Citi Reviews

Updated July 14, 2015
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Citi CEO Michael Corbat
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Pros
  • Work life balance is recognized (in 230 reviews)

  • Work from home- depends on your managers approval (in 84 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance is non-existent (in 117 reviews)

  • Pathetic Senior management in Risk Technology (in 117 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Citigroup

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

    I have been working at Citi full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Global Presence. Huge scope of global mobility and career growth. Exposure to multiple business.

    Cons

    Lot of layers and red tape causing inefficiency. Doesn't have standard metrics for pay or growth.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency should be promoted and more proactive feedback should be taken from employees leaving the firm.


  2. Good for work life balance

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

    I have been working at Citi

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is good but it all depends on where you work and at your managers discretion.

    Cons

    No centralised datawarehouse, too many systems, low pay, bonuses are low, in house systems could be improved

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. Review of work culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Best work policies and work life balance

    Cons

    Lot of Red tape, and lot of unprofessional managers which is hard to work.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of Mangers and hire new ones.


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  5. Nice people

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

    I have been working at Citi full-time

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

    Pros

    Good colleagues, some good benefits

    Cons

    Questionable compensation procedure and can take advantage of their employees


  6. Helpful (1)

    Officer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. OK for banking

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  8. Summer Analyst CMO

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. quant intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Quality of work experience depends largely on your team

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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



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