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Credit Suisse Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
1,264 Reviews

3.4
1,264 Reviews
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Credit Suisse CEO, Credit Suisse Group and Credit Suisse Brady W. Dougan
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560 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Business Analyst

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

    Pros

    Company is Good , good opportunity

    Cons

    You have to find your way thrue people and good work only few groups does good work rest are just politics ,so you have to be proactive and find good stuff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on work and quality of work , less focus on politics will give sure long term good results.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Top tier IB with a solid reputation.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Diversified am work culture and international exposure. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Constant management changes and silo groups. Lean teams and tight deadlines with lot of deliverables.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a stable management team

  3.  

    Satisfied

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Global economy puts local employees at risk.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great place to start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    Pros

    You gain great experience in the finance industry and get pretty solid pay.

    Cons

    Not given enough responsibility or clarity for tasks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more involved with everyone.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Running to stand still

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

    Pros

    Increasing focus on improving work-life balance of junior bankers.

    Cons

    Fewer opportunities for promotion despite continued "up or out" mentality. Limited long-term career prospects given lack of movement among senior ranks. Many senior bankers (as well as the firm) incentivized to maintain status quo due to large amounts of deferred comp accumulated since pre-crisis years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on improving work-life balance of junior bankers is a positive; however, current efforts to limit work days and hours is misguided. Overall workload remains largely unchanged, leaving mid-level bankers to do more with less (support), for less (reward). Suggest aligning incentives of junior and senior bankers instead to create a true team-oriented culture (as opposed to an artificial, manufactured one).

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

    Good place to start your career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Associate  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Associate in New York, NY

    Pros

    Good culture overall vs. some other notorious banks
    People tend to be helpful, not many jerks
    2 week long mandatory vacations a year
    Good perks (gym, cafeteria etc.)

    Cons

    Smaller balance sheet so excluded from some of the bigger deals
    Some exit opps can be lacking

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good opportunity to grow.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Competitive salary, nice bonuses, good management and work atmosphere for the most part. People are great.

    Cons

    Too much politics, too many people in leadership find reasons to not do things that should be done. Hours can be long and stressful at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Playing favorites builds trust issues.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    terrible company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    shake shack is close by and Madison square park is nice for lunch. about the only positives.

    Cons

    was at the former dlj and after the merger it all went downhill as credit Suisse management destroyed a great franchise.

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    Senior operation analyst

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    Former Employee - Operations Analyst  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Raleigh, NC

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Low 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Good company to start a career

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to learn new skills, meet new people and have access to incredible benefits

    Cons

    Upward mobility in certain departments dependent on personal interests from management rather than skill and aptitude, partly due to overhead being remote without a strong check and balance system to assume the best service delivered

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a better skilled professional to manage the local departments so that the quality of the products and services rendered are maintained and at the highest professional level without the potential of outsourcing

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