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Credit Suisse Interview Questions in Zürich

Updated Sep 24, 2014
Updated Sep 24, 2014
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Credit Suisse in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Relatively normal, though lenghty process; after application, two online tests (behavior and analytical), two phone interviews followed by a day of one-on-one interviews (5 in total) with the respective team and HR.

    Everything ran smoothly, did OK on all accounts in the interview I reckon. The company gave a DL in which they said that they would come back (did not), after a while the hiring manager emailed stating he called to leave feedback (did not) after which I called back (went to a voicemail) and email of ("any feedback" / "Can I Call Back" (for the offered feedback)) wasn't answered. Honestly; I expected a little more class - especially in a lenghty process; I hope not all (hiring) managers in the company act like this.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Credit Suisse in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Two interviews - fisrt with HR and second one with line staff. All nice and competent.

    Interview Questions
    • Rather typical - why should we hire YOU?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Summer Analyst Global Research Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at Credit Suisse in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    1. Phone interview with HR for 30min
    2. Interview with HR and line manager for 1 hour. Only personal fit questions and some situation questions. Nothing unexpected and people were very nice and gave the feeling that they were interested in the interviewee. (First it started out with "Tell me about yourself")

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Salary not negotiatable
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Credit Suisse.

    Interview Details

    I had a phone interview with the Line Manager. After this, I had an interview with people of the team at the office. I was asked to discuss current economic issues like the US debt ceiling and what kind of agreement Republicans and Democrats should reach; austerity measures in Europe and whether Greece should leave or not the Eurozone; China's growth; ...

    Interview Questions
    • What kind of investment would you recommend (gold, forex, real estate, ...)?   Answer Question
    No Offer
  6.  

    Intern Equity Derivatives Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Interview Details

    2 steps - first one a phone interview that vary from basic options to how to compute the greeks in a montecarlo framework. I had also to explain some model used in derivatives pricing.

    second one - interview, you will see around 10 peoples in 2 hours, all of them will be part of your team, the questions were almost all about greeks, some basic questions about volatility and 2 brain teases (see examples in the book - quants interviews)

    Interview Questions
    • Explain me what went wrong during the financial crisis in the derivatives hedging.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
  7.  

    Product Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Credit Suisse in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    An initial phone interview that included a case study. Afterwards, invited for interview-day: consisting of a standard HR interview and another case based interview. Both cases were about business development/market entry.

    Interview Questions
    • The case studies on setting up new product divisions. The interviewing managers had consulting backgrounds.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Fixed salary for graduates.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Assistant Vice President - Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Credit Suisse.

    Interview Details

    - invited directly by assistant to line manager
    - three rounds of interviews

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Intern In DCM Origination Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Credit Suisse in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    I made the application online via the Credit Suisse careers portal. Following the application I waited 2-3 weeks for a reply. An HR telephone interview was scheduled and I was asked basic questions that one would encounter in any HR interview: why Credit Suisse? What is my motivation for applying to this position? What is my greatest weakness etc. Following this I waited about another week and was then invited to 3 face to face interviews which were held back to back with an Associate, VP and a Director. The first two were very friendly and relaxed and the conversation flowed. The third was very confrontational and included technical and behavioral questions. One day after the interviews I received an offer which I accepted.

    Interview Questions
    • We think you are overqualified for this position. Why should we hire you?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negation, standard salaries for interns.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Credit Suisse in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    I got in touch with the company through a campus event, so it was divided in two phases.
    The first interview was at the campus event. Given the little time slot for the event (1h), it was mainly to get to know each other. A future team member explained about the banking functions and what they were doing, while I was asked my goals my background, what I was looking for, and why Credit Suisse.
    The second interview was on site with an HR person first and an AVP from my team later. Both parts lasted around an hour.
    Questions revolved around personality and behaviour: what project was the most challenging and why? How have you dealt with disagreements in the past? How did you manage to convince your teammates about your ideas?
    Occasional brain teasers ("How many liters of water are there in the xxx lake?") were also asked.
    The interviews were friendly and HR always gave feedback within a couple of days.

    Interview Questions
    • Show us an experience that proves you were able to take leadership and how you did it.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Having had a change of plan
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Summer Intern Legal Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at Credit Suisse in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    1. Phone interview with general questions (why CS etc.)
    2. One to one behavorial interview + IQ Test (in the group)
    3. One to one interview with the line manager

    The whole process took very long - not good for active job-seekers.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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