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Director Equities Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Credit Suisse in July 2010.
Interview Details Very smooth and well-managed, mostly due to headhunter who had a good relationship with the hiring manager. 4 interviews, 3 of those 1-on-1 and 1 with 3 future colleagues one after the other. Was mostly expected to explain how I would tackle certain issues and what my ideas were on certain topics. Good, fair interviews.
Negotiation Details – Negotiated sign-on bonus.
Spring IBD Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed 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 Question – Competency-based interviews with no unusual or particularly difficult questions. Questions included, 'What piece of financial news are you currently following?'. Answer Question
Operations Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
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
Steps to Success Programmer Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
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
Summer Analyst Trading Interview (Neutral Experience)
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
Software Developer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
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
Summer Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
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
Summer Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
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
Sales and Trading Intern Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
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
Senior Credit Middle Office Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
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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