atmosphere, lack of ambition

    Vontobel2017-12-01
  8. "Asset management review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Vontobel full-time

    Pros

    work life balance good location, good restaurant nice people

    Cons

    generally rigid, not very flexible terms conservative, not yet open minded

    Vontobel2017-10-25
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Not a good place for software"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Vontobel full-time

    Pros

    Good pay (slightly higher than UBS or Credit Suisse). Nice location. Decent canteen.

    Cons

    The code base if terrible, they are attempting to improve it now but there is lots of awful code to be replaced before anything decent can emerge and that means most development work involves maintaining the mess. There is a genuine lack of belief in standard software processes. Mangement believe software developers should do all jobs related to software including test, requirements gathering and support (1st,... 2nd and 3rd level). The lack of requirements means business will give a one-line description and the developer will have to waste time asking questions and waiting for responses that generally lack detail and it will only be reviewed when it is released to UAT or sometimes production, this has, inevitably, lead to a terrible code base with hacks built on hacks. The lack of testing means bugs are often only found in production, and it is risky to try and improve the software since the lack of regression testing means it is easy to cause bugs in production. The lack of support means all issues, no matter how trivial, have to be dealt with by senior developers so it is hard to concentrate.

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    Advice to Management

    Hire testers to do testing and support people to do support, there is a reason why everyone else does this and it isn't because they are stupid or lazy. This will result in better testing, support and development and although it means paying for a few more people that cost will easily be recovered in lower maintainence costs and higher productivity.

    Vontobel2017-05-19
  10. "Could be a good company to work for, but it is not."

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    Equity Sales in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Vontobel for more than a year

    Pros

    Good compensation and great benefits. Local broker in an interesting market - Switzerland.

    Cons

    Internal politics over in Switzerland tend to hamper the development of the New York office and create difficult work environment.

    Advice to Management

    If management really wants to have local presence in New York, they need to show support for the people they hire to do the job.

    Vontobel2016-05-09
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