Citi Interview Questions

Updated Aug 26, 2015
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    Finance Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Citi (New York, NY) in February 2008.

    Interview

    The hiring process was very efficient. The time between the first phone interview and their final decision and offer was very little. The phone interview that I had initially was difficult but also very helpful. I was given some resume tips which definitely proved to be very useful. In both interviews I was asked a lot of financial questions and given simple cases to analyze. The second round of interviews was very nicely organized and allowed me to get a better idea of the people that work in the company and of the exact character of the job.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you see happening next with the economy as reflected by the current crisis?   Answer Question
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Citi (New York, NY) in October 2008.

    Interview

    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.

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  3. Helpful (2)  

    Product Control Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Buffalo, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Citi (Buffalo, NY) in December 2012.

    Interview

    Very long hiring process takes forever to be hired

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiation

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    Junior Trader Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Citi (Minneapolis, MN) in March 2014.

    Interview

    Made it to the phone interview stage.

    Interview Questions

  6. Helpful (1)  

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed 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
  7. Helpful (3)  

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Citi in February 2013.

    Interview

    Got the interview through On-Campus recruiting. First round interview was mostly behavioral with a few brainteasers. Final-round interview at Citi was nearly ALL quantitative. The interview consisted of a 30-minute math test, a programming interview, 2-3 brainteasers interview, a market interview and a few behavioral interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the price of a 1-day Call Option on Citi stock struck at-the-money?   Answer Question
  8. Helpful (2)  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Citi (Irving, TX) in October 2013.

    Interview

    Interviewed with too many people on the phone. Glad I didn't get the job because I think I would have been miserable trying to meet there expectations and the pay wasn't very good.

    Interview Questions

    • They wanted a network person for a project management position. Doesn't make sense the way it was advertised.   Answer Question
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    Sales and Trading Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Citi (New York, NY) in February 2013.

    Interview

    1 phone initial phone interview with HR, 2 follow up phone interviews with a Trader and then Sales person. 2 weeks later invited to a super day in NYC, with 6 back to back interviews 30 min each, each interviewer with a different type of questioning and personality. The interviewers all had different methods for gauging "fit" for the S&T team, which included a variety of mental math, market knowledge, and behavioral questions

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    Sales and Trading Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Citi (New York, NY) in October 2013.

    Interview

    Applied through school careers website. First round was markets based, behavioral (why Citi, why S&T), stock pitch. Similar stuff on Super-day (5 interviews back-to-back). Be ready to defend any of your opinions regarding markets.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you think is going to happen to the market in the next 5-10 years? Pitch me a stock? What is the p/e ratio of the stock? of the S&P 500? What is the current condition of the European crisis? Price 2 period binomial option (prices and strike given)   Answer Question
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    Management Associate- Africa Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ months. I interviewed at Citi (Nairobi (Kenya)).

    Interview

    Online process of application where it takes a few months before you are even told if you are going for the first round. First Round is an aptitude test held at HQ. Pretty easy. Second round is where it gets tough. Set in a conference room, you sit at the centre, with 5-6 panelists with others listening in on phone. Really a tense environment. They do a good cop, bad cop routine. Build you and break you. Every thing you say is subject to intense scrutiny, always a follow up and no figure goes unrecorded. In fact no fact you state goes unrecorded.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you think, after failing to answer a simple question ( where the KSH, USD rate will head in the next year and why?) satisfactorily, that you are even ready to join Citi?   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Got a better offer elsewhere. Plus who want to work with such a wound up group of people?

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