Citi Interview Questions

Updated 12 Apr, 2015
Updated 12 Apr, 2015
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Citi (Mississauga, ON).

    Interview

    Very disorganized. I learned that they are hiring through friends and applied. Received an interview call and was asked a bunch of questions. Then I did a face to face interview where we spend 2 hours talking about random stuff followed by 2 technical questions. Mostly language specific.

    Interview Questions

    • Random questions, like how many bits in a byte? or java specific questions   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    They initially said they like me a lot but were not willing to negotiate at all. I wasn't okay with the terms of their offer and they stopped responding to my emails! So unprofessional.

  2. Helpful (1)  

    Technology Analyst Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Citi (Toronto, ON).

    Interview

    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

    They have a standard and they offer one of the best package in the market. So there is nothing much to negotiate.

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    Technology Analyst Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Citi.

    Interview

    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
       
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    Negotiation

    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.

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    Technology Analyst Interview

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

  6.  

    Institutional Clients Group Rotational Analyst Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    interviewed at Citi in September 2013.

    Interview

    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

    Hard to negotiate as this give standardized salaries to all analysts in this program.

  7.  

    Fund Accountant Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Citi (Mississauga, ON) in September 2011.

    Interview

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

    Negotiation

    No room for negotiation

  8.  

    Assistant Vice-President Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Citi (Mississauga, ON) in April 2011.

    Interview

    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

    No negotiation

  9.  

    Summer Management Associate Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Citi (New York, NY (US)).

    Interview

    I applied through my graduate school. I went through one phone screening followed by 3 interviews in-person in New York. The interviews were all behavioral, not analytical. They are looking for candidates with general backgrounds.

    Interview Questions

    • Why Citi? What are the trends in the Retail Banking industry? Why a financial institution? What are you looking to get out of this experience?   Answer Question
  10.  

    Technology Placement Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Citi (Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)).

    Interview

    Filled out their application online, didn't hear back for a few months so figured l was unsuccessful. Then got an email asking me to go to an assessment centre. The assessment centre consisted online tests that you did at the Citi offices, two interviews, a technical and a complacency interview and then a group project. The online tests weren't too bad..there wasn't really any way to prepare for the questions. Do bring a calculator tho. Then if you did well in the tests, you were invited back to attend the interviews and the group project.

    There was about 10 of us waiting to be interviewed the day l went. They took each of us off separately and interviewed us. The technical interview went well for me, not many technical questions..more questions about the projects you have done and a lot of reference to your CV. The complacency interview is more about you and your personality. Each interview last about 20 mins. I would say have a few questions prepared to ask the person interviewing you.

    Once the interviews are over, they bring you into a room where you do a group discussion with the 10 other applicants, on a topic they give you..in our case it was about a business where they were expanding and management had changed. Make sure you speak up and interact with the group. They are looking for people who work well in a team and who can provide their opinion to the group well.

    Then they told us they would be in touch...and we all left.

    Interview Questions

    • Q: What is a try catch exception?
      Q: Example of how you shown leadership and worked well in a team?
       
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  11.  

    GIDA Analyst Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Citi.

    Interview

    First round was a standard HR round at a separate company.
    The second round was a short assessment center, at which there were four candidates being assessed. First, we had to introduce the person sitting next to us (after a 5 minute discussion with that person). Next up we were given a plane crash situation, where the team had to come up with ideas to survive. In the next part of the AC, we were individually taken into a room where we had to roleplay a situation over the phone, which involved a user calling for a new password. After this, we had to write an email on paper, in which we had to solve a problem regarding a user's acces to an IT system. All these situations had a briefing document, so if you read those carefully, you could perform well. Also, there was a general test, that covered common IT knowledge and problem solving.
    The final round was with 3 people, 2 were leaders of subdepartments, and one was a team leader. In this round, they wanted to get to know me as a person, asked about my job and school experiences.

    Interview Questions

    • What did you like the most / the least about your last job?   Answer Question

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