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Updated Apr 13, 2014
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Operations Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee
Belfast, Northern Ireland

I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Citi in December 2013.

Interview Details The overall experience was very good. At the start only CV had to be submitted on-line and after closing date received an e-mail inviting me to the assessment centre. Had an option to choose between couple of days plus morning or afternoon session. All people I've met that day were lovely and tried to get everybody to relax and do our best.

Interview Question – Nothing unexpected: Why Citi; what is good customer service; what I expect from the job; can I bring something to the company. Competency based: multitasking, problem solving, coping under pressure.   View Answer

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CTS Interview

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I applied online and interviewed at Citi.

Interview Details 4 interviews one on one on-site (including one as timed case study presentation).
Very nice people interested in knowing about your reasons for applying and being able to connect it with relevant prior experience. Evidence of research into company was built upon into conversation with interviewers as well as general questions about why the company, banking, why now, and some questions on projects in previous roles.

Interview Question – Question based on timed case study which referred to an aspect not seen due to time constraints of case study.   Answer Question

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Summer Analyst/Corporate Banking Interview

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London, England

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Citi in November 2013.

Interview Details Fast tracked to the AC from the spring week programme. The AC was quite intense with numerical test, FT exercise, case study presentation, and 2 additional interviews. The interviews were very competency based and the expected Why corporate banking? But everything was quite straight forward and there were no big surprises.

Interview Question – For me the case study presentation was the hardest - but thinking about it afterwards it was actually quite easy. Just make sure to use your time wisely and start by doing all the calculations of profits for different projects, and after that eliminate projects with a lot of risks.   Answer Question

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Vice President Interview

Vice President
London, England

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Citi in September 2013.

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

Negotiation Details – 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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Spring Internshp - Citiquest Interview

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London, England

I applied online and the process took 7+ weeks - interviewed at Citi.

Interview Details Online application, then a numerical post-screening of the initial application. Then an interview lasting around 20 minutes, based only on competency and motivation.

Interview Question – What is the achievement you are most proud of and why?   Answer Question

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Senior Vice President Interview

Anonymous Employee
London, England

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Citi in May 2011.

Interview Details 6 interviews - with HR and business line

Interview Question – What are your development areas   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation

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Summer Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee
London, England

I applied online and the process took 3+ months - interviewed at Citi in December 2012.

Interview Details No preliminary round. Only one final AC comprehending 4 interviews, one case study with individual presentation, one group case study and two tests (one verbal, one quantitative)

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Vice President Interview

Vice President
London, England

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Citi in November 2010.

Interview Details As with any Investment bank interviewing is a lengthy process here and you need to make sure you get a favourable feedback from all your interviewers to get the offer. Depenfing on the level of your sought position you may be interviewed by the Head of Depertment to a few juniors to make sure you "fit well" with the team. So please bring out your personality as much as your professionalism.

Interview Question – What do you want to be doing in next 5-10 years,   View Answer

Negotiation Details – In my case being humble worked very much in my favour, I got a nice increase to my previous salary, without asking that much.

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Documentation Negotiator Interview

Anonymous Employee
Belfast, Northern Ireland

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Citi.

Interview Details Intense 3 hour interview

Interview Question – Describe a time where you had to negotiate and influence another persons decision in the workplace   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I accepted the offer

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Human Resources Summer Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee
London, England

I applied online and the process took 7 months - interviewed at Citi in May 2013.

Interview Details Applied in November

Heard back in April, and had first-round interview.

First round: comprised by two interviews with a short break in between them. The questions were competency-based, asking me to recall specific situations where I have had to, for example, work under stress, solve a difficult problem, deal with a difficult person, how I handle teamwork etc. The interviewers were professional, but also friendly, and took time to share their personal experiences. This was particularly helpful for the final round, because they give you some great reasons to work for Citi which you can later mention.

Final round: most challenging but rewarding recruitment procedure I have faced.
-Time to prepare personal presentation (acquisition and merger from HR perspective)
-Giving personal presentation
-Two interviews with senior HRSS professionals (which were less competency-based, and more behavioural-personal. They wanted to know what motivated me, why HR, why Citi etc.)
-Group task (Merger planning)

Overall a challenging but fun experience, and wanted to join Citi even more after having been in extensive contact with their staff. Very professional, as well as courteous and curious personalities at the same time.

Interview Question – What was the most difficult decision you have ever had to make?   Answer Question

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