Credit Suisse Reviews in London, England

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
1,297 Reviews
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Credit Suisse CEO, Credit Suisse Group and Credit Suisse Brady W. Dougan
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575 Ratings

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 74 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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14 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    good company, risk averse and long term oriented but by no means the best Investment bank

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    relaxed culture, pay attention to employee needs

    Cons

    not risk takers, very passive and not at all aggressive. attracts risk averse , non-entrepreneurial people especially at associate level and above. More attention paid to the Private Banking department and less on the IBD over the last few years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you are competing against more established players in the industry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    BIGGEST SWISS BANK

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Structured Finance Analyst  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Structured Finance Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Credit Suisse full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Culture and working environment

    Cons

    Long Hours and poor employer feedback

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Credit Suisse is a great company with a great culture and people as its assets.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Credit Suisse full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people and culture, salary ok, great facilities.

    Cons

    Bad but improving systems. Time-in-title.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in IT infrastructure. Build great front-to-back systems.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very professional and friendly place to work.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Trading Assistant  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Trading Assistant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Credit Suisse full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great place to develop a career in Finance with smart people.

    Cons

    Long hours that can disrupt work/live balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Supportive, friendly, team environment where everyone feels open to making their contribution

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Credit Suisse full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great compensation package, not just salary but also other flexible benefits, including exclusive access to CS gym if you work in London Canary Wharf
    - People are welcoming and friendly, and you are supported in making a contribution as well as if you want to move around within the firm

    Cons

    - Don't think there are any major cons here, could develop internal training courses a bit though

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great program

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Credit Suisse as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    1 week of interesting training, working with smart people, direct contact with live deals. You receive some responsibility even though you are just an intern

    Cons

    Big differences in work-culture between the several departments inside investment banking, but generally nice people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Separate investment banking internships and global markets internships

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Experience I will cherish

    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Credit Suisse full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Technology, great people , good learning opportunities throughout your career in CS. Learning is always encouraged. Good appraisal system.

    Cons

    Overall Salary package could be better. Although it reflects the current market scenario so not sure how others were paying in those days.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent experience, great people

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - EUropean Equity Strategy  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - EUropean Equity Strategy in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Credit Suisse as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    professional organization
    well managed corporate structure
    smart people, driven

    Cons

    very big corporation, can be bureaucratic

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Credit Suisse is the best

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Credit Suisse full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Money, opportunities, fantastic deals, women, balance

    Cons

    Hard work, smart people, No weekends

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to gain experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Credit Suisse full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Highly intelligent people
    - Provides world class training

    Cons

    - Analyst years does now allow for work/life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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