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Credit Suisse Reviews in London, England

Updated Jul 28, 2014
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3.5 91 reviews

78% Approve of the CEO

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

Brady W. Dougan

(45 ratings)

74% 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 74 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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    Great expierence

    Sales Assistant (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    Prosshorten:
    great time
    great work life balance
    traning on the job and off the job
    salary is above average

    Conscarrer oppurtionietes ones your in
    no real benefits like other banks
    no bonus for the year 2014

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

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    Good culture in a difficult environment

    Director (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsSenior management reasonable, trying to manage the business in a difficult environment where tough personnel decisions have to be taken on an almost daily basis. Management is generally visible and available for discussion. HR is trying hard to instill a culture of rewards that are of non-financial nature which is difficult to push through in a banking environment.

    ConsCost containment measures a major on-going focus, which can be dispiriting. Below-average comp. Regulation is a very heavy burden for investment banks, and CS is no exception. Over time, this has changed the type of person that works in an investment bank (not just at CS), such that the work environment is now less thrilling or intellectually satisfying.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIs there any way to shrink the back office such that the money saved can go to better reward those employees that actually bring in the money?

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Credit Suisse - VP - research

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

    ProsLittle to no "difficult" people. Nice people.

    ConsCredit Suisse is embattled in a defensive stance that makes management forget about revenues and focus exclusively on cost cutting. Even if you demonstrate that spending 1$ makes the company 5$ they will say no.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive people upside otherwise they lose motivation and go somewhere else. Those who accept to work for no upside are not the achievers that will make this business top tier again.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Incredible working environment

    Summer Intern (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsWorked as an intern in the CFO department, at 21 was offered a graduate program that would have been £36,000 p/a in 2012. The working environment was modern, people were fairly relaxed and the gym in the basement of their canary wharf office is by far the best gym I've ever been a member of!

    ConsAs I was in the CFO department, lots of the work was process focused with very little, if any, challenging work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Hard work but good potential to progress within the company

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

    ProsExcellent package and upward mobility

    ConsLong hour culture, poor work life balance

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

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    BIGGEST SWISS BANK

    Structured Finance Analyst (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsGood Culture and working environment

    ConsLong Hours and poor employer feedback

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore training

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

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    Spring IBD Intern programme

    Spring IBD Intern (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    Pros- Great presentation skills exercise
    - Networking events
    - Trading game

    Cons- Lack of 'real' work
    - Interpersonal skill emphasis was too great
    - Lack of role rotation (to shadow/see both equities and fixed income is impossible).

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire individuals with intuitive ability rather than individuals with textbook knowledge.
    The firm seems to operate on a basis of meaningless small talk, similar to RBS in the sense that a few individuals pretend to know what they are talking about, the interview process should be more thorough.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Neutral

    Credit Suisse ENO (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsGood people. Not too much pressure. Work ethics are there

    ConsSalary and bonus are very bad.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to grow you career

    Director (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsStrong mgmt & good culture

    Constoo consensus driven delays decision making

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

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    Good to start but toxic at end

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

    ProsWorking with some really smart people.

    ConsToxic environment in banking with very little possibility to make positive contributions. People with little integrity being successful over those with integrity.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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