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Citi Reviews

Updated 17 December 2014
Updated 17 December 2014
2,842 Reviews
3.3
2,842 Reviews
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Citi CEO Michael Corbat
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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)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    great place to work if you are in the right project

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citi

    Pros

    large organization so you can move between projects

    Cons

    old archiac systems in place might put you off

  2.  

    excellent

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    Current Employee - Banker in London, England
    Current Employee - Banker in London, England

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

    Pros

    great people, great work, great company

    Cons

    long hours, and the people can be annoying

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better incentive system

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Was pretty good insight into Citi.

    Former Employee - Spring Week Women's Program in London, England
    Former Employee - Spring Week Women's Program in London, England

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

    Pros

    Got an overview of the departments at Citi. It was very well-organized and informative.

    Cons

    Not that I can think of at the moment.

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  5.  

    Great people and plenty of opportunities to gain exposure across a number of areas within the bank.

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in London, England

    I worked at Citi

    Pros

    I spent most of my tin within operations and I came across some great people who have continued to be close friends.

    The bank generally encourages internal mobility if you want to gain exposure to different areas.

    Cons

    As it is such a large institution, you can quickly become pigeon holed and it can sometimes become difficult to break out of.

    If you choose to move around the organisation it can be tough getting promotions as there are no "credits in the bank" you take with you, so you find yourself starting afresh each time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focusing on your people. You have some great people there, so invest in them (not necessarily financial) if you want to keep them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good company with new strong leadership

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    Current Employee - Treasury Director in London, England
    Current Employee - Treasury Director in London, England

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

    Pros

    Mike Corbat is a strong CEO will a clear strategy that the firm has embedded throughout the firm. Much time and effort is being spent on staff development. It feels like the company is really trying to move away from the dark days of the crisis.

    Cons

    Parts of the firm try to do too many things too quickly rather than prioritising. This can make working at Citi overwhelming at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to strike a better balance between the desire to deliver versus the ability to deliver. The quest for delivery is affecting quality and overwhelming staff. Remember that doing your job well is as much of an asset as delivering something new.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A good start

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citi

    Pros

    Interesting work, lots of responsibility early.

    Cons

    Difficult work life balance. Culture of hard work, long hours and difficult people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Rewarding and varied

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citi

    Pros

    During my 20 years at Citi I worked in lots of roles and teams. The size of the company in UK makes it easy to move around between different departments and teams, so no need to move company to progress your career.

    Cons

    They have slightly over done the outsourcing of roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep key support roles onshore.
    Share buying scheme would be good

  9.  

    Trade and Treasury Solutions Intern.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Coming from an Engineering background it was a good experience moving into finance. I also was able to interact with people within the firm, building strong contacts and have been able to establish a good relationship with them.

    Cons

    I was placed in a very small team, so was not exposed to much. This therefore resulted in me constantly asking for work, and trying to take on challenging responsibility.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for

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    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
  11.  

    Good

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    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

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