Citi Sales & Trading Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Jan 27, 2015
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Sales & Trading Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer

Application

I applied online – interviewed at Citi.

Interview

30-Minute Phone Interview: The interviewer went over my resume and CV. She did not ask any technical questions but asked several soft skill questions to get to know my personality.

SuperDay: I had 2 S&T interviews, each 20 minutes long. Both interviewers went over my resume and asked several market questions and brain teasers.

Interview Questions

  • What is the square root of 250 - although this is simple math, the interview environments makes this a much more difficult question.   Answer Question

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    Sales & Trading Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Citi.

    Interview

    Applied through campus recruiting. First round phone interview about 40 minutes. Mainly talked about the market, math questions (stats), guestimates, econometrics, and interest in this position. Then invited to the final round interview. Interviewed with 6 people, from traders to directors. Mainly talked about everything on my resume and my interest in this industry. Some technical questions but they tried to make sure you have the ability to learn on the job and you have the passion for this industry.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you suggest your clients hedging 100% of their products?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I didn't negotiate because it's my first choice

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    Sales & Trading Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Citi in November 2014.

    Interview

    Applied through campus recruiting after citi's information session. Got a call to schedule the interview one day before the interview. So I did not even have enough time to prepare. Questions are in general behavioral.

    Interview Questions

    • Have you been paying attention to the market, give me a stock pitch?
      Do you know what happened to Citi recently?
       
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    Sales & Trading Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Citi.

    Interview

    Applied through College Career Center and online website. Reached out to current employee I knew through alumni network. Put his name in the Citi application and received a call the next day to come in for an interview at the Boston branch.

    Interview Questions

    • What skills do you have that apply to sales and trading?   Answer Question
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    Sales & Trading Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Citi (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Very comfortable, great atmosphere. Initially recruited on-campus. Had a first round one on one interview, very easy and friendly, mainly fit questions and talked about my interest. Second round was a superday at the new york office, consisting of 5 20 min interviews

    Interview Questions

    • nothing unexpected, just general questions about the market   Answer Question
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    Sales & Trading Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer

    Interview

    Citi is known for its notoriously tough interviewers, especially in Sales and Trading. The most important thing to remember is that they are looking to see how the interviewee handles pressure. Avoiding showing frustration is positive, you should always remain calm even when they are challenging your answers or being rude/demeaning (very common!). The interviews are definitely technical, so don't bring up information during your stock pitch that you don't know backwards and forwards.

    Interview Questions

    • When would have been the ideal time to buy this stock?   Answer Question
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    Sales & Trading Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Citi.

    Interview

    I reached out through my university career service portal, and was invited for an interview by HR. My first round interview was with a managing director, and we spent more time in the interview talking about how unprepared and unprofessional he found the students he was interviewing. Past that, we did spend some time covering my resume, but he was more focused on a financial background that I did not have (coming from an engineering background).

    Interview Questions

    • What are the three ways to evaluate a company? Explain each in depth and when you would use each.   Answer Question
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    Sales & Trading Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Citi in November 2013.

    Interview

    On campus screening by a student who worked there the past summer, followed by an on campus interview with an employee. After that, superdays were held in the New York office and consisted of 5 30min interviews in a row. They called me 15min after the interviews were over and extended me the offer.

    Interview Questions

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    Sales & Trading Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Citi (New York, NY) in December 2012.

    Interview

    Very unorganized. I didn't hear from the recruitment office because I was a non target school and I was going to study abroad in the spring. I emailed my contact there and 10 minutes later I had interview in their sales department. My interviewer was not very accommodating or courtesy on the phone.

    Interview Questions

    • Was asked to walk through my resume, why sales, why Citi, how to fix citi's current mess, pitch me a stock. 3 people right now dead or alive to have dinner with tonight, what i am interested in, tell me about a current news article you have read and why did you like it? Tell me one industry to sell and one to buy right now.   Answer Question
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    Sales & Trading Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Milan (Italy)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Citi (Milan (Italy)) in June 2011.

    Interview

    After a brief bank presentation they asked me the typical motivational questions (why citi, why sales and trading) and then they started asking some technical questions about derivatives (pricing). In particular the interview has benn focused on the hedging strategies. A particular focus has been made also on the options and on the CDS. The interview has been made in one day and I met three members of the team.

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