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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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618 Ratings

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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109 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Review of CS

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.  

    Spring Insight Program

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  6.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  7.  

    good company, risk averse and long term oriented but by no means the best Investment bank

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

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

    Pros

    relaxed culture, pay attention to employee needs

    Cons

    not risk takers, very passive and not at all aggressive. attracts risk averse , non-entrepreneurial people especially at associate level and above. More attention paid to the Private Banking department and less on the IBD over the last few years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you are competing against more established players in the industry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    BIGGEST SWISS BANK

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

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

    Pros

    Good Culture and working environment

    Cons

    Long Hours and poor employer feedback

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Credit Suisse is a great company with a great culture and people as its assets.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people and culture, salary ok, great facilities.

    Cons

    Bad but improving systems. Time-in-title.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in IT infrastructure. Build great front-to-back systems.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Very professional and friendly place to work.

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

    I worked at Credit Suisse full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to develop a career in Finance with smart people.

    Cons

    Long hours that can disrupt work/live balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Supportive, friendly, team environment where everyone feels open to making their contribution

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

    I have been working at Credit Suisse full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Great compensation package, not just salary but also other flexible benefits, including exclusive access to CS gym if you work in London Canary Wharf
    - People are welcoming and friendly, and you are supported in making a contribution as well as if you want to move around within the firm

    Cons

    - Don't think there are any major cons here, could develop internal training courses a bit though

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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