Citi Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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  1. A good company to work for but pay tends to be in the lower quartile

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good offices, good teamwork, global reach, varied work. Some very talented managers and staff, it is an interesting place to work. Has a flexible approach to working.

    Cons

    Constant threat of moving to mid-cost and low-cost locations so some job insecurity. Can be somewhat overly bureaucratic

    Advice to Management

    Delegate more to middle and senior management. Look behind the metrics and don't be so metric driven. Off-shoring isn't always the best approach

  2. Vice president

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    In general good environment for high performers.

    Cons

    Sometimes in few projects managers can be a pain. But this can happen anywhere.
    May or may not get bonus
    Pay hikes are not that great after promotions etc. You get some unconvincing reasons.

    Advice to Management

    Give better pay to your current employees who are high performer without they trying to push for it. Unfortunately the way it works now is the new joiners get paid well than those who are already there.

  3. Nice atmosphere, weak bonuses

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

    I have been working at Citi

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

    Pros

    Friendly, internal mobility encourages, decent salary

    Cons

    Poor bonuses, bureaucratic, salary freezes

    Advice to Management

    Less paperwork just for the sake of it

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  5. All about the investors and using employees like animals

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Having the title on your CV that's all

    Cons

    Extremely long hours. Never ending work pressure throughout the year. Too much office politics and bum licking managers. No bonus. Technology guys are seen as slaves to business and they act as Gods.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to keep Talend (not just indians who come from super poor families and have to suffer for visa and europe)

  6. Endless opportunities but slow to achieve change

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    • 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

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

    Pros

    friendly people, growing, positive culture, smart people, global opportunities

    Cons

    too big, lack of rewards, lack of timing, slow to approve change, not good with dealing with job cuts

    Advice to Management

    less politics, more communication

  7. excellent

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

    I have been working at Citi full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great people, great work, great company

    Cons

    long hours, and the people can be annoying

    Advice to Management

    better incentive system

  8. Was pretty good insight into Citi.

    Former Intern - Spring Week Women's Program in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Spring Week Women's Program in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Got an overview of the departments at Citi. It was very well-organized and informative.

    Cons

    Not that I can think of at the moment.

  9. Good company with new strong leadership

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

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

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

    Pros

    Mike Corbat is a strong CEO will a clear strategy that the firm has embedded throughout the firm. Much time and effort is being spent on staff development. It feels like the company is really trying to move away from the dark days of the crisis.

    Cons

    Parts of the firm try to do too many things too quickly rather than prioritising. This can make working at Citi overwhelming at times.

    Advice to Management

    Try to strike a better balance between the desire to deliver versus the ability to deliver. The quest for delivery is affecting quality and overwhelming staff. Remember that doing your job well is as much of an asset as delivering something new.

  10. Fantastic experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Citi part-time (less than a year)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very friendly employees, everyone (including senior management) was more than happy to spend 30-45 minutes sitting down with you to discuss their experiences, and impart valuable teachings.

    Cons

    As an intern, the desk you are put on is pot luck and certain managers are more focussed on getting their interns into the full time grad scheme than others.

  11. Good place to work, but underpays

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

    I have been working at Citi full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    - Excellent inhouse opportunities
    - Good training opportunities
    - Work is great

    Cons

    - Compensation is well below market rate
    - Inability to retain good talent - Citi has lots of people who are competent, but the lack of incentives to retain these people is low. Therefore, people feel under appreciated and under valued.

    Advice to Management

    Don't wait until people are about to leave in order to work out how to retain them!

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