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Updated Jul 17, 2014
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Credit & Portfolio Analyst II Interview

Credit & Portfolio Analyst II

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

Interview Details – Interview process consisted of an initial phone interview, just preliminary questions and general inquiries on my background and interests. Then a first round interview with four of the team leaders within the GIRM group--they were split up into two groups and I spent about 30 mins with each pair. Then after that was asked to come back and interview with a more senior analyst from New York. Made sure to curtail my conversation to areas that focused on credit analysis such as EBITDA, EBITDA multiples and margins, FCF, collateral, etc.

Interview Question – Most of your experience and interest seems to be on the equity side, what makes you want to be in credit/debt?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiation regarding salary


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Customer Service Representative Interview

Customer Service Representative
Meridian, ID

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Citi in July 2010.

Interview Details – Pretty simple process. You will start with a quick phone screening. They will ask you why you left previous jobs, and why you want to work for Citi. They also asked me if I knew anyone that worked there, and what did I know about the company.

After the phone interview you will go in and meet with a HR rep. They are very nice and help you get ready to talk to the "hiring manager." You go in a small room and get asked questions about your phone skills, if you are used to sitting all day, how you handle irate customers, and what hours will you be available to work. They ask you about your sales abilities, however they do not mention how sales intensive this job is. I am telling you now, you will need to sell to keep this job. Go up to the collections department instead. It is more laid back, and you never have to make outbound calls.

After the interview with the hiring manager, I was brought back to the HR area and was offered a position. They had the offer letter and everything ready to go. They told me the dress code, the day training started and that I had to clear the background screening. That was pretty much it. They started me at $11.50 (this was in 2008) I left in 2011 making $13.75 an hour, plus commission.

Interview Question – They asked 3 times about why I left previous employers. They try to get people to stay, but it is a call center, not everyone is cut out for this type of work.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They started me off at $11.50. They didn't let me negotiate it. It was take it or leave it. The benefits package and tuition reimbursement was pretty awesome though.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Investment Banking Associate Interview

Investment Banking Associate

Interviewed at Citi

Interview Details – Sent in my CV through a friend, received a call for 10min, got invited to a superday, interviewed with 4 senior bankers, received an offer 2 weeks later.

Interview Question – Let's not focus on your CV. Tell me how you spend your free time.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Database Developer Interview

Database Developer

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Citi in June 2012.

Interview Details – Quick & Professional

Interview Question – Q&A were related to the JD and interesting   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Consulting position


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Summer Operations Analyst Interview

Summer Operations Analyst
New York, NY

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

Interview Details – Not hard basic questions

Interview Question – Tell me about Dodd Frank and some of the other regulations in the Financial World?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Human Resources Generalist Interview

Human Resources Generalist
New York, NY

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Citi.

Interview Details – I was already working for Citi when I was referred to the hiring manager by a colleague. The hiring manager approached me and talked to me about the role. When I expressed interest in the role, I had to go through the phone screen with the recruiter as a formality -- standard questions were asked, nothing difficult. I had a formal in-person interview with the manager -- the questions that were asked were behavioral and situation in nature. After the interview I was offered the role and accepted.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you had to deal with a difficult client.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I didn't negotiate; the salary that they offered was much higher than I expected (especially for an internal transfer), so I accepted.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Branch Manager Interview

Branch Manager
Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Citi in June 2010.

Interview Details – Applied via Citi.com website/Careers. Interviewed via phone by recruiter. Passed test on line. Interviewed in person by two local branch managers and a third time by area director.

Interview Question – How Many $million Ready To Bring Over During the first year. Available Passing within six months Series 6.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Non existent.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Investment Banking Summer Analyst Interview

Investment Banking Summer Analyst
New York, NY

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Citi in January 2014.

Interview Details – They had a targeted candidates process before an on campus interview. The on campus interview was led by Analyst to Managing Director level bankers. There was 2 back-to-back 20 minute interviews with 2 bankers in each interview. After the interview, the decision making was very quick and there was no superday in New York, we heard back by phone that evening.

Interview Question – Not too many difficult questions, standard M&A, accounting, LBO understanding questions and why you wanted to work for Citi, etc.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Customer Service Representative Interview

Customer Service Representative
Florence, KY

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Citi in October 2010.

Interview Details – The managers are all down to earth but professional.

Negotiation Details – There is no negotiation. They offer what they offer


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Summer Analyst Interview

Summer Analyst
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Citi in March 2014.

Interview Details – Had one on campus interview. After one week received an email to attend a Superday interview. The Superday interview consisted of 3 rounds of interviews. The whole process took about 3 weeks.

Interview Question – The interviews were not difficult. Just requires you to know CS fundamentals: Data Structures, Algorithms, OOP, Designing Efficiencies etc, but nothing too hard/in depth. And also be able to talk about your project if they are included in your resume.   Answer Question

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