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Updated February 21, 2018
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Pros
  • It provides good work life balance (in 448 reviews)

  • Great place to work with many internal mobility options (in 172 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is not the best for some roles (in 153 reviews)

  • Long hours, compensation is lower than other banks (in 170 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "HR"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Associate in Houston, TX

    I worked at Credit Suisse full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great team and great people. The best MD in the world.

    Cons

    I can not think of any because of the people I work with are great.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing your job and continue looking out for us. You really make us look good. Great management team. Miss you guys.


  2. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Managing Director
    Current Employee - Managing Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity and challenging work

    Cons

    Juggling a challenging career with work life balance is hard

  3. "AVP IT"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President IT in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President IT in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are great, 401K is better than most; and vactions is better than anyone i have worked for.

    Cons

    Prices for the medical package keep going up.

    Advice to Management

    Please do more skip-level meetings to get to know your team better.


  4. "Great Company, Great People"

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Internal mobility opportunities, Amazing coworkers and staff. Senior management very approachable

    Cons

    Significant cost pressures / budget constraints past 2 yrs (more at principle financial centers)


  5. "Analyst Program"

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    Current Employee - Asset Management Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Asset Management Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    culture. less cutthroat than at other banks, friendlier

    Cons

    constrictive structure, analyst program doesn't extend beyond training, not enough networking opportunities or conversations that encourage professional development


  6. "Overall Great Company"

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    Current Employee - IT Data Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - IT Data Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent compensation, intelligent and friendly coworkers/management

    Cons

    IT strategy moving jobs away from high cost locations
    Compensation/promotion structure favors seniority over meritocracy

    Advice to Management

    Don't just promote someone as a thank you for years of service


  7. "Culture not as great under new management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very diverse employee base and advanced technology strategy

    Cons

    Management does not care about employee experience

  8. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Banking Operations Specialist - OTC Derivatives in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Banking Operations Specialist - OTC Derivatives in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Credit Suisse has a great culture that inspires and incentives principled entrepreneurship in it's employees. The flat structute of line managers and their openess to collaborative priblem solving was a breath of fresh air as an employee. Their benefits were great and the on-campus amenities were better than most.

    Cons

    The concave desks would wear out the elbows of shirts really quickly. A minor issue and one solved by rolling up your sleeves a little higher; so, inconvenient, but not a point of true contention.

    Advice to Management

    Please continue being open and collaborative with your employees. Being able to work alongside your managers instead of feeling like you are crushed under them really incentived innovation in our work space - like with the creation of efficiency-creating macros.


  9. "Tech Analyst Program - A Sweatshop"

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    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Decent Location in Manhattan
    - Stress-free, generally nice people
    - Supportive (but for what? not much to look forward to)
    - Good hours, option to work from home occasionally

    Cons

    - Low pay (lowest paying tech analyst salary amongst all banks, let alone tech firms)
    - Low compensation
    - Little respect for tech, limited interaction with business, constantly reminded that tech does not drive revenue here (obvious, but tech treated like second-class employees)
    - No intellectual stimulation, little technical growth
    - Most teams are back office monkeys and even front office development is slow and boring
    - Very few young developers. There are elderly staring at computers and struggling.
    - There is a movement to move most of tech out of NY to Raleigh (where is that?)
    - Promotion is not very transparent
    - Definitely not the right place for ambitious young people
    - If you want to live from paycheck to paycheck, with good hours, be my guest

    Advice to Management

    - Training is absolutely useless, please raise salary instead
    - Open your *** eyes and admit that your salary is by no means competitive
    - Please bring in better talent (although it seems that you don't really need talent in most roles)
    - Do not advertise the analyst program just because all the other banks have it


  10. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Credit Suisse best place to work

    Cons

    Credit suisse NY based company


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