first round phone interviews - CITI IBD

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Hey everyone,

I have just been scheduled to complete a first round phone interview with the IBD at Citi. Any advice, questions to expect etc? Are typical phone interviews technical or more behavioral/walk me through your resume? First time doing this for IBD so any advice is much appreciated. Thanks!

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Dec 10, 2015

Just be yourself man. The guys interviewing you at Citi just want to make sure you're competent, which I'm sure you are in you got the interview, and easy to talk to. At the end of the day people want to hire people that they want to work with, not necessarily the kid with the highest SAT score.

Dec 13, 2015

bump

Dec 13, 2015

also interested

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Dec 13, 2015

Which office?

Dec 13, 2015

Sorry, NYC IBD. Also non-core if that matters.

Dec 13, 2015

They have already given out super day invitations for December, which is this Friday. If they haven't contacted you they may either be inviting you to their January super day or not at all.

Dec 13, 2015

I had two interview with BBs for Cap Markets role one for debt and one for equity. There will obviously be questions about markets and some basic valuation questions. I did not get any very detailed accounting questions or super technical questions like you see in typical IB groups such as M&A or any other product groups.

'We're bigger than U.S. Steel"

Dec 13, 2015

I'm interested as well.

Dec 13, 2015

I have an interview with Citi coming up as well, in the energy group. Not sure what to expect.

Dec 13, 2015

What type of questions on the markets did you get asked?

Dec 13, 2015

These are for full time right?

Dec 13, 2015

i got a question for you:

Q. is IBD recruiting for the analyst class over already? I mean school hasn't even started...

Dec 13, 2015

nah this is just in advance i'm asking past years

Dec 13, 2015

Citi conducted first-round already? Are you doing accelerated interview for SA who has exploding offer or something?

Dec 13, 2015

funny thing though, i've been looking on their website (btw worst website ever) and can't find any open positions in IB...Citi needs to fix their website!

Dec 13, 2015

I already applied for and got denied by Citi for IB position for graduates. I think it's closed now. From what I've read on here, they aren't looking to hire a lot of people applying online for FT since they recruited 90% of their SA class.

Dec 13, 2015

wow! that kinda sucks, considering the fact that Citi usually hires a boat load of people every year.

Dec 13, 2015

Yea, like I said, they did heavy recruitment from SAs across all divisions.

Dec 13, 2015

their online app opens September 1st

Dec 13, 2015

Yea only two S&T summers didn't get offers.

Dec 13, 2015

if Citi hires a boatload of ppl it seems they have low standards.

i also like know what interview r like

Dec 13, 2015

has anyone hear back?

Dec 13, 2015

What sector are you interviewing with?

Dec 13, 2015

banking. are you interveiwng as well?

Dec 13, 2015

bump

Dec 13, 2015

Is this SA or FT? I'm guessing SA since they're pretty much done with FT. 1st round is mostly behavioral. They'll ask you questions to see if you're a fit for the company. Strengths, weaknesses, motivation, leadership abilities. They'll also ask you some sort of valuation question (well they did for me).

Dec 13, 2015

It's for SA. Is it just a one one one 30 min interview?

Dec 13, 2015

Hmm for questions at the end, make sure to ask them how they are performing. They will be excited to tell you their new firm strategy!

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We are excited to formally extend to you an offer to join Bank of Ameria

Dec 13, 2015

Anyone else?

Dec 13, 2015

Which school are you from gobig?

Your interview is this friday right?

Dec 13, 2015

Yo dude, their gonna ask you tech. Know your vault guide inside and out. Know why you use certain things in certain places when your doing a DCF, etc. I've interviewed with over 20+ BB/MM/Boutiques the past couple of weeks.

Dec 13, 2015

Just wondering who else has heard from Citi? I don't come from a target school, but I work for a past/current MD there who fwded my resume. E-mailed the recruiting lady but she still hasn't responded yet.

Dec 13, 2015

I'll be there.

Dec 13, 2015

Nevermind, get the confirmation. Good luck everyone

Dec 13, 2015

Any of you guys hear back from this yet?

Dec 13, 2015

How did it go for everyone?

Dec 13, 2015

Pretty good. Just wondering, how technical was your interview?

Dec 13, 2015

Meh. Thought I had a good interview with the associate and a crappy one with the analyst. Interview with Associate was more fit, interview with analyst more tech

Dec 13, 2015

I have mine coming up in a few days so we'll see.

Dec 13, 2015

anyone hear back?

Dec 13, 2015

bumpp

Dec 13, 2015

They sent out final round invites this morning.

Dec 13, 2015

Got the Super Day. See you all next Friday.

Dec 13, 2015

My school didn't have the Superday for SA. (only a 2 to1, 30-min interview on campus)
They wanted us to walk them through DCF and the 3 financial statements.
Also, the discount rate used in DCF analysis is higher or lower in India compared to the US, and how the 3 statements link together. Hope this helps.

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