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Credit Suisse Reviews in London, England

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
1,389 Reviews
3.5
1,389 Reviews
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Credit Suisse CEO, Credit Suisse Group and Credit Suisse Brady W. Dougan
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • It provides excellent work life balance for personal development in the spare time (in 161 reviews)

  • There may be opportunities to work in other countries through internal mobility for those interested (in 62 reviews)


Cons
  • Management was inflexible to find ways that analysts could find work / life balance (in 81 reviews)

  • long hours, which made it difficult to maintain a work-life balance (in 64 reviews)

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  1.  

    Review of CS

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quantitative Associate in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Quantitative Associate in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Credit Suisse

    Pros

    Benefit packages very strong
    Meritocratic
    Quality people
    Decent work/life balance

    Cons

    Hard to go up the ladder

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    really good

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

    I have been working at Credit Suisse part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    people were really friendly and helpful

    Cons

    hours were quite long and i tended to work 11 hour days

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    time off could be better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good brand, great people and fun place

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

    Pros

    Internal mobility is great and people are generally nice

    Cons

    Promotion can take a while

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Review of CS

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

    I have been working at Credit Suisse

    Pros

    Good work life balance, relaxed environment.

    Cons

    Promotion is slow. Until recently, promotion was based on time served, now it is based on a meritocracy although this has not completely filtered through the organisation. CS do not really invest in training and developing its people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve promotion opportunities and invest in training, development and coaching.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Spring Insight Program

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Spring Week in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Spring Week in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Credit Suisse as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I was a participant on the 1st year spring insight program and I had an enjoyable week. Credit Suisse seems like a great company to work for with strong company values.

    Cons

    I hadn't undertaken work as such but the hours depend on your role. As expected, front office roles have longer hours than middle and back office roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Constant feedback should be provided at regular intervals throughout any programme.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    An inclusive and collegiate environment and a wonderfully diverse place to work. The people are great and the culture excellent. You should expect the hours to be a little longer in an organisation like CS, but sometimes you do what you have to do to get the job done.

    Cons

    Banks and large organisations do not adapt or change quickly, Credit Suisse is no exception to this. You will need to plan, persuade and have patience if you wish to effect change here. That being said, CS is doing a pretty good job in the face of challenging global markets and tough regulatory conditions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strategy has not flowed well for the private bank in recent years, it does not appear to be 'joined-up' and feels fragmented. The organisation needs to refocus on clients and how it should add value and engage and service them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to learn about the business. IT teams are very strong and plenty of multi year businesses.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Assistant Vice President in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Assistant Vice President in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Lot of bright people in the company and good ideas in IT. This is place if you are interested in learning about the business and IT in one go.

    Cons

    Management think very narrowly. Most teams have a lot of contractors and perm staff do not get the bonus as per market conditions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Overall, very good company to work for in a long term.

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

    I worked at Credit Suisse as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great working environment, great ppl, personal growth.

    Cons

    Less pay than in other city banks, on perm or contract side.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    A decade of interesting work with highly qualified and friendly colleagues

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

    I have been working at Credit Suisse full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The bank has a good name, well known globally. The people are good - made many friends here and you notice that a lot of people stay for a long time. This is not inertia, or "time-serving" as it is a highly competitive industry and many of the long-service people are in very senior roles.

    Cons

    Can be bureaucratic sometimes and can be slow to get things done or changed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that you too were VPs and directors once, so listen to them

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Has gone down hill

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

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

    Pros

    The business is innovative but is getting short changed by the IT department.

    Cons

    Very hierarchical management structure. Senior IT staff not focused on delivering IT solutions. Over emphasis on philanthropy and soft skills. Senior staff (directors and above) are not technical or innovative in their approach. HR is not at all focused on needs of the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less emphasis on soft skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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