Citi HK IBD

Hey WSO,

Just received a first round for Citi's HK office. I go to a target in the UK.

The first round interview is 2 hours long. Is it a combination of interviews and tests? Anyone who could share some insight on the process is more than welcome. Thanks.

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Oct 11, 2017

It's a group interview with 8 or 9 people in a group.
You have one hour preparation - including a case and translation (from mandarin to English and English to mandarin).

I personally didn't interview for HK, but my fiend who had first rounds with them at NYC gave me the above information.

Good luck.

Oct 11, 2017

Thanks for the insight!

Will there be a superday afterwards if successful?

Also, if your friend is on WSO, would you mind if I reached out to him/her?

Thanks again.

Oct 11, 2017

Probably not, seems like the first rounds interviewees do not have a superday right after.

He's not on WSO, but he told me a little bit more in detail today. So apparently you need to translate an article from English to Chinese, write an article in Chinese, and pick an article out of four to read which later you will have to comment in the interview. You have one hour to prepare for them.
If you are not familiar with group interviews, I would suggest prepare for it. My friend said there were around 100-150 people interviewing in NYC, and they took like maximum two from each small group.

Hope this helps.

Oct 11, 2017

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Oct 11, 2017

superday is given after "a few days" after the first round. That's what HRs said.

Oct 11, 2017

Thanks for the insight.

Any idea on what the translation activity is like? Will it be translating a financial article or a case or both?

Oct 11, 2017

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Oct 12, 2017

anyone hear back about a superday at new york city

Oct 12, 2017

Did you complete the translation exercises during your first-round?

For the English-Chinese translation work, did you have to handwrite on paper?

Oct 13, 2017

BUMP!

Anyone know whether the translation exercises are to be handwritten or typed on a computer?

Oct 13, 2017

Has anyone heard back yet?

Oct 13, 2017

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Oct 13, 2017

Any insight would be appreciated!

Oct 13, 2017

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Oct 13, 2017

just passing by but my friend who lives in Chicago got an offer over the weekend

Oct 13, 2017

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Oct 13, 2017

i think they are now interviewing candidates studying uni in China, think they will be releasing more offers after they interview all the candidates....

Oct 13, 2017

Does this mean extending more offers to NYC/London candidates?

Oct 13, 2017

Yea... i would hv thought they are giving out offers in one go ... until u said earlier someone has alrdy received offers

Oct 13, 2017

Fair enough. Do you know anyone that has received offers?

Oct 13, 2017

My friend already got an offer

Oct 13, 2017

do you know how long does it take after the final round? I heard Citi HR is pretty slow

Oct 13, 2017

What questions did they ask in the interview?

Oct 13, 2017

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Oct 13, 2017

it is 1/17-1/19. all done.

Oct 13, 2017