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Citi Reviews

Updated 18 April 2015
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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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  1. CitiQuest

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Citi as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great in depth insight into the industry while getting to meet and networking with lots of people from different areas.

    Cons

    Only got to get a deeper understanding of one business area rather than multiple as in the scope programme they offer.

    Advice to Management

    The programme is very good as it stands, but it's not for everyone, only for those that already have a good understanding of what the firm does and where they'd fit in.

  2. QD

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citi full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment and work satisfaction

    Cons

    Poor compensation with respect to market

  3. A good company to work for but pay tends to be in the lower quartile

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in London, England

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good offices, good teamwork, global reach, varied work. Some very talented managers and staff, it is an interesting place to work. Has a flexible approach to working.

    Cons

    Constant threat of moving to mid-cost and low-cost locations so some job insecurity. Can be somewhat overly bureaucratic

    Advice to Management

    Delegate more to middle and senior management. Look behind the metrics and don't be so metric driven. Off-shoring isn't always the best approach

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  5. Vice president

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President - Technology in London, England
    Current Employee - Vice President - Technology in London, England

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    In general good environment for high performers.

    Cons

    Sometimes in few projects managers can be a pain. But this can happen anywhere.
    May or may not get bonus
    Pay hikes are not that great after promotions etc. You get some unconvincing reasons.

    Advice to Management

    Give better pay to your current employees who are high performer without they trying to push for it. Unfortunately the way it works now is the new joiners get paid well than those who are already there.

  6. Nice atmosphere, weak bonuses

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in London, England
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in London, England

    I have been working at Citi

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly, internal mobility encourages, decent salary

    Cons

    Poor bonuses, bureaucratic, salary freezes

    Advice to Management

    Less paperwork just for the sake of it

  7. Intern

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citi

    Pros

    A lot of responsibility, good training

    Cons

    Sweatshop, work long hours, sometimes monotonous work

  8. Officer

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very flexible working schedule.
    Great benefits.

    Cons

    Top heavy with regards to management. We had 1 manager per 3 employees, at times giving contradictory requirements.
    Poor cross-integration between sectors, with a mentality of some sectors being treated as second rate citizens.
    Notion that reducing head count will directly have an effect on the stock price - as such head cut reduction has been going on at an extremely high rate, without regard to consequence while stock price has remained almost identical as what it was years ago.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the number of managers. If a need to save internal cost is required it makes more sense to reduce the manager count rather than conventional employee headcount - as managers are far more expensive to maintain than the conventional employee.

  9. Summer internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Summer Internship in London, England
    Current Employee - Summer Internship in London, England

    I have been working at Citi

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Super systematic, friendly atmosphere, tons of opportunities

    Cons

    Lunch options are expensive, and sometimes too hectic with building renovations

  10. OK for banking

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in London, England

    I worked at Citi

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - dynamic environment for summer interns

    Cons

    - not so much focused on actual results

    Advice to Management

    cut layers

  11. Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst

    I worked at Citi

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    plenty of room to grow, nice people, competitive pay

    Cons

    very political and process driven which can be bothersome

    Advice to Management

    foster young talent and dont let politics get in the way

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