Citi Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 21, 2014
Updated Aug 21, 2014
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    Unit Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Citi in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    The phone screen was relatively easy. An HR associate asks you general questions about your experience and education. The next step is an interview with the hiring manager, in this step two managers go over an interview in an office environment asking you about 10 questions about Stress mgmt, building customer loyalty, working under stress, facing a difficult situation. Providing examples of coaching, training and developing employees. They seem to look for a person who follows guidelines and keeps a consistent performance. Not into innovative managers or creative mindsets.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when your weakness put you under stress and how did you overcome that?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Working hours and management

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Senior Director Interview

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

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Citi in March 2009.

    Interview Details

    Great hiring process, smooth communication, great job description and questions

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Never accept first offers
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Project Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 2 months - interviewed at Citi.

    Interview Details

    2 - 3 phone or face to face interviews

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Analyst Interview

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

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Citi in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    I initially found the job posting through my campus career center and submitted a cover letter and resume in early September of my senior year. An alumnus of my college who works at Citi Private Bank came in to the career center in early October and interviewed a few of the applicants, including myself. We didn't get any feedback from the college or Citi until a week after the initial interview when four of us were invited to New York for the final round, which took place two weeks later on a Friday. The following Monday, the HR department got back to us with their decisions.

    Interview Questions
    • If you had a client who ran a company that makes shoelaces and who doesn't know about anything except the shoelace business (i.e. he knows nothing about personal investments), how would you recommend he invest his money and why?   View Answer
    • If you were to get this job and then look back in five or ten years, why wouldn't you think it was a waste of your time?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation. They make a standard offer to all of their first-year analysts and it is very much a take-it-or-leave-it situation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Leadership Development Manager Interview

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

    I interviewed through an employee referral - interviewed at Citi in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    It was well coordinated by the recruiter. Set up meetings. Took time. Subsequently I've seen others that were conducted by other recruiters that were not well managed.

    Negotiation Details
    Requested % above current salary and we reached an agreement
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    IT Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Citi.

    Interview Details

    Expect multiple rounds of interviews by people in and out the department. Peer departments and client departments might be included. Emphasis on a wide consensus to make safe decisions

    Interview Questions
    • Interview questions are standard and not out of the ordinary. Questions like why do you want to work at Citi are common.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Operations Analyst Interview

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

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Citi in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Four 20-minute one-on-one interviews, followed by a 1 hour group exercise. The one-on-one interviews were very technical, while the group exercise was aimed towards seeing how you work within a team using softer skills.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the euro-dollar exchange rate and how does it compare with the euro-dollar exchange rate during the euro crisis?
      Explain Dodd-Frank and how it affects Operations.
      Explain Quantitative Easing and how it affects Bond prices, yields, and interest rates.
        Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Graduate Technology Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Citi in July 2011.

    Interview Details

    Online tests, phone interview and assessment centre

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    AML Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Tampa, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Citi.

    Interview Details

    These folks at Citi were highly organized & professional with their hiring and interview process. Everything to do with appointments ran like clockwork. The interviewers really knew the AML profession and they made you comfortable and asked succinct questions regarding the daily tasks and skills required for the AML job description. The interview was difficult in that they are extremely thorough, however, if you know your professsion and responsibilites, you should have no difficulty in the interview. Also, one should make sure to brush up on Excell as I had several questions pertaining to this application skill.

    Interview Questions
    • Where do you see yourself being promoted to within Citi -- five years from now?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations were permitted. But take the salary and get your foot in the door. Once you are in Citi the opportunities are plentiful. If you are up to the AML task and you have produced a good track record at Citi you can name the position you aspire to within the Citi's organization. They respect and they reward those who care about accomplishment.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Analyst/Senior Analyst-Finance @ CITICORP India Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Mumbai (India)
    Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a staffing agency - interviewed at Citi.

    Interview Details

    The interview process comprises of preliminary screening and then face to face interview.
    Its difficult to exactly tell how many rounds of face to face interview exist because I could only get to 8 th round.
    I can say this literally every senior person in CITI at Nirlon Park had interviewed me face to face.

    And please note that all rounds are elimination.Once manager will approve it , then your resume flows to another guy who interviews you.If succesful he forward it to third.and it goes like this.

    And guess what you don't even get the feedback.
    In my case consultant was Elixir-Web.When I asked them for feedback , they said they will let me know.Later they called me to know If company contacted me directly.
    Then after 3 months they drop a email to check if CITI directly contacted me and I joined.They dont trust their clients.

    Interview Questions
    • 8 rounds of F-2-F interview in my case.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

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