Credit Suisse
3.4 of 5 1,127 reviews
www.credit-suisse.com/careers Zurich, Switzerland 5000+ Employees

Credit Suisse Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.4 1,127 reviews

                             

81% Approve of the CEO

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

Brady W. Dougan

(489 ratings)

70% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "work life balance with approachable senior management makes this place a better one"
    in 119 reviews
  • "Good benefits, great if you are new college grad, good training opportunities"
    in 49 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work-life balance was horrible and culture was stifling"
    in 62 reviews
  • "One thing that was a con for Credit Suisse was the long hours that I was required to work"
    in 69 reviews
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Awesome Place

Software Developer (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Credit Suisse full-time for more than 8 years

ProsPay was a little low

ConsLike I said, pay was low!!

Advice to Senior ManagementRaise pay, please

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Technical Analyst

Technical Analyst (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Credit Suisse full-time

ProsGood people to work with. doing some interesting stuff. Office timings are pretty relaxing.

Consthe compensation sucks. they are pretty much paying the minimum wage according to the finance industry standards.
is not a flat organization, takes time to get stuff done

Advice to Senior Managementplease look outside the window and don't consider freshers worthless

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Credit Suisse full-time for more than 8 years

ProsThere are plenty of Opportunities available within CS.

ConsCredit Suisse is riddled with Bureaucratic environment

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Fixed income IT is a complete mess, biz leadership is non existent

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsThey will pay you as new employee on the way in.

ConsExpect to be abandoned after initial hire. Steady decline in comp. IT org is a mess on the FID side, Equites IT better. If you're a manager that owns a budget, be prepared to spend all of your time in the constant (I mean constant) quest for funding and the constant (I mean constant) defense against random budget and staff cuts. Staff morale very low, voluntary attrition rate very high. A few pockets of happy and productive folks - so it varies quite a bit by manager (like everywhere). Overall climate is one of cost-cutting to the extreme. Staffing restrictions mean is all but impossible to hire a direct employee, even if one resigns - you can only hire contractors. Take a look at how well, or not well, your business is doing before join - you'll find that very informative to your decision. Cost cutting, cost cutting, staff cuts and more cost cutting. If you like to get stuff done, it's a tough place for that. If you want to hide and just be employed while eking out an existence, might be the right place for you.

Advice to Senior ManagementShow some leadership, create a strategy other than cut costs drastically. Get refocused on productivity, creating product and providing solutions for business needs. Stop the dysfunctional funding and eternal budget management madness - allow tech managers to actually do some tech work once and a while. Get serious about your really high voluntary attrition rate - it's atrocious. Or be honest that it's what you want to help cut costs.

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

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OK, salary is on the low side

Credit SuisseLegal Position (Paralegal) (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Credit Suisse full-time for more than 5 years

ProsI like some of my co-workers.

ConsHard to grow your career, jobs are moving out of the NY office and office space is getting smaller and smaller.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay your employees accordingly. Recognize talent and commitment when you see it.

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

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Great starter company for out of school graduates

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Research Triangle Park, NC

I have been working at Credit Suisse full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe people are very friendly, helpful, and easy to get along with. Good work life balance (depending on group).

ConsCost efficiency is a priority which means many jobs are getting sent to lower cost countries. Fringe benefits have been reduced over the years. Specifically in the Raleigh location there is not a lot of opportunity for advancement and many advancements come with little or no raise. I would recommend most jobs to out of school college graduates.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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ok employer Tech investment banking

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Credit Suisse

Prosdecent responsibilities - ability to move up quickly in the organization dynamic learning environment with lean teams

Consa bit hierarchical when it comes to working with New York. Franchise does not have the reputation of the traditional large bulge brackets

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Assistant Vice President, Information Technology

Assistant Vice President (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsA lot of smart people on IT side, some of the groups (like Crossfinder dark pool) are the best on the street in terms of speed and daily volume

ConsConstant cost-cutting everywhere, both in terms of infrastructure spending and end-year bonus

Advice to Senior ManagementHire more people

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Vice President (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Credit Suisse full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood name on resume. A lot of smart people. Nice location.

Consmanagement not so great. make many lateral moves but tend to be clueless about business area.

Advice to Senior Managementactually know what employees do

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

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Great name and corporate benefits for junior level staff

Investment Banking Analyst (Current Employee)

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

ProsGood place to be for a two year analyst program. You take on a lot of responsibility at a junior level and always work one level above your title.

ConsLegacy policies from investment banking glory days can create negative culture in the office. Not well staffed at the middle level. Compensation is average, but tends to be lower than other bulge brackets and does not move with positive overall company performance.

Advice to Senior ManagementRetention is key at every level.

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