Citi Reviews

Updated 29 October 2014
Updated 29 October 2014
2,716 Reviews
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Pros
  • Citi generally has a good work-life balance for a financial services company (in 223 reviews)

  • satisfied work place environment with the ability to work from home (in 83 reviews)


Cons
  • I didn't really see any cons with working here except for the obvious lack of work-life balance (in 108 reviews)

  • Senior management continues to move jobs from NYC to Buffalo to save money (in 115 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - AML Compliance Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - AML Compliance Analyst in London, England

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

    Pros

    Recognise good people, develop staff with regular training.

    Cons

    work life balance can be difficult.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good

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

    I worked at Citi as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good place to start your career

    Cons

    Competitive to get in to

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Fantastic experience

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

    I worked at Citi part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very friendly employees, everyone (including senior management) was more than happy to spend 30-45 minutes sitting down with you to discuss their experiences, and impart valuable teachings.

    Cons

    As an intern, the desk you are put on is pot luck and certain managers are more focussed on getting their interns into the full time grad scheme than others.

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to work, but underpays

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in London, England

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

    Pros

    - Excellent inhouse opportunities
    - Good training opportunities
    - Work is great

    Cons

    - Compensation is well below market rate
    - Inability to retain good talent - Citi has lots of people who are competent, but the lack of incentives to retain these people is low. Therefore, people feel under appreciated and under valued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't wait until people are about to leave in order to work out how to retain them!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    ok

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citi

    Pros

    large international institution with global footprint

    Cons

    internal political games and patchy management

  7.  

    Great bunch of people

    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

    I have been working at Citi as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Culturally diverse and friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Can take long to implement ideas

    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Good working Culture, competent

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in London, England

    I worked at Citi as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Diverse, full Product offer, competent people, huge market reach

    Cons

    I didn't really see any cons with working here except for the obvious lack of work-life balance. But you should know that going in to any banking job regardless of Company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Many opportunities, but difficulty to attain them due to so many layers and red tape within such a large organization

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England

    I have been working at Citi full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Opportunities to network with other divisions because most of management is willing to meet for a chat. Many global locations allow the possibility to move geographically, but requires networking on your own. No formal process

    Cons

    Many layers of management which they are trying to improve. These layers also cause miscommunication and specialized knowledge where most employees only know about there own role. Very few individuals have a true sense of what goes on holistically at the firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify the organization by cutting unnecessary layers, improve processes in order to get tasks done faster, allow for greater internal mobility

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Quality of work experience depends largely on your team

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I worked at Citi full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Some teams and people were awesome, very "down to earth" and not as cut-throat as those at other investment banks.

    Cons

    Mediocre standards
    Didn't feel like the best place to grow your ambition
    A lot of very unprofessional people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise standards and see where that brings the firm in terms of league table rankings

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good experience but not the best place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Project Analyst
    Former Employee - IT Project Analyst

    I worked at Citi full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Global, challenging and high visibility projects. Good reputation for your CV. Innovative solutions to have a good balance between professional and personal life (home office). Great perks for full time employees.

    Cons

    Operations & Technology is not seen as investment, it is seen as expense. Too many controls and procedures, slow pace, some bureaucracy, personal growth based more in relations -due to power niche- and not in personal performance at all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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