Citi First Round Interview - Investment Banking

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16 September 2009 - 2:20am


Has anyone been for a first round interview with Citi for Investment Banking? If you have, please share your experiences! Thanks!

16 September 2009 - 9:14am

jungle_boogie - have you been invited?? for full-time? London?

1 October 2009 - 3:59pm

I've got an face to face interview next wednesday, can anyone share anything about the interview and logic test? Is it just a normal competency interview?

1 October 2009 - 4:59pm

one interview was competency and the other one was completely technical... even though both were supposed to be competency based

1 October 2009 - 9:52pm

I have a problem. I could not find Investment Banking vacancy in London on Citi search. Did they close it?

1 October 2009 - 10:17pm Have a look on there.

2 October 2009 - 11:16am

Has anyone heard from Citi for Technology? I applied to them last month and was asked to submit further information which I did but I still have not heard from them and it still says "Application Under Review."Anyone heard anything for Technology?

2 October 2009 - 1:10pm

hi IBD_Haunter ...could you please tell me what questions did they ask u in the technical interview..i got an interview(graduate 2010) with them next week

2 October 2009 - 1:52pm

the technical questions completely depends on the interviewer, they dont have any particular structure to it. But mine were based on P/E ratios, DCF, Comps, precendence... etc... which is better? why? when are the better? what's the problems with them?

and what deal you read about? and I got specific questions on the deal.... I got grilled on the Cadbury/Kraft deal coz the associate interviewing me was actually working on that deal.... the other associate was working on the NatExpress deal... so got a bit on that too..... but then again, they dont have any structure for technical questions..... some people I know were even asked any technical questions at all......

2 October 2009 - 2:09pm

i guess u had ur interview in London?? i av applied for the IT graduate wot do u think about the technical intereview for this position.and my interview will be almost 3.5 hours long....did u av any presentation,group tasks etc....or just interviews.....

2 October 2009 - 2:42pm

i think the IT recruitment is different..... dont have much idea about that... sorry mate!

2 October 2009 - 2:56pm

hi sumit_09 what questions were you asked in your first interview?

3 October 2009 - 2:19pm

Does anyone know anything about the diagrammatic test they are doing at the first round, I was told you can't prepare for them. If anyone could share any experiences that would be great.

6 October 2009 - 2:11pm

First round interviews for technology will be held tomorrow. I had an SHL test and was unsuccesful so haven't been invited. :( Good luck to everybody who gets an interview first thing tomorrow with Citi.

6 October 2009 - 3:25pm

thanks for sharing

8 October 2009 - 2:59pm

anyone heard back from CITI regarding the Technology interview outcome yet?

8 October 2009 - 3:07pm

@megaman: i applied on tuesday nigth, havent got a test yet? have you completed the test? i also applied to tech role.

8 October 2009 - 4:16pm

yea i did the test last week, standard shl...

8 October 2009 - 4:24pm

how long after sending app did you get the test if i can ask?

ps gd luck with the interview! :)

8 October 2009 - 4:38pm

i submitted 02/09/09, and got back to me last week, so took them a while.

I had the interview yesterday and got invited to final AC so will share my experiences once i have it.

8 October 2009 - 4:39pm


hey how was the test? SHL?

Say i pass the test fingers X, can u tell me what they asked in the interview?

thanks agian

8 October 2009 - 4:47pm

the test was sandard shl, easier than others as u get 25 min to do 18 as long u been passing others you should be fine on this one.

If you get an interview, pm me and i'll let you know what they asked!

8 October 2009 - 4:55pm

will do thanks

13 October 2009 - 11:59am

did they send you any rejection email after the test or if u were not invited to interview means u flunked

13 October 2009 - 1:32pm

No they don't - they just leave your application hanging there. They don't bother sending out rejection emails. I have no idea why!

13 October 2009 - 3:13pm

Hi there megaman1987. I have applied to Technology and been selected for first round interviews next week (19/08/09). Did you have to go through another numerical test at this interview stage?

Also i would appreciate if you could PM me the questions you were asked.

13 October 2009 - 8:18pm

Hi megaman1987, I also have a first round interview coming up. If possible could you PM me the types of questions they ask? Also is there a Numerical Test again there?

13 October 2009 - 9:03pm


14 October 2009 - 2:22pm

Hi megaman1987! Can I ask, how long it took you to hear from them that you have been invited for interview? I've applied quite a while ago and it's been more than 3 weeks already since the e-mail "Review by business area". Does this mean that i've been rejected?

