Credit Suisse Interview Questions

Updated Apr 1, 2015
Updated Apr 1, 2015
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    Summer Analyst Interview

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    Interview

    One OCR interview, superday in the office. People are nice during interviews, but the office environment may not be the greatest one in the industry. The interviews are not anything special, but they really want to know who you are! Study a bit about the firm's culture and tailor your story so that it fits what the firm is looking for.

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    • Basic behavioral/technical questions. Some questions regarding current trend!   Answer Question
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    Equity Research Interview

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Credit Suisse.

    Interview

    Applied via on campus interview program - resume and cover letter submission. Had first round on campus, invited to a super day several days later for the next week at the office, where I had three one on one, half hour interviews with senior analysts. Questions were mostly fit based with some simple technicals. Was asked beforehand to prepare a stock pitch, but did not get asked for it during the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Greatest strengths and weaknesses?
      Given EV/EBITDA, EBITDA, and net debt, what is the stock price?
      Given PE multiples, can an acquisition be accretive using 1) all equity 2) debt with certain interest and tax rate.
      An example of a time you worked on a team/were a leader.
      Who is the current secretary of the treasury and who preceded them?
      What is the current ten year rate?
       
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    Information Technology Analyst Interview

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    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Credit Suisse.

    Interview

    I received an interview through on campus recruitment after review of my resume. After a successful first interview, I was invited to the company for several interviews within the Technology department. These were very average interviews and I was not asked a single technical question which was highly unusual. The last interviewer merely asked what books I had read recently and then refused to provide his card business card at the end of the interview. It was easy to figure it out based on the other business cards that I was given, so I made sure to email each interviewer a thank you, including this last interviewer. He replied, "You are very analytic, so I am not surprised that you figured out my email. I think you would be better suited in a position that takes advantage of your logical thinking."

    My interviewers appeared unfamiliar with my resume when we met up, and then they completely tuned out when they read that I studied mathematics. My resume lists expertise in a plethora of programming languages, but I guess this was not enough to take me seriously. I strongly suggest that you find a way to discuss your programming skill if you do not have a computer science or engineering degree.

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    Equity Research Associate Interview

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Credit Suisse.

    Interview

    Submitted my resume through university recruiting, and I was contacted through the school. Interview occurred about two weeks after the result, with one VP from the team. The interviewer asked some behavioral interview questions (about yourself, why CS, why Er) and then asked me about my stock pitch. Afterwards, the interviewer shared his own insight in Er, which really helped me further want to get into the group.

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    IT Analyst Interview

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    Application

    The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Credit Suisse.

    Interview

    I was contacted by a recruiter after having dropped my resume off at a career fair a couple of months before. The recruiter quickly set up a first round phone interview for the next day. This consisted of a mix between personality and programming-specific questions and lasted about 30-45 minutes. I was then notified the same day that I was being invited to a face-to-face interview, which was scheduled for the very next day. The face-to-face interview consisted of similar questions as the phone interview. It consisted of three 30 minute interviews.

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    • I was asked a question about Java lists.   1 Answer
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    No Offer
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Credit Suisse (New York, NY) in January 2015.

    Interview

    First round: Mainly fit questions, some technical, nothing too hard

    Dinner the night of the first interview if called back.

    Super day after that. Pretty much all technical.

    Quick turnaround for everything.

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    Summer Analyst - Sales and Trading Interview

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    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Credit Suisse in January 2015.

    Interview

    First round interview on campus. The interviewer was amicable and encouraged me to tell him a lot about my life, especially past stories about times I was competitive or took risk. No technicals. He was smiling a lot and even cracked a few jokes, but I was not invited to have a second round interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you think you are a leader?
      Tell me about a past trade you have made
       
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    Financial Analyst Interview

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    Positive Experience
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Credit Suisse (Raleigh, NC) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Application online, first round interview on campus, info session at credit Suisse and then second round interview at Credit Suisse.
    My interviews went well, I felt like we all got a long great! Defiantly don't sole yourself out, this is just like any other interview! Know your resume and why you want to work here as well as in this role. Know long term and short term goals, be able to just talk about yourself freely and be able to have interesting hobbies! I didn't get it, but made it to final rounds. Great company with mostly great people, but highly competitive! Only take 6 interns in Raleigh location.

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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

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    Positive Experience
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    No Offer
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Credit Suisse (New York, NY) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Applied to the Singapore office. 3 phone interviews with analysts and associates in Singapore, followed by a super day in NYC. The super day consisted for 4-5 30 min interviews with Managing Directors. The entire process only took a week. Questions ranged from typical behavioral questions, to more complicated and advanced technical concepts.

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    IT Summer Analyst In Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Credit Suisse (New York, NY) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Applied in my University's system and interviewed at campus. I believe that this position doesn't want students who had work experience. Because I know two of my schoolmates have work experience didn't got the interview opportunity.
    I was the first interviewee that day. Three people come to my university to interview us. But only one ask questions. The interviewer is a lead on tech department.

    Interview Questions

    • All are behavioral questions.
      1. cooperate experience
      2. what value could you add to Credit Suisse,
      3. What factor should take into consideration when decide buy a off the shelf product or develop one.
      No any tech questions.
       
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