Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Credit Suisse (Singapore (Singapore)) in April 2015.
Interviewer wasn't very encouraging, but no difficult questions were asked. There are 3 rounds of interview in total, first is 1:1, second is panel and final round is with the boss.
- What do you know about Compliance? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online – interviewed at Credit Suisse (Singapore (Singapore)) in December 2014.
I applied for the Summer Analyst in Operations online and I had to undergo a Group Assessment Interview where 6 of us had to work on a topic and subsequently present on it.
After the Group Assessment Interview, I went for the Individual Interview, consisting of 2 1-on-1 sessions of around 30 min per interview. One of the interview is based on what is in your resume; the interviewer questioned me about the things I've included in my resume. The other interview is competency based and asked me 5 questions that are not related to my resume at all.
- Tell me an instance where you have done something wrong and nobody noticed. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Credit Suisse.
I was hired within 2 weeks. There was a phone interview regarding my availability, describing my jobscope, and then a panel interview with the line manager and people I'd be working with.
I got a call a week later to ask me for my salary expectations, and after clearance, they accepted me.
- Have you been up to date regarding any compliance or anti money laundering news? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Credit Suisse (Singapore (Singapore)) in October 2014.
4 rounds in total (additional this year)
1st round online numerical and verbal test
2nd round team presentation
3rd round 2x 1 on 1 interview
4th round pair programming with manager.
All fairly easy but 4th round pretty tough
Able to negotiate pay
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 5+ weeks – interviewed at Credit Suisse (Singapore (Singapore)).
The hiring process is as this:
Doing verbal/quantitative questions online -> submit resume -> receive a call and schedule interview time -> phone interview -> onsite interview (including presentation, 1:1 interview, group interview) -> second onsite interview (business case analysis) -> get the offer
- no technical interviews, although i applied a technical job Answer Question
- No OfferAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Credit Suisse in August 2014.
One group interview, and 2 one to one interviews.
The group interview is 1 hr, and we were supposed to discuss a general topic, while they assess our team work and working style.
- Scenario questions about teamwork Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 6+ weeks – interviewed at Credit Suisse (Singapore (Singapore)).
Hiring process for my recent application to Credit Suisse began with an agency in Singapore processing my profile. They processed it for 35 days, then came back with the interview date fixed after another couple of weeks.
Interview was straight forward, pointing to my experience. However it was challenging at certain instances. Surprised that there were no scenario based questions for a banking/IT position. I was expecting the scenario based questions, but it was not asked.
Client expressed positive review in the interview. They even explained what they were up to. I only had to ask what would be the role and the career path from then on.
- No difficult/unexpected questions, I was a past employee, I know things that are happening around in Credit Suisse. Answer Question
Pros: Excellent private banking client, setup has a standard across regions. CS always prefers past employees and contractors for any roles, as they already have a good idea of their setup. The knowledge you can gain from working with CS would definitely shape your career.
Cons: Mostly CS has budget issues and financial problems across Private Banking and Investment Banking. It is not encouraged to take up contract roles with CS, as it is the most vulnerable position at any CS office. I have seen 15 contractors(working with CS for over 4 yrs) getting fired on a single day, for cost-cutting reasons.
Things to watch: You must have good negotiating skills. If you are an experienced IT professional, and if it is your first interview with CS, only quote a market rate salary and benefits, nothing less. Do not negotiate unless they say it is very very difficult(They normally say, it is over our budget or something, then you can negotiate). Also, please check with them on the available benefits, currently they have removed most of the benefits for employees which were available in the past.
Since there would definitely be some cost-cutting across the IT sector, it is not advised to negotiate a lot on the expected financials. It is not worth it. You WILL get a pay cut or allowance cut sometime in the future, if you are with the same CS entity.
- No Offer
This is for the 6 month internship program for undergraduate. The interview process includes one round of competency based interview and one round of case study of 20mins discussion on a topic with 3 other interviewees and make a short presentation
- what are your weaknesses Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Credit Suisse (Singapore (Singapore)).
initial phone interview and then followed by one on one discussion, then it takes a about 1 to 2 weeks to complete the interview for other candidate and then based on selection people will be called upon.
- analytical questions are unexpected based on scnearios 1 Answer
- No Offer
1st round group assessment -- 1-hour case study
2nd round: individual interview -- 2 interviewers, competency and behavioral questions
- may ask some technical questions Answer Question
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