Credit Suisse Reviews

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
1,331 Reviews
3.5
1,331 Reviews
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Credit Suisse CEO, Credit Suisse Group and Credit Suisse Brady W. Dougan
Brady W. Dougan
591 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • It provides excellent work life balance for personal development in the spare time (in 153 reviews)

  • There may be opportunities to work in other countries through internal mobility for those interested (in 59 reviews)


Cons
  • Management was inflexible to find ways that analysts could find work / life balance (in 80 reviews)

  • long hours, which made it difficult to maintain a work-life balance (in 64 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Terrible from an IT standpoint

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    • 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 (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
  2.  

    Few opportunities in legal

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

    I worked at Credit Suisse as a contractor (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
  3.  

    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.

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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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 (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
  7.  

    Awesome! Fast paced and challenging experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Vice President - Private Banking Security & Risk in New York, NY
    Former Employee - IT Vice President - Private Banking Security & Risk in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    One of the best banks out there when you are young & motivated! Great people & results oriented atmosphere. Always worked on challenging & rewarding projects!

    Cons

    Promotion to director may be challenging!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Pretty good place with many obstacles

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

    I worked at Credit Suisse full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - salary is pretty good but not much room for negotiation
    - on-site gym is amazing, nap-room for pregnant ladies is a great pro
    - mentorship available and taken seriously

    Cons

    - not much room to grow within company, internal mobility exists but it's much easier on parallel level and across departments may be hard
    - one doesn't get much constructive feedback on their ongoing performance (yes, there are formal reviews) - seems like ppl are afraid to speak their mind

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - recognize and promote talent by actually listening to people of all levels not just your immediate reports
    - so much internal politics can be stifling to growth and retention

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Bad 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Exempt Non Officer
    Former Employee - Exempt Non Officer

    I worked at Credit Suisse full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    great business culture. encouraging and supportive

    Cons

    As the financial industry is ever changing it is tough to find other job possibilities when group areas become smaller and resources are lessened.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    x

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Credit Suisse

    Pros

    Talented people, global reach, strong in high margin products

    Cons

    Siloed across divisions, lacks scale in some areas

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