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Credit Suisse London Reviews

Updated July 22, 2017
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  1. "Excellent"

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

    Pros

    Excellent work life split .

    Cons

    lots of red tape .

    Advice to Management

    look down instead of up


  2. "Company identity changed with new CEO"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Equity Research Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Equity Research Associate in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Large global bank with good internal mobility opportunities if liked by the right people
    Private banking a new focus for the bank so hiring well
    Compliance a key hiring area

    Cons

    Decisions are made at the highest level and filtered down in an unorganised fashion
    constant redundancy rounds affecting empoylee morale in Global Markets

  3. "Great company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Relationship Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Junior Relationship Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    the people, location, travel opportunities

    Cons

    Large company and its compliance


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Director"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cross-divisional collaboration encouraged - there is a way to get paid for it. Also, moving around is possible (both divisions and offices). Overall, culture is collegial and inclusive.

    Cons

    Management layer, upon management layer, upon management layer - no wonder the stock price won't move. Zurich has been shielded from the world - wake up and smell the coffee or fade out of existence.

    Advice to Management

    Just demanding a clear outcome isn't good management. I'm glad that you know where you need to get to. How about some ideas on how to tackle the challenges in getting there?


  5. "Good"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people and well compensated

    Cons

    Can be soul numbing if you don't care for finance


  6. "Credit Suisse Review"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large global organisation with great opportunities to grow and develop - internal mobility options available. Talented people to work with, and learn from.

    Cons

    As with many large organisations, there can be a lot of bureaucracy to wade through and sometimes too many management layers.

    Advice to Management

    Try to reduce bureaucracy and box ticking exercises, focus on delivery that is done in the spirit and culture that Credit Suisse aspires to achieve.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Technology Business Analyst"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Credit Suisse full-time

    Pros

    - Easy life, work-life overly balanced to life (not gonna complain)
    - Good gym at work
    - Friendly people

    Cons

    - Promotion process is political. doesn't matter how well you perform - the person joined before you needs to be promoted before you....lead to the question of why trying hard? Would be great for individuals that want a stable, orderly career, where you will get at least 1 promotion in your life time(because they need to promote your performing subordinate that's behind you in the queue)
    - internal mobility is hard. They rather hire someone younger than you externally, than mobiling someone with relevant experience. (Been asked of my age at internal mobility interviews)
    - pay structure is lose, guidelines from HR not adhered by management.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Easy to shine, careful not to get left behind"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Vice President in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Credit Suisse full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you're good you'll succeed. Plenty of room to grow your platform. You'll find like-minded individuals who want to foster growth and build businesses.

    Cons

    Incompetence ranging from junior to senior levels. For some reason less apt employees cling to the firm for ages missing RIF and RIF...


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Former graduate review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Java Developer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Java Developer in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Convenient location
    Very competitive salary
    Good building conditions
    Good canteen
    Very good lower level management

    Cons

    Little development from a technical perspective
    Overly bureaucratic
    Technology is outdated
    Lack of clear direction
    Poor senior management in most cases
    Microsoft centric

    Advice to Management

    I would certainly keep the graduate program.
    I would however completely overhaul the Technology Services department as I think that both the technology and ideas in place are outdated.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Swift decisions. Motivated, intelligent colleagues.

    Cons

    In spite of efforts to whittle away silos, they persist.


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