Citi Interview Questions

Updated Jul 27, 2015
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    Quantitative Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Citi (New York, NY) in January 2015.

    Interview

    It is on campus interview. The recruiter asked detail about the resume and a simple math problem.

    Interview Questions

    • A cube is shrinking in the water, but still stays the shape of cube. Given the shrink rate of its volume, ask you to find out the shrink rate of surface area   Answer Question
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    No Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Citi in January 2015.

    Interview

    The first round was on campus interview. Questions including brainteasers and math. Pens and paper were given. The interviewer is super nice and will give you hints when you stuck on the problems. The whole process took around thirty minutes. At the end I was asked which programming language I was most familiar with.

    Interview Questions

    • After some technical questions I was asked which area I was most interested in, strategy, model, or programming?   Answer Question
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    Quantitative Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Citi (New York, NY) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Applied through school OCR. Went to superday after almost two weeks. People who interviewed were very helpful. They will help you when you are stuck at any problems. Sometimes they will be very strict on your answers if you can not answer it correctly.

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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    On campus recruiting, went through preliminary interviews, and then got called to NYC for superday interview. I had six several minute interviews (I wan't to say 10 each) and the questions were pretty rapid fire. Mostly fit questions, but several in a row and they were pretty thorough.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked me to analyze a case study on parking economics.   1 Answer
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    Private Bank Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Citi (Dallas, TX).

    Interview

    After first round interview, I was asked back for a second and final round. I interviewed with 8 people and everyone was very friendly. The interview lasted about 2 hours and I talked with two people at a time and then rotated.

    Interview Questions

    • What are your strengths and weaknesses?   Answer Question
    • How would you handle conflict? And if you need some information for a client and you can't get ahold of the person you need to contact how would you go about solving this?   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Citi.

    Interview

    Applied through my schools career center and interviewed over the phone with a past student who now works there. Interview was 15 minutes. Only behavioral question was tell me about yourself. He grilled me about every other question I was asked. I'm only a sophomore and this would be my first finance related job/internship so I wasn't expecting to need to be an expert. I know basic knowledge about the market but this guy grilled me and made me look like an idiot. Lots of background noise so I could barely even hear him.

    Interview Questions

    • Did you see whats going on in the market this morning? What do you think the Fed is going to do next year to fix the recent downtrend in oil prices? Why? Why? Why? What sector should I be looking to invest in? What company? Why? Why? Whats your favorite book?   1 Answer
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    Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Citi in December 2014.

    Interview

    The process took more than 3 months and did not even provide full closure at the end. The recruiter was a very poor communicator and could not get interviews with the relevant people lined up in a timely manner. He misconstrued information and failed to show any professional urgency. The interviews themselves had to be postponed and rescheduled on three occasions, with no or very little notice. After successfully interviewing with all stakeholders an in-person meet and greet was arranged where I had to fund my own trip to Delaware and take a day off work. I was informed a day later that I was 'the candidate of choice' and that Citi would be putting an offer together. two days later I received a very basic email simply stating 'we cannot move forward at this time due to your required compensation and relocation'. When I called to discuss this, the recruiter explained that my salary requirements were out of their range - this despite us agreeing on a ball park figure at the very start of the process - and that I would need an international relocation - this despite the position being in Delaware and me being based in Washington DC and not having even asked for relocation. The process was unnecessarily long and arduous, poorly organized and even after successfully navigating the interview process they could not explain at all why they would not take the next step. They have been unprofessional, disrespectful and a waste of time and effort in every way.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked to reveal details of an offer I received from a competitor that I was concurrently interviewing with, which is highly unusual and unprofessional   1 Answer
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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Was referred to a the position by a friend in the group. Sent my resume and shortly after was contacted by HR. Had an intro call with them, a couple days later received an email to schedule a phone interview. This was an extensive phone interview with about 6 different members of the group varying in seniority. Extremely technical questions, very few behavioral.

    Interview Questions

    • Can enterprise value ever be negative?   1 Answer
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Citi (New York, NY) in December 2014.

    Interview

    Two on one 40 minute phone interview which surprisingly was mostly technical questions. I was then invited to the super day one week later, which consisted of 5 one on one interviews. 2 behavioral and 3 technical based. Was interviewed in both English and Spanish. The people were generally very friendly and most of the interview process was making sure candidates met baseline requirements.

    Interview Questions

    • What recent deals have you been following and why have they interested you.   Answer Question
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    Model Validation Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Citi (Tampa, FL).

    Interview

    Referred by a friend who is currently working in the risk management group. One round HR screening phone interview. One round Senior Associate technical phone interviews consists of quantitative questions like stochastic process, probability and statistics. One round director video interview. About one hour. Five practical statistical and probability questions.

    Interview Questions

    • how to simulate random normal numbers   1 Answer

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