Citadel Financial Technology Associate Interview Questions & Reviews

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    Financial Technology Associate Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
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    interviewed at Citadel in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was connected at our school job fair conference, and got an on-campus interview during their visit. The interview was not difficult, one simple coding problem, one probability problem, and one brain teaser. They invited me on-site to interview at Chicago. Overall I had talked to 3 people (2 technical interviews and 1 just talking). The questions were not hard, but you never know what candidates they are looking for.

    Interview Questions
    • Given some coins, how do u flip them to make sure all the coin have the same sides. Some basic knowledge on distributed system.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Financial Technology Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
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    Apply through university career service. First round on campus interviews: 30min behavior + 30 min tech back to back. 2 - 3 questions during tech part, mostly C++

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    No Offer
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    Financial Technology Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
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    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Citadel in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    First round interview on-campus: 30min behavioral, 30min technical. Nothing too difficult
    Second round on-site in Chicago: 3 hours of technical.

    They really just want someone who can code 24/7. Nothing more/less. Interviewers can be very condescending.

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    Difficult Interview
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    Financial Technology Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
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    I interviewed through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Citadel.

    Interview Details

    Internship. On campus - 1hr . 30 mins behavioural + 30 mins technical.
    Behavioural: Usual; past experience, strengths/weaknesses, reason for choosing a finance firm.

    Coding: Array of 1 to N. Find missing and duplicate number.

    Interview Questions
    • Brain Teaser: Blindfolded. In a room with 8 coins. What is the minimum number of flips required to guarantee that one of the permutations had all coins with the same side?   View Answers (2)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Financial Technology Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
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    interviewed at Citadel in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Two 30 minute rounds on campus and three 1 hour sessions on-site if selected. It starts off with brain teasers and some general conversations. Can get pretty technical (C++ knowledge mostly) in the middle and they may discuss some things in the field of finance and will really appreciate if you show interest in Finance. Most important things going in should be to be comfortable coding in C++ and demonstrating an interest in finance which you should have if you want to work here

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to work in this financial institution versus working in a pure software company like Microsoft, etc?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Technology Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    The interviewers asked a lot of fundamental computer science questions that I could not answer...

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    No Offer
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    Financial Technology Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Citadel in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    Initial interviews were behavioral and technical based and I had a following superday in Chicago. The interviews were challenging and were generally questions that tested your ability to reason and understand rather than recite rote memorization.

    Work culture seemed very work hard/play hard, tons of very bright people.

    Interview Questions
    • Talk about the virtues of a particular trading system, points of failure and possible improvements.   Answer Question
    • Various algorithmic questions, some implementation on whiteboard, eg. fast algorithm for matrix multiplication.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Financial Technology Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Citadel in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    Got the on-campus interview through the university career service. Two back to back interviews of 30 minutes. One is behavioral and one is technical. Feeling not good about the behavioral one but the guy in the technical one is nice.
    The behavioral interviewer seems somehow cold. Questions include: your strong point and weak point? how do you improve your weak point? how much do you know about the company? introduce your achievements to me? Whether you can program? If yes in what language?

    Interview Questions
    • scope of variables in C++, difference between pass by value/reference/pointer   Answer Question
    • Efficient way to compute p^q, where q is an integer   View Answers (2)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Technology Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Citadel in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    Result is managed by HR and is very obscure how they choose interns....not good.Don't be surprised if you get rejected despite a good interview, had a bitter experience. Work environment is too serious and people seem to work way more than in regular software firms.

    Interview Questions
    • What is a futex ? How can you parse a sentence in English (compilers) ?   Answer Question
    • Some basic logic puzzles, probability. General programming questions   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Financial Technology associate Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Citadel in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    Citadel recruited for the FTAP program at my University. The first round interview consisted of a 30 minute behavioural and a 30 minute technical with a HR representative and then a FTAP alumni. The technical interview was fairly easy - mostly talked about your background in various fields and probed deeply in topics that the interviewer was interested in.

    I was invited to a final round in Chicago. That was three technical interviews of 45 minutes each with a 15 minute behavioural with each interviewer. Similar format as the first round.

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    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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