Credit Suisse Reviews in Singapore

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
1,273 Reviews

3.5
1,273 Reviews
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Credit Suisse CEO, Credit Suisse Group and Credit Suisse Brady W. Dougan
Brady W. Dougan
563 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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  1.  

    Great working environment and good work life balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Credit Suisse as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Smart working, good work life balance for employees. Internal mobility enable people to move to other departments. Good benefits as well. Provides training for full time employees enable them to have continuous learning.

    Cons

    Not that good if you are on a contract basis, as you do not know if you will be converted to a permanent staff. However there might be a chance you will be converted. No training for contract employees as it is usually less than a year contract.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Interesting projects hampered by internal politics.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Modern programming toolset, few bright people you can learn from.
    My manager was supportive.

    Cons

    Poor package for R&D Staff.
    Internal politics - good projects often getting killed because they endanger status quo.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great work life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Assistant Vice President  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - IT Assistant Vice President in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Credit Suisse full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Nice working environment, Work Life Balance again depend on your department as well project you working on. Steady life if you want to settle down. Good benefits like 21 days Annual Leave, then 6 days Child Care, 24 medical leaves apart from public holidays

    Cons

    No promotion unless you are favourite of your boss. Don't expect salary hike, at least in Singapore it wasn't more than 3-4%.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Credit Suisse Singapore

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Campus Recruiter  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Campus Recruiter in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    People talk the corporate talk; good flexible working environment.

    Cons

    Promotions take a considerable amount of time and opportunities to advance are rare. Only available if someone leaves the firm.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    People are friendly and there are good medical benefits

    Cons

    Smart working - flexible seating arrangements - some times results in employee sitting extremely far away from department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Having fixed desks and more items in the pantry would be good

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Enriching but tiring

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Legal and Compliance  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Legal and Compliance in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Credit Suisse full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    lots of talented people. structured and flat hierachy. good benefits. world class standards in banking quality.

    Cons

    political and lots of self centred and overly aggressive people. some slack while some work like a horse. one retrenchment exercise nearly every year with security posted on every floor at ORL building during the fateful retrenchment Friday. lots of "foreign talent". Sometimes senior management chose to retain a manager whos causing others to leave because of that person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It may not be feasible but please limit the number of retrenchments to minimum as this is very damaging to overall staff morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Not that awesome

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Controller  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Product Controller in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Credit Suisse as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Got a few nice and smart people worth noting in the organization.

    Cons

    1) Cost-cutting and shifting jobs to India and Poland. Low Morale among employees. You can see your colleagues hiding in the printing room/pantry and doing phone interviews. In addition, you get to see (on average) one colleague leaving the office every week.
    2) It has very bad IT systems and department. The system is always down.
    3) It has very bad HR department. First, I was given the wrong reporting venue on the first day. Next, my account wasn't ready and it took two weeks to get it sorted out. (According to the secretary in the office, HR was in-charge of getting account ready for usage.)
    4) Second day of my internship and I witnessed a director got fired with 1-day notice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Guess the management is busy helping the richest people evading tax.

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

    Good company to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Team Lead  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - IT Team Lead in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    good company to work for

    Cons

    nothing in particular depends on person and time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    An honour to work for this firm. Intelligent co-workers

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

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

    Pros

    Good medical benefits. Loads of flexibility depending on who your manager is.

    Cons

    Disorganised in some departments with slightly high turnover rates. Career progression is grey.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to look at talent retention so as to spend less time training new batch of employees every 6 months - 1 year or so. Promote employee growth by ensuring each has sufficient time set aside for learning.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    IBD associate

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IBD Associate  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - IBD Associate in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Was alot of fun with great colleagues

    Cons

    lack of time control and work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on the crucial, let go what is unnecessary. unnecessary work can cause alot of pain

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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