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Citi Reviews

Updated 24 November 2014
Updated 24 November 2014
2,774 Reviews
3.3
2,774 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 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.  

    Good company with new strong leadership

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    A good start

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    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

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  5.  

    Trade and Treasury Solutions Intern.

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    • 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

    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
  6.  

    Great company to work for

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    • 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
  7.  

    quant intern

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

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

    Pros

    In general it is a nice place to work. Atmosphere is laid back, working hours OK, and people are nice. For internship it is nice.

    Cons

    As an internship I don't see much cons. One thing that is particuarly annoying is this is a compnay with a lot of bureaucracy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Learnt a lot, but too many layers of management and conflicting egos led to a lack of clear direction and strategy.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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

    You can learn a lot in which ever field you choose to specialise in. Ample opportunity to change departments to gain a new skill.

    Cons

    Senior management are too focussed on keeping the shareholders happy. The desire to see a share price increase quarter on quarter, leads to short term planning, and quick fixes. To get promoted up the ranks you need to know people and be prepared to brown nose, rather than letting you ability and performance speak for themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strip out the layers upon layers of management. Focus on getting the job done, rather than the share price.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Fantastic experience

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    • 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
  11.  

    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

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