Credit Suisse Interview Questions in London, England

Updated Jun 10, 2015
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Credit Suisse (London, England (UK)) in June 2015.

    Interview

    great company good experience, zoned in alot on my ba experience, regulation/finance exposure and front to back knowledge. Also asked about architecture knowledge, pm governance, budgets and resource management.

    Interview Questions

    • asked all about my pm experience and ba experience   1 Answer
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    Summer Analyst IBD Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Credit Suisse (London, England (UK)) in April 2015.

    Interview

    The final round consisted of three interviews in total. Two of them were mostly competency-based and the third one consisted of a case study. I needed to demonstrate my interest in the firm and the job I had applied for but no high degree of technical competency was expected.
    I think that it is important to come across as someone they can imagine themselves working with.

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    IBD Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Credit Suisse (London, England (UK)).

    Interview

    One assessment centre - no telephone interview
    Round 1: 2 competency interviews with VP/Associate. Depending on your background it could be technical or competency. If pass this stage, you go to the next round on the same day
    Round 2: 2 competency and one case study with DIR/MD level. Genuinely just wanted to know you for who you are and your passion outside work.

    CS is a different to other US banks I had interviews with. My background is not technical so they only quizzed me on the basics i.e which company is a better buy etc

    It was nice to have DIR/MD getting involved in the recruitment process

    Interview Questions

    • Why CS, why IBD, what's your story, opinion on the Greek's crisis, oil prices and its impact, it is quite hard to prepare for certain questions!   Answer Question
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    Operations Spring Week Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Credit Suisse (London, England (UK)) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Consisted of two thirty minute phone interviews, occurring straight after one another. Both interviews were with senior members of the company. I was debriefed about the type of questions I could be asked, interviewer then went on to explain their role. Questions were based on my CV, motivations for applying, my knowledge in the industry and the role I was applying for. This was followed with competency based questions and one question regarding current awareness.

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    Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • Why do you want to join the Operations division instead of Investment Banking?   Answer Question
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    Senior Java Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Credit Suisse (London, England (UK)) in November 2013.

    Interview

    It was a very technical interview and the interviewer touched upon all the previous experience. The interview took place in cs London office via video conference. It was for a role in cs Zurich. The interview covered various aspects of test automation, challenges faced n how did I overcome etc it also involved questions relating to test reporting and how I would handle live issues.

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    Trading & Sales(Fixed Income) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Credit Suisse (London, England (UK)) in September 2013.

    Interview

    4 Verbal Interviews (preliminary reasoning tests online).

    General Questions came in a few flavours:
    -) Motivation - why banking? why fixed income? how did it relate to your degree?
    -) General Financial Awareness - what is a bond? what stories are you reading in the papers?
    -) Maths question - occasional brain teaser//mental maths. only happened once and even interviewer acknowledged not too important.
    -) Financial Reasoning - how would bond prices move if x happened? what about yields? etc...

    Interview Questions

    • You studied physics at university. Are you just going into banking for the money?   1 Answer
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    Campus Recruitment Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at Credit Suisse (London, England (UK)).

    Interview

    Pretty simple. Got access for an interview through an agency

    Interview Questions

    • Easy going question like team working skills, problem solving skills   Answer Question
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    Spring Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    interviewed at Credit Suisse (London, England (UK)) in February 2013.

    Interview

    1 phone interview, thats it. will ask about competency questions. Mine was technology so they asked a lot about my passion in technology in school, but no technical questions. it was about 20 minutes, very fast and cheerful conversation. i thoroughly enjoyed it.

    Interview Questions

    • what product of credit suisse do you like the most?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    i didn't negotiate, accepted right away

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Credit Suisse (London, England (UK)).

    Interview

    Participated via the campus recruiting process. First interview with associates and vice presidents on campus, mainly general fit questions, couple of brain teasers. Second interview in Credit SUisse's offices, interviewing with specific teams. All levels interviewed from Associate to MD. Very detailed questions, have been drilled on past experience a lot. I really liked that everybody was very specific and they did not tried to hire me for a generic position.

    Interview Questions

    • It was related to an accounting treatment of a convertible hybrid transaction, very deal and country specific question   Answer Question

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