Citi Interview Questions

Updated Sep 17, 2014
Updated Sep 17, 2014
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    Finance Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Citi in February 2008.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was very efficient. The time between the first phone interview and their final decision and offer was very little. The phone interview that I had initially was difficult but also very helpful. I was given some resume tips which definitely proved to be very useful. In both interviews I was asked a lot of financial questions and given simple cases to analyze. The second round of interviews was very nicely organized and allowed me to get a better idea of the people that work in the company and of the exact character of the job.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you see happening next with the economy as reflected by the current crisis?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Product Control Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Buffalo, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Buffalo, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Citi in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    Very long hiring process takes forever to be hired

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management Associate- Africa Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Nairobi (Kenya)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 months - interviewed at Citi.

    Interview Details

    Online process of application where it takes a few months before you are even told if you are going for the first round.
    First Round is an aptitude test held at HQ. Pretty easy.
    Second round is where it gets tough. Set in a conference room, you sit at the centre, with 5-6 panelists with others listening in on phone. Really a tense environment. They do a good cop, bad cop routine. Build you and break you. Every thing you say is subject to intense scrutiny, always a follow up and no figure goes unrecorded. In fact no fact you state goes unrecorded.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you think, after failing to answer a simple question ( where the KSH, USD rate will head in the next year and why?) satisfactorily, that you are even ready to join Citi?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Got a better offer elsewhere. Plus who want to work with such a wound up group of people?

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    CMO, Placement Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Citi in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Online application, numerical test, then final round interview.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked how to value a company using various different techniques   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Did not want to do a placement

    Declined Offer
    Difficult Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Assistant Vice President/Global Business Trainer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Citi in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    The first contact is with HR to schedule an interview, then probably interview twice with the managers of the hiring position and if everything goes well, lastly HR will contact you with an offer. This process could take up to a month or more.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult question was to explain a business case base on my experience in the past and give details of how was resolve and document it. Usually they review your resume from eduacation all the way to the current position in a very detail way.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I had two different experience, one was no negotiation, and the second one I was able to negotiate for a better salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Commodities S&T Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Applied through Citi's oncampus application. Then found out a few weeks later that I got the interview. I went into the interview and they asked me some tough questions, but it felt like more of a stress test because it was very unlikely that I would have the 'correct' answer and it was more about the thought process.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe the power market from top to bottom.
      Rank the marginal cost in order of least to greatest - nuclear, wind, solar, gas, crude
        Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Technology Graduate Leadership Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Budapest (Hungary)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Budapest (Hungary)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Citi in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    I gave my CV to the Citi on a job-expo, but that time there was no open job fro fresh graduate. So they contacted me later, the recruitment sourcer asked me that this program can be interesting for me. So I thought why not, lets give a try. I passed all the numerical, verbal test, and the first phone-interview where they tested my English too. After they sent me an invitation for the AC. The AC started at 8:30 and I was the first one who finish with all the interviews, so I was leaving the building aroud 14:30.
    AC started with a very detailed presentation about the company and the program. After we had to fill 2 tests, one English grammer, one IT. Enlgsi test was really easy and basic. IT test was easy but tricky. I was not expecting this kind a questions, it was more about Microsoft products and handeling simple softvers. There some international questions like a bit Geography, time zones and national days of countries. This also surprised me.
    After they seperated us for small groups, and we had to do 3 group exersize. They were not easy at all! Our native language is not English so it challenged us to understand what to do and also how to get some solutions. Everybody found it a bit hard.
    After a big break we did our presentations, and had an HR interwiev. Presentation was really great for me, they are very strickt with the 5 min, but as I am very use to this, it was easy for me be in time. Questions were good, all the managers were extemrly kind. Even the day was not easy for me, best AC experience ever!!!

    Interview Questions
    • Write down all the countries where the spanish language is spoken. - This was just unexpected.

      How do you handle your weaknesses? - This was ok, but still be careful with the answer
        Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I had decline a very very good offer... When they called me few weeks before that am I interested in this oppurtinity, I started the whole converstation with my studies, that I can not start working before 1st of July. They called me back, it wont be a problem, so lets apply. I did, I went the AC, so they called me after one week with an amazing offer. I opened the mail, and everything was more what I accepted. At the end I saw that I have to start at June... So I wrote back that this is not what we talked about at leas 3 times, I even have a written "converstation" about this. Now everything was for the nothing, I am very very dissapointed. I think I wont get a new offer with the new starting date, I did not get any answer for my last e-mail. At the beggining I told that I apply if for sure I can start in July. Now I feel awful, declining a dream job with awsome salary, but there is no way I can start in June, because I have exams and the big final examination to graduate. I am very disappointed, I feel they misled me.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    IT Management Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Citi.

    Interview Details

    Hiring process was tough for this program. It is a management training program. I went through 5 different interviews and a presentation to get this position. Overall the interviews were not bad and the people interviewing, while very busy with there daily work, set asside time to learn about you before your interview and have questions specifically designed to your experience.

    Interview Questions
    • I have been in the work force for a while. None of the questions were unexpected.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation due to the fact that this was a IT Management training position.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    M&A Long Term Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Two rounds of two interviews. Both compentency based and technical. Typical M&A questions like valuation methods, financial statements, Working cap and other accounting notions etc...Why Citi? why you? why M&A? Do you have relevant experience in finance?

    Interview Questions
    • An simple LBO case with minimum figures, a blank sheet an a pen. What is the return?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Phone call one or two weeks after interview. SImple.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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