Credit Suisse Reviews

Updated June 25, 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. Good company to work for

    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 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for, allow great working flexibility. Lots of opportunity to do internal mobility and at least in Technology there's a lot of focus to the staff well being and skill set.

    There are good technologist in the firm.

    Cons

    Depressed salary compared to peers, company not doing well in general. Strategic direction doesn't have full buy in from all areas.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce political in-fighting in the senior mgmt, improve pay gap between CS and peers.


  2. Doesn't reward for loyalty

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

    I worked at Credit Suisse full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Great place to network
    Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Promotion process difficult and when promoted, often salary is not raised in alignment.
    Not willing to compensate at market value to retain employees. It means the good workers who can get jobs elsewhere leave and those left are often disgruntled or useless.


  3. Supportive environment to work in

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Good culture and working environment ensures different teams within the bank collaborate successfully on a day to day basis, supportive management

    Cons

    Emphasis on time in title frustrates people, although there has been focus on internal mobility from management there is still room for improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Good place to work and improvements have definitely been made in my time, keep going in this direction


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  5. Helpful (1)

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

    I worked at Credit Suisse as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting, technical, positive atmosphere, good opportunities within field, well remunerated, strong basis of learning, collegiate atmosphere, friendly management, excellent office

    Cons

    Very specialized within your area, limited opportunities to expand beyond your area, Limited opportunities for progression, work can become repetative

    Advice to Management

    Enable better opportunities for internal growth and development to enable more variation and retaining of staff within the larger firm


  6. A friendly environment with a strong emphasis on company values and developing internally.

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

    I have been working at Credit Suisse as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    The internship allowed us to see all of the front office divisions in depth.

    HR put on great networking and social events.

    The people seem keen to help and the culture is different compared to other places.

    An emphasis on pipelining us to the summer program throughout the week with various skills sessions.

    Cons

    CS is seen to be a middling bank, but the trade off is more than worth it if you want to work in a friendlier environment.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe more personal feedback during the week? And perhaps just send over a structure of the week beforehand.


  7. Investment Banking Analyst, Credit Suisse

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

    I have been working at Credit Suisse full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good Culture, Friendly peiple for the most part,very professional and respectful work environment by IBD standards

    Cons

    lack of deal flow, not very multicultural, some low calibre people especially at Associate / VP level


  8. Spring Internship at Credit Suisse

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very helpful, lots of networking, useful insight sessions, attentive recruitment staff

    Cons

    Nothing that I would particularly think about. One thing that could have been done better: the HRs did not send us our schedule before the insight week.


  9. Credit Suisse

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial culture, at least in sales

    Cons

    Downsizing of fixed income business due to higher capital requirements

    Advice to Management

    Clean up the private and investment banking legacy issues.


  10. AVP

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

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

    Pros

    Increased responsibilities and accountability for ownership of delivery items

    Cons

    Lack of training budgets available

    Advice to Management

    investment in retaining top talent


  11. Good start to career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 5 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pension and private health insurance are perks. There is a gym onsite at their Canary Wharf office, which is a big plus. The canteen isn't particularly subsidised, but there are a lot of healthy options. The promotion process is quite clear and the Women's Network provides a lot of training to help you prepare.

    Cons

    You need to push for training courses, they won't spend if they don't have to.



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