Citi Interview Questions

Updated Jul 27, 2015
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    Finance Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Citi (New York, NY) in February 2008.

    Interview

    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
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    Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Citi (New York, NY) in October 2008.

    Interview

    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

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    Product Control Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Buffalo, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Citi (Buffalo, NY) in December 2012.

    Interview

    Very long hiring process takes forever to be hired

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiation

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    Management Associate- Africa Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at Citi (Nairobi (Kenya)).

    Interview

    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?   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

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

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    IT Placement Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Citi (Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Aptitude test first and then those who progress have 3 separate interviews in one session. Competency interview, group exercise, and then technical interview.. Group exercise was just to talk about a car insurance company and how to improve it after given information about it. Technical interview was really difficult but the competency one was easy.

    Interview Questions

    • What makes Java special as a programming language?   1 Answer
    • Favourite programming languages and why   Answer Question
    • What is an OOP language?   1 Answer
    • Tell me about a time when you solved a difficult problem   1 Answer
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    Assistant Vice President - Operations & Technology Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Citi (Singapore (Singapore)) in June 2010.

    Interview

    4 Telephonic rounds starting with core programming concepts (high emphasis on concurrent programming, race conditions and unit testing with standard frameworks) to more of culture oriented, like handling conflict situations and leadership.

    Interview Questions

    • Design a system with very high contention, where requests are to be processed in sequence of version for same context.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Salary negotiation was refused to be discussed by my hiring manager

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    Sales and Trading Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Citi.

    Interview

    Two phone interviews followed by superday in NYC. I had to network extensively to get the interview since I came form a non target school. Superday consisted of five 25 minute interviews with mostly directors in the Sales and Trading Business

    Interview Questions

    • If I was in a comma for the past nine month and just awoke, how would you describe what has happened in the world economy.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    no negotiation

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    Business Administration Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Citi (Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)).

    Interview

    The whole interview process took roughly 3 hours which consists of 5 stages. IQ test, logical test, mathematical test, competence based essay and interview with manager. Hardest part was you need to complete all the tests in a given time which is quite challenging.

    Interview Questions

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    Vice President Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Citi (New York, NY) in October 2011.

    Interview

    Met with four different people, all in one day. One advance HR phone screen. Very efficient and I received feedback and an offer within one day. The interview process took one whole morning on site.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the single most attribute that makes you successful   1 Answer
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Citi in January 2015.

    Interview

    I found the job announcement for this position on an internet website. I then went to Citi's website and immediately applied. Part of the application process required an online assessment that took less than 45 minutes to complete. Upon completion, I immediately received an email indicating that I successfully qualified on their assessment. One business days later, I was contacted by a Citi recruiter, who scheduled my interview for the following day. When I arrived for my interview, I was impressed with the overall professionalism of the staff I encountered. There were many Citi employees also waiting to be interviewed for other positions within the company. Most had been working there for over 8 years and seemed extremely approachable, friendly, and loyal to the company. A relaxed and casual environment.

    Interview Questions

    • Behavioral type questions were asked to evaluate skills and recognize potential.   Answer Question
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