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Updated Apr 11, 2014
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Operations Analyst Interview

Operations Analyst
London, England

Interviewed at Credit Suisse

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 Question – Why do you want to join the Operations division instead of Investment Banking?   Answer Question

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Steps to Success Programmer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
London, England

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Credit Suisse in March 2013.

Interview Details Online Application - Cover letter, CV, complete personal details and complete competency questions.

Telephone Interview - Competency based and skills based, questions also around your CV and why the IB industry and Credit Suisse.

Assessment Centre - Group activity, written exercise and presentation

Interview Question – None. The telephone interview was with very basic questions and the usual competency questions that are asked. Can be found online on WikiJobs.   Answer Question

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Summer Analyst Trading Interview

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I applied online and 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 Question – what are the three things you value most in the workplace   Answer Question

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Software Developer Interview

Software Developer

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed 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 Question – explain how in the past you have handled an uncooperativeoperative team member.   Answer Question

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Summer Analyst Interview

Summer Analyst
London, England

I 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 Question – What caused the financial crisis of 2008?   Answer Question

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Summer Analyst Interview

Summer Analyst

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 Question – 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

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Sales and Trading Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
London, England

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Credit Suisse.

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

Interview Question – Questions about derivatives   Answer Question

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Senior Credit Middle Office Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
London, England

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Credit Suisse in August 2013.

Interview Details 2 stage interview process.
First round with two AVPs, focused on technical questions on CDS.
Second round with VP credit middle office. More probing on knowledge and past experience within the middle office

Interview Question – Do you think the role is about supporting the traders or pushing back on their requests?   Answer Question

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Quantitative Analyst Interview

Quantitative Analyst
London, England

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed 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)
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  • How to value VIX Option.   Answer Question
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Market Risk Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Edinburgh, Scotland

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Credit Suisse in March 2013.

Interview Details Mostly HR with some technical questions. was a bit repetitive with competency type questions
- give me an instance when you failed
- give me an instance when you succeeded
- give me an instance when you did data analysis
- give me an instance when you performed well
- give me an instance when you showed ethics

Interview Question – derive black scholes   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Pay not good

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