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Updated Apr 13, 2014

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Corporate Banking Summer Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Citi.

Interview Details Had two rounds in the corporate banking division of Citi. First interview was in person with a director and an analyst - was an equal combination of behavioural technical questions - "tell me about a time... walk me though the financial statements, etc. Second round was over telephone with an associate for the team I was interviewing for. Interview was all technical and was probably the toughest I had of the 9 banks I interviewed with.

Interview Question – Cdn Firm has subsidiary in Africa and wants to go to US bond market to hedge risk. How will it do this?   View Answer

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Financial Sales Representative Interview

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I applied online and interviewed at Citi.

Interview Details Very pleasant, hopefully leads to full time work

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Technology Analyst Interview

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Interview Details Obtained the interview through campus recruiting. First round was straightforward with basic questions on garbage collection, polymorphism etc. A few riddles as well. The final round (second round, actually) included attending the head office, writing a 45 min technical test and 2 interviews with hiring managers (one tech, one attributes).

Interview Question – The tech test is long-ish but not too difficult. Some tricky tech questions in the interview though.   Answer Question

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Toronto, ON

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

Interview Details The interview process was very speedy. Contacted via e-mail to interview on-campus and received a phone call shortly after for an invitation to second rounds at the headquarters. Everyone was very friendly throughout the process and they have a nicely decorated office in a great location.

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Summer Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
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

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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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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

Anonymous Interview Candidate
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?

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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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