Credit Suisse Reviews

Updated July 19, 2015
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Credit Suisse CEO, Credit Suisse Group and Credit Suisse Brady W. Dougan
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65 Ratings

Pros
  • Banking with a good work life balance (in 161 reviews)

  • good internal mobility for junior staff (in 62 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance not great in ibanking (in 81 reviews)

  • Long hours my not be sustainable in the long run (in 64 reviews)

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  1. Credit Suisse offers a great bulge bracket experience for junior bankers.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Associate in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Associate in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Credit Suisse

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Credit Suisse is a great bulge bracket bank with a good reputation on the street. The vast majority of senior bankers have access to leading companies and junior bankers get a chance to work on front page transactions. Coverage groups also execute a lot of their own deals, so analysts and associates get good experience.

    Cons

    In an ultra-competitive industry the cream is at the top, so some times CS will struggle to win deals from Goldman and Morgan Stanley. Analysts are coddled there like nowhere else (from talking to colleagues at other banks) and so the job of an associate is a little tougher.

    Advice to Management

    Take a longer-term view.


  2. VP in IT in Derivatives IT at Credit Suisse

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice-President, IT in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Vice-President, IT in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Credit Suisse

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent company that focusing on deliverying the best internally from within IT to gain the best results to the street. The ability grow and have mobility are very good, and as is the compensation.

    Cons

    Hours can be long, but then again hours are long in all investment banks. The constant offshoring is something to watch out for.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to offer. No advice to offer. No advice to offer. No advice to offer. No advice to offer.


  3. Helpful (1)

    great place to work, inclusive and progressive

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

    I have been working at Credit Suisse

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good management, opportunities to perform and constant feedback

    Cons

    little bit too far to travel


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  5. Great, its the 4th bank I've worked at and by far the best.

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

    I have been working at Credit Suisse

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance, great gym, great communication, great opportunities, help with career management from managers etc.

    Cons

    salaries are not entirely market competitive

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  6. Great place to gain experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Highly intelligent people - Provides world class training

    Cons

    - Analyst years does now allow for work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  7. Credit Suisse is the best

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Money, opportunities, fantastic deals, women, balance

    Cons

    Hard work, smart people, No weekends


  8. Helpful (1)

    Excellent experience, great people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - EUropean Equity Strategy in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - EUropean Equity Strategy in London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    professional organization well managed corporate structure smart people, driven

    Cons

    very big corporation, can be bureaucratic


  9. Experience I will cherish

    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Credit Suisse full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Technology, great people , good learning opportunities throughout your career in CS. Learning is always encouraged. Good appraisal system.

    Cons

    Overall Salary package could be better. Although it reflects the current market scenario so not sure how others were paying in those days.


  10. Great program

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1 week of interesting training, working with smart people, direct contact with live deals. You receive some responsibility even though you are just an intern

    Cons

    Big differences in work-culture between the several departments inside investment banking, but generally nice people

    Advice to Management

    Separate investment banking internships and global markets internships


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    None



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