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Credit Suisse Equity Research Associate Interview Questions

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Equity Research Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Credit Suisse (New York, NY).

Interview

I had an on campus interview and then a superday at the firm, which consisted of 3 30 minute interviews. The first one was purely behavioral while the superday was a mix of fit and technical. I was asked a few basic valuation questions and to present a pitch. I also had to do a mini-case with someone where they asked me how I would think about the food truck business. I think that was to see how you thought about a company when you initially look at it.

Interview Questions

  • Nothing was too difficult if you prepared. Know your stock pitch in and out - the numbers associated with the company, its competition, etc - be sure you can back up everything you say.   Answer Question

Other Interview Reviews for Credit Suisse

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    Equity Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Haven, CT
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Credit Suisse (New Haven, CT) in January 2013.

    Interview

    Two rounds through on-campus recruiting. One thirty minute interview each for both rounds, with research director and then MD. Heard back one day after the final round with the offer. Not highly technical on either round, but was asked to describe a general approach towards valuation, and express opinions on the markets.

    Interview Questions

    • Why sell-side vs. buy side?
      What is an example of a time you worked in a team?
      What type of outside activities are you involved in?   Answer Question

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    Equity Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Credit Suisse.

    Interview

    Submitted my resume through university recruiting, and I was contacted through the school. Interview occurred about two weeks after the result, with one VP from the team. The interviewer asked some behavioral interview questions (about yourself, why CS, why Er) and then asked me about my stock pitch. Afterwards, the interviewer shared his own insight in Er, which really helped me further want to get into the group.

    Interview Questions

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    Equity Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Credit Suisse (New York, NY) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Interviewes with the VP and it was very boring. He didn't ask me anything and I basically had to speak up and tell him all about me and how qualified I am.

    Interview Questions


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    Equity Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Credit Suisse (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Three phone interviews, skills test, in person. Some of the absolute worst interviewers I have ever experienced. I’m 27, was asked about my three part SAT score and high school / college GPA’s multiple times. The interviewer in the second phone interview talked about herself the entire 30 minute call. I was told in my in-person interview that I was “quite a bit below the normal statistical standard for associate hiring.” This was during the FIFTH INTERVIEW.

    Interview Questions


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    Equity Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at Credit Suisse (London, England (UK)) in April 2018.

    Interview

    Two interview days. The first day was informal and involved three separate interviews with all members of the team I was applying to. The second day involved a formal investment presentation based on financial data provided two days before the presentation.

    Interview Questions

    • Why Credit Suisse?
      Why equity research?
      Present an investment case - Describe the financial model used. What would you have done differently if you were given more time?   Answer Question

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    Equity Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at Credit Suisse (Hong Kong (Hong Kong)) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Stock pitch, and asked about the preference. overall it was nice and we were talking in the language that we both feel comfortable with. Then i was asked to attend the company earnings call and take notes before a one pager to be published.

    Interview Questions


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    Equity Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ciudad de México (Mexico)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Credit Suisse (Ciudad de México (Mexico)) in August 2016.

    Interview

    Extremely difficult. I manage to go all the way through to the finals. After 2 exams, 1 essay, 1 investment recommedation, and 6 rounds of interviews from analyst, associates, VP and directors I wasnt offered the position. None the less, one incredible experience to form character and interview abilities.

    Interview Questions

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    Equity Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 8 weeks. I interviewed at Credit Suisse.

    Interview

    First, i was contacted by HR person after i applied for the position online. After this round, she set up an interview with Senior Analyst from HK and Korea offices

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were about my past background, motivation to apply, etc.   Answer Question

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    Equity Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Credit Suisse (London, England (UK)) in September 2015.

    Interview

    Video conference call. Relatively casual approach. First stage interview to get to know people and the role. Spoke about research strategy. The main focus was on the seniority of the role and the extent to which it was too junior for me.

    Interview Questions

    • They focused on the extent to which the role was senior enough for me. They invited me to ask most of the questions of them   Answer Question

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