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Credit Suisse Intern Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 8, 2014
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Zürich (Switzerland)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Credit Suisse in October 2012.

Interview Details – I got in touch with the company through a campus event, so it was divided in two phases.
The first interview was at the campus event. Given the little time slot for the event (1h), it was mainly to get to know each other. A future team member explained about the banking functions and what they were doing, while I was asked my goals my background, what I was looking for, and why Credit Suisse.
The second interview was on site with an HR person first and an AVP from my team later. Both parts lasted around an hour.
Questions revolved around personality and behaviour: what project was the most challenging and why? How have you dealt with disagreements in the past? How did you manage to convince your teammates about your ideas?
Occasional brain teasers ("How many liters of water are there in the xxx lake?") were also asked.
The interviews were friendly and HR always gave feedback within a couple of days.

Interview Question – Show us an experience that proves you were able to take leadership and how you did it.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Having had a change of plan


Accepted Offer

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Intern

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

Interview Details – Was fast-tract by an employee met at a career fair.
One competency-based telephone interview : walk me through your resume & demonstrate key competencies with examples + commercial awareness (most important macro event in europe in 2013, do you follow financial markets) + standard motivation questions( why ib, why cs...).
Nothing impossible if correctly prepared

Interview Question – What would you do if you were the PM ?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Intern Interview

Intern
Singapore (Singapore)

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Credit Suisse in January 2012.

Interview Details – Three stages of interview:
1. Phone Interview
Basic HR interview with all the basic questions covering the projects and extracurricular activities you have done in school. Phone interview is tricky when the sound quality is bad, so it is important to have it in a quiet place.

2. Group Assessment
Given a mini-task to complete in less than an hour. There will always be the one over-enthusiastic candidate who doesn't give others the opportunities to speak out, but stay sane , be a good team player and focus on task completion.

3. One-to-one Interview
Was told that there would be two interviewers, but only one turned up in the end. It's almost like a repeat of phone interview, except the interviewer seems to want to discover more about our interests (probably because they are going to decided based on that which team to assign us to)

Overall, the interviewers were very friendly, the entire recruitment process was done professionally and outcomes were communicated in timely manner.

Interview Question – I was joking about a recent incident of public transport breakdown and how an app I developed would help alleviate that. The interviewer picked up from the joke and asked what I would have done if I were the owner of the public transport.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

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Intern
Geneva (Switzerland)

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

Interview Details – Met with the HR first, basic interview questions about your resume. She was interested in my profile and that led to an interview with a Junior Relationship Manager. It was really casual and discussed about my profile and my resume.

Interview Question – Nothing really, just be yourself.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiations as it was an intern position.


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

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Intern
London, England (UK)

The process took a day - interviewed at Credit Suisse in April 2011.

Interview Details – Following the spring internship, a number of us were invited back to be interviewed for the Summer Internship programme at CS. This consisted of three 1:1 interviews from different departments, meaning you could get an offer from anyone of the three interviewers.

Interview Question – A lot of focus on competency, especially the importance of communication.   Answer Question


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Intern Interview

Intern

The process took 1 week - interviewed at Credit Suisse in February 2010.

Interview Details – I was called for a 1:1 interview at the Credit Suisse office in Singapore after a relatively straight forward phone interview which consisted of a run through of my resume. The face to face interview had standard HR questions and also a discussion on my career goals.

Interview Question – Where do you see yourself in 5 years?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

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Intern
São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Credit Suisse in March 2010.

Interview Details – First there is a english, IQ and general knowledge test at the computer. If you pass those tests you´re called for an english 1o´1 interview. After that you´re called for an interview with the potential managers that are looking for an intern.

Interview Question – Why you, not the others candidates that came before you?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I wasn´t able to negotiate nothing. They just told me the salary and the benefits

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