Credit Suisse Information Technology Interview Questions

Updated Mar 4, 2015
Updated Mar 4, 2015
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    IT Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Applied through university career site. Had an on-campus interview that was mostly behavioral questions.
    Got invited to a super day at their office, where there were 3 interviews. These were also largely behavioral with a few questions about specifics on the projects listed on my resume.
    Got a call two weeks later with the offer.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Information Technology Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    IT Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Credit Suisse in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    First round was at my university followed by a superday in the New York City office. All interviews were mostly behavioral with some general technical questions about data structures, object oriented programming, and polymorphism. I was also asked to go through my resume and about what type of projects I was interested in. I heard back a little over two weeks after the superday that I had an offer.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    IT Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Credit Suisse.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked a question about Java lists.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Information Technology Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Applied through college career site. Got on campus interview call after 1-2 weeks.
    It was basically a behavioral interview with some technical question related to past work experience.

    I was asked about..
    Tell me about yourself,
    Leadership experience ,
    Tell something about past work experience,
    Have you face any ethical dilemma and how you handled it?

    Then I was asked about any Software development methodologies you used at your former working place?
    what are advantages of the one you used there?
    what are disadvantages of the same?

    It lasted about 30 mins. It was good experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Have you face any ethical dilemma and how you handled it?   Answer Question
    • Any Software development methodologies you used at your former working place?   Answer Question
    • What are their advantages and disadvantages ?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    IT Summer Analyst In Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Credit Suisse in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    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.
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    IT Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Credit Suisse in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied software developer position through my university's career website, after 2-3 weeks, I took a telephone interview.
    It's a Behavioral/Technical interview. Focus on some simple concepts of programming related with your resume. They are interested in your data structure and algorithm skills. It's just first-round. Not difficult. But I screwed up...

    Interview Questions
    • What's the advantages of Object Oriented Programming. What is binary tree? What is merge sort?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    IT Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Credit Suisse.

    Interview Details

    campus recruiting, first round interview, super day

    Recruiting officer was super helpful, and an amazing at her job! She truly cares about helping you get a position!

    first round 1v1

    final round 3 1v1

    Interview Questions
    • difference between two different programming languages   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    IT Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Credit Suisse in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online at the suggestion of a friend. I was emailed a month and a half later to ask if I was still interested in the IT internship, to which I responded yes. Phone call (not interview) a few days later with the recruiter, where I got more information about the company and internship, and we also set up a 30 minute behavioral phone interview the next day with an interviewer.

    Overzealous interviewer, the 30 minute interview ended up running 1 hour, 15 minutes. Wasn't just behavioral either, I got asked questions about Java and Infrastructure stuff as well. Behavioral questions such as:
    -Tell me about a situation where ethics were concerned. What happened, and how did you handle it
    -Why do you want to work at Credit Suisse
    -Why IT (what led you to look for an IT internship)
    -Tell me a bit about yourself
    And then there was a problem solving question:
    -As a Public Transportation employee, how do you figure out how much salt to put down on the roads before a big snowstorm
    And then we started into technical questions:
    -What are some features of a good password?
    -In Java, what is the difference between .equals() and ==
    -What are some object oriented features in Java
    -Describe some things to consider when designing a High Availability system
    -Describe some important Disaster Recovery practices

    All in all, I was told this was a 30 minute behavioral interview and then this happened. I was very surprised, and I hadn't been prepared to answer the Java or HA or DR questions so I thought I failed.

    I was then emailed the next week and was invited to come to the company's Super Day on-site in Raleigh. I accepted, and flew out the following week. The Super Day was only 2.5 hours and consisted of the following:
    -Informal, relaxed breakfast with Vice Presidents and Directors of IT
    -2 30 minute behavioral/resume interviews with different interviewers - We went over my resume, I talked about projects that I worked on and the course work I had done so far. There were questions asking me about situations and how I handled them regarding leadership and how I convinced others to do things my way, conflicts on my team, ethical issues that arose, how I managed a time I screwed up, etc
    -1 30 minute Technical Assessment (TA) interview - I had thought that this was going to be a whiteboard interview but it ended up being an interview where I was given a situation and told to describe various things to consider when doing certain things. If you are in charge of managing a project that is upgrading a large number of computers to new software/hardware, talk about what you would consider when: giving a presentation to a board of your superiors, how you would tell the customer what's changing, how you would reduce cost if forced to, how (post-production) you would fix bugs (analysis, prioritization, etc), and other sorts of situational questions.

    We then got a short tour of the building with some previous intern-now-employees, and then were sent on our way.
    All in all, the Super Day was a really amazing, fun, and pleasant experience.
    Responses/offers were given within a week of the Super Day.

    Edit: I ended up being called by a gentleman in the IT Level 2 Support office for a brief 15 minute informal chat. I was called by another person the next week saying that I had been rejected.

    Interview Questions
    • I was really unprepared for the technical questions in my behavioral phone interview, as I was specifically told that it was going to be behavioral.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    IT Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Credit Suisse.

    Interview Details

    Received a phone call from HR to set up a phone interview with the hiring manager. The phone interview itself lasted about 15 minutes and was very relaxed. Was then contacted by HR to set up an in person interview. Interviewed with hiring manager and team leader. Both were very relaxed and it felt like a conversation rather than being grilled.

    Interview Questions
    • Lots of questions about problem solving where they want specific examples. Most unexpected was probably "when was a time you had to work hard to achieve something you believed in."   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They offer a standard starting salary to everyone and it was higher than I expected, so I did not try to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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