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CIT Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
138 Reviews
2.9
138 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Depending on which department you are in, you usually have a great work life balance (in 16 reviews)

  • Good benefits package and reasonable work/life balance depending on role (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management is not in touch with all of the businesses (in 8 reviews)

  • this was once a good company but senior management team broke it and continue to drive this ship in the dirt with reckless abandon (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Risk Analyst

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

    I have been working at CIT full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    1) In Flux
    2) Work Life balance
    3) Bonuses

    Cons

    1) Bureaucratic
    2) Political
    3) Myopic
    4) Analysis Paralysis
    5) Incompetent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Layoff people in overstaffed departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Finance Organization VERY open to changing and adapting to current environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Livingston, NJ
    Current Employee - Analyst in Livingston, NJ

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

    Pros

    Motivated individuals who care about each other. They are trying to get the old-school mentality out and adapt with changing ideas. With new merger with OneWest, CIT has good outlook.

    Competitive pay with industry. Actually slightly better than industry.

    When I was able to ask CEO John Thain about what type of qualities he would look for in someone he was hiring he replied by saying people who are motivated, smart, and most importantly people who you can get along with. If you

    Cons

    Not necessarily a Con but work consumes a giant portion of your life. Hard to balance everything else you want to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    One of the best places to work.

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

    I have been working at CIT full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company is very diverse and the management executives are eager to see you grow within the company.

    Cons

    The amount of your workload does not always reflect in your pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the advantages of investing in your employees by paying for certain certifications that may apply to their future role within the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Data Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livingston, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livingston, NJ

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

    Pros

    It was ok when I joined in 2011, but a new CIO turned the place upside down

    Cons

    New CIO, New CIO, New CIO

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Nice place to work if you just want a job

    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CIT

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Hours are reasonable.

    Cons

    The company is trying to move all it's jobs to JAX Florida. So if you are working in NY or NJ chances are they will not promote you or provide you opportunity for job growth as every new position is moving down to Florida where it is cheaper.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees see what is happening and are moving to cruise control waiting for their packages

  7.  

    Great Company positioned for growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Livingston, NJ
    Current Employee - Director in Livingston, NJ

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

    Pros

    Great culture with smart people and excellent work life balance.

    Cons

    Red tape to get things done can be challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline processes and invest in current technology.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good work/life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    There is a Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    There are Limited opportunities for advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Average company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance in Livingston, NJ
    Current Employee - Finance in Livingston, NJ

    I have been working at CIT full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good place to be for working parents looking for work place flexibility. Appears to a firm that is looking to grow especially thru OneWest acquistion. Strong executive leaders that are respected on Wall Street have brought CIT much relevance.

    Cons

    Senior management lacks transparency. In certain groups things change and we end up finding out from other departments. Certain managers seem to only care about themselves and fail to communicate important issues to staff. This leads to inefficiencies and low morale. Unfortunately this has lead to lots of turnover. Also IT has many issues including speed of service and increased disruptions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start caring about your employees. Do not view them as just a #. The company also needs to be clear and stop dancing around true issues and resolve them with a consistent approach.

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

    Terrible place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livingston, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livingston, NJ

    I have been working at CIT full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you work in the Livingston office, it's an easy commute for those in nearby suburbs who have a car. If you live in NYC and don't have a car, it's a train and then a 20 minute cab ride, because Livingston is not near any form of public transportation.

    Cons

    Some very talented employees, but many managers are inept in their ability to manage staff. Some are rude and disrespectful. HR dept is dysfunctional. Good performance not rewarded financially. Constantly chasing meaningless metrics. Outdated technology; company is still using Internet Explorer 8.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor environment where people are not valued, only the perception on the street is valued

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Livingston, NJ
    Current Employee - Director in Livingston, NJ

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

    Pros

    Pay - they overpay their new employees

    Cons

    -management would rather see employees leave then reward existing employees
    -no career path
    -constantly starting new projects without managing capacity
    -only focusing on the present, no long-term view and no leadership skills on the management team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Abandon the acquisition strategy and focus on people and processes. Without fixing the core problems, CIT will always be a mediocre company at best.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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