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Corporate Banking Summer Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
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
Technology Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Citi
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
Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
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.
Interview Question – Why Citi? Answer Question
Operations Specialist Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Citi in December 2012.
Interview Details Recommended by friend. Applied via global website. The recruitment team was obstructive and unhelpful, required intervention from line manager to progress. Admin initially efficient. All correspondence via email to arrange interview. Interview conducted onsite with two line managers. Conduct of interview was very professional. Mostly focussing on work history and behavioural questions.
There was no contact with Citi post interview. No official notification was ever received. I found out via friend that despite interviewing strongly the role went to an internal candidate. Recruitment HR ignored all follow up requests for feedback.
Interview Question – Very little on the technical aspects of the job (operations isn't that difficult), mostly behavioural questions to see ascertain if "good fit" with management and team. Answer Question
PAYMENTS Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at Citi in June 2014.
Interview Details Applied online. Hr took 2 months to get back to me. Finally scheduled 3 interviews. They all agreed that I was very knowledgable and seemed to like me. I expressed specific interest in 1 of the 3 openings. Never heard back
Interview Question – What one word would your colleagues describe you as? Answer Question
Analyst Interview (Positive Experience)
I applied online and interviewed at Citi.
Interview Details Hiring process: a) preliminary interview, 2) skills testing, 3) final interview. Recruiters were professional and courteous. I enjoyed speaking with them. Most questions were straight forward and directly related to performance of the position.
Interview Question – Most questions were expected -- emphasis on specific, detailed examples of experience. Answer Question
Senior Manager Customer Service Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Citi in June 2014.
Interview Details I have many friends that work at Citi and have the full qualifications for the position. I initially got rejected a day after I submitted the application online. A Director in a different department (friend) reached out to the director of Customer Service to set up a phone interview. I failed the phone interview with HR because I was "too direct" and got rejected a day later. One more string was pulled and I got a face to face interview with the Director of Customer Service. I feel it was an obligatory interview because she was asked to follow up.
Investment Banking Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Citi in September 2013.
Interview Details There was a phone interview followed by Superday interviews. They hired about half of the people who came in for the final round. Typical mix of fit and technical questions. I met with 3 senior bankers.
Interview Question – Someone asked about my SATs scores. Answer Question
Customer Service Representative Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and interviewed at Citi.
Interview Details There was the initial computer test and questions asking about your experiences/background, then there was a group telephone interview, followed by a face-to-face interview with a hiring manager.
Interview Question – Judging by your background and education, I see that you are over qualified for this position. Tell me how you would keep yourself from becoming bored with this position. This threw me, I had never heard it before View Answer
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