Citi Interview Questions

Updated 16 Oct 2014
Updated 16 Oct 2014
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Citi in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    I was approached for this role so not the usual process but still required application and interview. The interview was one on one so not as daunting as a panel interview. Initial contact was very good. I was made to feel welcome and relaxed as I spoke about my past experience.

    I was given the opportunity to ask questions about the company and the role and finished the interview feeling that I had addressed all aspects that I needed to.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell be about an interesting article you have read recently.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation is always tricky but if you don't ask for what you want (and be clear about what you are prepared to give up versus what is mandatory for you) then you will never know.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Citi.

    Interview Details

    This was for a position (C10) with Citi bangalore
    It was as usual starting with an initiative from the external consultants(Aug23). I was shortlisted and got a call for interviews in a couple of weeks(17 Sep).

    Sep17 : 1st round of telephonic interviews was pretty straight forward with discussions on my profile and projects. Got a call from the consultants the next day that i was shortlisted and that the second round would be scheduled. [30 mins]

    Sep19: 2nd Round of discussion was more detailed, started off 15 mins early, with a case study by the interviewer who was very friendly and shared a live problem to which a solution was solicited. Went fairly well and i was positive about it. Got another call and was through to the final round. [45 mins].

    Sep25: 3rd Client round - was fairly simple with a call to US with a panel of two ladies. This was again open ended and was targeted to understand my knowledge base of BFSI domain and the factors and techniques i would consider in terms of coming up with a solution. [45 mins]

    Then i got a got a call from the consultant on the next day that i was through this round and should be expecting an HR round which scheduled while i was travelling to my native while on vacation. Post the HR round{Oct 4} which was very brief [7 mins] i got a call for document submission{Oct8} and then offer roll out {Oct14}.

    They made a good offer as per my expectations and I finally accepted the Offer on Oct 18.

    The best part of the interview process was that there were no irrelevant case studies / brain teasers/ guestimates (I despise them) /puzzles. They were all business related.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    It was an open and shut offer with no room for negotiation. A win win i would say.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Management Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Long Island City, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Long Island City, NY (US)
    Interview Details

    Based on key criteria, assess what have you done, what was the situation your actions and results. Focus on complex solutions and teamwork. Side by side interviews on similar or same questions. Calibrations done afterwards

    Interview Questions
    • elevator pitch answers on a number of personal or work descriptions about yourself   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    base salary and relocation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    ICG Operations Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I applied through my school's career website. Then I was notified that I had made it to the interview process. I had two back to back interviews. And a few hours later they called me back to notify me I made it to the second round. Four interviews in one day and I found out two weeks later that I had an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Two of them where behavioral. The other two were technical but it was general market/economic data   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Mortgage Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Citi.

    Interview Details

    Probing questions. Name a time when.... Do you like change? Open ended questions on how you would react to certain situations. Are you willing to adapt to change. (schedule, training, etc.) The hiring process is pretty long. (background check, employment check, education check, credit check)
    Whole process took about 2 months. In person interview is with your manager.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time when.... Its hard to specifically think back to a time that relates to the question they are asking. Name a time when you had an upset customer...how did you react. Do you enjoy change? If so why...   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
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    AML Compliance Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Citi.

    Interview Details

    The process was through a temp agency, screening process took a while and then the interview was very procedural. Focus on attention to detail, as that is integral to the job. Management wants worker bees for this role; don't rock the boat, just meet your assigned quotas. The staffing agency generally has no idea what the role is, and some of the people were not cut out for it. Moderate excel skills needed (temp agency may give a test), but overall it just requires someone with strong attention to detail and an analytical mind.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No, the temp agency was firm.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Capital Markets Origination Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Citi.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed on campus then 6- 25 minute one on ones. Heard now its down to 3 one on one. Got a call when I landed. They hire about 30-35 interns and then give about 20-25 offers and then hire 5-10 full-time.

    Interview Questions
    • Just know your Resume 100%. Nothing really technical if you have interviewed with a bank before but some technical questions off your resume are fair game. They want hard working people who actually want to work there.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No Negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Sales & Trading Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Citi is known for its notoriously tough interviewers, especially in Sales and Trading. The most important thing to remember is that they are looking to see how the interviewee handles pressure. Avoiding showing frustration is positive, you should always remain calm even when they are challenging your answers or being rude/demeaning (very common!). The interviews are definitely technical, so don't bring up information during your stock pitch that you don't know backwards and forwards.

    Interview Questions
    • When would have been the ideal time to buy this stock?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
  10.  

    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Citi.

    Interview Details

    All the basic banking interview questions (valuation, walk me through your resume, etc). Spent a lot of time going through my background. Overall, not very challenging. I think others might have had different questions.

    Interview Questions
    • There really were no difficult or unexpected questions. I had already been in the process elsewhere so I knew what to expect.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Initially had a phone interview with HR that was about thirty minutes, not too bad. Was called back about a week later and had interviews with three hiring managers in total that were about thirty minutes each. These were more technical and difficult. I heard back 2-3 days after that I had received an offer.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer

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