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Credit Suisse Reviews

Updated December 12, 2017
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  1. "ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good working environment and decent load

    Cons

    office politics, and people seem to be interested in pretty female interns


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Needs improvement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Adequate operational procedures in place.

    Cons

    Environment is not welcoming to new employees.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Nice location, bad business"

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

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

    Pros

    Flatiron is cool. Easy to commute to/from.

    Cons

    Bonuses suck. CEO is out of touch with the employees and industry in general


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Credit Suisse does not pay its people"

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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
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule
    Good benefits - 20 wks maternity leave

    Cons

    No raise in 9 years / small bonus
    does not reward hard work, very political
    managers only manage up, they ignore needs of their team
    Favoritism..

    Advice to Management

    Give raises. Money matters. its why people work there.


  5. "Long hours, boring work"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Credit Suisse as an intern

    Pros

    You get plenty of reps
    Exit opps

    Cons

    Don't learn much
    Work is often useless
    Hours are insane
    Extremely inefficient

    Advice to Management

    Improve efficiencies in IB division


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Average"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits. Nice location and view.

    Cons

    Insensitive management. No planning.

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Raleigh needs help"

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    Former Contractor - Analyst in Raleigh, NC
    Former Contractor - Analyst in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company; looks good on your resume. The big picture of the company is great. Decent pay and benefits if you can get a permanent position.

    Cons

    Terrible leadership, specifically in the RPP building. This place lacks diversity in their hiring, badly. Very few African Americans and even less Hispanics are offered permanent positions. People who cause office drama are offered permanent positions as long as they're friends with management. Upper management NEVER takes responsibility for anything. They instead waste time in assigning blame to new and entry level employees instead of quickly fixing minor issues. Training is a joke and you're expected to know everything, regardless. No clear set SOP's. This place is a train wreck. If you're a contract worker expect to be treated very badly, to be excluded from CS team functions, and to just feel like an absolute outsider with no apparent leader.

    Advice to Management

    Get off your high horses. Appreciate the employees who make YOU look good! Stop rewarding your buddies and offer intelligent people permanent positions. Don't be so insecure that you might end up hiring someone smarter than yourself. Also, look at your team... if the majority looks like you or went to the same school as you, then you're probably not giving good people an opportunity!

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Unprofessional...Not what I had expected"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and hands on experience of IB world

    Cons

    Drinking culture in the office (people would get "ice" and have to drink up to 5 smirnoffs before client meetings) and unprofessionalism by employees. Hit on by a senior level employee. Not given work because I was not from a top recruit school (and flat out told that). When I asked for things to do I was told to stop asking (waited 3 days of sitting at my desk while the guy next to me got staffed on 3 projects)... It keeps going

    Advice to Management

    The IB team needs to look at the employees running the intern program and vet them better.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Client Relationship Associate"

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    Current Employee - Client Relationship Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Client Relationship Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    nice office space, location. good entry to grow network

    Cons

    majority of people are degrading, toxic culture, avoid unless you're going into IB / working somewhere outside the Americas

    Advice to Management

    management wouldn't listen when you were current employer talking to them in person, no way they'd listen now


  10. "Analyst"

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

    I worked at Credit Suisse as an intern

    Pros

    Well compensated, younger people at the bank are great to work with

    Cons

    HR is terrible, a lot of very unfriendly senior people, not much training, people are leaving constantly


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