Interviewed at Citi
Interview Details Telephonic interview is where they ask for basic details. This is followed by detailed face to face interviews. Later, if one has cleared all this, gets a call from HR, followed by another telephonic interview. The offer may come in next ten to fifteen days. After that it is up to the person whether they accept it or not.
Interview Question – Business cases that may be unrelated to the position. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Citi in March 2014.
Interview Details I applied online since Citi doesn't recruit directly from my school. I had a phone interview at first which was a customary phone interview where I told with an HR rep. The phone interview were all behavioral questions. I then got invited to the Super Day about a week after that. It was 3 interviews, 30 mins each. I mainly got asked some behavioral questions and we went over my resume. Nothing technical but one of them did ask me about my accounting skills. The interviews really aren't that bad, just be confident and pitch yourself well. I got an offer 2 weeks after that and took it. 60K prorated salary & 2K housing stipend.
Interview Question – It's not difficult but two of the interviewers did ask me "Why Citi?" Answer Question
Negotiation Details – It's a summer analyst position so it's nonnegotiable
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Citi.
Interview Details Interview process consisted of an initial phone interview, just preliminary questions and general inquiries on my background and interests. Then a first round interview with four of the team leaders within the GIRM group--they were split up into two groups and I spent about 30 mins with each pair. Then after that was asked to come back and interview with a more senior analyst from New York. Made sure to curtail my conversation to areas that focused on credit analysis such as EBITDA, EBITDA multiples and margins, FCF, collateral, etc.
Interview Question – Most of your experience and interest seems to be on the equity side, what makes you want to be in credit/debt? View Answer
Negotiation Details – No negotiation regarding salary
Very Easy Interview
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 5 months - interviewed at Citi in March 2014.
Interview Details Applied in October, interviewed in March, was told up front that this was a long process due to department re-structuring. Interview scheduled quickly after contacting for interview, and was offered the position the following day. Interviewers were cordial and the facilities were kept in good condition.
Interview Question – No true unexpected questions as I researched Citi and some AML information prior to the interview. Questions consisted of the usual 'about you' questions and the interviewer did not expect me to have an extensive knowledge of Citi or AML. Was allowed to ask questions about the position and Citi and the interviewer was very honest. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation, firm offer and that was that, but the offer was substantially above my current salary
I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Citi in December 2013.
Interview Details The overall experience was very good. At the start only CV had to be submitted on-line and after closing date received an e-mail inviting me to the assessment centre. Had an option to choose between couple of days plus morning or afternoon session. All people I've met that day were lovely and tried to get everybody to relax and do our best.
Interview Question – Nothing unexpected: Why Citi; what is good customer service; what I expect from the job; can I bring something to the company. Competency based: multitasking, problem solving, coping under pressure. View Answer
Very Easy Interview
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Citi in July 2010.
Interview Details Pretty simple process. You will start with a quick phone screening. They will ask you why you left previous jobs, and why you want to work for Citi. They also asked me if I knew anyone that worked there, and what did I know about the company.
After the phone interview you will go in and meet with a HR rep. They are very nice and help you get ready to talk to the "hiring manager." You go in a small room and get asked questions about your phone skills, if you are used to sitting all day, how you handle irate customers, and what hours will you be available to work. They ask you about your sales abilities, however they do not mention how sales intensive this job is. I am telling you now, you will need to sell to keep this job. Go up to the collections department instead. It is more laid back, and you never have to make outbound calls.
After the interview with the hiring manager, I was brought back to the HR area and was offered a position. They had the offer letter and everything ready to go. They told me the dress code, the day training started and that I had to clear the background screening. That was pretty much it. They started me at $11.50 (this was in 2008) I left in 2011 making $13.75 an hour, plus commission.
Interview Question – They asked 3 times about why I left previous employers. They try to get people to stay, but it is a call center, not everyone is cut out for this type of work. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They started me off at $11.50. They didn't let me negotiate it. It was take it or leave it. The benefits package and tuition reimbursement was pretty awesome though.
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Citi in June 2012.
Interview Details Quick & Professional
Interview Question – Q&A were related to the JD and interesting Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Consulting position
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Citi.
Interview Details Not hard basic questions
Interview Question – Tell me about Dodd Frank and some of the other regulations in the Financial World? Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Citi.
Interview Details I was already working for Citi when I was referred to the hiring manager by a colleague. The hiring manager approached me and talked to me about the role. When I expressed interest in the role, I had to go through the phone screen with the recruiter as a formality -- standard questions were asked, nothing difficult. I had a formal in-person interview with the manager -- the questions that were asked were behavioral and situation in nature. After the interview I was offered the role and accepted.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you had to deal with a difficult client. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I didn't negotiate; the salary that they offered was much higher than I expected (especially for an internal transfer), so I accepted.
I applied online and interviewed at Citi.
Interview Details 4 interviews one on one on-site (including one as timed case study presentation).
Very nice people interested in knowing about your reasons for applying and being able to connect it with relevant prior experience. Evidence of research into company was built upon into conversation with interviewers as well as general questions about why the company, banking, why now, and some questions on projects in previous roles.
Interview Question – Question based on timed case study which referred to an aspect not seen due to time constraints of case study. Answer Question
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