Citi Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Aug 21, 2015
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Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Citi.

Interview

it is on campus interview with aptitude at first followed by 4 interview. 2 technical, 1 HR and then final panel with 5 manger including HR. Technical was mostly presence of mind and statistical knowledge test. HR was behavioral and panel was stress testing

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  • tell me how much amount one of the interviewer carrying in panel interview? you are allowed to ask 10 question but not any direct question   Answer Question

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Citi (New York, NY).

    Interview

    On campus recruiting with two rounds for the internship position. First round with HR and an Associate. Second round with VP and MD. Was invited to the office to meet more senior people before the job offer was made. Overall a very pleasant experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Standard IB questions. Make sure you know the transactions they have done.   Answer Question
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Citi.

    Interview

    Called in for personal interviews. Had three rounds and was pretty standard. whether good at excel, access. Was expecting more challenging questions. It took less than two hours. HR was friendly and people were nice and welcoming.

    Interview Questions

    • Called in for personal interviews. Had three rounds and was pretty standard. whether good at excel, access. Was expecting more challenging questions. It took less than two hours. HR was friendly and people were nice and welcoming.   Answer Question
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Long Island City, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Citi (Long Island City, NY) in March 2014.

    Interview

    Interviewed with VP, asked about resume, dealing with large data sets, excel skills and couple of trick question (how many tennis balls does it take to fill this room). Also wanted to know about economy, asked general questions, past experience. Was a 1 on 1 interview then interviewed with Director.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your excel experience.   1 Answer
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Buffalo, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Citi (Buffalo, NY).

    Interview

    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 Questions

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

    Negotiation

    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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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Citi (New York, NY) in October 2013.

    Interview

    I initially found the job posting through my campus career center and submitted a cover letter and resume in early September of my senior year. An alumnus of my college who works at Citi Private Bank came in to the career center in early October and interviewed a few of the applicants, including myself. We didn't get any feedback from the college or Citi until a week after the initial interview when four of us were invited to New York for the final round, which took place two weeks later on a Friday. The following Monday, the HR department got back to us with their decisions.

    Interview Questions

    • If you had a client who ran a company that makes shoelaces and who doesn't know about anything except the shoelace business (i.e. he knows nothing about personal investments), how would you recommend he invest his money and why?   1 Answer
    • If you were to get this job and then look back in five or ten years, why wouldn't you think it was a waste of your time?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation. They make a standard offer to all of their first-year analysts and it is very much a take-it-or-leave-it situation.

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Citi in July 2013.

    Interview

    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 Questions

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

    Negotiation

    I accepted what they offered without negotiation

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 7 weeks. I interviewed at Citi (New York, NY).

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • 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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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Citi (New York, NY) in January 2012.

    Interview

    HR Interview and then 3 on-site interview rounds. Mostly based on fit questions for entry level positions. Some brain-teasers were asked by one of the interviewers. HR phone screen is pretty generic. I would recommend just being comfortable taking about the position and how your past experiences can help you fit.

    Interview Questions

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I interviewed at Citi (New York, NY) in April 2011.

    Interview

    Got selected for a campus Interview with two people from the department. On-site interview with 5-7 people (1-2 from each team), based on your resume, they choose who they want to speak to.

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