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Citi Vice President Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 30, 2014
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Vice President Interview

Vice President
New York, NY

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Citi in September 2012.

Interview Details – HR set me up to interview with 4 managers which was completed in one day. I was called back for a second round with 4 different managers. All was fair and went very well.

Interview Question – What would you do as a CFO of the company?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Vice President Interview

Vice President
Elk Grove Village, IL

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Citi in September 2011.

Interview Details – normal hiring/interview process, be careful of recruiter, they will lie about if you ask about future compensation(raise, bonus etc), put everything on the paper. Interview is long and lunch provided.

Interview Question – Business cases, SAS coding questions etc.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Vice President Interview

Vice President

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Citi.

Interview Details – Referred by employee. Very quick response, initially. Was told I would hear back in two weeks. As of one month, hadn't received an update.

Interview Question – All questions were expected if you prepare accordingly. Shouldn't really be any surprises. Good in-depth questions regarding experience and how one gets along with others on the team.   Answer Question


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Positive Experience

Vice President Interview

Vice President
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Citi.

Interview Details – My credentials were a perfect match for the position so i was confident going into the interviews. I met with about 5 people for about 45 mins each. They asked about my past experiences and seemed to be determining whether i would be a good fit for their team personality-wise.

Interview Question – What is your understanding of the position you are interviewing for?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They were not open to negotiation on salary.


Accepted Offer

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Difficult Interview

Vice President Interview

Vice President
New York, NY

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Citi in April 2010.

Interview Details – Joined as consultant detail interview includes technical questions and screening on knowledge

Interview Question – Smart pointers reference counting   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Vice President Interview

Vice President
New York, NY

I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at Citi in June 2009.

Interview Details – My hiring process was very brief in that I already worked at a company that Citi worked closely with. They had already reviewed my experience and spoken to my boss so there were no surprises.

Interview Question – Will you be willing to travel is always the hardest for me, neither party seems to know exact on that one.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiation at all. I already had a relationship with the company so I received the same salary and that was fine.


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Positive Experience

Average Interview

Vice President Interview

Vice President
New York, NY

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Citi in December 2012.

Interview Details – Very comfortable, friendly, non-formal. They were extremely sensitive to any potential nervousness and/or uneasiness. My interviewers genuinely seemed like they respected and appreciated my skills, talents and experience and the value I could add to the organization.

The interview focused more on personality fit than technical and business skills and experience.

Interview Question – Why are you looking to leave your current employer?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I explained to them that I was very comfortable and secure in my current role, but that I felt I was being under-utilized and that my opportunities for growth were virtually non-existent.


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Vice President Interview

Vice President
New York, NY

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Citi in October 2013.

Interview Details – I was interviewing for several positions with two different managers at the same time. I decided to choose one specific position and focus on interviewing for that only. I ended up having three telephone interviews, one with an HR representative, one with the hiring manager, and one with his manager. There was no in-person interview.

The managers seem very capable and technically knowledgeable, and they know what qualities they are looking for in their employees. As long as you are open and honest when answering the questions, the process is very smooth.

If an offer is extended, you will be expected to complete a drug screen, background check (employment, education, and criminal history), and fingerprinting.

Interview Question – There were really no difficult or unexpected questions. The one that always throws me off is "where do you see yourself 5 years from now?" I still can't figure out a good answer for that one.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I was up-front with my requirements, and no negotiation was necessary.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Vice President Interview

Vice President
New York, NY

I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Citi in October 2010.

Interview Details – Initially applied for a job outside my skill set. Recruiter contacted me and proposed another job. 8 interviews about four weeks later I was offered the job.

Interview Question – How will I handle the fast, intense and big company given that I was coming from a much smaller company   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Did not negotiate as the salary was significantly more than my previous job.


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Vice President Interview

Vice President
Jacksonville, FL

I applied in-person and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Citi in November 2009.

Interview Details – It was an in house promotion, was interviewed by 4 people. Frankly they already knew who they were going to hire so it was just an informal chat. As not to overly break any discrimination laws they interviewed 4 other people to make it look like it was a fair process. Of Course as a single parent i needed that extra money and job so I played along, but had been told 3 days earlier I would be getting the job

Interview Question – No difficult questions, it was difficult reconciling in my mind that the whole hiring process for this position was just a show since i already knew i had the job. It was the 1st of many eye opening events of many to come on how Citi works around EEOC   View Answer

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiating, I was told I had the job and the salary was set

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