Credit Suisse at a Glance


  • “Prestige—leading franchise in certain industry areas such as technology and leveraged finance”
  • “Great people and culture”
  • “A lot of room for upward mobility and increased responsibility”


  • “Salary”
  • “Hours can be tough”
  • “Inefficiencies and bureaucracy”

The Buzz

  • “Doing the best of the European banks”
  • “Lots of turnover recently”
  • “Better pay than most”
  • “Questions about new management”

About Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse Group is one of the largest financial institutions in the world, operating in more than 50 countries and employing more than 46,000 people. 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 to stay out of (negative) headlines during the worldwide credit crisis and did not need to rely on government funding to stay afloat. In fact, the firm emerged as one of the handful of big banks relatively unscathed by the crisis and, in 2010, was named the "Best Global Bank" by Euromoney magazine. Come 2011, like many of its competitors, it was also forced to reduce headcount in the face of souring markets worldwide. 

In the years that followed, the bank's share price was flat, but it has recently increased and is again on the upswing. In addition, its brand was somewhat tarnished by a 2014 settlement with the U.S. Justice Department in which Credit Suisse plead guilty to conspiring to aid tax evasion on behalf of wealthy clients. More recently, Credit Suisse appointed Tidjane Thiam as its new CEO, replacing Brady Dougan. Tidjane Thiam most recently served as Prudential Plc CEO. Today, the firm's investment bank is jointly overseen by Jim Amine, Tim O'Hara, and Gaël de Boissard.

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: Tidjane Thiam
  • 2015 Employees: 46,400

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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