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Credit Suisse London Reviews

Updated December 12, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great individuals, Culture suffering"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "I worked at Credit Suisse for three years in the Investment Bank"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Vice President in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The bank has great culture, very smart people and a collaborative environment. Good opportunity to work with different teams across the bank on deals. Exposure to clients at junior levels. There is good internal mobility and the opportunity to move geographically.

    Cons

    There have been successive waves of restructuring in the last two years, which creates a lot of uncertainty and hits morale.

  3. "Good Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  4. "Good culture, a lot of re-orgs, not a lot of clear direction for IT"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - AVP-IT in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - AVP-IT in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture, friendly co-workers, good opportunities

    Cons

    A lot of re-orgs, often silo'd, no clear tech direction


  5. "AVP IT Business Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "Great work-life balance"

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    Former Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice working environment with a great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Pay could be better, e.g. In comparison to similar employers.


  7. "Pricing and valuation analyst"

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    Former Contractor - Pricing Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Pricing Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed my time at Credit Suisse. I was part of a very dynamic team under the management of Mr George Harris.
    I worked for Operations. Outside work we have a lot of extra activities with

    Cons

    During my time at Credit Suisse, I noticed a certain lake of real Leadership

    Advice to Management

    The Management could have been a bit more hands on

  8. "AVP, Risk & Finance IT"

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

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

    Pros

    Generally surrounded with nice people, fairly relaxed in comparison to other banks, competitive/decent salaries. Training encouraged and keeping up with technology trends.

    Cons

    - General atmosphere and moral gone down due to recent massive cuts.
    - Political environment.
    - Work became less interesting.

    Advice to Management

    I had a great director in London so no complaints there. However, knee jerk reactions from top decisions does occur and should be avoided. Break down silos between departments since they have to work with each other.


  9. "Good company but challenging times"

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    Current Employee - Risk Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Risk Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working environment, talented and hardworking people

    Cons

    Long hours, challenging times for the company

    Advice to Management

    Frequent organisational restructuring maybe not ideal


  10. "AVP"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - AVP-Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - AVP-Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work culture, friendly atmosphere and decent working hours

    Cons

    Current headcount cull not ideal


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