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"Good but needs some work--Asset Management"

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Former Employee - Asset Management in New York, NY
Former Employee - Asset Management in New York, NY
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Good training.
Friendly people.
Good work/life balance
Name recognition
Informal culture
Very good compensation.
Very international firm with a great diversity of people.

Cons

Gets political.
Shared services is very bureaucratic.
Upper management makes decisions erratically.
Exit opportunities ambiguous.
Zurich and New York sometimes have power struggles.
Cost controls need more work--too much costs are allocated to the businesses that they become unprofitable--streamline shared services and cut unnecessary costs, such as the large army of strategy advisers.

Advice to Management

Set a stable direction for the company to go, and place more importance on the business instead of shared services. Also, try to figure out how to manage the power struggle between Zurich and New York. Also, learn how to control costs better so the businesses are more profitable, or else the stock price is just going to go down. Be a little daring--we're too conservative.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good gateway to PE/VC/Hedge Funds.

    Cons

    Time spent: PPT (80%), Financial Modeling (20%). Lots of hours 80-100hrs.


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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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    Pros

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    Cons

    Things can be pretty bad in the wrong group. HR seems to exist to impede employees/managers who need assistance rather than help them.

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