Citi Interview Questions

Updated Mar 27, 2015
Updated Mar 27, 2015
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    Collections Specialist/Customer Contact Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irving, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irving, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Citi in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    A recruiter called to do an over the phone interview. It was very quick and straight to the point. She asked me about past work experience and why I left each job. Then she scheduled a face to face interview. I meet with a very pleasant man who interviewed me. The interview was more of a conversation where he asked about past work history but wanted specific examples of certain situations.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    AML Compliance Analyst At the Financial Intelligence Unit Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY
    Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Citi in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    met the Senior Vice President for AML at a Law School Job Fair ( AML Compliance Law Job Fair); I sent an email to the Senior Vice President but she did not reply; obtained an email from the Senior Vice President 3 weeks later and asked me to be interviewed in 24 hours. Appeared for interview at Long Island City One Citi Square and the interview was held with the Senior Vice President and another employee. The interview started from the entry into the elevator up until the 47th floor. The interview lasted for an hour. The interview began by exploring my Resume and later on asking me whether I knew the concept of Money Laundering. I Impressed them with two definitions and they introduced their kind of work and made mention that " an entry level position is available." They even asked me if I needed notice to give my current employer if I wanted to join them. As soon as I heard the SVP tell " the position is a TEMP position subject to 18 month probationary period, you will not be guaranteed a full time employment...." I had to decline the offer

    Interview Questions
    • Behavioral question whether as a newly wed couple receiving a $20,000 wire transfer from father, could it be considered money laundering? I answered that " as a wedding gift, and presumably people get married not more than once in a lifetime, it will be considered a gift to be used to buy furnitures, things for the home and considering the prices in New York CIty, $20,000 is just enough to get by in terms of quality furniture and things for a newly married couple.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    a temp position is offered through a temp agency; no full benefits. very deceiving way to interview since it appears that you are applying for Citigroup but Citigroup is actually outsourcing the hiring through TEMP agencies and they have the gall to call you a " consultant" but in reality its a temp job with no benefits.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Technology Leadership Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Overall it was a very professional and easy going process. I talked to the recruiter at my universities career fair and he took down my number. Later that day, he called to set up an interview for the next day. The next day I met with an upper level manager and an employee in the program currently. The interview was very conversational. I received a call a week later inviting me to a Super Day, Citi's main and final interview. At the Super Day, I had 2 interviews, both with managers with one that was supposed to be more technical. The interviews did not follow a script and felt more like a conversation than a interview. The technical interview was very high level and still very conversational for being an interview. After the one-on-one interviews, you were asked to present a presentation that you prepared before hand. I recieved the topic about a week before the interview so I had ample time to make a presentation. Last, we were broken up into groups to work on a group case study. During this time, managers are in the room with you assessing you as you work in a group to come up with a solution to the given prompt. You then present this solution as a group to all the managers.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Credit Operations Specialist III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Citi.

    Interview Details

    Online application, 30-minute phone screening/interview, received email request for in-person interview, 30-minute on-site interview, received email offering me a base salary and providing details on differential pay for nights and weekend work hours. Process was very professional and well-handled by the small on-site HR department.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a challenge you have faced in the workplace, how you rectified the situation, and what was the outcome.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales & Trading Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Applied through campus recruiting. First round phone interview about 40 minutes. Mainly talked about the market, math questions (stats), guestimates, econometrics, and interest in this position. Then invited to the final round interview. Interviewed with 6 people, from traders to directors. Mainly talked about everything on my resume and my interest in this industry. Some technical questions but they tried to make sure you have the ability to learn on the job and you have the passion for this industry.

    Interview Questions
    • Do you suggest your clients hedging 100% of their products?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate because it's my first choice
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Interview process took well over a month to find the right candidate... There was several rounds of interviews some in great detail, some not so much. I was given the opportunity to meet the entire Global Risk Team that I would work with on a daily basis. The rapport was very good within the team members.

    Interview Questions
    • what's the most pressing operational risk issue we have today, from a macro economic point of view?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Very fair and transparent from both ends.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irving, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irving, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Citi in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    30 minute interview on the phone and 1 hr in person interview. Wasn't asked questions the guy hired me after talking 10 minutes. Recruiter came in and made offer. I wasn't too happy about the offer or the misinformation that was provided on the requisition.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Non negotiable pay.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Enterprise Operations Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Citi in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied through campus career fair. Had a phone interview, pretty short and informal, mostly behavioral and to hear about my qualifications and see why I was interested in applying. Then invited for super day which consisted of four interviews, roughly twenty minutes each. Majority of the questions were all behavioral.

    Interview Questions
    • Mostly behavioral. There was one "technical question" that asked what would one do given this situation to minimize costs.   Answer Question
    • Why Citi? Tell me about yourself? Proudest accomplishment?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Vice President Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Citi.

    Interview Details

    A good round of at least four people. The questions were standard and mainly about commodities and economic insight. Everyone had a different view on the markets and were in different areas of the commodity business.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked to evaluate the yield curve versus the return on the oil curve. Most of the other questions were about my background and experience.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Branch Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Citi.

    Interview Details

    Start out with a very basic phone interview, a little background info and very general questions about employment history, current compensation and reason you are looking for another place of employment. Followed by in person interview with hiring manager, then final interview with hirning managers supervisor.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Some negotiation, will raise offer based on experience only.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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