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Interview Details – Did not proceed with actual interview due to Citi's inflexibility in interviewing/hiring process length.

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Investment Banking Analyst

I applied online - interviewed at Citi in December 2013.

Interview Details – Online application (no numerical test or other tests) - first round telephone interview (3 interviews from Citi Hong Kong staff)

Invited to AC. Will go there soon.

Interview Question – What impact will Fed's bond tapering early next year have on global stock markets and why?   View Answer

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Investment Banking Analyst

I applied online and interviewed at Citi.

Interview Details – What do you know about IB?
What your thoughts on long work hours?
IB Summer Internship?
What deal had done?
Follow up Question: Research on Industry Section of the deal you had worked on
Do you follow the news on Finance Industry?

Interview Question – How to value a pencil?   Answer Question

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Investment Banking Analyst
New York, NY

I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Citi in September 2012.

Interview Details – Typical first round interview. Walk through of the resume, strength and weaknesses followed by personality based questions. A few general knowledge of finance questions.

Interview Question – Finance questions were relatively general. Explain how the balance sheet and cash flow statement tie together.   View Answer

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Investment Banking Analyst
New York, NY

I interviewed at Citi in January 2013.

Interview Details – networking is vital

Interview Question – difference between TIPS and I bond   Answer Question

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Investment Banking Analyst
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Citi in January 2013.

Interview Details – On Campus Recruiting at a target university in NYC

Interview Questions

  • Go through the European Debt crisis from the beginning to the current. What is the main driver that is making the crisis persistent up to now and what would be the solution in your opinion?   Answer Question
  • Tell me an instance when you had an argument with your superior and convinced him/her   Answer Question

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Interview Details – Three phone interviews for first round. Asked me about the fluency of language I put down (Chinese)

Interview Question – Name the valuation methods in Chinese.   Answer Question

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Chicago, IL

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Citi in February 2012.

Interview Details – The interviewer is very friendly and helpful. We had a nice chat.

Interview Question – What firm evaluation methods do you know.   View Answer

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Investment Banking Analyst
New York, NY

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Citi in October 2011.

Interview Details – Ask about DCF Model, and what did you in your internship experience?
Tell me about more methods to calculate the value of the company?
Specific question to ask us?
Why us?
Why IBD?

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Investment Banking Analyst
Chicago, IL

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Citi in February 2009.

Interview Details – Interviewed with an associate and vice president. Followed the typical IB protocol: walk me through your resume, tell me about yourself, and then some technical questions, and lastly some time for questions.

Interview Questions

  • Why is minority interest subtracted out in calculation of free cash flow?   Answer Question
  • Why would you use one multiple over another for a certain industry?   Answer Question

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