Citi

www.citigroup.com
Employer Engaged

Citi Reviews

Updated 3 March 2015
Updated 3 March 2015
3,079 Reviews
3.3
3,079 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Citi CEO Michael Corbat
Michael Corbat
702 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Citi generally has a good work-life balance for a financial services company (in 230 reviews)

  • satisfied work place environment with the ability to work from home (in 84 reviews)


Cons
  • Bad work-life balance, but you could not expect such benefit from investment banking (in 117 reviews)

  • Senior management continues to move jobs from NYC to Buffalo to save money (in 117 reviews)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    All about the investors and using employees like animals

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England

    I have been working at Citi full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Having the title on your CV that's all

    Cons

    Extremely long hours. Never ending work pressure throughout the year. Too much office politics and bum licking managers. No bonus. Technology guys are seen as slaves to business and they act as Gods.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to keep Talend (not just indians who come from super poor families and have to suffer for visa and europe)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to start your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Investment Banking Analyst in London, England
    Current Intern - Investment Banking Analyst in London, England

    I have been working at Citi as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation
    Deal exposure
    Great leadership from Mike Corbat

    Cons

    Bad worklife balance (but IBD so what do you expect?)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Endless opportunities but slow to achieve change

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in London, England

    I have been working at Citi

    Pros

    friendly people, growing, positive culture, smart people, global opportunities

    Cons

    too big, lack of rewards, lack of timing, slow to approve change, not good with dealing with job cuts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    less politics, more communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Wide range of global opportunities and diversity of businesses.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in London, England
    Former Employee - Director in London, England

    I worked at Citi (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    With the right dedication, focus and attitude, it is possible to advance across business units and geographies. Increasing focus on women's leadership development programmes.

    Cons

    The size and complexity of Citi can sometimes make efficient decision-making and innovation challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would be ideal to see more women in the top leadership positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    On the whole good lots of opportunity for growth if you want to take responsibility for managing your own career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citi full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Huge scale IT so lots of potential for interesting work and being part of or managing large complex projects. I stayed longer than originally planned because the role kept growing and being interesting.
     Lots of different teams, disciplines, cultures and locations to interact with - I made some very good friends from all over the world. Dynamic environment, as Citi likes to change 'stuff' constantly.

    Cons

    The size and complexity - it can blow your mind and be difficult to navigate all of the different processes/teams in order to get anything done. High turnover of senior managers in recent years has meant ever changing priorities and strategies that mean you are in a constant state of flux. Change is good, until there is so much change that it becomes difficult to complete anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stabilise your management structure at the MD/DIR levels, you need some continuity around strategies and policies or it just becomes change for change sake due to the new manager needing to prove themselves in the first year.
    Value your technicians better and stop assuming you can always do more for cheaper - sometimes quality is being sacrificed due to this and there does not seem to be any statistics gathered on actual cost of delivering working apps following some of the staffing policy changes made. You may find that fewer people, of better/relevant experience in higher cost locations gives you better quality and results.

  7.  

    Review of Citigroup

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Belfast, Northern Ireland

    I have been working at Citi full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great experience in investment banking, global company, job security

    Cons

    high-pressure, fast-paced competitive work environment may not suit all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to create a culture more suited to Belfast than London, e.g work-life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Global brand, competitive environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citi full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    In the past great place to work, easy to move around and expand your skill set. Supported development by leaders.

    Cons

    Now the banking environment has become more difficult to operate in this has translated into a less pleasant atmosphere in most departments. Redundancies happen on a regular basis several times every year. Performance is not rewarded as it once was. The environment in banks generally has become more strained as people try to work under heavy amounts of regulation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Positive outlook

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citi

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Hours are generally quite long

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    investment banking

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citi

    Pros

    generally good people, truly global

    Cons

    not enough time off, a lot of leadership changes when i was there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    People doing the work used to be quite good. Management focused on cost cutting.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - N/A in London, England
    Former Employee - N/A in London, England

    I worked at Citi full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, if you have the right manager, then you can work from home some of the time.

    Cons

    Management focus is only on cutting costs, primarily leading to moving jobs from high cost locations (e.g. New York, London, Singapore) to low cost locations like Tampa or India - completely ignoring the depth of experience and skill levels of the staff in locations they deem as high cost.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually think about decisions - just because the bottom line is lower doesn't actually mean that the cost to the company is less. Consider that a worker in a low cost location usually requires regular help from the staff in the high cost locations - once all the staff in the high cost locations have gone the company will flounder.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Work at Citi? Share Your Experiences

Citi

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.