Citi Interview Questions in United Kingdom

Updated Apr 14, 2015
Updated Apr 14, 2015
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    Sales and Trading Summer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at Citi (London, England (UK)) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Application form CV and cover letter.
    Applied in September process took about 5 months. Heard back within the hour after the first round, took just over a week to get the offer through after the AC.

    First round consisted of two 30 minute competency interviews with an associate and a vice president. Not technically difficult, usual competency questions, walk through cv, have a good answer as to why citi, and why s&t

    Assessment centre took up an entire day

    First task was a case study project (write a report and prepare a presentation, presented to a director with 10-15 mins of Q&A)
    Then had to re-take the numeracy test
    3 back to back interviews with directors, one seemed to concentrate entirely on your CV, another was a mixture of competency and technical questions, final one was fit/motivation

    Finished the day with a group exercise, given some time to prepare and read through the literature, and then had a 30 minute group discussion where we had to agree on final outcomes

    Interview Questions

    • What is the purpose of quantitative easing? Do you think QE in Europe will be successful, and why? Whats happened to oil recently?   Answer Question
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    Analyst, Ibd Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Citi in December 2014.

    Interview

    I had 3 first round interviews with bankers at Analyst, Associate and Vice President levels. Each interview consisted competency based questions and technical questions. The technical questions mainly consist Accounting and Valuation questions.

    Interview Questions

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    Technology Academy Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Citi (Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)) in December 2014.

    Interview

    pleasant staff who put you at ease. Two interviews, one competency and one technical. Competency is fine as long as you think through the answers, technological is a bit harder. They ask things like, what do you know about citi? why do you want to work in tech? what is your favourite piece of tech? This is followed by a group activity which isnt too bad if you think quickly and try to keep the format of conversation well organised

    Interview Questions

    • Software Development Cycle, why do you want to work in technology?   Answer Question
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Citi.

    Interview

    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?   1 Answer
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    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at Citi.

    Interview

    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
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    Analyst Interview

    No Offer
    No Offer

    Interview

    Really competitive application process which is even hard when graduating from a top university and Masters degree. Positions are filled up rather quickly so apply as soon as possible when you start your last year. Summer Internship helps a lot between you second last year and last year.

    Interview Questions

    • If you think about the obvious questions like why citi etc. they will actually ask those kind of questions as well just to check if you are prepared.   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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
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    Spring Week Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Citi.

    Interview

    applied online on the company's website. then someone called me and asked for a phone interview. scheduled it and did the interview. believe its a 2 stage process though. first round and final round.

    Interview Questions

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    Analyst Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Hired through the undergraduate internship recruitment program. Very streamlined process. Online application followed by numerical and verbal online tests (SHL) Two rounds with initial interview and then further interviews and case studies. Focus on fit and drive rather than technicals (makes sense since Citi has a good analyst training program).

    Negotiation

    No negotiation

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    IT Graduate Associate Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Citi (Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)).

    Interview

    There is four stages to the interview process. The order of these are slightly varied. At the start of the day you will either do both interviews or do the aptitude test. Once you have completed one you will move onto the other.

    1a) Competency Interview - A one-on-one interview with someone in a senior role. This focuses on what you stated in your CV, while also going over experience you have gained in other jobs and in education. Expect questions such as 'where have you displayed leadership'. Lasts between 30-45 minutes.

    1b) Technical Interview - A one-on-one interview. This covers a wide range of technical questions, covering details you have stated in your CV. A good knowledge of technologies you have stated in your CV will leave you in good standing. Also prepare for questions such as 'How do you deal with working under pressure / close to deadlines'. Lasts between 30-45 minutes.

    2) Aptitude Test - This is completed on a computer. There are 30? questions each lasting 3 minutes to answer. There is no advantage in answering the questions quickly. Once you skip/answer a question you cannot revisit it. Questions are varied and you may not get asked the same questions as others. Questions range from working out speed given distance and time, to selecting the correct pattern when told the rules for it. This does not seem to play a critical role in the interview process, as those scoring ~40-50% make it through the process.

    3) Group Interview - This will be done in a meeting room where the interviewers will sit in each corner of the room. You will be given a case study and told to come up with 3 key areas to make improvements to the company in the case study. The focus of this isn't the solutions, but how you behave and act. Once the team agrees on the 3 main areas they will improve you are asked to give a presentation to the interviewers on these ideas. How this is done in up to the team.

    Interview Questions

    • State a time when asked to do something, and you weren't sure exactly what needed to be done   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    n/a

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