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Updated Apr 13, 2014
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3.1 1,834 reviews

                             

69% Approve of the CEO

Citi CEO Michael Corbat

Michael Corbat

(381 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Citi generally has a good work-life balance for a financial services company"
    in 138 reviews
  • "Allowed to work from home at least three times a week, was given praise for work from upper management"
    in 59 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work-life balance was the most important disadvantage - some times"
    in 66 reviews
  • "Some of the Senior Management team have primitive people skills"
    in 96 reviews
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Better the devil you know

Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
London, England

I worked at Citi full-time for more than 8 years

ProsIt is a truly global organisation so there are genuine opportunities to move departments and/or location.

I thought their systems were antiquated, but now I am working at a much smaller bank I realise Citi are pretty cutting edge in comparison (but definitely not perfect!)

ConsA large amount of red tape, sometimes making it difficult to get your job done.

Salary package behind market rate.

Some departments within the bank are very "corporate" others are more relaxed, it's a lottery

Off shoring of many back office processes makes it difficult to get things done.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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OK

Software Analyst (Former Employee)
Belfast, Northern Ireland

I worked at Citi full-time for more than a year

ProsNice Chair and great building. Pay OK.

ConsLooooong hours, lack of technical work, no work-life balance

Advice to Senior ManagementLess email

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Internally focussed

Assistant Vice President (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at Citi full-time for less than a year

ProsGood brand on CV
Lots of resources
Opportunities to travel and move around company

ConsVery very political
Internally rather than customer focused
Not using best practice processes and technology

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more realistic with staff regarding actual competitive position of the company

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Love the place. A pity about the politics.

Managing Director (ICG) (Former Employee)

I worked at Citi full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThe smart people (and lifetime friendships), the business buzz, the blue chip client franchise, the well-resourced infrastructure (esp from the outside looking in), the opportunities to experience and grow as a professional.

ConsThe size, and the dysfunctional that is a consequence. You can be rated high-potential one year, and be made redundant the next if you happen to be at the wrong place at the wrong time.

Advice to Senior ManagementLook at your gender diversity stats, and the number of hi-pos you are losing, voluntarily or involuntarily. Great respect for Corbat, but I wonder if he's really got his eye on the talent drain. The company is managing by numbers and not by focusing on the lifeblood of its business -- its people!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Above average

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Citi

ProsNot a bad place to work ...

ConsNeed to know how to play politics..

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Dysfunctional

Business Unit Manager (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at Citi full-time for more than 3 years

ProsTop tier bank in fixed income
Support functions have a culture of working short hours

ConsDysfunctional systems and processes that have grown over time
Nothing works
Inability to get anything changed
Huge cottage industries have built up in support groups such as finance, ops, expense management etc

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on the money being wasted paying for ineffective support groups

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Vice President (Current Employee)
London, England

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

ProsGood environment to work with

ConsA Capital company with "Comunism politic in terms of salary" The bank said me that I'm paid above the average hence they cannot incresse me the salary as they need to balance salary with other peers. The bank is under expense reduction process, most of salarues frozen since 5 years ago.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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KYC QA Analyst/Client Service officer

Service & KYC QA Officer (Former Employee)
London, England

I worked at Citi full-time for more than 10 years

ProsNone, any more...
Used to be a fantastic place to work 10-15 years ago

ConsStressful environment for the last 10 years

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employes. Change management

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Positive.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Citi

ProsGood Work Life Balance. Great starter environment.

ConsVery tight deadlines. Unhelpful feedback

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great work life balance but poor bonuses

Senior Auditor (Former Employee)
London, England

I worked at Citi full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat work life balance, long hours are not the norm. Decent amount of holidays for a U S employer. Good flex benefits.

ConsBonuses not very good - salary reviews on internal promotion are not great. Sometimes feels US employees get more benefits and opportunities than elsewhere in the company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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