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Credit Suisse Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
1,389 Reviews
3.5
1,389 Reviews
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Credit Suisse CEO, Credit Suisse Group and Credit Suisse Brady W. Dougan
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618 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)

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  1.  

    Long hours, low morale, generally toxic culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Well respected investment bank, decent exit options

    Cons

    Morale was at particularly low point for investment banking during my time. Work was increasing due to lack of staff and layoffs, and pay was decreasing so needless to say it was a toxic culture at the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace COO's in investment banking divisions with senior bankers. Completely worthless position which adds basically a layer of bureaucracy, essentially glorified HR who never did anything to improve culture, lifestyle, poor performing personal etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Terrible place to work for IT

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technical Coordinator in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Employmer will allow individuals to work from home and will give compensatory days for work done over the weekend.

    Cons

    Cutting costs is the highest priority in this place with regards to IT. They will contract work to the lowest bidder anywhere in the world and full timers are left with the mess outsourced employees create.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    I interned at Credit-Suisse as a summer IT business analyst.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Even though I was not satisfied with my daily tasks, the environment of the company was literally awesome. Not just the team that I worked with but also the HR was really great. All the programs and events that HR provided to interns were literally great. They really valued the interns and they really took care of us. We even went to Yankee Stadium and watch Yankee's game as a network event in the BOX!! On top of that, it was considered as 'working hour' which was the greatest part.

    Office culture was great. People were great. However, this types of things heavily depend on the person. My team was really growing a lot and my team's director was really great; he was really working hard and smart etc. During my internship, he got promoted and I was able to exposed to a lot of more different projects.

    Cons

    I was not satisfied with my daily tasks. The main project was not that interesting. Since I was intern, I had so many limitation on the projects. I was introduced to various different projects but I was not able to contribute a lot. It was more like small tasks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Summer Internship

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    • 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 as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Credit Suisse has a great environment, for interns at least. My managers were very supportive and always willing to answer my questions. I was able to work on many relevant projects and also to hone my skills for the rest of my career. You get to meet a lot of smart people and also get the opportunity to receive career advice from people that are experts in their field.

    Cons

    Work can get stressful at times but that is expected of any job. Management support really helps to alleviate this so it really wasn't much of a problem.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    IT Analyst Intern

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Credit Suisse as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The european associated friendliness and the level of professionalism across the bank if top notch

    Cons

    Sometimes management layoff some of the higher paid directors to reduce costs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that cutting off your people changes the culture Credit Suisse inspires in other companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Nice and easy environment

    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    easy and not hush
    it is a place where people can do things in a timely manner.
    It has nice working environment

    Cons

    lower salary compared with other peers.
    too easy environment that may not learn much new knowledge
    creativity is limited

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminating the barriers between teams would be good

  8.  

    Credit Suisse is dedicated to its employees, has a commitment to growing diversity, and is in an exciting place

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Credit Suisse as an intern

    Pros

    Great people who you would enjoy outside of the workplace, good sense of work-life balance, and a relatively flat organization. Lots of interesting work

    Cons

    Can be overwhelming at times, but management tries hard to support interns

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good Experience

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

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

    Pros

    Meritocracy, good pay, good benefits, talented people.

    Cons

    Lack of focus, short-term thinking.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Very supportive culture, slow systems

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    People are very supportive. Great culture

    Cons

    Computer system is very old. Unlimited work amount in IT

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall good benefit package I think

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent work environment, talented colleagues

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Support and Security Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Network Support and Security Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Credit Suisse as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Innovative and cutting edge technology solutions

    Cons

    Company could provide more balance between work and personal life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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