• 22 Jan 2014 at 11:56 AM

Bonus Watch ’14: Credit Suisse

It’s compensation communication day at the House of Dougan. No word on numbers yet, but the early word is: “No one looks particularly thrilled so far…”

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  1. Posted by Guest | January 22, 2014 at 12:26 PM

    Bonus is you don't work for UBS.

  2. Posted by Brady's Ladies | January 22, 2014 at 12:39 PM

    Pretty sure the “No one looks particularly thrilled” quote could be used any day at CS and not just comp day.

  3. Posted by Guest | January 22, 2014 at 1:02 PM

    At any large investment bank, any day for the past 5 years, and probably several more years to come.

  4. Posted by Quant me maybe... | January 22, 2014 at 1:31 PM

    The bonus will be paid in chocolate bars. But not until after 8pm.

    > Go ahead, try to claw that shit back, bitches.

  5. Posted by CS Associate | January 22, 2014 at 1:39 PM

    Swiss chocolate at least?

  6. Posted by Guest | January 22, 2014 at 1:46 PM

    Only top bucket

  7. Posted by Hook em | January 22, 2014 at 2:04 PM

    4 girls 1 bucket

  8. Posted by CPAP Slob | January 22, 2014 at 2:25 PM

    I'm tired

  9. Posted by Guy who digs Becky | January 22, 2014 at 2:30 PM

    Hey Bess, did you see this?

  10. Posted by Cap One MD | January 22, 2014 at 2:39 PM

    Credit Suisse should probably expand into the Credit Card market. That's really the future and it only makes sense. Plus, we have a blast at minor league baseball games (VIP Booth)

    -Cap One MD

  11. Posted by Guest | January 22, 2014 at 10:45 PM

    After Eights, mmmm

  12. Posted by The Truth | January 23, 2014 at 7:08 AM

    Equity research bonuses dismal despite record turnover in 2013 among junior and senior covering analysts. Management continues to de-emphasize equity research. Resumes are being updated. Morale reaches new low ahead of move into smaller offices.

    Analyst $0-15k
    Associate $0-25k

    Some got a kicker from their bosses but in many cases bosses were underpaid as well in what is ironically dubbed as an "investment" year by the firm after record turnover in 2013. Only investment being made is supporting the bloated 5 person management team.

  13. Posted by CSEQR | January 23, 2014 at 12:10 PM

    Couldn't agree more. The biggest cost center is management. Talk about the drag on margins for a part-time job and a job where you get paid to lie blatantly.

  14. Posted by Managing upwards | January 23, 2014 at 2:53 PM

    Weak mgmt appoints weak divisional heads which push out talent through lacks of variable comp.

    Retards appointing retards to look less retarded by comparison.

  15. Posted by FocusList | January 23, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    What's amazing is despite god knows like 30 people walking out last year including several MDs there still isn't money to decently compensate people. Maybe management gets compensated on turnover? In that case they can look forward to minting it again in 2014.

  16. Posted by Conf. Cookie Monster | January 23, 2014 at 11:10 PM

    The treatment of the associate EQR pool and some senior analysts is disgusting. Turnover is a joke. Poor managers are putting the banks' reputation at risk.

  17. Posted by Revolution | January 25, 2014 at 10:27 AM

    It's actually sad, CS used to have a solid research franchise till the dawn of the current management's era. Complete waste of space starting with one who has a McKinsey fetish, another than spends time inventing idiotic templates for research, another who should get whacked by the gong that he carries around and the other two side kicks who are vehemently hated by the analyst and associate community.

  18. Posted by TimesUp | January 25, 2014 at 2:55 PM

    this is bad all around for EQR folks everywhere, surely some other shops will do the same

    miserable business

  19. Posted by GSEQR | January 26, 2014 at 1:22 AM

    Well not Goldman all in comp for good associates $225-$350. Someone knows how to make it rain.

  20. Posted by The Phony Catholic | February 1, 2014 at 10:44 AM

    I wish they gave that fruit loop the analyst role he was after…If you're not going to fire him, at least keep that fake laugh contained.