Credit Suisse Workplace FAQ

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10 English questions out of 10

March 13, 2020

Does Credit Suisse have an on site gym?

Pros

Great benefits; gym in the building; cafeteria in the building; internal movement possible; newly renovated building

Cons

Depending on your department - understaffed; difficult to get office supplies; decisions are made to save money and make work-life more difficult and less productive.

Great benefits; gym in the building; cafeteria in the building; internal movement possible; newly renovated building

March 13, 2020

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June 5, 2020

What is a typical working day like at Credit Suisse?

Pros

Close to none Depending on a team you get to you can make some influence on technology stack used. Depends on how powerful your boss is in their informal hierarchy

Cons

They try to cut costs on everything including you. And they're bad at real cost-saving software development practices - Absolutely no chance of promotions and very low chance of payraise until 3 years with them no matter what you do. Be prepared to lower or none year bonus, they will find some excuse - All roadmap solutions are dictated from HK office. HK people are very off the ground, not updated and play their political games - Political games played all around. If your boss is successful in it, you can get along even with not delivering features you agreed upon. If your boss is not successful - you cannot rely on your peers to supply dependencies you need for your work. And you will be blamed for not completing such work by teams dependant on you - Every team wants to show off by the number of products it 'owns'. When it comes to problems in products or new features requests then everyone tries to avoid responsibility - Don't buy their flattering labels, depending on team you can be even VP writing code day and night trying to hit the deadline someone had set for you - Sometimes due to political games several teams are working on the two copies of the same product competing each other and bosses fight over who's doing the right thing - Bosses value opinions of expensive vendors over opinions of employees - They would declare they try to replace vendors with employees, but keep signing in new vendors instead of hiring people - Vendors are also into political games pitching their own interests - Nobody cares about real operational costs of software created, most of code is created so that some manager can put it in his done list. If they cared about operational cost, they should start shutting down most of useless software - Some products don't have any customer or business value or even have negative value - Many teams never heard of agile methodologies, but they think they practise scrum - Many colleagues will be the ones staying with the bank for long time with their knowledge outdated. Some of them will be in positions to make decisions directly affecting your work - Office space is poorly managed huge openspace without perks at all (basic water taps, fridges, microwaves, overpriced indian cafeteria, vending machines with coffee or snacks) - Office space has 'free seating policy', but every team has designated area. You will not have your desk, but you will have to use the same desk day to day - All work is done at slow virtual machines. Forget about laptops, you can only request one - used by 100+ people before you - for a week of training or business trip. - Work from home is organised using your personal hardware (!!!) and usb access card

Advice to Management

Trust your employees, not your vendors

Don't buy their flattering labels, depending on team you can be even VP writing code day and night trying to hit the deadline someone had set for you

June 5, 2020

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January 19, 2020

What are meetings like at Credit Suisse?

Pros

Provide opportunities for high performers and proactive employees, good benefits and compensation, ability for internal moves between departments

Cons

High pressure, culture has become 'every man for himself' instead of team work towards shared success, too many meetings, often poor relationship between business and IT, many cases of burnout and stress-related conditions

Advice to Management

Invest in culture

High pressure, culture has become 'every man for himself' instead of team work towards shared success, too many meetings, often poor relationship between business and IT, many cases of burnout and stress

January 19, 2020

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April 15, 2021

What is it like working with clients or customers at Credit Suisse?

Pros

Good working environment, good exposure to international clients

Cons

might take a toll on your work-life balance

Good working environment, good exposure to international clients

April 15, 2021

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May 6, 2020

What is the work environment like at Credit Suisse?

Pros

It offers great employee benefits, flexible working hours, and has a good working environment.

Cons

Lack of career growth and learning opportunities. Very monotonous work in some departments.

It offers great employee benefits, flexible working hours, and has a good working environment.

May 6, 2020

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