Citi Interview Questions in United Kingdom

Updated Apr 19, 2015
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Citi.

    Interview

    5-6 in person interviews with managers, initially over the phone and 1-day visit to Canary Wharf. Nice and relaxed atmosphere, many young people. Offer on the spot, followed by background checks, Was able to start in 1 week

    Interview Questions

    • Mostly resume and behavioral, a few technical questions   Answer Question
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    Technology Placement Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Citi (Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)).

    Interview

    Filled out their application online, didn't hear back for a few months so figured l was unsuccessful. Then got an email asking me to go to an assessment centre. The assessment centre consisted online tests that you did at the Citi offices, two interviews, a technical and a complacency interview and then a group project. The online tests weren't too bad..there wasn't really any way to prepare for the questions. Do bring a calculator tho. Then if you did well in the tests, you were invited back to attend the interviews and the group project.

    There was about 10 of us waiting to be interviewed the day l went. They took each of us off separately and interviewed us. The technical interview went well for me, not many technical questions..more questions about the projects you have done and a lot of reference to your CV. The complacency interview is more about you and your personality. Each interview last about 20 mins. I would say have a few questions prepared to ask the person interviewing you.

    Once the interviews are over, they bring you into a room where you do a group discussion with the 10 other applicants, on a topic they give you..in our case it was about a business where they were expanding and management had changed. Make sure you speak up and interact with the group. They are looking for people who work well in a team and who can provide their opinion to the group well.

    Then they told us they would be in touch...and we all left.

    Interview Questions

    • Q: What is a try catch exception?
      Q: Example of how you shown leadership and worked well in a team?
       
      Answer Question
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    PMO Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Citi.

    Interview

    Three rounds of interview within a weeks time. they were around 30 mins long and all were face to face. Questions were mainly around my cv and general PMO questions and about soft skills

    Interview Questions

    • what will be the first thing you plan to do when you join the team?   1 Answer
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    Graduate Banker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Citi (London, England (UK)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    The interview was held at canary wharf where all graduates were being interviewed. I was prepared to be asked to present an inestment case and prepared for some probing technical questions but unfortunately the committee that formed the interview panel was made up of HR personnel with no previous banking experience hence their questions were totally irrelevant and felt that they went on a tangent. Some candidates who were accepted were no where near the minimum basic requirements or knowledge that some of us possessed.

    Interview Questions

    • why would i want to join the draduate scheme???!!!!!   1 Answer
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    IT Placement Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Citi (Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Aptitude test first and then those who progress have 3 separate interviews in one session. Competency interview, group exercise, and then technical interview.. Group exercise was just to talk about a car insurance company and how to improve it after given information about it. Technical interview was really difficult but the competency one was easy.

    Interview Questions

    • What makes Java special as a programming language?   1 Answer
    • Favourite programming languages and why   Answer Question
    • What is an OOP language?   1 Answer
    • Tell me about a time when you solved a difficult problem   1 Answer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Citi.

    Interview

    I had 3 interviews with an analyst, associate, and a managing director. They were all very pleasant, showing genuine interest in my achievements. The entire process was technically difficult at times but my interviewers helped along where i got stuck.

    Interview Questions

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    Spring Week Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    I had to apply online with CV and cover letter. A few weeks later was asked to sit a numerical test. Finally they called me to offer a telephone Interview.

    Interview Questions

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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Citi in January 2015.

    Interview

    In Office first round of interviews for a summer internship in Sales and Trading.

    I was interviewed twice, each time about 30 minutes by an Englishman 5I would say between 26 and 30 years old, Associate level). They were both very nice and did their best to put me at ease. It was much more of a conversation than an interview, nothing really technical, they just want to check our motivation and interest, as well as our work experience, and see if we will cope with high pressure.

    Amazing view on London from the 36th floor!

    Interview Questions

    • Do you more or less know what a salesperson and a trader do? Which would be your preference?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I have been invited to the next round, which will be the final one: the 6h30 assessment!

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    Sales and Trading Summer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at Citi (London, England (UK)) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Application form CV and cover letter.
    Applied in September process took about 5 months. Heard back within the hour after the first round, took just over a week to get the offer through after the AC.

    First round consisted of two 30 minute competency interviews with an associate and a vice president. Not technically difficult, usual competency questions, walk through cv, have a good answer as to why citi, and why s&t

    Assessment centre took up an entire day

    First task was a case study project (write a report and prepare a presentation, presented to a director with 10-15 mins of Q&A)
    Then had to re-take the numeracy test
    3 back to back interviews with directors, one seemed to concentrate entirely on your CV, another was a mixture of competency and technical questions, final one was fit/motivation

    Finished the day with a group exercise, given some time to prepare and read through the literature, and then had a 30 minute group discussion where we had to agree on final outcomes

    Interview Questions

    • What is the purpose of quantitative easing? Do you think QE in Europe will be successful, and why? Whats happened to oil recently?   Answer Question
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    Graduate Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Citi (Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)) in January 2015.

    Interview

    it competency test. if successful followed by 2 individual interviews and finally a group task interview. The two indiviual interviews were based on technical and personal ability. the group task was based on a mock situation where a telecoms company is merging with another and hows it customer and employees reacted to it. We had to set up a think tank within 15 mins to solve the problem

    Interview Questions

    • Where do i see myself in 5 years   1 Answer

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