Citadel Investment Group Interview Questions

77 total interview insight submissions
Interview Experience (82%)

The Interview Experience is a score from 1 star (very negative) to 5 stars (very positive) generated based on the Interview Insights at this company.

The number you see in the middle of the doughnut pie chart is the simple average of these scores. If you hover over the various sections of the donut, you will see the % breakdown of each score given.

The percentile score in the title is calculated across the entire Company Database and uses an adjusted score based on Bayesian Estimates (to account for companies that have few interview insights). Simply put, as a company gets more reviews, the confidence of a "true score" increases so it is pulled closer to its simple average and away from the average of the entire dataset.

3.5
  • Very Negative
  • Negative
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Very Positive
Interview Difficulty (99%)

The Interview Difficulty is a score ranging from very difficult (red) to very easy (green) generated based on the Interview Insights at this company.

The number you see in the middle of the doughnut pie chart is the simple average of these scores. The higher the number, the more difficult the interviews on average. If you hover over the various sections of the doughnut, you will see the % breakdown of each score given.

The percentile score in the title is calculated across the entire Company Database and uses an adjusted score based on Bayesian Estimates (to account for companies that have few interview insights). Simply put, as a company gets more insights, the confidence of a "true score" increases so it is pulled closer to its simple average and away from the average of the entire data set.

3.4
  • Very Easy
  • Easy
  • Average
  • Difficult
  • Very Difficult
% Interns - FT Offers (85%)

The % of Interns Getting a Full Time Offer chart is meant to provide a realistic estimate of the hiring practices of the company based on the reviews at this company.

The number you see in the middle of the doughnut pie chart is the simple average of these scores. If you hover over the various sections of the doughnut, you will see the % breakdown of each score given.

The percentile score in the title is calculated across the entire Company Database and uses an adjusted score based on Bayesian Estimates (to account for companies that have few reviews). Simply put, as a company gets more reviews, the confidence of a "true score" increases so it is pulled closer to the simple company average and away from the average of the entire data set.

51%
  • 0%
  • 10%
  • 20%
  • 30%
  • 40%
  • 50%
  • 60%
  • 70%
  • 80%
  • 90%
  • 100%

Interviews at Citadel Investment Group

Filter by:
Year
Job Title
Group/Division
Location
Experience
Difficulty
Student / Prospective Monkey
Year 2023
Job Title Student / Prospective Monkey
Group/Division Equity Research
Location New York
Experience Neutral
Difficulty Difficult
Student / Prospective Monkey
Year 2022
Job Title Student / Prospective Monkey
Group/Division Quantitative Research
Location Miami
Experience Neutral
Difficulty Average
Student / Prospective Monkey
Year 2022
Job Title Student / Prospective Monkey
Group/Division Quantitative Research
Location New York
Experience Neutral
Difficulty Average
Intern
Year 2021
Job Title Intern
Group/Division Hedge Fund
Location New York
Experience Neutral
Difficulty Average
Intern
Year 2022
Job Title Intern
Group/Division N/A
Location Chicago
Experience Neutral
Difficulty Difficult
1st Year Associate
Year 2023
Job Title 1st Year Associate
Group/Division Equity Research
Location New York
Experience Neutral
Difficulty Difficult
Intern
Year 2022
Job Title Intern
Group/Division Equity Capital Markets
Location New York
Experience Neutral
Difficulty Easy
2nd Year Associate
Year 2022
Job Title 2nd Year Associate
Group/Division Sales and Trading
Location New York
Experience Neutral
Difficulty Very Difficult
1st Year Analyst
Year 2021
Job Title 1st Year Analyst
Group/Division Generalist
Location Chicago
Experience Positive
Difficulty Difficult
Intern
Year 2021
Job Title Intern
Group/Division Sales and Trading
Location New York
Experience Positive
Difficulty Difficult

Interview Questions & Answers - Citadel Investment Group Examples

Intern Interview - Equity Research

Anonymous interview candidate in New York
Interviewed: April 2023
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
Applied Online
Length of Process
Less than 1 month
Application
1 on 1 Interview
IQ / Intelligence Test
Interview
Test: Math/Probability/Logic Assessment ~40 minutes. One-on-One Interview: Over Zoom, With HR, Behavioral (e.g., Why Citadel) + Technical (Pitch a Stock). Then Interview with Team
Interview Questions
How would you allocate $1 M?

