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IB Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Citi in January 2014.
Interview Details – Applied online, followed up with cold calling and a phone pitch. Did three phone interviews that were mostly technical and IB related. The big surprise was in the AC- No technical questions but you get stretched with the business case and the other activities. Time management is key and you get evaluated against people with you in the AC.
Interview Question – At&t wants to acquire a telecom company in Nigeria- Briefly discuss with me five points that you want to raise as an adviser to the client's meeting tomorrow? View Answer
CMO Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Citi in December 2011.
Interview Details – Final round - AC.
Numerical + Verbal test - on pcs
Case study - Info from a booklet was used to form a presentation
3 fit interviews + 1 presentation
Interview Question – She told me to look out the window and analyse a building site Answer Question
Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
The process took a day - interviewed at Citi in December 2010.
Interview Details – Interviewed with a trader, a salesperson, and a research analyst. Questions covered resume and technical finance stuff. Asked me about trade ideas and my motivation for finance and Citi.
Interview Question – Give me an example of a situation where you faced an ethical dilemma Answer Question
Money Market Dealer Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Citi in June 2010.
Interview Details – First interview was typical HR interview, questions about different situation in your previous work and how did you love them...
Investment Banking Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Citi in March 2011.
Interview Details – First round passed, second round failed. Second round 1:1 interviews with three senior managers. I failed the second one due to lack of technical expertise on corporate finance. Key ingredients to success: Self-confidence, flexiblity, B plan
Finace Management Associate Program Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Citi in October 2009.
Interview Details – First day: two interviews with two current members of the program now at the VP level. Second day, 3 more interviews with people at the director level and a panel interview with VPs and HR. Additionally, a finance test (not difficult, mainly accounting math) and a presentation as to why my decision on the finance test.
Interview Question – If you were the CEO of the bank, what would you do know with X portfolio and why? Answer Question
Junior Trader Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Citi in July 2011.
Interview Details – The interviewer was very kind and eased me in with a lot of talking about the company and talking about his own experience. there was a bit of competency but nothing out of the usual. Also paid close attention to my CV and made sure he dug deep into any unasnswered sections
Operations Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
The process took 2 months - interviewed at Citi in January 2011.
Interview Details – First there was a logic test online that was for only 10 minutes. When I got successful, I received an email after 5 weeks informing me that there was an interview 1:1 to London's headquarters. At that day, there were 2 back to back interviews of half an hour each 1 on 1. The first interviewer from HR department was very friendly. We were chatting in general and then there were some questions based on achievements and personality. Second Interviewer was a director from operations asking about the role I was applied for and she wanted to see if I truly understand the responsibilities and whether I fit the role or not. After finishing with the interviews a Logic test followed again to test if we were the ones that did it on the first time.
Business Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Citi in April 2010.
Interview Details – Firstly, I found this job from reed.co.uk, then I register an account on the CitiGroup website. A few days after the online application, I received a email to confirm a telephone interview in the next week.
In the online application I was asked about my past experience mostly, but in fact, I was a fresh post-graduates and I only have some experiences in the university, so I put them on and try my best to answer the questions. The answers are true, but I think it doesnt help me on this application.
By the way, the citigroup has the same questions for fresh-graduates and experienced canditates on their website which is not quite suitable - they should put more clear questions point to different canditate gruops - for a highly skills depended job application canditates, that only what I think.
Then In the telephone interview, I answered questions which is absoultely the same as they posted in the website, at that time, my weakness was lack of experience and my advantages is my AI skills, which were never asked.
I tried to let them know that I could programming AI softwares for their analysis-processing, but the result is as same as I thought.
So basically, I believe that citigroup is looking for some people who has high degree and experience and young, and you have to say very fluently England english.....sorry for people like me who says 'i and cheers' all the day.
Interview Question – Tell me some experience about your past teamwork and what role you played in the teamwork. Answer Question