Citi Vice President Interview Questions

Updated Jun 6, 2015
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Vice President Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer

Application

I applied through other source. The process took a weekinterviewed at Citi.

Interview

Straightforward interview but stress industry knowledge

Negotiation

one way with them making offer

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    Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Citi.

    Interview

    Citigroup uses behavior-based interviewing, through which you are asked to describe a situation, the task, the actions you took and the outcomes. The goal is to get more than a hypothetical response from the applicant by asking for examples of how an applicant actually handled, managed or worked through a specific situation or task. This gives the hiring manager a lot more detail about the individual and gives more information to base decisions upon, particularly when comparing situations to other applicants.

    Interview Questions

    • Be prepared to give specific examples of situations you handled well, and try to anticipate, based on the job description, what questions they will ask of you. For example, in a leadership position, you may be asked to describe a time when you had to counsel a difficult employee through a difficult situation. Be prepared to give a specific situation, including the situation, the task or deficiency being addressed, the actions you took to correct it and what the outcome was.   Answer Question
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    Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Citi (New York, NY).

    Interview

    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 Questions

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

    Negotiation

    They were not open to negotiation on salary.

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    Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Citi (Elk Grove Village, IL) in September 2011.

    Interview

    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 Questions

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    Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Citi (New York, NY) in January 2010.

    Interview

    Internal Posting - HR phone screening. One on one with hiring manager, then two one-on-ones with peers. Had two phone interviews due to location with senior managers who I would be working with.
    Outcome - expense reduction position placed on hold.
    Would have gotten the job except for the hiring freeze in this department.

    Interview Questions

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    Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jacksonville, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Citi (Jacksonville, FL) in November 2009.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • 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   1 Answer

    Negotiation

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

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    Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Citi (London, England (UK)) in September 2013.

    Interview

    I had 7 interviews, 6 1-2-1's standard 'talk me through your CV and give me examples when....' type of questions and a standard HR interview (but 1-2-1's continued after the HR interview).

    Interview Questions

    • Pretty standard questions and a few scenario based questions but if you have enough experience it wouldn't be taxing.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Was offered more than the number I stated but Citi were aware that I had other offers and was in the middle of other interview processes

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    Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Citi (New York, NY) in October 2010.

    Interview

    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 Questions

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

    Negotiation

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

  9. Helpful (1)  

    Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Citi (New York, NY) in May 2007.

    Interview

    Fairly informal since I applied through a HR recruiter that contacted me. First did an HR screening then met with an SVP and 2 members of the team. Some minorly technical questions on financial and market analysis but answers were logical in nature. I got the offer so assume I did fine.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Negotiated the salary up a small percentage based on a current raise I received from my current job.

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    Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Citi in December 2014.

    Interview

    The process took more than 3 months and did not even provide full closure at the end. The recruiter was a very poor communicator and could not get interviews with the relevant people lined up in a timely manner. He misconstrued information and failed to show any professional urgency. The interviews themselves had to be postponed and rescheduled on three occasions, with no or very little notice. After successfully interviewing with all stakeholders an in-person meet and greet was arranged where I had to fund my own trip to Delaware and take a day off work. I was informed a day later that I was 'the candidate of choice' and that Citi would be putting an offer together. two days later I received a very basic email simply stating 'we cannot move forward at this time due to your required compensation and relocation'. When I called to discuss this, the recruiter explained that my salary requirements were out of their range - this despite us agreeing on a ball park figure at the very start of the process - and that I would need an international relocation - this despite the position being in Delaware and me being based in Washington DC and not having even asked for relocation.

    The process was unnecessarily long and arduous, poorly organized and even after successfully navigating the interview process they could not explain at all why they would not take the next step. They have been unprofessional, disrespectful and a waste of time and effort in every way.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked to reveal details of an offer I received from a competitor that I was concurrently interviewing with, which is highly unusual and unprofessional   1 Answer

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