Overview

Introduction

Company Stats


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Employer Type

Public

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Size

10,001+ Employees

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Featured Rankings

Vault Banking 25


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Major Office Locations

Melbourne , Australia


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Employment Contact

Richard Boxall- Human Resources Director

Firsthand Findings

About the Company

Employee Reviews


  • “Like all investment banking jobs, it is hard charging and involves long hours. However, Credit Suisse has made significant strides in ensuring junior level work/life balance through specific rules and programs. Additionally, at a senior level, the entrepreneurial culture affords employees the freedom to determine the best approach to vacation time, working from home, etc., as long as productivity remains high.”
  • “As with all investment banking teams, the worst aspect is the inability to predict your weekend/near future, and thus inability to make plans with friends. Best aspect is that everyone is more aware of the need for a positive balance in quality of life, and people are taking steps to address it.”
  • “The hours are not dictated by the firm but rather by clients’ demands and the broader economic cycle. Credit Suisse makes significant effort, particularly at the more junior level, to institute better hours. The clients expect bankers to be available on a short notice with fully baked views on any relevant strategic or financial issue.”
  • “Being able to work remotely is a plus; it certainly helps to keep up with work when caring for a sick family member. But I wish there was better work/life balance without the guilt of not being visibly seen, and without it affecting your performance rating. Many employees do not need to be seen and seated in a workspace to be productive and perform their duties.”

Getting Hired Here


  • “As someone who is actively involved in the CS recruitment and hiring process, I think we are really looking for the whole package: individuals who are bright, energetic, and technically savvy. That said, those individuals also need to be grounded and have the ability to work in teams. The firm has a very collaborative culture, and we are conscious of bringing in people who are not only going to be good at their role, but also who will contribute to the success of their colleagues and help drive our business forward.”
  • “Very thorough process. We are seeking the most impressive individuals and, most importantly, the people that we think we will get along with. The culture is easygoing, and when hiring, the focus is ‘can they do the job’ (which we feel almost every, if not all candidates, that get to interview day can do)?
  • “Highly structured and organized process for undergrads, with well-established criteria and clear selection guidelines. Ideal candidate is bright, dedicated, creative, honest, with a strong math skillset.”
  • “The ideal candidate is definitely a passionate person who’s able to talk at length about a particular subject (i.e. the sector he or she covers), and someone who also loves to read and write—this job isn’t just for someone who’s a math wiz or good with Excel. You absolutely need those qualitative skills, too.”

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