CIT Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
125 Reviews
2.6
125 Reviews
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CIT Chairman and CEO John A. Thain
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Pros
  • Depending on which department you are in, you usually have a great work life balance (in 12 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  

    Great company, just be careful who you work for...

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    Former Employee - Staff Accountant  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at CIT full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great company, good benefits, nice atmosphere. Most employees are friendly and willing to help you succeed.

    Cons

    I was hired while still in school and expected to know as much as others who have been working in accounting for 5+ years. Training was minimal/unorganized. No on-boarding or introduction to company. Interns got more training and learned more about the company than new hires. Depending on your department, you may be expected to work some insane hours. My manager always pointed out the negative, never said anything good, and definitely played favorites with employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at departments with high turnover and ask what's going on that people aren't staying.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Solid experience at CIT -

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Transportation Finance  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Transportation Finance in New York, NY

    I worked at CIT as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Smart nice people, certain divisions growing really fast. The CEO has done a good job of growing the company. The corporate culture is hard working but definitely not crazy.

    Cons

    In certain division, disorganized but people have good spirits about it. Certain divisions don't seem too busy but some are overworked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some wins and hire more -

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CIT as an intern

    Pros

    Great Employees, work life balance

    Cons

    Didn't get hired because of budget issues after spending a year plus with the company

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at CIT full-time

    Pros

    CIT Group is a great Company to work for. Management is very dedicated to training younger employees. They go over and beyond to help new analyst. Depending on which department you are in, you usually have a great work life balance.

    Cons

    Company is in a transition right now, limited growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the training, it shows you are dedicated toward your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Team

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at CIT full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people, reasonable hours (not IB hours)

    Cons

    CIT has terrible IT systems

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience, but limited mobility

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    Current Employee - Vice President  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Vice President in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at CIT full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Great learning experience provides strong foundation.

    Cons

    Limited mobility, both upward and lateral.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support cross functional development of employees and open avenues for advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    VP

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    Former Employee - Vice President  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL

    I worked at CIT full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very fast pace, Intelligent people, good compensation

    Cons

    They have some risky ventures, makes more but job security changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Financial Industry Makes a Difference!

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    Current Employee - Vice President  in  Livingston, NJ
    Current Employee - Vice President in Livingston, NJ

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

    Pros

    Talented group of individuals who jointly collaborate to meet company goals.
    Challenging, fast paced and a terrific place to grow, exceed and be recognized.
    Excellent compensation package.

    Cons

    Regulation requirements sometimes hinder overall success.
    Leadership IT team is slightly top-heavy.
    Advancement can be challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider conducting an internal assessment of human resources before going out into the marketplace to seek skills that might already exist in-house.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A temporary employee through Kelly Services. Last year at employer 2009

    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Livingston, NJ
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Livingston, NJ

    I worked at CIT as a contractor

    Pros

    They appeared to have a lot of strengths and were organized. Decent pay. At the time that I was there in the Livingston office they had a good chef in their cafeteria and the price of lunch was not expensive. After he left it still was pretty decent. The department that I worked in was pretty clean looking with cubicles that was were decently spacious and lightly colored. I believe that room was newly done. I was treated nicely and the employees seemed to have community like mentality and seemed to help one another. Monthly they would have birthday celebrations with a cake ordered by the Admin for employees that were the born in that particular month. For Christmas, even though I was only a temp, they gave me a $50.00 gift card, and I was only assisting on certain things.

    Cons

    I would have to think about it.

  11.  

    Company on the move

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Livingston, NJ
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Livingston, NJ

    I worked at CIT full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good company to work for, good culture, nice people

    Cons

    Good company, can't think of any

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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