Interviewed at Citi
Interview Details – applied online through school.
First interview was over the phone. All resume based questions mainly
Interview Question – Why Citi? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Citi in January 2010.
Interview Details – 1) Phone call - all behavioral
2) In-person Interview - all behavoiral
Interview Question – What are some examples that demonstrates your perseverance? Answer Question
Interviewed at Citi
Interview Details – phone interview behavioral
super day with three interviews
Interview Question – talk about a time you used analysis Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Citi.
Interview Details – Jobs posted on Citi website. Apply for postings. Depending on the need or if you know someone, it may be weeks before HR calls you if both they and the hiring manager would like you to be interviewed. Depening on department, interviews could involve multiple people or multiple visits. It may take weeks after the interview to hear back from HR--even if you send follow up emails. After an offer is excepted, it takes a few more weeks to get pre-employment work done and then another few weeks to get all system access that is required.
Interview Question – What do you hope to gain from Citi if you were to be offered a position? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – It took some time to negotiate and it has to go through a few levels of management as it is budget-related. Unless you have valid reasons to request an increase it will be denied. THey usually only counter offer about $2K more than original with reason.
I applied online and the process took 7 weeks - interviewed at Citi.
Interview Details – Applied online and contacted by HR via email. This was followed by a phone interview with HR and two rounds of interviews with various Directors and Vice Presidents. The process took almost 7 weeks, but was delayed due to external circumstances.
Overall the interviews were standard items: walkthrough of resume, behavioral questions, and some technical questions. There were some additional questions on my fit with the team because I did not have prior experience in the financial services industry.
Interview Question – Why would we hire you, someone with no prior experience in financial services, over another candidate with experience in financial services? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Citi in January 2010.
Interview Details – Incredibly quick interview process, flew in the morning, had 3 one on one interviews with mid-senior level professionals and received an offer the next day
Negotiation Details – n/a
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Citi in December 2010.
Interview Details – hour long discussion with department head, several aptitude/skills tests, fingerprinting and drug test
Interview Question – what achievement are you most proud of? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Citi in June 2010.
Interview Details – Applied online for an IT position, then was called by recruiter to set up phone interview. Phone interview lasted 30 minutes and was detailed. Next was an interview with hiring manager. From initial contact to 1:1 interview was span of 3 weeks. If you make it past the hiring manager interview (1 hour), you will have at least 2 more interviews with team members and then the head of the department.
Interview Question – Talk to me about a project you were on that failed or did not meet expectations. View Answer
Very Difficult Interview
The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Citi in October 2008.
Interview Details – Very behavioral-heavy. Interviewers are usually mean and will do "stress-tests" as well. Be prepared to show humility, your experiences working in teams, and why you are interested in a specific line of business. Citigroup hiring consists of an interview on campus (may be with one or two people), a superday that has tons of interviews. Be nice. Don't be mean.
Interview Question – Show a time when you faced a challenge? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Citi in December 2013.
Interview Details – 1 round of written interview consisting of quants and 2 case studies
one of them was a business plan the other a guestimation
this was followed by 3 rounds of exhaustive interviews
1st and 2nd round were conducted by 1 person while the last round was in front of the entire team.
the questions included technical,puzzles,quants to simple chitchat topics like favourite band and why!
there were no separate hr or technical rounds as such because all sorts of questions were asked in each round
Interview Question – do you feel confident that we shall select you? if so why? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – they had previously given us the salary structure,did not have the option of negotiating and neways they pay a lot
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