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Updated Apr 13, 2014

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Deutsche Bank Interview

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I applied through college or university - interviewed at Citi in February 2012.

Interview Details – Applied through college career website.

Interview Question – Given two cups with 3 gallon and 5 gallon water, how can you measure 4 gallon water?   View Answer

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Sales and Trading Analyst Interview

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New York, NY

I applied through college or university - interviewed at Citi in October 2013.

Interview Details – Applied through school careers website. First round was markets based, behavioral (why Citi, why S&T), stock pitch. Similar stuff on Super-day (5 interviews back-to-back). Be ready to defend any of your opinions regarding markets.

Interview Question – What do you think is going to happen to the market in the next 5-10 years?
Pitch me a stock? What is the p/e ratio of the stock? of the S&P 500?
What is the current condition of the European crisis?
Price 2 period binomial option (prices and strike given)
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Summer Finance Analyst Interview

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New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Citi in October 2013.

Interview Details – Applied through college. Got called for a first round interview. I was told I would be called for a second round but then didn't get called back.

Interview Question – If you haven't studied finance why should I hire you?
(coming from a liberal arts college we aren't offered finance courses)
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Intern Interview

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I applied online - interviewed at Citi in November 2013.

Interview Details – Applied through the website. Invited for phone screen interview. Basic questions walking through the resume and background. No complicated questions.

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Risk Manager Interview

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Interviewed at Citi

Interview Details – Interviewed in Hong Kong office. 3 risk managers interviewed me. The one common question is that why you want to do risk management. Other questions are about resume, such as Basel 3, DCFmodel, etc. Most if the time they are talking, about their jobs. They also ask about latest news.

Interview Question – Why you do not want to be a trader?   View Answer

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Director Interview

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New York, NY

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6 months - interviewed at Citi in August 2013.

Interview Details – Long and drawn out.(initial contact in June; position "on hold" in November). Minimal communication unless I initiated it. Gave them ample opportunity to tell me I was no longer considered and they never really did.

Interview Question – Nothing was really that difficult - typical "how do you handle direct reports not in your location", "how do you handle difficult situations", etc.   Answer Question

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Management Associate Interview

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New City, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Citi in November 2013.

Interview Details – First round was with two senior vice president from credit card department and personal wealth management department, the second round, which is the super day, was scheduled with four different interviewers for the whole morning

Interview Question – Unexpected question: who is my most respected leader?
Most difficult question for me: What kind of person you eventually want to be?
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Sales and Trading Summer Analyst Interview

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New York, NY

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Citi in February 2013.

Interview Details – 1 phone initial phone interview with HR, 2 follow up phone interviews with a Trader and then Sales person. 2 weeks later invited to a super day in NYC, with 6 back to back interviews 30 min each, each interviewer with a different type of questioning and personality. The interviewers all had different methods for gauging "fit" for the S&T team, which included a variety of mental math, market knowledge, and behavioral questions

Interview Question – Explain the LBO of Dell   Answer Question

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Investment Banking Analyst Interview

Investment Banking Analyst

I applied online and interviewed at Citi.

Interview Details – What do you know about IB?
What your thoughts on long work hours?
IB Summer Internship?
What deal had done?
Follow up Question: Research on Industry Section of the deal you had worked on
Do you follow the news on Finance Industry?

Interview Question – How to value a pencil?   Answer Question

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Analyst Interview

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Interviewed at Citi

Interview Details – phone interview behavioral
super day with three interviews

Interview Question – talk about a time you used analysis   Answer Question

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