Credit Suisse Reviews

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
1,297 Reviews
3.5
1,297 Reviews
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Credit Suisse CEO, Credit Suisse Group and Credit Suisse Brady W. Dougan
Brady W. Dougan
575 Ratings

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 74 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Employer

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Good money for out of college grads

    Cons

    Stressful work atmosphere. Lots of lay offs for more senior employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work!

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing relationships, access to senior management, culture

    Cons

    Difficult industry environment and one that makes a work-life balance nearly impossible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in people and maintain culture....the guy that has been here 20+ years is the culture. Don't drift into ambitiousness.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great work place and work life balnace

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Credit Suisse

    Pros

    Good team and work-life balance. If you are full time good benefits for contract no so much but overall good fun, and good cafeteria.

    Cons

    long chain of command and sometime simple things required to go through long approval process.

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  5.  

    This is a very stupid company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Credit Suisse

    Pros

    Location, restaurant nearby, coffee place

    Cons

    Stupid review process and hiring process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring incapable people from poor education background and start hiring graduates from top universities

  6.  

    Not ideal for IT/CS professionals who are looking for career and growth.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President  in  Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Pros

    Used to have a good benefits but things are going south very fast as company cut the 401k matching contributions by half recently and also saw similar cuts on various perks including travel, .

    If you are in NYC working for a trader and provided he tops up your IT bonus every year, then things are better for you.

    Cons

    No long term career growth prospects for IT professionals esp. if you are not working in NYC.

    No work life balance

    Management has no regard or value for good technical IT engineers and therefore if you are relying on your technical skills for growth/promotion in this firm then you are heading for a big disappointment. There is no clear growth path for technology skilled employees.

    Management rarely appreciates individual contribution. In my 10 years of career I hardly had 1 lunch outing with team where I did not pay for my meals.

    Too many managers and too less contributors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Terrible from an IT standpoint

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at Credit Suisse as an intern for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Pay, great location, nice building (on the outside)

    Cons

    Middle Managers not that great.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Few opportunities in legal

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Attorney  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Attorney in New York, NY

    I worked at Credit Suisse as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work/life balance was very good, colleagues are generally collegial and cooperative.

    Cons

    Compensation is below market and the legal department relies very heavily on secondees and temps. Major push to move jobs to Raleigh.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Associate review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Credit Suisse

    Pros

    Good community and plenty room for growth

    Cons

    Hard to move from contractor to full time employee.

  10.  

    Investor Sevices

    Former Employee - Investor Services  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Investor Services in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    great culture, great for LBGT, promotions

    Cons

    very political, poor work life balance,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Credit Suisse

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Credit Suisse

    Pros

    Good company with strong values, the employees are one of the best assets on the company

    Cons

    Difficult times in an industry with lots of changes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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