Credit Suisse at a Glance


  • Robust deal flow. Complex and interesting work. Great people.
  • Best culture out there: people are friendly and support you to help you succeed
  • Culture, pay, amenities/benefits/perks, industry and client exposure, support systems


  • “The hours”
  • “Although base compensation is competitive with the industry, bonuses are not”
  • “Long-term headwinds from Switzerland”

The Buzz

  • “One of the better bulge brackets—very solid across the board”
  • “Has lost some of its luster in recent years”
  • Well known and trusted bank
  • “Reputation damaged by recent legal and regulatory issues”

About Credit Suisse


International player 

Credit Suisse Group is one of the largest financial institutions in the world, operating in more than 50 countries and employing more than 45,000 people, about 9,000 of which work in the United States. Its two primary business divisions are Private Banking & Wealth Management and Investment Banking. Credit Suisse's investment banking business encompasses equities, fixed income, prime services, the advisory services, and research. The advisory services department delivers a full range of corporate finance solutions, including M&A, leverage finance, equity and debt financings, IPOs, and financial restructuring. 

Credit Suisse's history dates back to 1856; nearly a century later, as World War II raged in Europe, the bank opened its first international branch (outside of Switzerland) in New York City in 1942. In 1978, the bank began a partnership with The First Boston Corporation in the U.S., acquiring a controlling stake in the firm 10 years later (after which the bank was renamed Credit Suisse First Boston). In 2006, Credit Suisse Group rebranded to create an "integrated bank," and its investment bank dropped the First Boston affiliation and became known as simply Credit Suisse. 

Unlike many of its competitors, Credit Suisse managed through the worldwide credit crisis without having to rely on government funding to stay afloat. In fact, the firm emerged as one of A handful of big banks relatively unscathed by the crisis. Come 2011, though, like many of its competitors, it was forced to adapt its business model and reduce costs in the face of the changing regulatory landscape and souring markets worldwide. And in early 2014, it pleaded guilty to criminal charges of conspiring to help U.S. clients evade taxes and the firm paid $2.6 billion in fines in connection with these charges. With this matter resolved, the bank can now fully focus on executing its strategy and on capitalizing on growth opportunities across its businesses. 

Credit Suisse is led by CEO Brady Dougan, who has held the chief executive position since 2007. The firm's investment bank is jointly overseen by Eric Varvel and Gaël de Boissard. The private bank is overseen by Hans-Ulrich Meister and Robert Shafir. 

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Credit Suisse

11 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10010-3629
Phone: (212) 325-2000
Fax: (212) 325-6665


  • Employer Type: Public
  • Stock Symbol: CS
  • Stock Exchange: NYSE
  • CEO, Credit Suisse Group: Brady Dougan
  • 2014 Employees: 45,600

Major Office Locations

  • Melbourne , Australia
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Sco Paolo, Brazil
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Montgomery, AL
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Irvine, CA
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • Greenwich, CT
  • Norwalk, CT
  • Stamford, CT
  • Miami, FL
  • Palm Beach, FL
  • Tampa, FL
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Bethesda, MD
  • Boston, MA
  • St. Peters, MO
  • Summit, NJ
  • Princeton, NJ
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • New York, NY
  • Bethpage, NY
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Columbus, OH
  • Doylestown, PA
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Langhorne, PA
  • Conshohocken, PA
  • Plano, TX
  • Houston, TX
  • Bountiful, UT
  • Seattle, WA
  • Labaun, Malaysia
  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • Wroclaw, Poland
  • Moscow, Russia
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Zurich, Switzerland
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Paris, France
  • Frankfurt, Germany
  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Pune, India
  • Mumbai, India
  • Milan, Italy
  • Tokyo, Japan
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