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Updated Jul 18, 2014

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Junior Trader Interview

Junior Trader
Minneapolis, MN

I applied through college or university and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Citi in March 2014.

Interview Details – Made it to the phone interview stage.

Interview Question – what is 24*32?   View Answer


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Very Difficult Interview

Quantitative Analyst Interview

Quantitative Analyst

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Citi in February 2013.

Interview Details – Got the interview through On-Campus recruiting. First round interview was mostly behavioral with a few brainteasers. Final-round interview at Citi was nearly ALL quantitative. The interview consisted of a 30-minute math test, a programming interview, 2-3 brainteasers interview, a market interview and a few behavioral interviews.

Interview Question – What is the price of a 1-day Call Option on Citi stock struck at-the-money?   Answer Question


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Project Manager Interview

Project Manager
Irving, TX

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Citi in October 2013.

Interview Details – Interviewed with too many people on the phone. Glad I didn't get the job because I think I would have been miserable trying to meet there expectations and the pay wasn't very good.

Interview Question – They wanted a network person for a project management position. Doesn't make sense the way it was advertised.   Answer Question


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Very Difficult Interview

Sales and Trading Summer Analyst Interview

Sales and Trading Summer Analyst
New York, NY

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Citi in February 2013.

Interview Details – 1 phone initial phone interview with HR, 2 follow up phone interviews with a Trader and then Sales person. 2 weeks later invited to a super day in NYC, with 6 back to back interviews 30 min each, each interviewer with a different type of questioning and personality. The interviewers all had different methods for gauging "fit" for the S&T team, which included a variety of mental math, market knowledge, and behavioral questions

Interview Question – Explain the LBO of Dell   Answer Question


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Sales and Trading Analyst Interview

Sales and Trading Analyst
New York, NY

I applied through college or university - interviewed at Citi in October 2013.

Interview Details – Applied through school careers website. First round was markets based, behavioral (why Citi, why S&T), stock pitch. Similar stuff on Super-day (5 interviews back-to-back). Be ready to defend any of your opinions regarding markets.

Interview Question – What do you think is going to happen to the market in the next 5-10 years?
Pitch me a stock? What is the p/e ratio of the stock? of the S&P 500?
What is the current condition of the European crisis?
Price 2 period binomial option (prices and strike given)
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Difficult Interview

Sales & Trading Interview

Sales & Trading
New York, NY

The process took a day - interviewed at Citi in September 2010.

Interview Details – Applied through school career website and received first-round interview. Had 1-1 interview with a trader from their NYC office. Received both behavioral and technical questions. The interview lasted 30 minutes.

Also had a pre-interview event at a bar near the campus. Met the recruiter and the interviews in an informal setting.

Interview Question – What's 46 times 45   View Answers (2)


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Reverse Engineer Interview

Reverse Engineer
Buffalo, NY

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

Interview Details – get a phone interview from yield book, about 30mins, then get the in-house interview. in house interview including tech Q, brain teaser and behavior question.

Interview Question – what is negative convexity?   Answer Question


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Difficult Interview

Business Analyst Interview

Business Analyst
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Citi in April 2010.

Interview Details – Firstly, I found this job from reed.co.uk, then I register an account on the CitiGroup website. A few days after the online application, I received a email to confirm a telephone interview in the next week.

In the online application I was asked about my past experience mostly, but in fact, I was a fresh post-graduates and I only have some experiences in the university, so I put them on and try my best to answer the questions. The answers are true, but I think it doesnt help me on this application.

By the way, the citigroup has the same questions for fresh-graduates and experienced canditates on their website which is not quite suitable - they should put more clear questions point to different canditate gruops - for a highly skills depended job application canditates, that only what I think.

Then In the telephone interview, I answered questions which is absoultely the same as they posted in the website, at that time, my weakness was lack of experience and my advantages is my AI skills, which were never asked.

I tried to let them know that I could programming AI softwares for their analysis-processing, but the result is as same as I thought.

So basically, I believe that citigroup is looking for some people who has high degree and experience and young, and you have to say very fluently England english.....sorry for people like me who says 'i and cheers' all the day.

Interview Question – Tell me some experience about your past teamwork and what role you played in the teamwork.   Answer Question


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Difficult Interview

Applications Support Analyst Interview

Applications Support Analyst
New York, NY

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Citi in January 2010.

Interview Details – I interviewed with a team in New York who handled various aspects of Citi's trading applications. The multi-disciplinary crew asked me technical questions and some specific syntax questions.

The tech test covered:

Sybase: triggers, where vs. having, joins, how to find what database you are in.
Unix: crontab, use of grep and sed with tokens
Problem solving: probability of rolling a specific number; the 10 bags with 10 coins, one of which has fakes that can only be determined by weight...and then something about your favourite super powers.

I found the corporate culture to be very receptive to individuality and openness based on the people I met on the trade floor prior to the formal interview. I think the interview fell into the trap of testing people too hard for things that won't be required to become a superstar at the role.

My advice is you is to bone up on the specifics of anything you see in the "Skills" section for the test and have some clear examples handy to speak about successful situations from your older jobs .

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Graduate Technology Interview

Graduate Technology
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Citi in July 2011.

Interview Details – Online tests, phone interview and assessment centre

Interview Question – Your view about globalization.   Answer Question

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