Credit Suisse Employee Reviews about "senior management"

Updated Jan 18, 2021

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Thomas Gottstein
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Pros
  • "Healthy work environment among teams(in 280 reviews)

  • "Lot of internal mobility options and great career progress(in 242 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Good work life balance can become a comfort zone(in 232 reviews)

  • "Too much favouritism my senior management(in 117 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Culture and good work life balance

      Nov 17, 2020 - Assistant Vice President, Internal Audit 
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      Pros

      - The people are very friendly and you feel part a large team - good career progression opportunities - great senior management, actively promoting the company's values and caring about feedback

      Cons

      - saraly could be better

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good times at CS

      Oct 6, 2020 - GM Engineering in London, England, England
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      Pros

      excellent team to work with. forward thinking and believes in knowledge sharing

      Cons

      Super senior management and middle management not always working toward same goals and goal posts change too frequently.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      A decent company to work for

      Jul 14, 2019 - IT Manager in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Support for non-business related matters (mental health, company benefits, sports network, promotion of inclusivity) People are generally well mannered Recent modernisation of the main building Flexible working initiatives

      Cons

      Matrix organisation which leads to many inefficiencies Risk aversion to holding people to account for substandard work (for fear of upsetting some resources who may leave - a completely false economy) Some level of tolerance to nepotism You are awarded what management think they can get away with not what you're worth in the market place. Penny wise pound foolish mentality of senior management

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Solid employer

      Feb 24, 2020 - Vice President in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Flexibility, home working, location, line management.

      Cons

      Risk adverse, silly mistakes at senior management level,

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Amazing starting place with great culture

      Oct 3, 2019 - AVP-IT in London, England, England
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      Pros

      - People stay for decades due to culture - Recently renovated office in London - Exposure to very senior management - Good work-life balance

      Cons

      - Aversion to innovation compared to competition - Decision making could be improved

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good culture in a difficult environment

      Jul 18, 2014 - Director in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Senior management reasonable, trying to manage the business in a difficult environment where tough personnel decisions have to be taken on an almost daily basis. Management is generally visible and available for discussion. HR is trying hard to instill a culture of rewards that are of non-financial nature which is difficult to push through in a banking environment.

      Cons

      Cost containment measures a major on-going focus, which can be dispiriting. Below-average comp. Regulation is a very heavy burden for investment banks, and CS is no exception. Over time, this has changed the type of person that works in an investment bank (not just at CS), such that the work environment is now less thrilling or intellectually satisfying.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Nice supportive place to work, but not always focussed on excellence

      Apr 4, 2013 - Director in London, England, England
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      Pros

      As a bank, it is still functioning and profitable, if not very profitable. A good place to work, the firm tends to look after its own. Attention to internal mobility and training. In my experience people are allowed good flexibility in difficult times (eg stress, illness, family issues). A lot of the senior management have been with credit suisse for a long time, so there is stability.

      Cons

      Of course there is a lot of cost cutting at the moment. This leads to insecurity, but also there are challenges due to reduced resources. There is a lot of ineffeciency in the bank, some from unproductive/obstructive employees, some from inadequate infrastructure. Generally there doesn't seem to be enough of a focus on high standards across the firm.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Intern, more than 1 year

      Technical Analyst - Application Development - London

      Feb 8, 2017 - Technical Analyst in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Good work culture with a friendly environment with most teams being able to deliver while maintaining a healthy attitude aiding each other. Credit Suisse also provides many talks and opportunities for continued professional development.

      Cons

      - Training is lacking - Legacy software is commonplace - Communication is lacking between economic regions with some teams being led by senior management entirely in a different region. - Recent restructuring has resulted in many contractors and permanent employees being let go. Bleeding valuable knowledge and skills. - Management training is extremely poor.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to start career in technology

      Sep 19, 2016 -  
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      Pros

      Good working environment Positive culture Meaningful, non-contrived work Learning opportunities (eg programming) Senior management are interested in what graduates have to say

      Cons

      Some aspects of mentality wrt the way things are done - the company is trying to change these for the better but progress is slow which can be frustrating. Inefficient methods are hanging on in places

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great bank

      Nov 13, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Internal mobility is excellent Senior management in lots of teams are very interested in juniors and want to make sure they get the best possible exposure and experience Compensation

      Cons

      Uncertainty regarding reorganisation Face time is still an issue a lot of the time Work life balance is better than some other banks but still needs to get better Culture and atmosphere varies heavily between teams

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