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Updated Nov 23, 2014
Updated Nov 23, 2014
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    Technology 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 4 weeksinterviewed at Citi in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied through college and had three rounds of interview.

    1. First round (on-campus): 30 mins round with questions all about my resume and projects. A lot of questions about OOP and data structures.
    2. Second round(on-site super day): Three interviews back to back in one room while other candidates were also giving interviews.Two of them going over resume and picking projects and discussing question around it. Some OOP and SQL questions too, and third interviewer with over typical HR questions about strengths ,Weakness, etc.
    After three interviews, we are given a test to solve in 1 hour.

    The test had four parts:

    Part I : Java coding
    Nothing too hard, go over Data Structures and OOP. Questions like:
    a. Merging two sorted list
    b. Reversing array elements
    c. Palindrome
    d. Difference between array and linked list
    e. some BST manipulations (finding element, Printing in some order)

    Part II : Brain Teaser

    Three brain teasers
    a. Fill 4 gallons of water with a 5 gallon and 3 gallon jugs and unlimited supply of water.
    b. Probability question : You have a score a basket to win the game. First choice, 1 shot, and has to make it one shoot. Second choice, 3 shots, any 2 needs to go in to win.Which is more profitable.

    Part III: SQL

    Basic SQL questions like joining tables and printing stuff.

    Given a table with person Stock Purchases and a table with all Stock transaction, we were asked to print table with person stock info and all transaction. Something like that, again nothing too hard.

    Part IV:

    Finance questions like stocks , bonds, Risk, etc.

    The Test is very lengthy, and they advised us to focus on our strengths and finish that section before moving onto another section. Everyone I talked to were not able to finish the entire test.

    Third Round
    Phone interview with a manager, again went over resume & projects, and some basic OOP concepts and one problem solving-brain teaser.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    I had better offers

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Capital Markets Origination Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Interviewed on campus then 6- 25 minute one on ones. Heard now its down to 3 one on one. Got a call when I landed. They hire about 30-35 interns and then give about 20-25 offers and then hire 5-10 full-time.

    Interview Questions
    • Just know your Resume 100%. Nothing really technical if you have interviewed with a bank before but some technical questions off your resume are fair game. They want hard working people who actually want to work there.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No Negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Sales & Trading Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Citi is known for its notoriously tough interviewers, especially in Sales and Trading. The most important thing to remember is that they are looking to see how the interviewee handles pressure. Avoiding showing frustration is positive, you should always remain calm even when they are challenging your answers or being rude/demeaning (very common!). The interviews are definitely technical, so don't bring up information during your stock pitch that you don't know backwards and forwards.

    Interview Questions
    • When would have been the ideal time to buy this stock?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Citi.

    Interview Details

    All the basic banking interview questions (valuation, walk me through your resume, etc). Spent a lot of time going through my background. Overall, not very challenging. I think others might have had different questions.

    Interview Questions
    • There really were no difficult or unexpected questions. I had already been in the process elsewhere so I knew what to expect.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Initially had a phone interview with HR that was about thirty minutes, not too bad. Was called back about a week later and had interviews with three hiring managers in total that were about thirty minutes each. These were more technical and difficult. I heard back 2-3 days after that I had received an offer.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
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    Compliance and Control Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at Citi.

    Interview Details

    This was the easiest interview process. I applied through a staffing agency, had an interview over the phone and then was brought in for an in-person interview in Tampa. The interview was 15 minutes at the most, the interviewer just asked about myself and why I fit the position. This was just a temporary position, but one could expect a much tougher interview process for such a large company.

    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Corporate and Investment Banking Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Citi.

    Interview Details

    I applied through university program and I also networked with professionals inside the bank. I got first round phone interviews which consists of 2 interviews. Then I got invited to the super day which consists of 2 behavioral interviews and 1 technical interview. Everyone was super helpful and nice during the recruiting process.

    Interview Questions
    • Pretty normal. Technical questions include free cash flows, ratio analysis, and finical statement analysis   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Senior Vice President Audit Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Interviewing commences through internal job posting site. Must first clear HR, which will then pass along to the indicated area of interest. Manager reviews your resume to determine possible fit. It interested, HR will reach out to arrange interview. Interview process standard

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    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

    On campus recruiting with two rounds for the internship position. First round with HR and an Associate. Second round with VP and MD. Was invited to the office to meet more senior people before the job offer was made. Overall a very pleasant experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Standard IB questions. Make sure you know the transactions they have done.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Customer Contact Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jacksonville, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jacksonville, FL
    Application Details

    The process took a weekinterviewed at Citi in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    First I applied online. Then I received a call and email to set-up a phone interview. This interview was fairly easy, she just asked questions about your background and "Name a situation where you handled an upset customer". After I answered the questions, the recruiter informed me that there was an open interview spot for 3pm the next day. I arrived at the office (which is beautiful!) and met with a manager.
    This was a 1:1 interview. Now these questions were harder, mostly behavioral questions. The other name for this position is "Everyday Hero" and all questions revolved around the word Hero. The questions were as such: "Name a time where you went above and beyond for a customer." "Name a time where you had to collaborate with another co-worker to achieve efficiency" "Name a time when you realized there was a more efficient way to do a process and how you handled it" "what kind of manager experience helped you the most" etc.
    the following Monday, I was contacted by HR and started New Hire paperwork, which consists of a hefty background check and drug test.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time where you went above and beyond for a customer.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. I was happy with the pay.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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