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Crédit Agricole Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
98 Reviews
3.5
98 Reviews
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Crédit Agricole Directeur général Jean-Paul Chifflet
Jean-Paul Chifflet
3 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Offers a better work/ life balance than a lot of its non European competitors (in 16 reviews)

  • Good employer services and benefits, the manager is willing to guide young graduates, nice working environment with a view of Seine (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior Management dominated by French (in 3 reviews)

  • Growth opportunities may be limited (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    internship

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Crédit Agricole

    Pros

    great people, great area, great work

    Cons

    long day , work on friday

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good but...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I worked at Crédit Agricole full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good coworkers and life balance, good benefits

    Cons

    Contrary to what the Head-Office is supposedly trying to develop for past 5 years, there is still no women at top management/Executive Committee role in New York office.
    No salary increase for employees who have been in company for long time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give equal salary and chance of promotion to women for top management position

    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Unorganized

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Crédit Agricole

    Pros

    nice people, good perks,

    Cons

    terrible hours, disorganized, low pay

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Great benefits, inflexible work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Crédit Agricole full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Better benefits than most US employers including vacation, insurance, 401k, etc.

    Cons

    Salary was just ok, it's mostly run like a 19th century factory from a compensation and rules perspective which really doesn't apply well to knowledge workers like engineers. Locale flexibility, remote work, etc are very difficult to get even though it has little negative impact on productivity for the right employees. Always values traders and bankers over technologists. Tech was seen as a necessary evil instead of a possible differentiator/competitive advantage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mold into a modern technology company that knows how to properly compensate engineers and architects and understand flexibility and value of the work they do.

  6.  

    Pleasant work environment.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Crédit Agricole

    Pros

    Generally pleasant work environment. People are generally laid back.

    Cons

    Top management tends to change often (every 2-3 years) and with them, agendas change.

  7.  

    Fantastic and Inspiring

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Trade Development Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Trade Development Coordinator in New York, NY

    I worked at Crédit Agricole full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company encouraged me to grow and to test new marketing talents and language skills. I traveled, met many interesting people and whatever was promised was always realized. Consistently fair and open.

    Cons

    I was very happy during my time in this position. I loved learning and working for this bank. During the days when I felt that I should have received more training for certain situations, it always worked to my advantage because it encouraged me to ask for help. Asking for help is a skill that I learned at this position and it has benefitted me for my entire life. Also, I have always been able to speak French since this wonderful experience. It's always how you look at things that matters. I had a great boss. It was one of the best jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good company to start your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Crédit Agricole full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Credit Agricole is a large international company that offers a plethora of opportunities. They are really great at developing junior staff. Provides great benefits and perks. Great work-life balance. Nice people and a lot of opportunity to work on cross functional teams.

    Cons

    French employees have more opportunities to advance within the organization. Base salaries tend to lag behind competitors. Very limited international assignment opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider putting more resources in developing non-french employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Basic bank

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Crédit Agricole full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    You can have a family

    Cons

    A good career is difficult in this bank

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It's not a typical Wall Street financial firm.

    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Crédit Agricole

    Pros

    Good starting place when you lack financial industry experience. Benefits are great. Work at a relaxed pace.

    Cons

    Smaller shop compared to top tier financial firms limiting the exposure and experience one would gain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Greater focus on technical advancement would give a complementary advantage for not being a top tier financial firm.

  11.  

    Big company, great location

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Helpdesk Support in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Helpdesk Support in New York, NY

    I worked at Crédit Agricole as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Big company, great location. Had fun as an intern and got to perform in different roles within the position.

    Cons

    Most of the people outside of IT don't know how to use computers. So big a company that you don't mean anything to them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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