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Updated Mar 18, 2014
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I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Citi in July 2013.

Interview Details – Be confident, you got the interview that means they are interested. Look comfortable and simply tell them why you would do this job better than anyone else.

Interview Question – past experience as analyst. be prepared if you don't have work experience in the position you got the interview for.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I accepted what they offered without negotiation

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I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Citi in January 2010.

Interview Details – 1) Phone call - all behavioral
2) In-person Interview - all behavoiral

Interview Question – What are some examples that demonstrates your perseverance?   Answer Question

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Buffalo, NY

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Citi.

Interview Details – Jobs posted on Citi website. Apply for postings. Depending on the need or if you know someone, it may be weeks before HR calls you if both they and the hiring manager would like you to be interviewed. Depening on department, interviews could involve multiple people or multiple visits. It may take weeks after the interview to hear back from HR--even if you send follow up emails. After an offer is excepted, it takes a few more weeks to get pre-employment work done and then another few weeks to get all system access that is required.

Interview Question – What do you hope to gain from Citi if you were to be offered a position?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – It took some time to negotiate and it has to go through a few levels of management as it is budget-related. Unless you have valid reasons to request an increase it will be denied. THey usually only counter offer about $2K more than original with reason.

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New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 7 weeks - interviewed at Citi.

Interview Details – Applied online and contacted by HR via email. This was followed by a phone interview with HR and two rounds of interviews with various Directors and Vice Presidents. The process took almost 7 weeks, but was delayed due to external circumstances.

Overall the interviews were standard items: walkthrough of resume, behavioral questions, and some technical questions. There were some additional questions on my fit with the team because I did not have prior experience in the financial services industry.

Interview Question – Why would we hire you, someone with no prior experience in financial services, over another candidate with experience in financial services?   Answer Question

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New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Citi in January 2010.

Interview Details – Incredibly quick interview process, flew in the morning, had 3 one on one interviews with mid-senior level professionals and received an offer the next day

Interview Questions

  • why do you think the financial crisis happened?   Answer Question
  • if i were a supplier of these office chairs, what would i be concerned about?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – n/a

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Tampa, FL

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Citi in December 2010.

Interview Details – hour long discussion with department head, several aptitude/skills tests, fingerprinting and drug test

Interview Question – what achievement are you most proud of?   Answer Question

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Anonymous Employee
New York, NY

The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Citi in October 2008.

Interview Details – Very behavioral-heavy. Interviewers are usually mean and will do "stress-tests" as well. Be prepared to show humility, your experiences working in teams, and why you are interested in a specific line of business. Citigroup hiring consists of an interview on campus (may be with one or two people), a superday that has tons of interviews. Be nice. Don't be mean.

Interview Question – Show a time when you faced a challenge?   Answer Question

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Bangalore (India)

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Citi in December 2013.

Interview Details – 1 round of written interview consisting of quants and 2 case studies
one of them was a business plan the other a guestimation
this was followed by 3 rounds of exhaustive interviews
1st and 2nd round were conducted by 1 person while the last round was in front of the entire team.
the questions included technical,puzzles,quants to simple chitchat topics like favourite band and why!
there were no separate hr or technical rounds as such because all sorts of questions were asked in each round

Interview Question – do you feel confident that we shall select you? if so why?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – they had previously given us the salary structure,did not have the option of negotiating and neways they pay a lot

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Singapore (Singapore)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Citi in October 2010.

Interview Details – Gone through interviews by two senior guys and answered normal questions. They rely alot on feel of how interviewers answer questions. It is kind of fuzzy because 2 years down the road i became the hirer for the team.

Interview Question – If you are in a position that you had to make a difficult decision , one involving shutting the system and closing everything down but prevent any further losses and second is to keep the system up but have trading losses clocking in while the IT guys sort the issue out.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – no negotiation . take it or leave it

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Interview Details – There were two technical rounds of interview. The first one was centered around my resume and my previous projects.The second round mainly consisted of solving simple logic-based puzzles, and there was a business case study. There was an HR interview, which contained expected questions like where do you see yourself in five years, what are your strengths, weaknesses, etc.

Interview Question – Case study based on optimizing revenues with some constraints.   Answer Question

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