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"Great experience, learned a great deal, great platform to leverage inside and outside of the firm."

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  • Culture & Values
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  • 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 8 years)

Pros

Competitive, fast paced, has great intellectual resources. I enjoyed coming into Credit Suisse during the growth years. Very fast paced and entrepreneurial, many development programs and access to some of the most talented people in the industry. Management is accessible and is actively participating in employees' development. Proper recognition procedures are in place.

Cons

Despite claiming to be entrepreneurial, it has become too large for entrepreneurs to be able to enjoy working there. I fear for the company because the landscape is changing dramatically and I am not sure the firm is doing enough to stay ahead. Idea generation process is stifled by the regulatory regime where the management is afraid to do almost anything in fear of being in violation of some regulations.

Advice to Management

Do not let the classic innovators dilemma to unravel one of the greatest companies in finance.

Other Employee Reviews for Credit Suisse

  1. "I was able to work with the application owner, developers, and end users to provide solutions for access control."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Access Management Contractor in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Access Management Contractor in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    I was involve in the automation of application provisioning and logical user access.

    Cons

    I was restricted in presentation of new ideas because I was contractor and not an employee of the firm.

    Advice to Management

    I was able to advice management on access control documentation that the company is missing and how to create them. In addition I advise management how we should retain access request to support audits and federal regulations.


  2. "Company goes through the hire/fire cycle more rapidly than other firms"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is getting more difficult or a question as time goes on. The company used to have pride and great benefits. Both have been lost over the last few years.

    Cons

    You are just a number in this company and even worse, completely expendable as newer and cheaper resource locations are identified. Our teams have been reduced significantly (even entirely in certain cases) for cheaper offshore labor such as India.

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