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Credit Suisse Reviews in Singapore

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
1,388 Reviews
3.5
1,388 Reviews
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Credit Suisse CEO, Credit Suisse Group and Credit Suisse Brady W. Dougan
Brady W. Dougan
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.  

    Reputable bank with great welfare for staff

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

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

    Pros

    - Remuneration is good (pay plus bonus)
    - CS strives to improve and stay competitive
    - Welfare and benefits are attractive
    - Internal transfer is encouraged
    - Provides free training and lunch talks for all staff

    Cons

    - Changes in management were disruptive
    - Annual salary increment (without promotion) is low

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK

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

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

    Pros

    Good benifit, takes care of graduates.

    Cons

    Lack of career development. Too much re-org.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing to advise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Competitive environment

    • 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 full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance. No overtime, able to leave on time everyday. Flexible timing

    Cons

    No teamwork in my department, no communication. Pantry only provide free water. Smart working environment may not suit everyone. Team disperse all over the office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engagement with staff is important. Provide more opportunities for staff engagement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Flat organization, specialized in Investment Banking and Private Banking

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

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

    Pros

    Hours are ok. Leadership style is more layback, a very European bank. Perks and package are good.

    Cons

    HR inefficiency and lack of experience. Internal shakeup and reorg affects morale from time to time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR and back office efficiency. Please fix

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work till things dont go wrong

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

    I have been working at Credit Suisse full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Career progression, some good people still left, but as a while it is loosing talent

    Cons

    Good place to work till hings dont go wrong. Strategy and management direction very tactical and short term

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please live the culture and philosophies that you talk about.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good exposure, no experience managing analysts, no progression

    • 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 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -exposure to multiple asset class
    -very experienced senior people in the team
    -good working hours (usually leave by 7pm)

    Cons

    -cost-cutting affect juniors' compensation
    -no course/certifcation training paid due to cost-cutting
    -no meaningful review or proper incentive (0 annual increment for analysts)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    if you believe in the potential of the people you hire, pay them accordingly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work!

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

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

    Pros

    Great environment, benefits, work life balance

    Cons

    Expectations are high, have to be very focussed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I think it is okay

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

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

    Pros

    I considered the pay to be relatively good, as compared to the salary in the local city.

    Work-life balance is good.

    The company invested quite a lot of money on training new employees.

    Cons

    Well, as a software developer, I kind of find such environment is not suitable for me. There are too much bureaucracy in the system. Every time when I need to deploy a very small fix, I need to spend lots of time urging different levels of managers to sign "permission" in order to push it to production. Developers find it hard to access the tools they need; and they spend lots of time on the administrative issues that are not the "core" problems.

    There are also too many "slackers" in the company. Some people worked so hard that they can't rest. Some people never work hard and always fake some sick leaves. They all get the same pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't look down on the importance of IT department and keep cutting away people, especially good developers. Reliable software is a critical component, even to a company in banking industry. Reduce the bureaucracy in the system and pay more to those who are working hard and smart.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Interesting projects hampered by internal politics.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (more than an 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
  11.  

    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 (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

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