Credit Suisse Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 24, 2014
Updated Aug 24, 2014
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    Equity Research Associate - Mining Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Toronto, ON
    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Credit Suisse in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    The interview consisted of two different one-on-one meetings. The first one was with the analyst that was looking to hire. He asked me numerous questions related to finance, testing my knowledge of both valuation techniques as well as global markets. He then asked me to put myself in a number of different hypothetical workplace related situations ranging from dealing with internal colleagues to client relations. The second meeting was with the department head. He also tested my knowledge of finance but rather than asking questions with right and wrong answers, they were more of the 'see how he explains himself' variety and resulted in a more fluid debate/conversation rather than a rapid fire of questions. The whole process lasted about 2.5 hours.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you rate the relative importance of your relationship with the following 3 different types of clients? Rate them from most important to least important and tell me why: 1) the companies that you cover, 2) institutional investors, 3) the internal sales and trading desk.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    I was asked back for a second interview but while waiting to hear back, I had been offered a position at another firm which I was more interested in and had accepted. Note that I was not formally offered a position, only a second interview.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Trading Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Toronto, ON
    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Credit Suisse in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    First round I interviewed with a MD. One MD in the first round kept explaining to me why CS is better than RBC. Very personable. I interviewed with another MD in the final round. The interview was really short and I BSed a bunch of stuff. It was really fake that the MD could tell. Did not get the offer.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    The process took 3 months - interviewed at Credit Suisse in March 2009.

    Interview Details

    It was very technical. Excel questions, questions on fixed income derivatives, brain teasers. Behavioral questions on past experiences. How would I react in certain situations. Stress interviews. Interviewed in group of 2. Took out notebook computer and pencil and paper for me to answer questions. Very hard.

    Interview Questions
    • Derive black-scholes equation using random walk assumption.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Summer Finance Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Interview Details

    First round was online video interview with a manager; second round was office visit with 4 back-to-back interviews which took 30 minutes each. Since it's for Shared Services, all questions were based on resume and behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  6.  

    Sales and Trading Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Credit Suisse in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and got the interviews a few weeks later. There were also numerical and verbal tests online that need to be completed after the resume submission. The first round interviews were conducted over the phone and are entirely fit questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Credit Suisse in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    First Round - Aptitude(Basic Math and numericals)
    30 People selected for Interviews

    First Round Interview-Technical Interview
    Some Aptitude Questions(Geometry and Basic math,Basic Statistics)
    Data Structures(Linked lists,Stacks,Heaps..etc)

    Second Round Interview-Management Round
    Resume base questions(Projects and your life in professional college)
    Why would like to intern in Credit Suisse?
    Learn Newer technologies like Csharp apart from C.

    Third Round interview-HR round
    Few general questions about strengths and weakness.
    Life in College.
    Learn a lot Credit Suisse-Their operations,Services(From official website and Wikipedia)

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing as such.But they insist on Proper dress code.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Algo Trading Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Credit Suisse.

    Interview Details

    I was arranged an onsite video call with hiring managers from Europe. They looked for a C++ developer in Hong Kong but hiring manager is in Europe. The questions are for C++ and are popular in many website, like constructor, inheritance etc. There was no difficult question. The interview went well. However I was told by recruiter that I was not the person they looked for the next day.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Structured Products - Quantitative Strategies () Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Credit Suisse.

    Interview Details

    Online test, Phone interview, 5 interviews with RH and the whole team.
    1 specialist in math - asking simple math questions
    3 specialist in structured products - asking complicated question about structured products
    1 specialist in IT - asking to write a code and to understand a C++ script
    1 HR

    Interview Questions
    • Simple Math equations such as Integration of lnx from 0 to 1. Or the proof of sum(k^2).   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Relationship Manager - Summer Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Credit Suisse in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    You need to prepare a cover letter and VC, do it as serious as u can, without these, you won't be able to stand out to get an interview. For the first round, cs will invite candidates to their office, there will be briefing in the morning, following by group case study, then lunch social networking, 1 on 1 interview usually is in the afternoon. The whole process, from you walking into the building, is assessed. Do walk like a banker, talk like a banker and act like a banker.

    Interview Questions
    • No. CS questions are not very sharp, all are generally questions,   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Credit Suisse in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    I have consulted at Credit Suisse before and was going back for another contract. I have had great interviews with multiple people on several occassions. The people there are great- both intelligent and professional. On my last few interviews I was there number 1 choice, however they were required to go with and internal canidate due to budget constaints

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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