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"Credit Suisse - IBD Associate (London office)"

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Current Employee - Investment Banking Associate in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Investment Banking Associate in London, England (UK)
No opinion of CEO

Pros

- Compensation is above the street
- Senior bankers try to understand work-life balance
- Deal flow was high during the LBO era, but slowed down considerably starting in 2008, even when compared to other bulge bracket banks

Cons

- Deal sizes tend to be middle-market level
- Some senior bankers are not top-notch material
- Communication from senior management to junior bankers can be improved
- Some MD's do not really have an open door policy

Advice to Management

- Some groups have great communication lines between the Head and junior bankers (ie. Energy group). Other groups (ie M&A group) have MD's who tend to let their junior bankers find out important developments from other sources

Other Employee Reviews for Credit Suisse

  1. "Good place to work for"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Strong managent overall, fair pay, good communication of firm's strategies, came through recession very well

    Cons

    Management of individual teams can be poor. More attention is placed on recruiting strong front office staff, appears to be less selective for backoffice staff.

    Advice to Management

    Incorporate 360 feedback for Director and Mananaging Director promotions process to ensure only managers who can direct and manage teams rather than please their own managers, are promoted.


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    "Good work life balance, average pay, great private banking franchise"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Private Banking Associate in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Private Banking Associate in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Extremely well developed PB business with fantastic product platform and client offering. If you perform well, mgmt are flexible with your working hours. The services around the normal products, such as tax assistance, research etc are very good. If you are entering the industry, it is a very good place to start given its great education system and well rounded PB offering.

    Cons

    Dissapointing systems, innefficient back office, slow decision making process die to the bank's Swissness. Some political

    Advice to Management

    Make PB leaner, focus on high performers, pay higher salaries and raise the standard on the people working in the bank.

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