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Credit Suisse Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
1,397 Reviews
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Credit Suisse CEO, Credit Suisse Group and Credit Suisse Brady W. Dougan
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621 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.  

    Getting things mostly right

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Director in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Credit Suisse

    Pros

    Generally positive culture. Good people. Internal mobility encouraged so many have long career.

    Cons

    Comp mid compared to peers. Increasing culture of blame and responsibilities can be negative

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More support for staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Review of CS

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quantitative Associate in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Quantitative Associate in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Credit Suisse

    Pros

    Benefit packages very strong
    Meritocratic
    Quality people
    Decent work/life balance

    Cons

    Hard to go up the ladder

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    really good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Market Risk in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Market Risk in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    people were really friendly and helpful

    Cons

    hours were quite long and i tended to work 11 hour days

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    time off could be better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good brand, great people and fun place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Credit Suisse

    Pros

    Internal mobility is great and people are generally nice

    Cons

    Promotion can take a while

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Credit Suisse

    Pros

    Corporate environment, stable, good for resume

    Cons

    too large, disorganized at times

  7.  

    Review of CS

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

    I have been working at Credit Suisse

    Pros

    Good work life balance, relaxed environment.

    Cons

    Promotion is slow. Until recently, promotion was based on time served, now it is based on a meritocracy although this has not completely filtered through the organisation. CS do not really invest in training and developing its people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve promotion opportunities and invest in training, development and coaching.

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

    good working culture

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    pros are the benefits, the team spirit and the chance to work with people from all over the world

    Cons

    the cons are the fact that most of the people are just in it for the money but that is mostly like that across the banking industry

  9.  

    Spring Insight Program

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Spring Week in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Spring Week in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    I was a participant on the 1st year spring insight program and I had an enjoyable week. Credit Suisse seems like a great company to work for with strong company values.

    Cons

    I hadn't undertaken work as such but the hours depend on your role. As expected, front office roles have longer hours than middle and back office roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Constant feedback should be provided at regular intervals throughout any programme.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Director in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    An inclusive and collegiate environment and a wonderfully diverse place to work. The people are great and the culture excellent. You should expect the hours to be a little longer in an organisation like CS, but sometimes you do what you have to do to get the job done.

    Cons

    Banks and large organisations do not adapt or change quickly, Credit Suisse is no exception to this. You will need to plan, persuade and have patience if you wish to effect change here. That being said, CS is doing a pretty good job in the face of challenging global markets and tough regulatory conditions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strategy has not flowed well for the private bank in recent years, it does not appear to be 'joined-up' and feels fragmented. The organisation needs to refocus on clients and how it should add value and engage and service them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to learn about the business. IT teams are very strong and plenty of multi year businesses.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Assistant Vice President in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Assistant Vice President in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Lot of bright people in the company and good ideas in IT. This is place if you are interested in learning about the business and IT in one go.

    Cons

    Management think very narrowly. Most teams have a lot of contractors and perm staff do not get the bonus as per market conditions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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