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Credit Suisse London Reviews

Updated October 18, 2017
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London, England (UK)

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Credit Suisse CEO Tidjane Thiam
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  1. "Great individuals, Culture suffering"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Director in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Director in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great reputation in the market place
    - Top Notch people who really care
    - Smart
    - Organized
    - Diligent

    Cons

    - Constant re-structuring
    - Lack of diversity


  2. "Good Place to Work"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in London, England (UK)
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of young directors, good organisation with integrity, promotions are quite rampant.

    Cons

    Complex management structure, more flexibility required

    Advice to Management

    Management should be more flexible

  3. "Vice President"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Vice President in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good work life balance, less political than other banks

    Cons

    lower salaries than market average


  4. "AVP IT Business Analyst"

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    Former Employee - IT Business Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Business Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good graduate experience, multinational company, international offices

    Cons

    Atmosphere due to resizing, promotion process, change team structure v talk to system users,

    Advice to Management

    The atmosphere due to downsizing was not motivating


  5. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Accountant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Accountant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are great. The teams are generally collaborative and there are a lot of committees to join. The structure is quite flat, management are very approachable.

    Cons

    Management should be more transparent. During the restructuring period, there was not a great level of communication. This causes panic and low morale.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent


  6. "Not a bad place to work"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in London, England (UK)
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fairly dynamic for such a large organisation.

    Cons

    Recent staff cutbacks have affected staff morale. London offices quite empty now.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Regional sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Inovative company at the forefront of financial products

    Cons

    Slow in executing ideas, not bold enough.

  8. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very great junior community within the bank. Nice office with great amenities. Bank has an overall good culture across its different geographies.

    Cons

    Management too busy to see what is going on in their teams. Should be more hands on rather than delegating to staffers and COOs

    Advice to Management

    be more hands on


  9. "Product controller"

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    Current Employee - Product Controller in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Product Controller in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Structured and systematic control environment

    Cons

    Bad culture, training is limited.


  10. "DTP"

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    Former Employee - DTP in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - DTP in London, England (UK)
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work schedule can be pretty flexible / varied
    You can just do the bare minimum of your job or if you want more responsibility, variety, bit of a challenge then projects are usually there for a get goer

    Cons

    People can be clicky and/or too nosey
    You could easily get bored if you stick to the bare minimum of your role
    Not rewarded fairly

    Advice to Management

    Reward your employers better, especially those who go above and beyond their base role and rate them fairly and not within the confines of limited allocations


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