Vice President (Former Employee), New York, NY – December 18, 2013
Pros: nice location
Cons: management, lack of trust and collaboration, frequent layoffs
CS had a great working environment until recently where it has become a culture of distrust. Collaboration amongst teams is discouraged. The work in technology is now primarily focused on cost-reduction which has impacted a once revered company who focused on innovation and client needs. Sad to say that is no longer the case at CS.
Company is going through cost-cutting and it shows
Associate Research Analyst (Current Employee), New York, New York – November 20, 2013
Credit Suisse's strategy is to keep and pay the few senior analysts who bring in the majority of revenue and cut costs on the rest of the staff -- from senior analysts in other segments to associates, etc. This even includes downgrading from factset to thomson reuters so that you cannot get real time quotes except if you go on google finance. And they – more... removed one of the two bloomberg terminals on the floor for general use.
Doesn't pay to work for a company in secular decline. – less
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee), New York, NY – November 7, 2013
Credit Suisse is a challenging yet productive work environment, where I have had the pleasure of supportiing two MDRs and one Director.
A typical day for myself would be an 8am start and straight into calendar management and travel arrangements. These two were always top priority for my role.
My biggest challenge has been supporting two teams at one – more... time. I took the opportunity because I felt it would increase my chance of landing a permanant position, however it came to the point where I was at max capacity. Although my capacity was full, I was able to manage both roles in two different departments, and showed the true meaning of Business Continutiy. – less
Messaging Engineering Lead (Current Employee), London, ENG – November 4, 2013
CS Messaging engineering environment is a fast paced productive environment which it has been my pleasure to work at. The projects are varied and interesting and require dedication and motivation to deliver on time and on budget.
Private Banking Summer Intern (Former Employee), New York, NY – October 24, 2013
Great atmosphere to work in that is created by very talented colleagues. I learned a lot about the Private Wealth aspect of Finance and all that is involved towards meeting the financial needs of the client.