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Citi Reviews

Updated 21 October 2017
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  1. "Global Functions"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Citi full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Internal mobility opportunities, learning and development agenda is strong, work/life balance good if you have boundaries, flexible working, benefits, challenging and interesting work, truly regional and global work,

    Cons

    Too much focus on revenue generating and not enough on behaviours, poor leadership and manager capability due to promotion of specialists into managerial roles instead of people with actual leader experience and/or aptitude - place is full of individual contributors

    Advice to Management

    Ensure next level down are held accountable for cascading organisational change initiatives - you'll never change if they don't


  2. "11 years - Not all Bad"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of good stuff you can get into. You make your career, if you look around..Great benefits, and people who want to get things done. Brand and global experiance

    Cons

    In Tech, its starting to fall behind the bell curve on tech solutions, its clear its focus is on business and not tech. Im not so sure it can keep up the pace and is already showing cracks on its tech platforms and solutions.
    Not such a great career for Tech people, limited I would say. You only realise once you leave just how far behind in Tech it really is. But still thankful for the opportunities it can provide.
    Work life balance is difficult, and you will work long hours and be expected to take on more and more responsibilities as it continues to reduce its Tech workforce, the work does not disappear. Retention has been dropping through the floor due to this "suck it up attitude" from leadership. Most certainly not your 9 to 5 job, expect to do 10hr days, not much opportunity for training and development, and if you are remotely managed, you will tend to be forgotten about to an extent. Collaboration is a word picked out of the dictionary, and the silo mentally is still strong in many places.
    Remember, this firm is about $$ and not about the people. Have that mindset and you will do just fine and properly get a promotion on the back of it.
    (this review is related to technology and not the rest of the firm, which I'm sure is all ok)

    Advice to Management

    Stop talking about leadership, you are good managers, leadership is about people. When selecting to reduce workforce, why is the top layer always protected from being put on the risk list. Managers need to get closer to the coal face of what people do. Yes, data tells only one story, but won't tell you the part of the story, as in people.


  3. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Citi full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work

    Cons

    I have not found any Cons yet.

    Advice to Management

    None. Keep going like you guys do


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Regulatory compliance analyst"

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    Current Employee - Regulatory Compliance Analyst in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Current Employee - Regulatory Compliance Analyst in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Citi full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very nice workimg environment, friendly staff, competent management, a lot of training provided, can grow inside the company.

    Cons

    A lot of competition, bad coffee, at least next to my building no decent food places except hamburgers and sandwitches


  6. "COO"

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    Current Employee - C O O in London, England
    Current Employee - C O O in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Citi full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good culture and work life balance

    Cons

    Low comp and no real plan to address


  7. "Challenging but rewarding"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    International, new projects, mainly good colleagues

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic to get anything done

    Advice to Management

    Simplify


  8. "OK but wouldn't recommend"

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    Former Employee - Sourcing in London, England
    Former Employee - Sourcing in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Citi full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits package is OK although fairly comparable with most large financial services organisations

    Cons

    Large and fragmented organisation. I always think the acid test for how good a company is whether or not you would recommend it to family and friends. I wouldn't recommend Citi.


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    "VP"

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    Current Employee - VP-Senior Analyst in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Current Employee - VP-Senior Analyst in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Citi full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Brilliant company to work for.

    Cons

    Nothing negative to report, treated like an adult


  10. "Investment Banking Associate"

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    Former Employee - Investment Banking Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Citi full-time

    Pros

    Pays decent salary
    Global nature of the work is interesting

    Cons

    Very aggressive work culture
    Extremely long hours
    Poor review process
    Poor training of new employees

    Advice to Management

    Implement upwards feedback process and take is seriously
    Reduce the number of hours worked - it's really not necessary for business success


  11. "Java programmer"

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    Former Employee - Java Developer in London, England
    Former Employee - Java Developer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Citi full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    lots of opportunities to grow

    Cons

    lots of managers and assosiate level devs, no senior devs

    Advice to Management

    hire senior devs/arhcitects


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