Credit Suisse

www.credit-suisse.com
Profile Unclaimed

Credit Suisse Reviews in Raleigh-Durham, NC

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
111 Reviews
3.2
111 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Credit Suisse CEO, Credit Suisse Group and Credit Suisse Brady W. Dougan
Brady W. Dougan
111 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)

More Highlights

111 Employee Reviews Back to all Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    I interned one summer at the Raleigh branch and enjoyed my work, coworkers, management, and Keurig time with friends.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - IT Analyst Intern in Raleigh, NC
    Former Intern - IT Analyst Intern in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    As far as the IT dept's go, the pay is great and the workers/mgmt take their jobs seriously. I felt right at home in my department.

    Cons

    At times, social interaction among interns was forced. If you're an introvert, this may annoy you. Establishing relationships naturally and at one's own pace is necessary for a comfortable work environment

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Product Controller

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Controller in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Product Controller in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Credit Suisse

    Pros

    Nothing, Food on site, i got to leave.

    Cons

    Training, Money, work/life balance, career movement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train and develop people. Should be a place where 22-25 year olds come in and leave after 3 years for a bert opportunity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place

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

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

    Pros

    Love the environment and the people. Great opportunities available for all experience levels

    Cons

    I didn't have any cons while there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    A decent Entry level position

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Deal Administrator in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Deal Administrator in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Pros

    Benefits are pretty solid, although they have been getting reduced. Starting out with 15 vacation days/year, with the ability to roll 10 days to next year is pretty great. $4k flat contribution to 401k regardless of your contribution is definitely top notch. Half-time overtime is laughable, but it's in the Pros section, because there doesn't have to be overtime at all. Very little taking work home with you.

    Cons

    Job is extremely redundant. Sitting in front of a computer all day might not be for everyone. Priorities are often unclear or fluid based on the attitude of the day. Compensation is rather lackluster, especially in the way they promote. Usually, you are unofficially promoted first. Then, at the end of the year there may be a raise. However, that won't become effective until April 1. It's not retroactive, and we are paid on the 15th & last day of the month, meaning you won't see that raise until April 15. To be promoted to AVP (the lowest title you can have,) you must apply at the end of the year. Being located in RTP, you're also extremely replaceable considering the nearby schools.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I feel like the dress code is a simple way to improve morale. For the vast majority of days, there's no need for khakis/slacks and collared shirts for men. Jeans and t-shirts should be very sufficient. Also, the promotion policy is belittling.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good entry-level position for new graduates

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Business Analyst in Raleigh, NC
    Current Contractor - Business Analyst in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Credit Suisse as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice environment, networking opportunities, company's reputation, look good on resume, good job for new graduates, flexible schedule

    Cons

    no opportunities for advancement in finance-related roles, no real business analyst tasks. It is basically searching for the clients (whihc are other businesses)' formation documents and other attributes to make sure that they are who they seem to be. Basically client screening.
    It is mostly temporary (contract) for 3 months. Interesting hiring method. The company let go of existing contractor but hires new employees to do the same job on a permanent, full-time basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Contractors already know the job. Why not promote them to full-time permanent position instead of looking for outsiders for the position.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good for Entry Level

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Associate in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - IT Associate in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Friendly people, flexible work schedules including easy options for working at home.

    Cons

    Little training, very much a sink or swim situation from the very beginning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on more standardize training regimes for new hires.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Analyst in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Technical Analyst in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Pros

    The people you will work for and with are great. There are a variety of different job functions to get involved with, and the compensation packages are competitive.

    Cons

    Lack of upward mobility, work life balance, and genuine management development.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Summer Analyst in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - IT Summer Analyst in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere in th NYC & RTP locations. People are mostly friendly and a decent environment to get involved in social activities of all levels. The RTP location has the small company feel with only 1500 employees, but with a global powerhouse feel in terms of job impact on a global scale.

    Cons

    There is a rift between the current initiative of lowering cost across all of the board, which should conflict with upgrades and advancing salaries, and mainly causes employee confusion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest faster in Technical upgrades at all levels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    IBD........................

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Credit Risk Management in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Credit Risk Management in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Exposure to investment banking outside of NYC
    Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Limited growth potential without moving to NY
    Pay is not competitive with market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more. Employees in Raleigh are capable but will not stay long due to poor comp. Charlotte banks are much more competitive with same cost of living.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Unhealthy work environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Pros

    Practically None. Unless you are homeless or starving and are desperate for a paycheck, please avoid this company. It offers nothing but grief.

    Cons

    Management takes a very combative stance towards it employees. Managers often yell and snap at subordinates with no consequences as HR rubber stamps everything that they do. Further they are also able to pass the blame to their subordinates for anything that goes wrong and there is no opportunity for workers to refute their claims as HR just turns a blind eye. Also, no one really seems to know whats going on as there is a fair amount of turnover and restructuring and the information systems are a mess as management cuts corners with everything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. They are on the front line and know what needs improving. Provide more opportunities for training. Be willing to consider suggestions that are out of the box. Finally, hold managers accountable, there should be at least some minimum standards of conduct and employees should have channels to report inappropriate behavior.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

Work at Credit Suisse? Share Your Experiences

Credit Suisse

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.