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Citi Interview Questions

Updated Dec 15, 2014
Updated Dec 15, 2014
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    Corporate Bonds Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Citi in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was sat down by 3 different people. Two of the three were barley paying attention to anything I was saying. The interview felt as if I had to get their attention the entire time.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Technology Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Citi.

    Interview Details

    I learned this from a job fair, then applied this graduating job online. There was only one round of interview. One hour written test and one hour interview with two people. Then waited for 3 to 4 weeks before the offer.

    Interview Questions
    • The interview was quite standard, mainly went through my resume and asked a few behavior question.

      The test consists five parts, 1.OOP 2. Design Pattern, 3. Operating System 4. Brain Teasers 5. Finance
       
      Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    got the offer on Friday night and have to decide by the end of following Tuesday, really not much to negotiate. they have a specific standard.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Citi in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    It was a very arbitrary process, they came to campus to present and then after the presentation had 'office hours' with the 4 MD's who came along, thats when a few people got invitations to their super day and a few got called to a 'First Round' at their office in New York. I was in the latter group. The first round was with two different people, one was behavioral and one was technical.

    Interview Questions
    • I did not expect the technical questions as they had mentioned that it would be a behavioral interview, in the Financial Institutional Group (one I interviewed for) they gave a lot of importance to technicals, asked me questions about accounting laws and related Financial statements   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Citi in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    The process took 6 weeks. Assessment Center included one FT-exercise (read and present three articles and describe why they are important for citi, 30 min, so be sure that you have read FT in the morning, that will help a lot), case study (choose between three investment opportunities), numerical test (just to verify the first one), two competency based interviews (held by very senior employees) and one group exercise (about results from a survey).

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do, if you saw an associate/senior colleague make a mistake?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Technology Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Citi in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied through college and had three rounds of interview.

    1. First round (on-campus): 30 mins round with questions all about my resume and projects. A lot of questions about OOP and data structures.
    2. Second round(on-site super day): Three interviews back to back in one room while other candidates were also giving interviews.Two of them going over resume and picking projects and discussing question around it. Some OOP and SQL questions too, and third interviewer with over typical HR questions about strengths ,Weakness, etc.
    After three interviews, we are given a test to solve in 1 hour.

    The test had four parts:

    Part I : Java coding
    Nothing too hard, go over Data Structures and OOP. Questions like:
    a. Merging two sorted list
    b. Reversing array elements
    c. Palindrome
    d. Difference between array and linked list
    e. some BST manipulations (finding element, Printing in some order)

    Part II : Brain Teaser

    Three brain teasers
    a. Fill 4 gallons of water with a 5 gallon and 3 gallon jugs and unlimited supply of water.
    b. Probability question : You have a score a basket to win the game. First choice, 1 shot, and has to make it one shoot. Second choice, 3 shots, any 2 needs to go in to win.Which is more profitable.

    Part III: SQL

    Basic SQL questions like joining tables and printing stuff.

    Given a table with person Stock Purchases and a table with all Stock transaction, we were asked to print table with person stock info and all transaction. Something like that, again nothing too hard.

    Part IV:

    Finance questions like stocks , bonds, Risk, etc.

    The Test is very lengthy, and they advised us to focus on our strengths and finish that section before moving onto another section. Everyone I talked to were not able to finish the entire test.

    Third Round
    Phone interview with a manager, again went over resume & projects, and some basic OOP concepts and one problem solving-brain teaser.

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    Reasons for Declining

    I had better offers

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Business Administration Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Citi.

    Interview Details

    The whole interview process took roughly 3 hours which consists of 5 stages. IQ test, logical test, mathematical test, competence based essay and interview with manager. Hardest part was you need to complete all the tests in a given time which is quite challenging.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Mortgage Risk Management, Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Citi in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    1 phone interview and later an-onsite interview, general questions about why choose citi? Also asked questions on previous experience, also asked about the SAS skills\modeling skills. They prefer people with advanced knowledge on SAS.

    Interview Questions
    • I didn't question remember any unexpected questions. but I do have some questions on the SAS coding.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Citi.

    Interview Details

    Three round of interviews by bankers; the banker will send an Email and schedule for the time slot. I have already done two of the interviews, one by association, one by VP. The associate's interview was normal process including CV check, why Citi, Why IBD and competency questions (Example of team members have different opinions); also technical questions ( is it possible that a company has negative equity? why a company has positive EBITDA for 10 years and goes bankruptcy one day? What's the drawback of DCF? What will happen to three statements if depreciation increases 10?)

    Interview Questions
    • is it possible that a company has negative equity?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Citi in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interview Process took about 4 weeks total. Superday was at the office in Manhattan, consisted of 3 back-to-back-to-back interviews. Asked only behavioral and fit questions. This was for a position within Finance, interviews with people who worked in Finance, not HR. Everyone was very friendly and enthusiastic.

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    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Junior Commodity Quant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at Citi.

    Interview Details

    I applied through an agency.
    First round phone interview: tell me about yourself in 5 mins. Then go through my CV and ask questions about my teaching experience. Then math and numerical analysis questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Some linear algebra questions were raised during the interview.   Answer Question
    No Offer

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