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Credit Suisse Reviews in London, England

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
1,397 Reviews
3.5
1,397 Reviews
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Credit Suisse CEO, Credit Suisse Group and Credit Suisse Brady W. Dougan
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621 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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  1.  

    Good to start but toxic at end

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

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

    Pros

    Working with some really smart people.

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Investment bank focuses alot on control

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Credit Suisse full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    flexibility to work, internal mobility

    Cons

    Bad pay rise and overall compensation (including bonuses)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase mobility and give employees opportunity to develop skills and promote them

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Going through a massive change... If the market improve then should start making money again.

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    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Some excellent people around the globe. Working environment getting better and moving to 'smart working' for more people. If the markets improve might start making money and ease the restrictions on pay and bonuses.

    Cons

    Can be very hierarchical and political. IT processes can be very slow to adapt and change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to us....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Interned there in the summer

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    Former Employee - Summer Associate in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Summer Associate in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good salary, and have a nice restaurant

    Cons

    Political culture is not that encouraging

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

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

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    • 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
  7.  

    Very professional and friendly place to work.

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    • 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
  8.  

    Pleasant experience, friendly co-workers, open culture

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

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

    Pros

    One of the biggest advantages of working at CS is the wide range of support available and the policy of open doors - you get a lot of attention and help from senior people, even if you are just an intern. They also employ some of the brightest people and have a prolific multicultural environment. They are one of the few financial corporations who required no taxpayer money during the financial crisis, as well, and managed to reorganize internally.

    Cons

    Getting to grips with the systems and platforms in use can be time consuming, but this is only a temporary issue you might face when beginning your job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent work place

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Credit Suisse full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The work place is extremely professional, can maintain very good work life balance

    Cons

    Too many Type "A" personalities, some times one can end up with 2-3 supervisors at a time which can lead to confusion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many levels of hierarchy, the organisation needs to be bit flat

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good but should be better.

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    • 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 full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good atmostphere, good benefits but limited career progression.

    Cons

    Lots of politics, very hard promotion process in Shared Services (IT)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote technical talent and stop using a bell curve model for performance management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Supportive and ambitious learning environment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Friendly, but professional environment with career developing opportunities.

    Cons

    Some of the software developing positions are being off-shored.

    Recommends

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