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Credit Suisse London Reviews

Updated May 9, 2017
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  1. "Lovely place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Credit Suisse full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic friendly team to work with. Really enjoy the work and the atmosphere.
    Lots of technical challenges, and can really see the benefit of the work we deliver.
    Although there's so much work to do, there's never too much pressure, and there's always a fair deal of flexibility over working hours and occasional working from home.

    Cons

    Always too much work for the team to do, but (on the bright side) it does make the time fly; can never believe how fast each week goes!

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in the IB parts of the company


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    "Less £ for better working environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People are great to work with. Spirit of collaboration is high.

    Cons

    Lower pay than other banks in the same location.

    Advice to Management

    Benchmark pay regularly to prevent losing good people.


  3. "Excellent culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent culture
    Excellent benefits
    Excellent leadership
    Great Office

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted.
    Hard to mingle with the senior management

    Advice to Management

    Improve interaction between employees and senior management


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  5. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Credit Suisse (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Internal Mobility / flexible working

    Cons

    No leadership - no succession planning


  6. "One of the best"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Operations Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Operations Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Credit Suisse (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    People are treated as human beings

    Cons

    Lack of progression.promotion is for the chosen few

    Advice to Management

    Don't keep someone too long on the same desk and same position.encourage growth


  7. "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - M&A in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - M&A in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Credit Suisse full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Professional, world class and a great learning experience. Amazing senior leadership. Global exposure. Great benefits, internal mobility and travel opportunities.

    Cons

    Work life balance is tricky. In order to excel at your career, you need to put in time. Once you put in time, you start being really involved. This could be a bit tough for people who are not good at time management.


  8. "Technical Analyst - Application Development - London"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Technical Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Intern - Technical Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Credit Suisse as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work culture with a friendly environment with most teams being able to deliver while maintaining a healthy attitude aiding each other. Credit Suisse also provides many talks and opportunities for continued professional development.

    Cons

    - Training is lacking
    - Legacy software is commonplace
    - Communication is lacking between economic regions with some teams being led by senior management entirely in a different region.
    - Recent restructuring has resulted in many contractors and permanent employees being let go. Bleeding valuable knowledge and skills.
    - Management training is extremely poor.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on the people that are currently employed and provide adequate training to employees and particularly management. Often it seems people are let go simply because a particular department isn't doing well instead of moving people internally.


  9. "Credit Suisse review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Credit Suisse (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Strong reputation
    - lots of room on workspace/desks

    Cons

    - management strategy keeps changing


  10. "CS"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Credit Suisse full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Credit Suisse is a Good European bank who pay relatively well. Good work life balanace arrangements available for working parents

    Cons

    Credit Suisse is going through lots of structural change - which can make staff feel a bit uneasy and unsettled. Can be a cliquey environment.


  11. "Global Markets (Equities)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President Sales in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Vice President Sales in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Credit Suisse full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Get the job done culture; good work life balance; empowered employees
    - Very supportive of Internal Mobility opportunities
    - Access to Senior Management within Equities
    - Benefits package (e.g. ability to buy and sell holidays)

    Cons

    - Impact of restructure on morale
    - Challenging technology stack

    Advice to Management

    Continue to empower employees and foster opportunities for internal mobility.


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