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Updated Aug 17, 2014
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Institutional Clients Group Rotational Analyst Interview

Institutional Clients Group Rotational Analyst

I 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 Question – List 8 or 9 different market trends.   Answer Question

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


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Fund Accountant Interview

Fund Accountant
Mississauga, ON

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


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Assistant Vice-President Interview

Assistant Vice-President
Mississauga, ON

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


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

AML Compliance Analyst Interview

AML Compliance Analyst
Tampa, FL (US)

I applied through college or university and 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 Question – no difficult questions   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – the salary that was offered was too low for me to accept


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Product Manager Interview

Product Manager
New York, NY (US)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Citi in February 2011.

Interview Details Initial phone call from Citi recruiter . I had two days of interviews with 4 people each day. They did a baukground check. The recruiter was very helpful and easy to work with.

Interview Question – There were no difficult questions. The interviewers were trying to assess if I knew about the products I would be managing.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Negotiate for base salary.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Technology Analyst Interview

Technology Analyst
New York, NY (US)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Citi in May 2013.

Interview Details Referred by a friend and interviewed soon after. Met with two different levels of management. A portion of the interview included reading a contract and analyzing parts of it.

Interview Question – Nothing too difficult.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Customer Service Representative I Retention Interview

Customer Service Representative I Retention

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Citi.

Interview Details Make sure what they have you read in the interview you do it word for word (verbatim). The director will not let the managers hire you if you can not get it word for word. Have positive additude when you take to the interview people. If you have disabilities the company does not make accomodations as required by ADA.

Interview Question – Nothing hard just dress professional suit or dress.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – nothing set pay


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

IT Business Analyst Interview

IT Business Analyst
New York, NY (US)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Citi in June 2014.

Interview Details I was referred internally and circumvented the normal process. I had a phone interview with the manager which lasted about 30 minutes and covered the normal interview questions. I have transferable skills but no direct BA experience, so we spent some of that time covering the basics of the position. Next was an in person interview with the head of the IT department who asked similar, basic interview questions and meeting with another BA in the department. It was one of the simplest and most straightforward interview processes.

Since we skipped HR (they're usually the first to screen), I had a follow up phone call with HR the following week that last 5 minutes and only consisted of them asking about my current salary and my desired salary. They refused to tell me the level the position was (it was posted internally at the VP level) as well as the salary range for the position so my desired salary was a real shot in the dark.

I waited about 5 weeks for them to make a decision and got a phone call from HR with a verbal offer. . Again they asked me my current salary and required me to provide proof in the form of a pay stub or W2. (I thought that was really weird but I've been told by others that it's standard?) I got a formal, written offer about 4 days later and had to submit to fingerprinting and a drug test before getting cleared for a start date.

Interview Question – Pretty standard interview questions. A couple of behavioral questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – When asked about my desired salary, I tried to gauge my response by asking them the level of the position and the range budgeted. They flat out refused to tell me the level and the salary range so my desired salary was a real shot in the dark. They offered me the amount I asked for, which seems par for the course based on the other Interview Reviews on Glassdoor. It definitely seems like they are not the negotiating type...


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Collections Representative Interview

Collections Representative
Irving, TX (US)

I applied online and interviewed at Citi.

Interview Details very simple interview basic scenario questions. almost all the questions began with tell me about a time. I had to take an assesment prior to interview it was pretty common sense.

Negotiation Details – no negotiation. pay was either you take it or leave.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Credit & Portfolio Analyst II Interview

Credit & Portfolio Analyst II
Irving, TX (US)

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Citi in September 2011.

Interview Details I had applied on Career Builder online. They called me in for an interview about 3 weeks later. Initially, I had an interview with one supervisor. This interview was more of an informal introduction. I was given the overview of what was expected of me and I was compared to the job specifications based on what I had offered on my resume. I was called in for a second interview with 2 different supervisors. The questions became more specific and required expertise and proven experience to answer correctly. I was very nervous leaving that interview, as it was very intense and I could tell that they were dissecting me and chewing on every ounce of what I said. I was very pleased to learn that they were adding another team to their auto loan division. I was soon to become a member of a new team, whereas we were all new and I wouldn't feel inferior or alone in my training. I had one more interview with my future supervisor, department head, and the two directors. They welcomed me to the team and I couldn't have been more pleased walking out of that building!

Interview Question – I was given a scenario and I had to explain the steps to diffuse a situation. If I had not been an analyst before, there would have been no way out of it. Thankfully, I had experience and passed with flying colors.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I countered and they declined. I had no choice but to take what they offered.

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