Citi Interview Questions

Updated Sep 10, 2014
Updated Sep 10, 2014
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    Institutional Clients Group Rotational Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    interviewed at Citi in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online during campus recruitment. Received two rounds of interviews. Met with 2 MDs. Mix of technical and behavioural questions. You need to be well read on current market trends, etc. Being the right fit for them is very important. Less of an emphasis on the usual Investment Banking valuation, accounting questions.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Hard to negotiate as this give standardized salaries to all analysts in this program.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Fund Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Mississauga, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mississauga, ON
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Citi in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    Interview with hiring manager on technical and soft skills based on your previous experience.

    Negotiation Details
    No room for negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Assistant Vice-President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Mississauga, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mississauga, ON
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Citi in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    First level was phone screening and then multiple personal rounds. Last round was with MD of the group which was also technical with question based on algorithm and problem solving. Interview were more inclined towards algorithm and generic CS concept but some of Java/J2EE concept were asked along with puzzles.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    They were very busy that day and only one of the two interviewers as planned came to meet me. The whole process gave me the impression that he is rushing for time. A woman even came in to the room and asked when is he going to finish the interview. However, the overall environment of the building and atmosphere impressed me.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Applications Development Intermediate Programmer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Citi in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applications Development Intermediate Programmer Analyst is a C11 position; it was listed as "Senior Developer". The process involved: A telephone interview, followed by a face-to-face interview the following week, followed by a "we want to hire you" phone call a day later. It then took about a month for HR to get through the negotiation phase.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I asked about the salary range that was budgeted for the position. I was then asked for my previous salary, and was actually told that I would receive no written offer unless I disclosed it. I was then offered a salary that was less than the initial range. Not a good sign.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Equity Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Buffalo, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Buffalo, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Citi in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter reached out to gauge interest and ask preliminary/basic HR questions (resume walk through). Set up call with Sr. Analyst for later that day. Sr Analyst interviews will be all over the map and include mix of technical, fit and behavioral. Given modeling and writing test. Test usually consists of 1) 2 hr time limit, 2) update the quarter in a financial model, 3) write bullet points / one pager about the quarter. NYC interviews next step. Four interviews. HR is basic. Sr Associate interview tends to be more techincal. Sr. Analyst interview (see above). Sr. Research Management interview similar to Sr. Analyst. Must be ready to pitch a stock every step of the way.

    Interview Questions
    • How many disposable diapers are used in the US each year.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Quantitative Analysis Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Citi in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    A first screening interview on the phone: pricing of barrier options, basic object oriented programming questions,...
    then a super day: one behavioral interview, one general interview about past education and experience, one written math test, one finance interview (discount factors, Black Scholes), one math interview (probability problems), one programming interview (sorting algos, inheritance, polymorphism).

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing unexpected really. Probability problems can be hard tough.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negociation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    AML Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  East Tampa, FL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in East Tampa, FL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency - interviewed at Citi in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    It took a few months with the temp agency to hear back from Citi.

    Interviewed at Citi. Interviewer was extremely nice and laid back. The questions were not hard at all. And she told me on the spot that I was hired.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at Citi.

    Interview Details

    On campus recruiting with two rounds for the internship position. First round with HR and an Associate. Second round with VP and MD. Was invited to the office to meet more senior people before the job offer was made. Overall a very pleasant experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Standard IB questions. Make sure you know the transactions they have done.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  11.  

    AML Compliance Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Tampa, FL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Citi in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I had submitted my resume through a campus recruiter. 3 weeks later I was contacted for an interview, i was called and set up a time to meet. the interview lasted about a half hour.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    the salary that was offered was too low for me to accept

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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