Citi Interview Questions

Updated 19 Apr 2015
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

    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.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Citi.

    Interview

    5-6 in person interviews with managers, initially over the phone and 1-day visit to Canary Wharf. Nice and relaxed atmosphere, many young people. Offer on the spot, followed by background checks, Was able to start in 1 week

    Interview Questions

    • Mostly resume and behavioral, a few technical questions   Answer Question
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    Summer Management Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Citi (New York, NY (US)).

    Interview

    I applied through my graduate school. I went through one phone screening followed by 3 interviews in-person in New York. The interviews were all behavioral, not analytical. They are looking for candidates with general backgrounds.

    Interview Questions

    • Why Citi? What are the trends in the Retail Banking industry? Why a financial institution? What are you looking to get out of this experience?   Answer Question
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    Technology Placement Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Citi (Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)).

    Interview

    Filled out their application online, didn't hear back for a few months so figured l was unsuccessful. Then got an email asking me to go to an assessment centre. The assessment centre consisted online tests that you did at the Citi offices, two interviews, a technical and a complacency interview and then a group project. The online tests weren't too bad..there wasn't really any way to prepare for the questions. Do bring a calculator tho. Then if you did well in the tests, you were invited back to attend the interviews and the group project.

    There was about 10 of us waiting to be interviewed the day l went. They took each of us off separately and interviewed us. The technical interview went well for me, not many technical questions..more questions about the projects you have done and a lot of reference to your CV. The complacency interview is more about you and your personality. Each interview last about 20 mins. I would say have a few questions prepared to ask the person interviewing you.

    Once the interviews are over, they bring you into a room where you do a group discussion with the 10 other applicants, on a topic they give you..in our case it was about a business where they were expanding and management had changed. Make sure you speak up and interact with the group. They are looking for people who work well in a team and who can provide their opinion to the group well.

    Then they told us they would be in touch...and we all left.

    Interview Questions

    • Q: What is a try catch exception?
      Q: Example of how you shown leadership and worked well in a team?
       
      Answer Question
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    GIDA Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Citi.

    Interview

    First round was a standard HR round at a separate company.
    The second round was a short assessment center, at which there were four candidates being assessed. First, we had to introduce the person sitting next to us (after a 5 minute discussion with that person). Next up we were given a plane crash situation, where the team had to come up with ideas to survive. In the next part of the AC, we were individually taken into a room where we had to roleplay a situation over the phone, which involved a user calling for a new password. After this, we had to write an email on paper, in which we had to solve a problem regarding a user's acces to an IT system. All these situations had a briefing document, so if you read those carefully, you could perform well. Also, there was a general test, that covered common IT knowledge and problem solving.
    The final round was with 3 people, 2 were leaders of subdepartments, and one was a team leader. In this round, they wanted to get to know me as a person, asked about my job and school experiences.

    Interview Questions

    • What did you like the most / the least about your last job?   Answer Question
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Buffalo, NY (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Citi (Buffalo, NY (US)) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Citigroup was present at my school's career fair, I had a chance to speak with a recruiter, submitted my resume online, first interview was on campus, second was at their Buffalo office, two 30 minute interviews with VP's of respective divisions, very kind, welcoming, easy-going, nothing super technical, they are really focused more on personality, fit, and are ultimately trying to determine the division that you will succeed in or be the most suitable for

    Interview Questions

    • General behavioral questions such as: Why Citigroup? Why Banking/Financial Services? Discuss your strengths. Walk through your resume. Speak about past experiences as a team member and in a leadership position.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Standard salary 16.82 per hour

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    Personal Banker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Citi (New York, NY (US)).

    Interview

    online, phone, group, and then offer from the initial recruiter. The process is easy but you are speaking to 50 different people, getting emails from 5 different people, and at the end they don't even do their job as it needs to be done.

    Interview Questions

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Citi (Mississauga, ON (Canada)).

    Interview

    Very disorganized. I learned that they are hiring through friends and applied. Received an interview call and was asked a bunch of questions. Then I did a face to face interview where we spend 2 hours talking about random stuff followed by 2 technical questions. Mostly language specific.

    Interview Questions

    • Random questions, like how many bits in a byte? or java specific questions   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    They initially said they like me a lot but were not willing to negotiate at all. I wasn't okay with the terms of their offer and they stopped responding to my emails! So unprofessional.

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    PMO Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Citi.

    Interview

    Three rounds of interview within a weeks time. they were around 30 mins long and all were face to face. Questions were mainly around my cv and general PMO questions and about soft skills

    Interview Questions

    • what will be the first thing you plan to do when you join the team?   1 Answer
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    Securities Processing Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 7 weeksinterviewed at Citi (New York, NY (US)).

    Interview

    Very relaxed, a couple of accounting questions, and brain teasers. 3 different interview stages. They usually get back to you within 2 weeks and tell you if you've made it to the next stage. But I emailed my HR Representative every week. In my opinion, there's not much you can prepare for in regards to the brain teasers or personality questions. But know your basic accounting.

    Interview Questions

    • You have expenses paid of 100,000 in the beginning of the year but they are accounted for quarterly. Give me the journal entries of these transactions.   1 Answer

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