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Credit Suisse Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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Credit Suisse CEO Tidjane Thiam
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  1. "CS Trading Floor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/ life balance, easy commute, beautiful location - across from Madison Square Park, friendly people.

    Cons

    Lay offs pending. I work on the trading floor and it can be a little hectic and loud at times.

    Advice to Management

    If a person is good enough to hire as a contract employee, has a proven, successful, track record, they should be hired as a permanent employee.


  2. "LOANS OPERATIONS"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Credit Suisse full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Family/Work Life balance
    No micro managing

    Cons

    Not really a role to grow up the chain. Most positions are lateral.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "IT PMO Officer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT PMO Officer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - IT PMO Officer in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Salary & Vacation

    Cons

    Efficiency nor process improvement is valued. Neither is training for new employees to enable them to perform at an optimal rate.

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent during recruitment process and rewrite job descriptions so the job duties are clear. An AVP level job with a Six figure salary should not be performing data entry and capturing meeting minutes every single day. That's an administrative assistant/secretary job. Hire the right people for jobs. Run from the IT PMO Officer position in Raleigh!


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  5. "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Supportive culture
    * Pros vary from group to group

    Cons

    * Some managers have no management skills


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    "Program Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Engaging projects and dedicated staff

    Cons

    Tight deadlines and constant organizational changes


  7. "Credit Suisse - Fixed Income"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fosters creativity, rewards hard work, accessible senior management.

    Cons

    Management, compensation, lack of long term vision.

    Advice to Management

    Too many managers, decision process no longer based on results, has become extremely political.


  8. "Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture, compensation and gym

    Cons

    Long hours and senior management commentary wasnt great

    Advice to Management

    Respect employees


  9. "Equity Research Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Equity Research in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Equity Research in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Environment is more relaxed than other bulge brackets
    * A fair amount of responsibility but largely depends on senior analyst
    * Training
    * Most teams have two associates, unlike smaller firms where many teams have one associates

    Cons

    * Some senior analysts work their associates too hard
    * Pay is lower than top tier bulge brackets such as Goldman, Morgan

    Advice to Management

    * Give associates more autonomy and responsibility
    * Create a culture that isn't so stuffy


  10. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director, Head of Legal Entity Oversight & Control in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director, Head of Legal Entity Oversight & Control in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was very fortunate and had a diverse skillset due to the many opportunities.

    Cons

    Currently undergoing a reorganization for the New York Office.


  11. "Overall good people and environment - a lot of restructuring"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people
    Supportive environment
    Good location and perks

    Cons

    Not very challenging
    A lot of restructuring

    Advice to Management

    Create a more challenging environment for employees willing to work hard and grow


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