Credit Suisse Reviews

Updated March 31, 2015
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Credit Suisse CEO, Credit Suisse Group and Credit Suisse Brady W. Dougan
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  1. Great place to work for people that would like to make a difference

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Smart people, civil and respectful culture, lots of opportunity to drive improvements if you aren't afraid to be a leader and drive things.

    Cons

    Sometimes feel like many of the smart people are waiting for somebody to give them permission to drive change - need more people that will take initiative to drive change w/o over syndicating for permission and approval. Risk adverse and too consensus driven.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to make the tough decisions.

  2. Great Company to work for but not as good as past years.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in New York, NY

    I worked at Credit Suisse

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent technology, work environment and good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Bonus/Benefits/401K match/Profit Sharing not as good as past years.

  3. Was given a lot of responsibility right away. Was good work/life balance, good place to work for women

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I worked at Credit Suisse full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Promotions, good life balance, training, location

    Cons

    Low bonuses, poor management decisions

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  5. ahead of UBS but behind US peers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere as compared to some of the US investments bank

    Cons

    Salaries are not as competitive

    Advice to Management

    invest in the best systems. your US peers are way ahead

  6. Assistant Vice President

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President - Business Analyst in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    - supportive co-workers, internal networking groups, energetic and focused colleagues, work-life balance
    - senior management is now showing genuine interest in developing talent from within
    - excellent place to start a career

    Cons

    - slow, lack of structure, global project teams make it difficult to get work done sometimes

    Advice to Management

    - invest in infrastructure for effective team meetings (white boards, flip charts, AV connections etc.)

  7. Ready for a turnaround

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at Credit Suisse full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Don't feel like I need to monitor my work email when I go home for the day. The firm respects people's personal time.

    Strong focus on clients. They really do seem to have their clients' best interests at heart, unlike other banks I've worked at that are all about revenue.

    Cons

    They'll spend months and months to produce huge decks that state the obvious, but then rush execution and do it on the cheap.

    The bank has issues but is on the brink of a turnaround. The new CEO is held in high regard and has a history of moving quickly. I'm optimistic for the future.

    Advice to Management

    Three heads of the investment bank, two heads for the private bank, three heads of technology - the current org is riddled with indecision and power struggles. Shrink the ranks, empower people to make decisions and focus on execution.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Stable - low risk low return!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Credit Suisse full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance. Good benefits (401k, sponsorship for higher education, generous maternity and paternity, sabbatical...). Global exposure across entire banking spectrum provides extensive learning opportunities. Internal mobility to a limited extent.

    Cons

    Complacency. Vertical growth very slow due to heavy management and flawed appraisal process. Pay below industry average. Low transparency and regard for good ideas due to few checks on management.

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent, solicit bottom up feedback and compensate adequately for performance.

  9. i really enjoyed how I was able to learn and grow while working at Credit Suisse.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Credit Suisse

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

    Pros

    Working at this company is a good opportunity to learn and grow as a individual to enhance ones skills.

    Cons

    It is a fast paced environment and you have to be able to meet deadlines. You have to be flexible to wear different hats to get the job done.

    Advice to Management

    I strongly recommend that those hard working individuals be rewarded on merit and not be overlooked. It's one of the reasons why they leave.

  10. Great culture and people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture, tons of worthwhile "extra-circulars" like Diversity Networks and opportunities to get involved in Community Projects.
    Onsite gym is great!

    Cons

    Lack of collaboration across business silos. Very hierarchical, to the determent of good collaboration.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Great company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Wonderful career development tools and very family friendly.

    Cons

    Very global centric and not entirely focused on US growth

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