Citi Interview Questions

Updated Oct 19, 2014
Updated Oct 19, 2014
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    Private Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Citi in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied through company website + referrals. Contacted me for a phone interview. Combination of technical as well as company fit questions. Interviewer didn't seem all too interested in my answers. A couple of the more personal questions caught me off guard.

    Interview Questions
    • Why private banking? What is your biggest regret? Tell me about a time you were in a group and faced a problem and how you came to a solution. How would you tell bad news to someone? Which countries would you invest in? If I were a client with $10 mill - where would you invest? What matters to you?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Sales & Trading Analyst Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Risk Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Citi in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    The whole process took around 2+ months from the time of application to the final round of interview. The received a mail for telephonic interview 2 weeks after my application . The telephonic interview was with the hiring manager asking me basic questions on my past work ex and also clearly defining the scope of the job in hand . The interviewer was looking for a person with VBA ,SAS and SQL capabilities. 3 weeks after my interview I received an invitation for an on site interview which happened with the Head of the Department . It was a basic run through my resume and very conversational. The last interview was with the VP of the hiring team 3 weeks later. He asked me more of situational and HR questions. Overall a good experience if you are a good fit for the role . Everyone is professional and good to talk to.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Technology Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Citi.

    Interview Details

    1 on campus interview then 3 1-on-1 interview. All technical questions either related to your experience and projects. Lots of programming questions. Be prepared to take a written test at the end of super day interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Talked to them at a career fair and interviewed the next day. They were very friendly and the interview was rather relaxed. I was surprised they wanted me to interview as I was not well trained in the field they were hiring in, Information Security, but they were insistent that I come anyways.

    Interview Questions
    • Asked about how I go about identifying and solving a problem.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    AML Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Citi in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I got a phone interview after two days I submitted my application. The first round interview by VP. He asked several general idea about AML and model validation. He also asked several specific SAS term such as inner joint, no dup key. At the end, he made a story and ask SAS solution at that scenario.

    Interview Questions
    • He did not go over the resume. or ask any your experience in the past.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Quant Risk Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Citi in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    There are 100 steps in total. A person can either go up 1 step or 2 steps at a time. How many ways are there for him to get the end?
    Definition of positive definitive matrix.
    About correlation and covariance

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Quantitative Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Citi.

    Interview Details

    The first round interview was a one-on-one technical interview. Calculus and programming questions were asked.

    The second round interview was a big day with directors in the fixed income group. They interviewed with me while still doing jobs on their computers. Most problems are math, programming or brain teaser problems. There was also a math test with calculus, linear algbra and logic questions. The math test was very hard.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Senior Equity Research Associate Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Citi.

    Interview Details

    Pretty straightforward interview. Moved quickly. Recruiters were friendly and helpful. Consisted of three modeling and writing exams and meetings with another associate, the director, and the analyst I would have been working for.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you estimate maximum market saturation of a national restaurant chain?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Sales & Trading Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer

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