14 October 2009 - 4:09pm

I applied at the start of september and it wasn't until end of sep before i got invite to numerical test. But as soon as i did the test, i got the results a few hours later.

14 October 2009 - 4:34pm

hey megaman, what do you mean by results? I completed my test and haven't heard anything yet. Does this mean I am unsuccessful?

14 October 2009 - 5:17pm

when i say test results, i mean got invited to first round interview. If you you haven't been invited yet, it might be because they have filled the next round interviews already and waiting for the next available slot....but if you failed, ppl usually get rejection email straight away

15 October 2009 - 12:38pm

Not necessarily. Citi don't send back rejections. They just leave your status to "Online Test Completed."

20 October 2009 - 8:52pm

megaman, i had myfirst round at citi yesterday. i think i did pretty decent. they told us they would send an email out the next day with the outcome. they havent yet got back to me today. should i worry? how soon after your first round did you get invited to AC?

21 October 2009 - 10:06pm

Dont think you should worry just yet cos they have a lot of apps to sort through.....if your anxious to know, give them a ring...

22 October 2009 - 7:39am

usually at citi, if you havent heard back within 1 day, then its a rejection. but usually you hear back within 3 working days.... that's for IBD, dunno about other division.

23 October 2009 - 4:00am

hey guys i applied for sales and trading london and got a numerical test invite it the standard shl test? after this is htere gonnna be a verbal as well? any1 hhas any idea whhether they hav strtd interviews or sumthinn?

25 October 2009 - 8:30pm

Hey, anyone for Paris IBD? I have applied 2 weeks back, no replies yet..........

27 October 2009 - 9:16am


when did you apply and what division?

27 October 2009 - 9:41am

@hazelground i applied last thuursday....applied for Sales and Trading... hhav any idea about thhe recruuitment progress/?

27 October 2009 - 10:02am

No, not at all...

I applied for capital markets summer internship on 14 october and status is still "under consideration". no further news...

did you apply for full-time or internship?

27 October 2009 - 4:06pm

i applied for full time though..

29 October 2009 - 7:56pm

Hi guys! I'll have my final round interview for S&T next Tuesday at Citi. Any feedbacks on the AC ? Does any one already go through this and got an offer? Thanks a lot for your help Cheers

1 November 2009 - 8:50pm

Hi all,

Does anyone have HR contact details for Citi? I have applied for 'Full Time - Institutional Client Group - 2010 - London" programme on 6th October. They sent me two emails; 1st - notification of receiving application; 2nd - Thank you for your interest in Citi's Investment Banking division. We are reviewing your application and will contact you shortly to confirm if you have been selected for interview. The 2nd email was sent on the 16th and I have not heard anything since. I know they already had atleast one AC; so it is most likely my application is going nowhere. Could anyone advice me on what to do regarding this? Thank you.


1 November 2009 - 9:09pm

Hi Aj! I'm in exactly the same situation, the difference is that it's been in September, I received the second email on the 18th. And the application is still under review. I guess in my situation it means unsuccessful and they just didn't change status. Although, I might be wrong. Anyway, good luck with yours.

1 November 2009 - 11:21pm

Hey Everyone,

What is up with CITI?

I applied to two positions in London for the EMEA Full-Time Graduate Program.

One was in the Corporate Division for Risk Management and the other in the Institutional Clients Group.

I applied on 13 September 2009, and within a month was rejected for the Risk Management Program.

My application still says Under Review for the Institutional Clients Group. It's been so long. What is going on?



3 November 2009 - 6:47pm

Does Citi automatically send numerical test invitations or do they filter the applications first?

3 November 2009 - 7:37pm


I applied for capital markets origination summer internship over 2 weeks ago and nothing yet.

so it seems there arent any instant tests for citi.

what did you apply for?

3 November 2009 - 8:14pm

Internship in investment banking at the end of the September and not a peep from them yet. Given others have mentioned doing online tests, I'm suspecting I didn't pass through the CV screening filter.

3 November 2009 - 8:48pm

Dont they send emails of rejection then or they just keep applications hanging? I'm getting worried now...

5 November 2009 - 11:13pm

yes, I got the same situation, I submitted my application 3 weeks ago and took the online test, but no response up to now...