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Updated 12 Dec 2014
Updated 12 Dec 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Technology Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Citi.

    Interview Details

    one hour written technical test based on programs related to OOPS, recursion, SQL and a little bit of networking. After that 3 back to back interviews with 3 groups having 2 managers in each group.

    The interviewer are friendly and gives you chance to think. Prepare yourself for linked list, inheritance, data structures, trees and SQL based questions like joins and dependencies. Be ready to write program on paper. Explain previous school projects etc.

    Interview Questions
    • Most of your question will be related to data structures. So, it may be difficult for you if your basics are not clear.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They have a standard and they offer one of the best package in the market. So there is nothing much to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Citi.

    Interview Details

    I met them at the campus career fair, and they scheduled me for an interview that next day. It was a roughly 30 minute behavioral interview, where they asked me about past projects and how I would lead in certain situations. The interviewers were very friendly. I was given the offer about a week later.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing too difficult. Standard behavioral questions, they want to hear a lot about how you interact in groups/in a leadership position.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    The position wasn't exactly what I was looking for. I'm more interested in an internship focused on programming.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Community Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Citi.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and was contacted for an interview three days later. There were two 30 minute interviews.The first with HR and the second with the hiring team. The HR interview consisted of general experience based questions. (Describe past work experiences, etc) The Hiring team interview was more in depth with technical & industry questions. (Describe your experience with research, data analysis, database management, etc)

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult questions. Was asked to describe the department's goals. (Not necessarily hard, just google the specific office)   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Technology Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Citi.

    Interview Details

    I learned this from a job fair, then applied this graduating job online. There was only one round of interview. One hour written test and one hour interview with two people. Then waited for 3 to 4 weeks before the offer.

    Interview Questions
    • The interview was quite standard, mainly went through my resume and asked a few behavior question.

      The test consists five parts, 1.OOP 2. Design Pattern, 3. Operating System 4. Brain Teasers 5. Finance
       
      Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    got the offer on Friday night and have to decide by the end of following Tuesday, really not much to negotiate. they have a specific standard.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Business Administration Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Citi.

    Interview Details

    The whole interview process took roughly 3 hours which consists of 5 stages. IQ test, logical test, mathematical test, competence based essay and interview with manager. Hardest part was you need to complete all the tests in a given time which is quite challenging.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Technology Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Citi.

    Interview Details

    Applied online as new graduate. Took about one month to process. Only one round on-site interview. The first part was a written test, second part was in person. Very easy interview, no tough questions. The interviewers were very nice and friendly. Very pleasant experience.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    AML Compliance Analyst At the Financial Intelligence Unit Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Citi in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    met the Senior Vice President for AML at a Law School Job Fair ( AML Compliance Law Job Fair); I sent an email to the Senior Vice President but she did not reply; obtained an email from the Senior Vice President 3 weeks later and asked me to be interviewed in 24 hours. Appeared for interview at Long Island City One Citi Square and the interview was held with the Senior Vice President and another employee. The interview started from the entry into the elevator up until the 47th floor. The interview lasted for an hour. The interview began by exploring my Resume and later on asking me whether I knew the concept of Money Laundering. I Impressed them with two definitions and they introduced their kind of work and made mention that " an entry level position is available." They even asked me if I needed notice to give my current employer if I wanted to join them. As soon as I heard the SVP tell " the position is a TEMP position subject to 18 month probationary period, you will not be guaranteed a full time employment...." I had to decline the offer

    Interview Questions
    • Behavioral question whether as a newly wed couple receiving a $20,000 wire transfer from father, could it be considered money laundering? I answered that " as a wedding gift, and presumably people get married not more than once in a lifetime, it will be considered a gift to be used to buy furnitures, things for the home and considering the prices in New York CIty, $20,000 is just enough to get by in terms of quality furniture and things for a newly married couple.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    a temp position is offered through a temp agency; no full benefits. very deceiving way to interview since it appears that you are applying for Citigroup but Citigroup is actually outsourcing the hiring through TEMP agencies and they have the gall to call you a " consultant" but in reality its a temp job with no benefits.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Technology Leadership Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Citi.

    Interview Details

    Overall it was a very professional and easy going process. I talked to the recruiter at my universities career fair and he took down my number. Later that day, he called to set up an interview for the next day. The next day I met with an upper level manager and an employee in the program currently. The interview was very conversational. I received a call a week later inviting me to a Super Day, Citi's main and final interview. At the Super Day, I had 2 interviews, both with managers with one that was supposed to be more technical. The interviews did not follow a script and felt more like a conversation than a interview. The technical interview was very high level and still very conversational for being an interview. After the one-on-one interviews, you were asked to present a presentation that you prepared before hand. I recieved the topic about a week before the interview so I had ample time to make a presentation. Last, we were broken up into groups to work on a group case study. During this time, managers are in the room with you assessing you as you work in a group to come up with a solution to the given prompt. You then present this solution as a group to all the managers.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Credit Operations Specialist III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Citi.

    Interview Details

    Online application, 30-minute phone screening/interview, received email request for in-person interview, 30-minute on-site interview, received email offering me a base salary and providing details on differential pay for nights and weekend work hours. Process was very professional and well-handled by the small on-site HR department.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a challenge you have faced in the workplace, how you rectified the situation, and what was the outcome.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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