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Credit Suisse Reviews

Updated March 21, 2019
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Pros
  • "Work life balance(depends on project and criticality of issue if any but mostly chilled out)" (in 522 reviews)

  • "The work environment of the company was very good and helping, the manager I worked with always helped me with the routines" (in 190 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Equity Research Summer Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Equity Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Equity Research Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    1) Great learning opportunity
    2) Small program
    3) Great environment

    Cons

    1) Tough hours
    2) Somewhat unstructured


  2. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

  3. "Equity Research"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    Working remotely allowed

    Cons

    Non-competitive pay
    Low bonus
    Very low opportunities for internal mobility

    Advice to Management

    The department plays favoritism which doesn’t give others the opportunity to shine. Be transparent and strive to make associates and admins feel just as equal and important as the analyst.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Lacking in true leadership"

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    Current Employee - Global Markets
    Current Employee - Global Markets
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    Decent 401k
    Mobility opportunity inside company but only if you have supportive boss

    Cons

    Disjointed goals inside Global Markets - initiatives seem to be randomly rolled out with everybody interpreting whatever they want. "leaders" seem not to want to set objective metrics, shy away from accountability or very secretive. Year after year the story is cost cutting. No vision.
    Very political and stodgy - not an innovative place, lots of old tenured MDs who hold onto power, create silos and backstab each other

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what you want to be when you grow up. Cost cutting year after year is not a sustainable strategy.

    Zurich HQ is where cost cutting needs to happen - lots of very highly paid central groups who are outdated and add very little value.

    Consider early retirement deals for your MDs who are holding your culture hostage


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Poor HR Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Credit Suisse full-time

    Pros

    - Pay & Compensation -- paid very well, but came at a moral & ethical cost

    Cons

    - Weak HR Leadership (US) -- Unethical and too worried about protecting themselves than what is right for employees
     - Communication -- US communication is lacking in direction/focus


  6. "IT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture
    Benefits
    Work & Life Balance
    Commute
    In the city

    Cons

    Depending on your work your role was very limited.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Good people, comrade, culture and benefits"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many employees stay on long-term and have a strong sense of pride as Credit Suisse employees, particularly in the front office. Offers strong benefits (medical and cultural access) and competitive salary.

    Cons

    It's a very large company with a lot of rules and regulations, and thus it takes time to fully adjust as a new employee.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good people, tough environment for compensation"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Vice President in Morrisville, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, good support to transfer roles within the company, strong philanthropy effort.

    Cons

    Variable compensation has gone down significantly over the years so negotiate a strong salary.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "PMO"

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    Current Employee - PMO in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - PMO in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and vacation policies

    Cons

    Reshuffling management lines and dependent on market performance


  10. "Great company o work for"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Credit Suisse full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people, interesting work, great office location

    Cons

    Global coordination can be tricky