I applied through college or university and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Credit Suisse.
Interview Details – I applied through my school's job board, and was granted an on-campus interview. It was a completely behavioral interview, and no technical questions were asked. After a few weeks, I was given an on-site interview in the New York office. Here, I was interviewed by three vice-presidents, and these interviews were also non-technical. Then I given the opportunity to network with full-time employees who were recently hired out of the internship program. Finally, the day concluded with a tour of the building.
Interview Question – Why are you interested in a career in IT? Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Applied to other companies whose locations appealed to my living style more.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Credit Suisse in August 2009.
Interview Details – phone interview, then two in-person interviews
Interview Question – regarding the old projects Answer Question
I applied through college or university - interviewed at Credit Suisse in January 2009.
Interview Details – Relatively easy first phone interview that included logic questions and personality. A successful phone interview led to an in-house interview "super day" for which 6 candidates in total were invited. The candidates were stiff competition from impressive schools. The interview consisted of visiting 4 rooms each with two interviewers covering topics from computer science to basic options theory and portfolio theory. The interviewers were serious but respectful; all clearly bright people.
Interview Question – There was a particular set of questions that asked the interview to correct a piece of code that required specific knowledge of a piece of C++ syntax. Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at Credit Suisse.
Interview Details – Contact made via a Head Hunter. First interview was with the hiring technology manager. In his office, cordial, warm and intelligent. Second interview was set for a different day with an MD from the business and a Director from the business. 3rd Round included another technology Director, the Global Head of the Business and the global head of equity technology (at the time). The biz guy gave a sales pitch and tried to sell what they were doing more than ask me questions. The IT head asked about experience and "what-if: scenarios. He was most anxious to understand how I would manage the relationship with the business.
Interview Question – Would I be willing to come in as a VP and then go through the internal promotion process View Answer
Negotiation Details – The offer was fair. A buy-out on diferred comp from prev employer and a first year guarantee.
I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Credit Suisse in March 2013.
Interview Details – Started with a phone interview that was very basic and behavioral. Got extra points for formerly working in a group that the interviewer currently worked. Be well spoken and honest and you will do fine. They are really just feeling out if the person on paper is the same in real life.
Interview Question – Got specific questions on Java and SQL as well as business scenarios such as disaster recovery and project development. Interview was fairly personal and at one point we got to talking sports and leisure. Be yourself. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation for Summer Analyst but I was a late sign. I still don't think other candidates could change the offer.
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Credit Suisse in May 2009.
Interview Details – Standard hiring and interviewing process. There are 2 standard rounds. 1st round is to see if you would be a good candidate for the company. If you get to the 2nd round, its usually with the group/team that is interested in hiring you. If the group is not interested or fit is not there, HR will try to find another group for you.
Interview Question – Tell me a type when you did something that was out of your character? And what happened and how did you handle the situation? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation. It was a standard package with signing bonus.
I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at Credit Suisse in September 2011.
Interview Details – The hiring process is difficult because you need to understand technology as well as the business
Interview Question – How would you rate your last boss? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – $550/day
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Credit Suisse in February 2013.
Interview Details – Two rounds: one was a one-on-one Webex meeting, and the second was an in-person interview with two mid-level members of the group; these were two separate 30 minute interviews.
Interview Question – Three biggest weaknesses? Answer Question
Interviewed at Credit Suisse
Interview Details – This depends on department. There is little structure for experienced hires.
Interview Question – Be prepared to talk about the markets. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – none
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