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Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse is a leading global wealth manager with strong investment banking capabilities. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, our operation has a global reach and extends to about 50 countries worldwide across mature and emerging markets with more than 45,000 employees from over 150 different nations. 

We partner across countries, divisions and regions to deliver holistic financial solutions to our clients, including innovative products and specially tailored advice, aligned to our high ethical standards. We strive for quality and excellence in our work and professional relationships, recognizing and rewarding extraordinary performance among our employees and providing opportunities for internal mobility, dedicated training and leadership. 

As a global and inclusive community, we benefit from a diverse range of perspectives to create value and drive results for our clients, shareholders and communities. Our values are brought to life through the entrepreneurial spirit of all within our network. 

We are Credit Suisse.

1 Cabot Square, London , E14 4QJ
Industry Financial Services
Company size:   10,001+ employees
Industry:   Financial Services
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1 Cabot Square
E14 4QJ

Credit Suisse see a strong correlation between job satisfaction, a healthy work/life balance and productivity at work. They've achieved this by implementing a flexible working environment, through their own "The Way We Work" model. 

What we love about Credit Suisse:

💡 The "The Way We Work" model gives flexibility and choice to employees in regards to their working day and schedule.

💡 Credit Suisse focus on the well-being of their employees through their flexible working model, which in turn improves the productivity of employees and their teams.

What is worth checking with Credit Suisse:

💡 The "The Way We Work" model is dependent on the agreement between employees and managers

Articles about Credit Suisse:

💡 Credit Suisse CEO calls a complete return to office ‘unrealistic,’ joining other European banks in embracing remote work

💡 Credit Suisse Plans ‘Maximum Flexibility’ Remote Work Model

Flexible Working Approach

With the global The Way We Work initiative, Credit Suisse is laying the foundations for flexible, agile ways of working across the bank and introducing a pioneering work model. That means that Swiss Universal Bank employees will be able to choose a work model that gives them maximum flexibility, depending on their area of activity, and allows them to determine for themselves, in conjunction with their teams and line managers, how and where they wish to work.

André Helfenstein, CEO of Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd.: "As we prepare for a post-pandemic world, our aim is to become more flexible and agile when it comes to working arrangements. The Way We Work is our pioneering work model, giving employees greater flexibility and freedom of choice. As a modern employer, we want to play our part in further improving the work-life balance of our employees."

Together with their teams and line managers, employees will be able to decide what percentage of their time they want to spend outside of the office and which days they wish to spend working in the office. That way, their individual needs, plans, and life stages can be even more closely aligned with their working life. The office will continue to play an important role as a place of work, not least due to social factors such as face-to-face collaboration, social contact, and workplace discussions. Additionally, the bank is developing other technology-based tools and guidelines in order to extend collaboration – whether in an office setting or via remote access.

The Way We Work will be implemented in Switzerland on a gradual basis and in line with the current recommendation of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) to work from home. Rollout of The Way We Work in other geographic regions in which Credit Suisse operates will be governed by country-specific guidelines in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Part-time: An employee who works fewer hours than a full-time worker. There is no specific number of hours that makes someone part-time, but a full-time worker will usually work 35-40 hours a week.
Flexi-Time: This is a working schedule that allows employees to choose when they start and end their workday, usually to accomodate an individuals needs and other commitments outside of work.
Compressed Hours: This is where an employee increases the volume of hours worked each day in order to reduce the number of days worked.
Agile Working: This method of work gives employees the option to work where, when and how they choose – with maximum flexibility and minimum constraints.
Job Share: An arrangement where two people, or sometimes more, are retained on a part-time or reduced-time basis to perform a job normally fulfilled by one person working full-time.
Phased Retirement: This refers to an approach that gives employees the ability to manage the transition from full-time employment to retirement.
Hybrid Working (Office / Home): This means an employee splits their time between the workplace (usually office based) and remote working (usually at home).
Remote or Mobile Working: This is a type of working arrangement that allows an employee to work from a remote location outside of corporate offices.
Work From Home (WFH): This is where an employee has the ability to set up their workspace at home, and manage their work without the need to go to the office.
Office Working: This refers to an employee being physically present in the workplace to fulfil their contractual responsibilities.
Career Breaks / Sabbatical: These are an extended periods of agreed absence from work. The term is often used interchangeably with "sabbatical", which is generally taken to mean a shorter period of leave of several weeks or months.
Shared Parental Leave: This allows parents to share a portion of leave and pay with their partners to care for children from birth, usually until their first birthday.

*Please note that not all flexible working options may not be available for every role.

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