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Credit Suisse Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "CSAM (CS Asset Management) - great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    When I was there I my coworkers were great. Positive, mentally healthy people who cared about doing a good job. Some bureaucracy but could always be overcome by people who know how to get stuff done. My best job in finance.

    Cons

    I was downsized shortly after the new CEO come on. There have been several rounds of layoffs since. I'm told it has impacted the culture and atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    Downsizing may be necessary but please be careful of impacting the culture.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Investing in People"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Equity Research Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Equity Research Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Supportive corporate culture, good training and development programs, lots of access to higher management. Rigorous expectations.

    Cons

    Negative outlook and reputation, declining employee morale, penny pinching


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Credit Suisse"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Top 3 player in the market. Ability to learn.

    Cons

    Zero work life balance. Little to no direction from management. Management rarely does the right thing for the right reasons.


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Basically what you think it would be"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Who YOU are; someone who does their job, correctly, and doesn't need to be watched as they diligently work away. This environment is conducive to this approach, with good resources and great facilities. The kind of work is manageable and my experience with those banking personalities (hot heads) has been almost, non existent. In turn, yes, management is not on top of the admins, teams mostly help each other out, morale is oookay, and this is a decent living, if not a brief stop/pause in your career path, as one ascends to something more... meaningful.

    Cons

    TURNOVER HEAVY, management is really inefficient- god only knows what they're doing if they are not actively managing people (the admins.) Bankers are not children, so why does the position cater to them as if they were infants? A good portion of the work one does could have been avoided with some adolescent-level organization. For most, a day here involves working until fatigue dominates whatever time off is to be had. Taking vacation is tantamount to sin. Unless one's best years are invested, an in-human level of servitude, and a lack of feeling towards exhaustion, don't expect a raise, a promotion, or a modicum of consideration outside a yearly, week long vacation and a couple of email-thanks... bankers and admins. Maybe some tips for service if you have some grit, but not if you fall short for a minute.

    Advice to Management

    So a bank would be familiar with inflation, right? Maybe more people could stomach this job past the two year mark if cost of living raises were not unspeakable and time off could be managed better. 1-2 more admins per group could help absorb the pressure, because bankers are added on a rolling basis. It's one of those situations were an inordinate amount of work is distributed to same, tired group of people, no adjustment for growth of demand. People are overworked but they have no choice but to smile, or start getting fired. In actuality, believe it or not, this place nickel and dimes people to death... despite the supposed wealth.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Credit Suisse full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Full of very talented people, collaborative work environment.

    Cons

    The pay is below the street and Work Life balance can be difficult

    Advice to Management

    Need to empower employees more and improve work life balance. You will get greater productivity


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Credit Suisse full-time

    Pros

    It's a job in an in an industry that still has a long way to go in cost cutting.

    Cons

    Poorly managed and few have respect for the new CEO. Struggling relative to its peers an implementing a new strategy that has alienated some of the best talent. People that stay are only there because they have to be. Most would leave in a heartbeat.

    Advice to Management

    Ditch your new leadership and start over.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good Starting Job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Analyst in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Technical Analyst in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Credit Suisse full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Credit Suisse is a large company where it is easy to grow connections and gain mentors

    Cons

    The technology lags and the pay is below street.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Managing Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, good culture and location

    Cons

    Share price is down and not sure what direction the investment bank will take.

    Advice to Management

    You need to communicate where the investment bank is headed.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Many here are leaving or looking to"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Until recently it was a great place to work, good people, good culture

    Cons

    Pay is ridiculously low and despite what they will tell you, not competitive, The New York office looks down on the Raleigh office, even here people are worried about losing their jobs, the place seems way off its former track. With the poor economic situation the bank is in the vultures are circling and management are infighting. Mood is not good and it is not fun any more.

    Advice to Management

    Go the way that some other banks have gone and you will destroy what is left of the good parts of the company


  10. "Credit Suisse, good company to work for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Credit Risk Analyst in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Credit Risk Analyst in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends

    I worked at Credit Suisse full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment. Great people. A lot of opportunities for growth within the company. Direct manager was very helpful and nice. Would definitely like to work at this company again.

    Cons

    None that I can think of


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