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Credit Suisse Reviews in London, England

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3.5 90 reviews

78% Approve of the CEO

Credit Suisse CEO, Credit Suisse Group and Credit Suisse Brady W. Dougan

Brady W. Dougan

(45 ratings)

75% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • It provides excellent work life balance for personal development in the spare time(in 140 reviews)

  • Good benefits, great if you are new college grad, good training opportunities(in 55 reviews)


Cons
  • Management was inflexible to find ways that analysts could find work / life balance(in 72 reviews)

  • One thing that was a con for Credit Suisse was the long hours that I was required to work(in 60 reviews)

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    Inadequate infrastructure, passive management

    Risk Analyst (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    Pros- if you are from Oz, this is the place to be: Aussies everywhere
    - good gym and restaurant
    - in close proximity to competitors

    Cons- lack of interest in risk, markets and regulation beyond narrow confines of department
    - large number of contractors, results in lack of ownership and constant changes
    - extremely poor IT infrastructure, results in unreliable data and poor image
    - lack of development and networking opportunities

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo what you are supposed to be doing: manage and develop systems and people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Culture gone wrong

    Vice President (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsPossible global network and opportunities in a well established company. Pockets of talent exist in most centres and one could say that improvement is possible.

    ConsCulture gone wrong over time with too many old hands left in the company which cannot be removed. No intercompany cooperation exist.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate workgroups to eliminate inter-company cannibalism

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not a pro-active and dynamic place to work

    Executive Director (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsVery few! I guess they have a stable capital base from the private banking side.

    ConsBloated, inefficient and sub-optimal institution

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A place to learn

    Director (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsThis is a very good place to learn the different aspects of teh world of finances. People are friendly and helpful.

    ConsLong hours seems to be the norm, with typical 50+ hours a week in the office. The atmosphere is quite competitive and promotion is not based in meritocracy

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate better the goals the different units within the organisation are trying to achieve. More visibility of senior management woudl help.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Read the fine Print

    Proprietary Trader (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsGood Work-life balance and reasonably relaxed environment. Opportunity to work with some smart peers without dealing with employees who take themselves too seriously.

    ConsSerious abuse of employees by senior managers...there is, like in most investment banks, some severe incompetence at MD levels. More interested in politics than producing and more interested in surviving than growing. You will get exploited if you develop new projects and ideas unless you are protected in your contract. You WILL NOT get compensated for making money.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBeyond salvation

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Wouldn't recommend

    Assistant Vice President (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsI've got opportunity to work with really good guys - the technical skills they represent are really high, so I can learn from them (however company realistically doesn't support learning - only talks about it)

    Consshitty long hours, lots of beaurocracy, all those band/title promotions are just fantasy. Valuable people are often ignored. Due to long hours there's impossible to progress your technical skills.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the people, they are doing great job. Cut the beaurocracy.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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