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Credit Suisse Interview Questions

Updated 22 Apr 2015
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    IBD Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Credit Suisse (London, England).

    Interview

    One assessment centre - no telephone interview
    Round 1: 2 competency interviews with VP/Associate. Depending on your background it could be technical or competency. If pass this stage, you go to the next round on the same day
    Round 2: 2 competency and one case study with DIR/MD level. Genuinely just wanted to know you for who you are and your passion outside work.

    CS is a different to other US banks I had interviews with. My background is not technical so they only quizzed me on the basics i.e which company is a better buy etc

    It was nice to have DIR/MD getting involved in the recruitment process

    Interview Questions

    • Why CS, why IBD, what's your story, opinion on the Greek's crisis, oil prices and its impact, it is quite hard to prepare for certain questions!   Answer Question
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    Spring Insight Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Credit Suisse.

    Interview

    Online application followed by 2x30 telephone interviews. Interviews were pleasant, allowing you to dictate where the interview was heading and was mainly market awareness based. Received offer roughly one week following the interviews.

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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Credit Suisse.

    Interview

    Went in on the day, no telephone interview beforehand, had 2 interviews in the morning, competency based. Anyone who didn't get past these was sent home at lunch. Afternoon was 3 interviews with MDs, two competency one technical. Ended up getting through and doing these last 3 interviews, but fell down on the technical knowledge, make sure you read up beforehand.

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    Spring Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Credit Suisse in February 2015.

    Interview

    - Online app - CV, Cover letter, up to ten Achievements
    - Numerical and Verbal Reasoning Psychometric Tests, work quickly through these!
    - 2 thirty minute phone interviews with business reps, usually one from Sales and trading and one from investment banking department i believe
    - Mostly standard competencies including achievements, motivation, and then a couple of commercial awareness questions

    Interview Questions

    • Walk me through a recent news story and its effects on Credit Suisse   Answer Question
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    Operations Spring Week Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Credit Suisse (London, England) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Consisted of two thirty minute phone interviews, occurring straight after one another. Both interviews were with senior members of the company. I was debriefed about the type of questions I could be asked, interviewer then went on to explain their role. Questions were based on my CV, motivations for applying, my knowledge in the industry and the role I was applying for. This was followed with competency based questions and one question regarding current awareness.

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    Spring Week Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Credit Suisse.

    Interview

    Online application where you have to upload your CV and Cover Letter. Then you get asked to complete a verbal reasoning and a numerical test which are both standard. Then 2 x 30mins telephone interviews straight after each other based on different competencies where you are asked to give examples. There were no questions on why you actually want to join Credit Suisse or that particular division which I found was quite odd.

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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Credit Suisse.

    Interview

    4 back-to-back interviews lasting 30 min each with one interviewer per round. They go through your CV and ask further questions on what you write in there. Rest of the questions were mostly competency based questions, though some asked slightly technical questions.

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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Credit Suisse in January 2015.

    Interview

    Response to the initial application was very quick and the internal recruitment team was extremely informative and helpful. First and second line interviews were via telephone as interviewers were based offshore and third/forth interview (combined) was in Canary Wharf.
    Decision was meant to be made within 2 days and ended up being over 2 weeks, only to find out that they were negotiating salary with another candidate on the 3rd week. Now 4 weeks down the line and I still have no feedback. A poor end to a well started process.

    Interview Questions

    • No particularly difficult questions- Mostly centred around contingent labour, recruitment, MSP and VMS offerings and the challenges of change management. There was a large focus on culture with each interviewer.   Answer Question
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    three 1:1 interviews with seniors in fixed income team. One with coding questions with object oriented language, one with general financial knowledge and your motivations, the other one with math quiz. I went to the London office in canary wharf, together with 9 others, unfornately i have not made it to the afternoon's session so i don't know the rest of the hiring process like

    Interview Questions

    • the Greeks in the Black-Schores and probablity density question   Answer Question
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    Fixed Income Sales and Trading Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Credit Suisse (London, England).

    Interview

    Super day interview consists of two rounds. First round starts in the morning with two 1:1 interviews. Most questions are competency based, asked me to go through my CV and why I want to work in banking industry. No technical questions but a few market related questions asking about how oil prices affect inflation rate and exchange rate. Didn't go through to second round interview in the afternoon

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    • what is the angle that the second hand and hour hand make when it is 3:20pm   Answer Question

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