Credit Suisse
3.4 of 5 1,220 reviews
www.credit-suisse.com/careers Zurich, Switzerland 5000+ Employees

Credit Suisse Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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3.4 1,220 reviews

                             

81% Approve of the CEO

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

Brady W. Dougan

(540 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Used to be great; now it's not so much

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsYou get exposure to a global firm.
    Depending on what group you're in, you work with some highly talented and intelligent people.

    ConsManagement and company culture is not the same as it was a few years ago.
    Certain departments are bloated.
    Some inefficient processes, dependent on department.
    Lagging technology.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Positive learning experience.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLess intense atmosphere. Opportunities to learn transferable skills.

    ConsFew opportunities to progress and advance.

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    Nice people, very myopic management.

    Quantitative Associate (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGood work/life balance by Wall Street standards. Culture is reasonable and people are reasonably friendly. Okay compensation.

    ConsExtremely bureaucratic and inflexible, especially anything involving Information Technology. Management usually has only myopic goals, since management at all but the very highest levels gets cycled through very quickly (while I was there MDs typically lasted ~2 years before being fired). Unfortunately, when an MD is let go, typically almost everyone underneath that MD is kicked out as well.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall positive

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood Culture; People are smart and easy to get along with.

    ConsFocus on KPI's and cost efficiency. Constant job reductions make for a stressful environment and morale is not very good. Very political

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue your people

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I feel very neutral about my experience her. Did learn a lot, but the bureaucracy is not for me.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat overall culture, great teams, nice people, has philanthropy day.

    ConsUndergoing construction so the firm and two buildings seem to be unorganized and confusing as to where the firm will end up. Major bureaucracy here as well.

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    Assistant Vice President Infra (Current Employee)
    Raleigh, NC

    Prosworking hours and less meeting

    Consless chance for WFH and mostly evening and weekend work, so no work / life balance

    Advice to Senior Managementlook outside those Director cabin

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Second Tier Bulge Bracket Investment Bank

    Associate (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    Pros- Generally good reputation among large cap clients
    - Generally ethnically diverse
    - Paid a reasonable salary and bonus
    - Work/life balance varies greatly across groups, but is on par with the other investment banks

    Cons- Perennially considered a second tier investment bank
    - Has a small balance sheet for a balance sheet bank and could strategically allocate more capital to the more strategic clients
    - Facing recent regulatory related challenges
    - NYC office is located in midtown south. Midtown proper is better

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company to start a career

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat place to learn new skills, meet new people and have access to incredible benefits

    ConsUpward mobility in certain departments dependent on personal interests from management rather than skill and aptitude, partly due to overhead being remote without a strong check and balance system to assume the best service delivered

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind a better skilled professional to manage the local departments so that the quality of the products and services rendered are maintained and at the highest professional level without the potential of outsourcing

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    Nice place to work but very little growth

    Associate (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsNice people. Good work-life balance. Generally supportive co workers and junior managers.

    ConsCost cutting measures, outsourcing and uncertainty about downsizing has led to natural attrition.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLoyalty should be rewarded. Employees should be given good career path.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Solid company, lacks competitive pay at some positions

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat environment, opportunity to learn and advance in many different roles

    ConsSalary not competitive with industry standards, inability to move up within local office/organization

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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