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Fund Accountant Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and 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
Assistant Vice-President Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a staffing agency and 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 Question – Question based on pattern matching. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation
Teller Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Citi in September 2012.
Interview Details It was a beautiful, easy process. On Tuesday, the recruiter called & asked if I was still interested in working for Citi. (I was declined 6 months earlier.) I said yes. Then branch manager called literally 10 minutes later to schedule an interview for the next day, Wednesday. On Thursday, I was offered the job. And 2 weeks later, I was in orientation.
Interview Question – Why did you leave your previous job? View Answers (2)
Negotiation Details – Easy. They made an offer & I accepted.
Executive Assistant Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Citi.
Interview Details Phone interview first. Then another interview with HR manager. After that I had an interview with other Assistants , they gave you a better understanding of the position and finally the interview with the top executive .
Negotiation Details – Fast
Summer Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Citi in August 2013.
Interview Details The interview was 3 or 4 interviews back to back, each one was 30 minutes. It wasnt that hard for me, but I have heard other people thought it was so brush up the fundamentals of whatever languages you know, maybe some algo questions too. Only one of the interviewers really "grilled" me, everything else was smooth sailing. But in regards to the one hard interviewer, I've heard of other people having him, he just tries to stump you. After that I had a phone interview about a month later which was straight text book questions (i.e. what is polymorphism, how can i extend multiple interfaces, How can i extend multiple classes (that one was a trick, confused me for a bit cuz he sounded sure it was possible) ).
Interview Question – I was how to detect if there is a loop in a singly linked list.
After I got that right he asked me if i was designing a system with something like 10 different random components (all of which were valid things that he named such as VOIP) how would I go about implementing it, what languages would I use? View Answer
Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at Citi in January 2011.
Interview Details Applied online and immediately got called to schedule a phone interview which was with HR and was very formal. Following that was an interview with the hiring manager which was mainly situational questions.
Interview Question – Not too hard. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Not much room for negotiation.
Graduate Technology Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Citi in April 2014.
Interview Details Typical graduate application, logical reasoning test, two phone interviews and an assessment centre consisting of two face-to-face interviews with two interviewers in each, a case study where a report has to be written on the material provided and a presentation prepared on flip chart paper for use later in the day. Ended with a group exercise where we had to debate and choose which ideas should be saved and which should be cut.
Interview Question – Standard questions. No real difficult or unexpected questions. View Answer
Negotiation Details – Quite happy with offer, accepted without negotiation.
Income Processing Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Citi.
Interview Details I had previously worked as an Intern in the company 2 years previously before going travelling. When I returned to Ireland I was referred by a previous colleague. I had an interview with a team leader and a manager, but the rehiring process took about 2 months due to approval being required from the USA.
Interview Question – What has made you come back to this job and how do we know that you want to work here long-term. Answer Question
Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Citi
Interview Details Hired through the undergraduate internship recruitment program. Very streamlined process. Online application followed by numerical and verbal online tests (SHL) Two rounds with initial interview and then further interviews and case studies. Focus on fit and drive rather than technicals (makes sense since Citi has a good analyst training program).
Negotiation Details – No negotiation
Summer Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Citi
Interview Details 2 rounds - first round very fit based (e.g. why investment banking) with some brain teasers, second was slightly more technical (e.g. different types of valuation multiples). Interviewers were friendly for the most part, very understanding about lack of experience or technical. Seemed to look for minimum threshold of intelligence and then fit.
Interview Question – What's your greatest accomplishment? Answer Question
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