Credit Suisse Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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Credit Suisse CEO, Credit Suisse Group and Credit Suisse Brady W. Dougan
Brady W. Dougan
669 Ratings

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

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    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)

    Pros

    Promotions, good life balance, training, location

    Cons

    Low bonuses, poor management decisions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. great place with great people

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

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

    Pros

    smart and hard working people along with exceptional benefits including in house cafeteria. Teamwork was great as was the staff both above and below me

    Cons

    competition from within perceived competition from other banks sometimes forced us to be reactionary rather than proactive. The bathrooms had not been updated for at least five years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Assistant Vice President

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Mostly a pleasant environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Credit Suisse

    Pros

    great pay, benefits, training, and enjoyable work

    Cons

    Constantly changing procedures, software, servers, building staff, outsourcing out of the United States for cheaper labor although they spent a lot of time training and investing in employees in the US and then outsource them several years later. They "overturn" things rapidly and change too frequently after investing alot in people and methods.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change is inevitable, but changing rapidly and frequently without giving time to let things work as they are for awhile leads to wasted time, money and energies.

  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Stable - low risk low return!

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. i really enjoyed how I was able to learn and grow while working at Credit Suisse.

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Credit Suisse

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

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

    Challenging work environment, great career stepping stone.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Credit Suisse

    Pros

    High energy work place, some good management, good compensation

    Cons

    Constantly changing structure and leadership

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Great culture and people

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    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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Great company

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

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

    Pros

    training, growth and leadership. Lots of room to move within company

    Cons

    That $2.6Bn fine and re-org shuffling

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hang onto good staff, do not let them go to JP Morgan!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Great company to work for!

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    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)

    Pros

    Wonderful career development tools and very family friendly.

    Cons

    Very global centric and not entirely focused on US growth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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