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Credit Suisse Reviews in Raleigh-Durham, NC

Updated Jul 14, 2014
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2.9 94 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

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

Brady W. Dougan

(36 ratings)

51% 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 72 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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    AVP infra

    Assistant Vice President Infra (Current Employee) Raleigh, NC

    Prosworking hours and less meeting

    Consless chance for WFH and mostly evening and weekend work, so no work / life balance

    Advice to Senior Managementlook outside those Director cabin

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good exit opportunities within the company, however difficult to last long enough to take advantage of them.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Raleigh, NC

    ProsGood opportunities for internal mobility - after a year, you are able to move positions w/out needing a manager to sign off on it.

    ConsBad work life balance, pay should be better. Retention is a problem, in some areas management is not able to keep up with the amount of people leaving - they need reasons to stay. As a result, loyal employees are often bled dry & not given promotions quick enough.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake some risk on yourself - the name of the game is currently to slide risk down to the next level of employees.

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

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    REFERENCE DATA PRODUCTION TEAM IS HORRIBLE

    Business Analyst (Current Employee) Raleigh, NC

    ProsNothing!!!! The management is completely incompetent and gives zero guidance to what is expected from their employees.

    Cons-No Growth
    -Low Pay
    -Horrible upper management
    -Shady management practices with regards to pay (All the black people on our team got paid less than everyone else

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop manipulating your employees and learn to drop the ego.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Senior operation analyst

    Operations Analyst (Former Employee) Raleigh, NC

    ProsGood work life balance as long as manager agreed. But, everyone I know they are working like a dog.

    ConsLow pay! no matter how hard you work, management won't increase the salary. They always give false hope that things will be better next year, but that's not. Plus, they always ship jobs to outside vendors, there is no guarantee of job anyway.

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

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    Great experience at CS.

    Product Controller (Current Employee) Raleigh, NC

    ProsThe co-workers are really friendly and managers care about your personal development.

    ConsIT issues are pains but everything else is great.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNot that I can think of.

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

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    Not the sexiest job, but a good job for sure

    Banking Operation Specialist (Current Employee) Raleigh, NC

    Pros- Decent benefits
    - young workplace environment (mostly everyone I work with in their mid-20's) which is less intimidating for a recent college grad like myself. From what I can tell, your enjoyment of your job at CS completely depends on the team you are assigned to. My team is very sociable and always talking, making work much more bearable. I see other teams in the office that don't seem to talk... ever. I don't imagine I could work on a team like that for very long.
    - learning opportunities

    Cons-inconsistent hours. you never know when you're going to end up working until 7 and/or later.
    -some weekend work
    -Some managers (not all) seem like they don't want to be bothered by the "analysts" and their problems

    Advice to Senior Management-eliminate weekend work
    -have some formal "crash course" on the investment banking industry seeing as a number of people hired straight out of college don't have the slightest idea of what the bank does.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great starter company for out of school graduates

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Research Triangle Park, NC

    ProsThe people are very friendly, helpful, and easy to get along with. Good work life balance (depending on group).

    ConsCost efficiency is a priority which means many jobs are getting sent to lower cost countries. Fringe benefits have been reduced over the years. Specifically in the Raleigh location there is not a lot of opportunity for advancement and many advancements come with little or no raise. I would recommend most jobs to out of school college graduates.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    AVP IT

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Raleigh, NC

    Pros- If you know how to do the job, you can survive and be rewarded. Although some just based on his network and grew up

    Cons- Too focus on delivery, no culture, some managers are bossy

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    Good Starter Company

    Senior Analyst (Current Employee) Research Triangle Park, NC

    ProsWork is interesting although, you must realize you are working in operations. They are big on internal mobility, so you get to learn more and boost your resume. You often work closely with the front office and learn a lot about the company since the back office touches so many systems and subjects.

    ConsThere is not much room for upward mobility into better jobs aside from management. There are no front office roles in RTP. Most of the jobs are back office/operations. Pay is mediocre and raises are slim to none.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Still a very good company

    Assistant Vice President (Current Employee) Raleigh, NC

    ProsMy location offers great work/Life Balance. Benefits are good. Many forums to voice your opinion. Lots of opportunity to move to different departments and advance. They value stability in an industry where many peers are reckless which is seems to support job security.

    ConsConstant financial scrutiny has made this industry (and company) much less financial rewarding. CS is fanatical about its view on control to the point of having more reviewers than actual doers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPositive--Great work keeping us out of the bads newslight in recent years and playing it safe.
    Room for improvement-Stop beating your reports over the head with certain talking points. Do not change so much and so often. How can you actually evaluate if the last chance was successfully if you do not give it a chance to "settle in" and normalize?

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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