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Credit Suisse Interview Questions & Reviews in London UK

Updated Feb 4, 2014
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Operations Analyst Interview

Operations Analyst
London, England (UK)

Interviewed at Credit Suisse

Interview Details – 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 Question – Why do you want to join the Operations division instead of Investment Banking?   Answer Question

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Steps to Success Programmer Interview

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London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Credit Suisse in March 2013.

Interview Details – Online Application - Cover letter, CV, complete personal details and complete competency questions.

Telephone Interview - Competency based and skills based, questions also around your CV and why the IB industry and Credit Suisse.

Assessment Centre - Group activity, written exercise and presentation

Interview Question – None. The telephone interview was with very basic questions and the usual competency questions that are asked. Can be found online on WikiJobs.   Answer Question

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Summer Analyst Interview

Summer Analyst
London, England (UK)

I interviewed at Credit Suisse in December 2013.

Interview Details – Application Process: CV, Cover Letter, 'Fit' Questions, and psychometric tests. Then asked to first and final round interview day (comprised of 4 back to back interviews).

Interview Question – What caused the financial crisis of 2008?   Answer Question

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Sales and Trading Intern Interview

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London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Credit Suisse.

Interview Details – 5 interviews, two in the morning and three in the evening

Interview Question – Questions about derivatives   Answer Question

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Senior Credit Middle Office Analyst Interview

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London, England (UK)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Credit Suisse in August 2013.

Interview Details – 2 stage interview process.
First round with two AVPs, focused on technical questions on CDS.
Second round with VP credit middle office. More probing on knowledge and past experience within the middle office

Interview Question – Do you think the role is about supporting the traders or pushing back on their requests?   Answer Question

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Quantitative Analyst Interview

Quantitative Analyst
London, England (UK)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Credit Suisse in October 2013.

Interview Details – First Round Interview

Interview Questions

  • If you bought an Equity Call Option with a Down-and-In Barrier, are you Long Skew or Short Skew? Please provide explanation as well.   View Answer
  • Given an Exotic Option, how would you decide whether to use Local Volatility Model or Stochastic Volatility Model to value the Exotic Option?   View Answer
  • A = Sqrt(E(Variance))
    B = E(Sqrt(Variance))

    Is A larger or B larger? Please explain.
      View Answer
  • Why Equity has downward sloping skew but FX has a "Smiling" skew?
    How does Commodity Skew looks like? (Implied Vol on Y-axis, Strike on X-axis)
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  • How to value VIX Option.   Answer Question

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Business Analyst Interview

Business Analyst
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Credit Suisse.

Interview Details – Poor HR process. Called me 2 weeks after application for a few minutes 'chat' but turns out to be an interview. I then stopped her and asked to rearrange the interview (as I had forgotten what the role was looking for. She replied that thats fine shall rearrange for Friday. Then 20 minutues after call I recevied an e-mail saying that my application is rejected. How unprofessional!

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Campus Recruitment Coordinator Interview

Anonymous Employee
London, England (UK)

I applied through a staffing agency and interviewed at Credit Suisse.

Interview Details – Pretty simple. Got access for an interview through an agency

Interview Question – Easy going question like team working skills, problem solving skills   Answer Question

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Quantitative Analyst Interview

Quantitative Analyst
London, England (UK)

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Credit Suisse in September 2009.

Interview Details – Very lengthy, had over 20 interviews before finally getting the offer. Had a lot of delay because the headhunters who found me were not registered with Credit Suisse

Interview Question – Where do you see your skillsets, if you had to portion out of 100% in, 1) programming IT, 2) quant/numerical 3) buisness/trading I said equal share of each.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Fairly easy, I was being made redundant at my previous employer

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IT Intern Interview

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London, England (UK)

I applied online and interviewed at Credit Suisse.

Interview Details – Standard procedure: Online application, numerical and verbal reasoning test. Then you will have your 1st round of two interviews. If you get through this stage, you will then go through another round of two interviews.

Interview Question – Tell me about the housing bubble in USA back in 2007.   Answer Question

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