Citi Reviews

Updated April 14, 2015
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  1. Officer

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in London, England (UK)

    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.

  2. OK for banking

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    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in London, England (UK)

    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

  3. Summer Analyst CMO

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    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Citi

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

    Pros

    Great brand and prestige. Very international

    Cons

    Interns are treated as expendable and not given much faith

    Advice to Management

    Be nicer

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  5. Great people and plenty of opportunities to gain exposure across a number of areas within the bank.

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Citi

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

    Pros

    I spent most of my tin within operations and I came across some great people who have continued to be close friends.

    The bank generally encourages internal mobility if you want to gain exposure to different areas.

    Cons

    As it is such a large institution, you can quickly become pigeon holed and it can sometimes become difficult to break out of.

    If you choose to move around the organisation it can be tough getting promotions as there are no "credits in the bank" you take with you, so you find yourself starting afresh each time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on your people. You have some great people there, so invest in them (not necessarily financial) if you want to keep them.

  6. quant intern

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    Former Intern - Intern Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Intern Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Citi as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    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.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Quality of work experience depends largely on your team

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some teams and people were awesome, very "down to earth" and not as cut-throat as those at other investment banks.

    Cons

    Mediocre standards
    Didn't feel like the best place to grow your ambition
    A lot of very unprofessional people

    Advice to Management

    Raise standards and see where that brings the firm in terms of league table rankings

  8. Helpful (1)

    Great learning experience, but lacks clear program for developing bankers.

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    Current Employee - Investment Banking Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Associate in London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You work with hard working, dedicated people who, in my experience, are always willing to help. Great cohesion between various teams. Broad geographic reach gives rotation opportunities, but they are hard to get.

    Cons

    Seniors don't take juniors to pitches enough. Lack of structured program to develop juniors into strong bankers.

    Advice to Management

    Have a clear plan for developing talent. Too many people I've worked with have left simply out of not being satisfied with client exposure / development.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Get an education then get out

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    Former Employee - Vice President Consumer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Vice President Consumer in London, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    Global reach, great brand name, broad training

    Cons

    You are just a number at the end of a day. Still a very siloed organization

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk

  10. Helpful (2)

    Politics is the Key

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in London, England (UK)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Huge Corporate with Multiethnics Environment and Good Benefits

    Cons

    Slow Career Progression
    Frequent Team Restructuring Programme
    Meritocracy not applied

  11. IBD in UK. Great experiences with individual people, lots of very smart, driven employees. But bureaucratic..

    Former Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Director in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Truly global organisation with networks anywhere you could imagine doing business. Compared to other monoline investment banks the breadth of product offerings helps differentiate Citi. Lots of very smart, driven people which makes it a fulfilling place to work.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic organisation. I'm sure other large investment banks aren't dis-similar in this regard, the key difference being when you need to cut through the red tape to get something done for a client at Citi you aren't able to- which I don't think is the case at GS, JPM, etc.

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