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Updated Apr 13, 2014

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Summer Analyst Interview

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Dallas, TX (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Citi in March 2014.

Interview Details I attended a career fair at my university website and applied through the Citi website. I got an email for scheduling an on campus interview for the next week. The interview was fairly laid back and conversational, and the interviewer talked about himself for most of the time.

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Cashflow Modeling Associate Interview

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Buffalo, NY (US)

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Citi.

Interview Details The process of interview is pretty much what you would expect from a typical interview. However, the interviewers have interviewed so many interviewees in one day so that they got tired at the end of the day. So if you are one of the last few interviewees in the day, you may find the interviewers being tired and their voice are low. It is much more difficult to impress them given they barely have the energy to dig into you.

Interview Question – Be prepared with technical questions. They may ask you basic questions about their products. They also ask about your computer skills or programing skills if you mentioned it on your resume. Some candidates say they were asked a lot of questions about database.   Answer Question

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Sales & Trading Analyst Internship Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
San Francisco, CA (US)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Citi in February 2014.

Interview Details The process was actually very quick and easy, with a few phone interviews leading up to a San Francisco Super Day. 9 candidates for 4 positions. Met with almost every asset class trader first, then one on one interviews after. Very market oriented questions, you need to know what is going on in the world

Interview Question – You have a client that has been on vacation for the last 20 days. He wants to be filled in on what news he missed, how it affected markets, and how he should alter his portfolio and future trades accordingly.   Answer Question

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Technology Leadership Program Associate (TLP) Interview

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Interviewed at Citi

Interview Details Applied through my career center and was asked to interview a week later. The interview was somewhat different for me, given that I come from a business (non-technical) background. The interviewers were pleasant but not overly enthusiastic and the process very much felt like going through the motions. They seem to be looking for a certain type of person to hire (I already had project management experience, but they didn't seem all that interested).

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Sales & Trading Associate Interview

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Houston, TX (US)

I applied through college or university - interviewed at Citi in October 2013.

Interview Details On campus 1on1 interview, then superday with 7 interviews

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Latin America Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Miami, FL (US)

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Citi in March 2014.

Interview Details Excel quiz _ behavioral questions. Took 45 minutes. Applied online

Interview Question – What are the key ingredients in guiding and maintaining successful business relationships? Give examples of how you made these work for you.

decision making under uncertainty

Tell us about a time when you had to analyze information and make a recommendation. What kind of thought process did you go through? What was your reasoning behind your decision?

Multitasking

Tell us about a time when you had to analyze information and make a recommendation. What kind of thought process did you go through? What was your reasoning behind your decision?
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Vice President Interview

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I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Citi.

Interview Details Referred by employee. Very quick response, initially. Was told I would hear back in two weeks. As of one month, hadn't received an update.

Interview Question – All questions were expected if you prepare accordingly. Shouldn't really be any surprises. Good in-depth questions regarding experience and how one gets along with others on the team.   Answer Question

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Investment Banking Analyst Interview

Investment Banking Analyst

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Interview Details Did not proceed with actual interview due to Citi's inflexibility in interviewing/hiring process length.

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Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Citi in February 2014.

Interview Details Phone interview followed by office interview

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Management Associate Analytics Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Pitts, PA (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Citi.

Interview Details Phone screen followed by final round in New York

Interview Question – None. Just the resume walk through for the phone interview.   Answer Question

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