Credit Suisse Interview Questions

Updated 23 Oct 2014
Updated 23 Oct 2014
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    IT Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Credit Suisse.

    Interview Details

    Couple of interviews with team manager and key ppl, then I was seeing senior mgt, and met a team, very relaxed approach to the recruitment process, lots of technical design questions, work related examples, usual questions for this position.

    Interview Questions
    • No surprises there, usual questions for an IT person. No trick questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not much room for a negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  2.  

    Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Interview Details

    Firstly numerical and verbal online tests were completed. 1st interview stage consisted of two 30 minute interviews, all competancy based (eg Why credit suisse, why Operations, what are your skills and weaknesses). Then 2nd round interviews was the same style but with VP's who grilled you a bit more to see if you researched the role fully.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to join the Operations division instead of Investment Banking?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Summer Analyst Trading Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Credit Suisse.

    Interview Details

    submitted online application, online test and phone interview pretty soon. the interviewer for singapore post was very unorthodox. asked about personal stuffs, nothing about CV at all. and he valued work-life balance very much.

    Interview Questions
    • what are the three things you value most in the workplace   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Interview was scheduled in advance over the phone. Apon arrival at their offices I was guided to a meeting room and provided refreshments. Each of the 2 interviews lasted about an hour, neither was technical focusing more on people skills.

    Interview Questions
    • explain how in the past you have handled an uncooperativeoperative team member.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Relationship Manager - Summer Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Credit Suisse in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    You need to prepare a cover letter and VC, do it as serious as u can, without these, you won't be able to stand out to get an interview. For the first round, cs will invite candidates to their office, there will be briefing in the morning, following by group case study, then lunch social networking, 1 on 1 interview usually is in the afternoon. The whole process, from you walking into the building, is assessed. Do walk like a banker, talk like a banker and act like a banker.

    Interview Questions
    • No. CS questions are not very sharp, all are generally questions,   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Spring IBD Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Credit Suisse in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Online application process including verbal reasoning, numerical tests and application form. Got fast-tracked to final round phone interview after a campus event at university. Two phone interviews from employees from both FID and IBD.

    Interview Questions
    • Competency-based interviews with no unusual or particularly difficult questions. Questions included, 'What piece of financial news are you currently following?'.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Sales and Trading Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    5 interviews, two in the morning and three in the evening

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Credit Suisse in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    For London Operations. First round interviews in the morning:2 interviews, based extensively on CV and motivation. A few very easy competency based questions. If successful, proceed to the final round in the afternoon. No brainteasers, but some commercial awareness questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Your experience were much external facing like customer relations and marketing, do you think internal facing roles in Ops will be difficult for you?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    interviewed at Credit Suisse in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Application Process: CV, Cover Letter, 'Fit' Questions, and psychometric tests. Then asked to first and final round interview day (comprised of 4 back to back interviews).

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Quantitative Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Credit Suisse in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    First Round Interview

    Interview Questions
    • If you bought an Equity Call Option with a Down-and-In Barrier, are you Long Skew or Short Skew? Please provide explanation as well.   View Answer
    • Given an Exotic Option, how would you decide whether to use Local Volatility Model or Stochastic Volatility Model to value the Exotic Option?   View Answer
    • A = Sqrt(E(Variance))
      B = E(Sqrt(Variance))

      Is A larger or B larger? Please explain.
        View Answer
    • Why Equity has downward sloping skew but FX has a "Smiling" skew?
      How does Commodity Skew looks like? (Implied Vol on Y-axis, Strike on X-axis)
        Answer Question
    • How to value VIX Option.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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