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Credit Suisse Reviews in London, England

Updated Jul 18, 2014
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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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    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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    Tough but rewarding

    Investment Banking Vice-President (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsWell renumerated and I gained a great deal of experience in a fast paced high pressure enviroment.
    Good place to gain exposure to many aspects of the business

    ConsThe working culture can be a bit brutal where personal survival and neopotism seems to trump the greater goals of the business
    Long long hours

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow the teams to do what they do best, cut a few people from the top. You have a very talented pool of staff if you would just let them work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Poor culture in London M&A

    Analyst (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsWas a good name in 2008/09

    ConsNobody i met from the bank was a happy person. Most hated the bank. Very ill culture.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo not hire people with bad management skills and no social skills.

    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 good place to work

    Assistant Controller (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    Prosgood bonuses, and good people

    Consa large company means its big

    Advice to Senior Managementbetter deskspace

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    IT Director (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsHuge focus on people. Career development, mobility, flexible working and diversity are all at the top of the firm's agenda.

    ConsTangible cultural differences between the traditional Private Banking Business and more recent Investment Banking business. Lack of agility due to overly restrictive process.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEnsure regional consistency and cultural change.

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    Change, change and cutsand more cuts

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsStill an interesting place to work.

    ConsConstant change and massive cuts still ongoing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRealise that there are some limits to the cuts that can be put in place if we are still to be the "most admired bank".

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    credit suisse is an okplace towork

    Senior Operations Analyst (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    Proswork with good people, good pay

    Consbad management, divide between levels

    Advice to Senior Managementbetter communication

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

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    Excellent experience, great people

    EUropean Equity Strategy (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    Prosprofessional organization
    well managed corporate structure
    smart people, driven

    Consvery big corporation, can be bureaucratic

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Strong culture

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

    ProsStrong culture of respect and diversity.

    ConsIndustry's difficult times do not completely spare Credit Suisse.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Credit Suisse is the best

    Senior Project Manager (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsMoney, opportunities, fantastic deals, women, balance

    ConsHard work, smart people, No weekends

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

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