Quantitative Researcher Interview - Quantitative Research

Anonymous interview candidate in New York
Interviewed: May 2022
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
Recruiter
Length of Process
1-2 months
Application
Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Skills Test
Interview
First interview with the HR. Simple resume walk-through with general questions as non-compete, track record, etc. Then, online technical assessment in Python. After passing, got the technical round with the head of the group that I've applied for. Was asked a leetcode medium-style question with a follow-up. Make sure to study data structures and algorithms, even if you are applying for a research position. Surprisingly, there were little to no questions about machine learning or statistics.
Interview Questions
Write a Python script to create a Monte Carlo simulation for vanilla options

software engineer intern Interview - Hedge Fund

Anonymous employee in New York
Interviewed: December 2021
Outcome
Accepted Offer
Interview Source
Applied Online
Length of Process
1-2 months
Application
Phone Interview
Interview
It starts with an Online assessment, a technical phone screen, and a virtual onsite consists of of 3 1v1
Interview Questions
implement a trie using any language that you choose

Quant Analyst Interview

Anonymous interview candidate in Chicago
Interviewed: October 2022
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
Applied Online
Length of Process
1-2 months
Application
Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Interview
2 phone interviews asking about the background, followed by on-site interviews, which contain several back-to-back rounds.
Interview Questions
explain how you would approach a long-only investment strategy versus a long-short investment strategy, and give an example of a situation where you might use each one?

Associate Interview - Equity Research

Anonymous interview candidate in New York
Interviewed: January 2023
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
Applied Online
Length of Process
Less than 1 month
Application
Phone Interview
Skills Test
Interview
Modeling test and the head of associates. The next round would be with the PM, but I didn't make it to the next round
Interview Questions
Describe a typical research process

Trading Intern Interview - Equity Capital Markets

Anonymous interview candidate in New York
Interviewed: October 2022
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
College / University / On Campus Recruiting
Length of Process
1-2 months
Application
Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Interview
5 interviews in total, first was trader (1 hour), next was 2 interviews with associate portfolio managers and final 2 rounds with senior members of Global fixed income.
Interview Questions
markov chains, statistics, and correlations

SWE Interview - Sales and Trading

Anonymous interview candidate in New York
Interviewed: August 2022
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
Recruiter
Length of Process
1-2 months
Application
1 on 1 Interview
Presentation
Skills Test
Interview
Live coding test with senior SWE

Guy was grilling you all the way through and was testing to see if you understand OOP, DS, Algos, etc
Interview Questions
Describe how you can get through GIL

Trader Interview - Generalist

Anonymous interview candidate in Chicago
Interviewed: August 2021
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
Employee Referral
Length of Process
Less than 1 month
Application
1 on 1 Interview
Interview
Basically went to superday directly because I had a competing offer. It is pretty standard 4 rounds of interviews with probability questions
Interview Questions
Probability

Intern Interview - Sales and Trading

Anonymous interview candidate in New York
Interviewed: October 2021
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
Employee Referral
Length of Process
Less than 1 month
Application
Phone Interview
Group Interview
Skills Test
Interview
Recruiter Call - Trader Call - Superday: pretty standard superday format, 3 45m interviews. My interview was with the GFI team
Interview Questions
Questions about martingales, Markov processes, bayesian

l/s equities associate Interview - Equities

Anonymous interview candidate in New York
Interviewed: February 2022
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
Employee Referral
Length of Process
1-2 months
Application
Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Interview
First Round: 30 minute call with a recruiter. Very light with TMAY, Why Citadel, who I've talked to, what I look for in a company, stock pitch (I think(

Second Round: More technical with an associate. Just know the market and you'll be fine

Third Round: Very technical. Know your stock pitch inside outside and backwards

no offer rip
Interview Questions
Just ripped apart my stock pitch. Like intricate details such as what they did with the IPO funding, how much, etc.