Credit Suisse Interview Questions in London, England

Updated Aug 7, 2014
Updated Aug 7, 2014
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    Spring Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    interviewed at Credit Suisse in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    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?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    i didn't negotiate, accepted right away
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Credit Suisse.

    Interview Details

    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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Spring Insight Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Credit Suisse in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Online application that required grades and essay questions as well as CL and CV.
    Numerical and verbal reasoning test. Two telephone interviews one with Securities and one with IBD. Only fit questions: Going through CV and asking for examples for key competencies. Interviewers seemed genuinely interested and were easy to connect to. All in all a very professionally managed process.

    Interview Questions
    • What is your opinion on the currently miserably public perception of investment banking.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Credit Suisse in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    After a first telephone interview, which was mainly fit questions and motivational stuff, there was a final round in the London office (for which I had applied). It consisted in a case study (very straightforward and not about corporate finance, despite I was applying for that position) to be solved in 45 minutes and then discussed in an interview and then 2 other interviews with senior level positions that never dig into technical stuff.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, I just signed
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Credit Suisse in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    4 interviews on two separate days. All standard competency questions and a couple industry.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Credit Suisse in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Had two rounds of interview in london, Both of the interview are competency-based question.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Credit Suisse in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Had to fill in a standard application form, no more taxing than any of the other banks. After that was the numerical test. It was a little tricker than the usual SHL tests and I was a bit pushed for time. Passed nevertheless.

    I was called for a first round interview a few weeks after. There were three other candidates and we all had 2 1 on 1, 30 minute interviews. They were entirely competency based. They were very laid back and informal. The first interviewer took me through my CV and asked me questions based on that. The second asked me standard competency based questions like when have you made an improvement to a process, why Ops, give me one fact about Credit Suisse etc etc.

    Following passing these, I was informed by phone call 3 days later that they would like to invite me to final round. This was to be more of the same. The actual final round took place a week later, and again it comprised of 2, 1 on 1, 30 minute interviews. The first interviewer asked me about my CV again, and threw in a few competency questions. The second was more informal again, and the interviewer spent a good deal of time just telling me about her experiences in CS and why she preferred it to other firms.

    Interview Questions
    • Why should we choose you over the other two candidates ?   View Answer
    • What do you think about the rogue trader scandal at UBS. Does he deserve 100% of the blame?   Answer Question
    • What would you do if we offered you a summer placement and then put you in a team that you really didn't like?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I also had an offer from Goldman Sachs. This was a really difficult decision for me because CS had been so nice to me throughout and I really enjoyed my interview process with them. But someone told me that I could always go from GS to CS, but it would take more effort to go the other way.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Credit Suisse in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    I networked my way through to an interview. Networking makes breaking through to the interview stage a lot easier as people within the firm will recognise you and try to help you.
    I was rejected because I didn't show them I was completely interested in IT/I didn't show enough passion for it. I am currently studying a mathematics degree. A non-tech focused background makes it harder to make this point come across.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you think the current market situation will pan out and how do you think this will affect Credit Suisse.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Spring Insight Week Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Credit Suisse.

    Interview Details

    Completed the numerical and verbal tests online. Was then invited for telephone interview around 10 days after submitting results. 2 telephone interviews, 1 with an analyst from IB, the other with an analyst from Markets. Mix of competencies and technicals, no brain teasers. HR called with the offer about a week and a half later.

    Interview Questions
    • What's your opinion on the global economy at the moment?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    C++ Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Credit Suisse in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Initial phone screen with HR, got invited for a (technical) interview after about 6 weeks, did quite well, but didn't hear from them for some time. Turned out that HR tried to contact me on an invalid email address (that I never gave them - and that was after they set up the first round interview via the correct email address).

    Interview Questions
    • Multithreaded lock-free (vs. volatile) synchronisation   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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