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Updated Apr 13, 2014
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Analyst Interview

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New York, NY

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 Question – Show a time when you faced a challenge?   Answer Question

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Product Control Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee
Buffalo, NY

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

Interview Details – Very long hiring process takes forever to be hired

Interview Question – Why would we hire you   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiation

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Management Associate- Africa Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Nairobi (Kenya)

I applied online and 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 Question – 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

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

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Leadership Development Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee
New York, NY

I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Citi in January 2009.

Interview Details – It was well coordinated by the recruiter. Set up meetings. Took time. Subsequently I've seen others that were conducted by other recruiters that were not well managed.

Negotiation Details – Requested % above current salary and we reached an agreement

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Operations Analyst Interview

Operations Analyst
New York, NY

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Citi in August 2013.

Interview Details – Four 20-minute one-on-one interviews, followed by a 1 hour group exercise. The one-on-one interviews were very technical, while the group exercise was aimed towards seeing how you work within a team using softer skills.

Interview Question – What is the euro-dollar exchange rate and how does it compare with the euro-dollar exchange rate during the euro crisis?
Explain Dodd-Frank and how it affects Operations.
Explain Quantitative Easing and how it affects Bond prices, yields, and interest rates.
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Investment Banking Associate Interview

Investment Banking Associate
Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Citi in January 2011.

Interview Details – I submitted a resume to their HK investment banking office on December, 2011. Then 3 round phone interviews, then I was reached out by two people in a industry group. The final round (superday) was in January, I met three people with 30min for each.

Interview Question – Compare Citi with my previous company.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No need to negotiate.

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IT Management Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through other source and 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 Question – 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.

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IT Business Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Citi in August 2010.

Interview Details – Recruiter contacted within a few days of submission. Set up first round of interviews with the hiring manager and a colleague. Second with HR Generalist / secondary manager. Followed up with recruiter within 3 weeks since there was no communication. Recruiter called back with an offer, accepted, started with 2 weeks.

Interview Question – Technical questions (excel based)   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Did not negotiate but should have.

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Software Developer Interview

Software Developer
Pune (India)

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Citi.

Interview Details – Call from recruitment consultancy. Followed with initial screening. 4 Technical rounds 2 HR rounds. Process took 5+ weeks.

Interview Question – Everything which you presented in resume.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Negotiation was unexpected. The citi environment is more important.

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Unit Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Citi in July 2013.

Interview Details – The phone screen was relatively easy. An HR associate asks you general questions about your experience and education. The next step is an interview with the hiring manager, in this step two managers go over an interview in an office environment asking you about 10 questions about Stress mgmt, building customer loyalty, working under stress, facing a difficult situation. Providing examples of coaching, training and developing employees. They seem to look for a person who follows guidelines and keeps a consistent performance. Not into innovative managers or creative mindsets.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time when your weakness put you under stress and how did you overcome that?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Working hours and management

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