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Updated 12 Dec, 2014
Updated 12 Dec, 2014
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    Technology Analyst Interview

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

    The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Citi.

    Interview Details

    one hour written technical test based on programs related to OOPS, recursion, SQL and a little bit of networking. After that 3 back to back interviews with 3 groups having 2 managers in each group.

    The interviewer are friendly and gives you chance to think. Prepare yourself for linked list, inheritance, data structures, trees and SQL based questions like joins and dependencies. Be ready to write program on paper. Explain previous school projects etc.

    Interview Questions
    • Most of your question will be related to data structures. So, it may be difficult for you if your basics are not clear.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They have a standard and they offer one of the best package in the market. So there is nothing much to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Technology Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Citi.

    Interview Details

    I learned this from a job fair, then applied this graduating job online. There was only one round of interview. One hour written test and one hour interview with two people. Then waited for 3 to 4 weeks before the offer.

    Interview Questions
    • The interview was quite standard, mainly went through my resume and asked a few behavior question.

      The test consists five parts, 1.OOP 2. Design Pattern, 3. Operating System 4. Brain Teasers 5. Finance
       
      Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    got the offer on Friday night and have to decide by the end of following Tuesday, really not much to negotiate. they have a specific standard.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Technology Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Citi.

    Interview Details

    Applied online as new graduate. Took about one month to process. Only one round on-site interview. The first part was a written test, second part was in person. Very easy interview, no tough questions. The interviewers were very nice and friendly. Very pleasant experience.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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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
  6.  

    Fund Accountant Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed 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
  7.  

    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 daysinterviewed 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
  8.  

    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Citi.

    Interview Details

    I met them at the campus career fair, and they scheduled me for an interview that next day. It was a roughly 30 minute behavioral interview, where they asked me about past projects and how I would lead in certain situations. The interviewers were very friendly. I was given the offer about a week later.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing too difficult. Standard behavioral questions, they want to hear a lot about how you interact in groups/in a leadership position.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    The position wasn't exactly what I was looking for. I'm more interested in an internship focused on programming.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Community Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Citi.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and was contacted for an interview three days later. There were two 30 minute interviews.The first with HR and the second with the hiring team. The HR interview consisted of general experience based questions. (Describe past work experiences, etc) The Hiring team interview was more in depth with technical & industry questions. (Describe your experience with research, data analysis, database management, etc)

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult questions. Was asked to describe the department's goals. (Not necessarily hard, just google the specific office)   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Business Administration Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Citi.

    Interview Details

    The whole interview process took roughly 3 hours which consists of 5 stages. IQ test, logical test, mathematical test, competence based essay and interview with manager. Hardest part was you need to complete all the tests in a given time which is quite challenging.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    AML Compliance Analyst At the Financial Intelligence Unit Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Long Island City, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Long Island City, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Citi in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    met the Senior Vice President for AML at a Law School Job Fair ( AML Compliance Law Job Fair); I sent an email to the Senior Vice President but she did not reply; obtained an email from the Senior Vice President 3 weeks later and asked me to be interviewed in 24 hours. Appeared for interview at Long Island City One Citi Square and the interview was held with the Senior Vice President and another employee. The interview started from the entry into the elevator up until the 47th floor. The interview lasted for an hour. The interview began by exploring my Resume and later on asking me whether I knew the concept of Money Laundering. I Impressed them with two definitions and they introduced their kind of work and made mention that " an entry level position is available." They even asked me if I needed notice to give my current employer if I wanted to join them. As soon as I heard the SVP tell " the position is a TEMP position subject to 18 month probationary period, you will not be guaranteed a full time employment...." I had to decline the offer

    Interview Questions
    • Behavioral question whether as a newly wed couple receiving a $20,000 wire transfer from father, could it be considered money laundering? I answered that " as a wedding gift, and presumably people get married not more than once in a lifetime, it will be considered a gift to be used to buy furnitures, things for the home and considering the prices in New York CIty, $20,000 is just enough to get by in terms of quality furniture and things for a newly married couple.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    a temp position is offered through a temp agency; no full benefits. very deceiving way to interview since it appears that you are applying for Citigroup but Citigroup is actually outsourcing the hiring through TEMP agencies and they have the gall to call you a " consultant" but in reality its a temp job with no benefits.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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