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Interviews at Credit Suisse

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  1. Featured Interview

     

    Spring Week Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Process included an online form with Cv and Cover Letter. Then was shortlisted for two telephone interviews, both with extremely friendly people and mostly competency based questions but also scenarios and market related questions

    Interview Questions

    • Situation where you demonstrated integrity
      Situation where you experienced a conflict in a group and what you did   Answer Question

  2. Helpful (26)  

    Contractor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Credit Suisse (New York, NY (US)) in April 2011.

    Interview

    After a successful one-month trial as a contractor I was brought on-board as an Assistant Vice President. I reported directly to a group head, who in turn, reported directly to the CEO and Executive Board. My trial was basically my interview. My group head learned all he needed to know about me through my performance on the job.

  3.  

    Paralegal Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Credit Suisse (New York, NY (US)) in June 2012.

    Interview

    The Interview Process was a bit lengthy, but was quite pleasant. The interviewers were kind and professional. The questions and comments were of a professional nature for the most part and all other conversation was light. The experience was a positive one.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were about my resume and professional experience   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I was consulting through an agency. I didn't negotiate a contract.


  4. Helpful (1)  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Credit Suisse.

    Interview

    Networking is the key to landing an interview and completing informational interviews can help you get there. Your visibility among current employees and the number of people who can remember you from a positive interaction will go a long way.

    Interview Questions

    • Associate level interview questions are mostly technically oriented and try to measure your ability to think analytically about the basic modeling and valuation concepts. Be prepared to cover all basics and dig deeply into any answer you provide.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Salary is standard for fresh grads. Negotiations mostly don't occur.


  5. Helpful (2)  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Credit Suisse (New York, NY (US)) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Was very thorough and well thought-out. The process had a first round phone screen and then a call-back should you meet expectations. Thereafter, there was a second round interview supplemented by a thorough modelling test.

    Interview Questions


  6. Helpful (3)  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Credit Suisse (New York, NY (US)) in March 2012.

    Interview

    Relatively standard, asked behavioral questions, and some basic skills question.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me of a time that you made a decision at work that you regret?   1 Answer

  7.  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Credit Suisse (New York, NY (US)) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Submitted my resume through their website and HR reached out within the week. I scheduled an in-person interview at their New York location to meet with an MD. Very efficient and straightforward process.

    Interview Questions

    • Challenges you are facing with a client and how are you resolving it?   1 Answer
  8. Helpful (7)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    HR interview, hiring manager interview, Team member interview, followed by the lead director interview = Total 4 rounds of interviews. Mostly experience related and scenario based questions were asked in the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Strengths/Weaknesses, Experience specific and high level case scenario questions   1 Answer

  9. Helpful (8)  

    Software Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cary, NC (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Credit Suisse (Cary, NC (US)) in December 2015.

    Interview

    I never got to the point of the interview. I was given a call in number so I called in early for my the phone interview. At 5 min past the interview time, the automated phone system told me that too much time had elapsed and the host had not started the call...goodbye.

    I withdrew my application at that point. If they can't be on time for an interview, I really didn't want to be working with them.


  10.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Credit Suisse (New York, NY (US)) in November 2015.

    Interview

    A little tougher than most IB interviews. Multi-person interview process. Be prepared to explain your motivations and having previous experience is a big help. They also provided food and snacks before the interviews which I don't see often and appreciated.

    Interview Questions

    • Find the pattern between a certain set of numbers.   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Too far from port authority.


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    Chief Data Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Credit Suisse in April 2019.

    Interview

    I was contacted by a third party recruiter on a Friday and received an interview request for the following Monday. At first the Hiring Manager implied he didn't receive my resume only an interview request and after a few minutes he "found" it. I don't know if he was trying to "deflect" from the fact that he hadn't read my resume but it quickly went downhill from there. He then asked what the recruiter told me about the role. Other than the job description the recruiter didn't have too much insight (not that I expected him to). Interviewer was borderline combative and did not hide that fact that he had an "attitude" after I mentioned most job descriptions rarely fully explain the role. Turns our he wrote the job description and once he finally explained the role he confirmed my point. Typically my interview experience has been the Hiring Manager starting off by explaining the role and what they are looking for in a candidate. They then ask questions about your experience as it relates to that.

    This Hiring Manager acted like he could not understand my questions:
    Is this role responsible for data and analytics strategy for the group?
    How does this role interact with the team?

    I've dealt with C-Level Executives (higher up than he is) my entire career. As candidates are also interviewing potential bosses; I was NOT impressed.

    Interview Questions

    • What did you get from the job description that I took the time to write?
      Do you have financial/investment banking experience?   Answer Question

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