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Citi Reviews in London, England

Updated August 3, 2014
Updated August 3, 2014
2,557 Reviews

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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Citi generally has a good work-life balance for a financial services company (in 193 reviews)

  • Allowed to work from home at least three times a week, was given praise for work from upper management (in 74 reviews)


Cons
  • One of the greatest asset working here was the Work Life balance (in 91 reviews)

  • Senior management continues to move jobs from NYC to Buffalo to save money (in 113 reviews)

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  1.  

    Career defining- and an amazing network

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

    Pros

    Wherever I have been since , the Citi network has supported and helped

    Cons

    Pay not always amazing - and a risk you only learn the "Citi way".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always remember your staff are people, not just pawns in a game.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Rewarding

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

    Pros

    Great work culture, good career progression, access to management

    Cons

    working hours, slightly competitive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Working at Citi

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

    Pros

    It is a great place to work. It will provide opportunities for a successful career to anyone with the desire and drive to do so. A vast global network with numerous opportunities, always willing to provide those that want it with assistance to grow professionally.

    Cons

    Can be political at times, but this will depend on who your boss and peers are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove the vested interest of those who have been at the institution for too long, and the people who lack the academic as well as professional background/mentality/work ethic that banks have strived to garner in the last few decades.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Lovely people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - 2-Week Work Experience  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - 2-Week Work Experience in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Feels like a flat organization. I had the chance to meet a great number of people from a variety of different levels.

    Cons

    I can see that because the culture of the team/department I was in seemed so laid back that I could unintentionally get complacent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Spectacular learning, aggressive culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Associate  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Associate in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    - You learn a lot
    - You are given responsibility early
    - You're trained by the best
    - Meritocratic place most of the times

    Cons

    - Aggressive, cut-throat office culture
    - Hard to get time off
    - Top management couldn't care less about employees
    - A completely money driven place (all we do is for the bonus, all the actions/poor actions are measured against your expected bonus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on getting the culture right. Don't try to be a nicer Goldman Sachs as this won't work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good environment, poor IT infrastructure, organisational issues

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Java Developer  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Java Developer in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    I have been welcomed by a friendly environment. Serious professionals collaborative and helpful.
    My team was responsible for a trading application and sometimes it was stressful, with long hours and some calls outside working times.
    Average-low compensation compared with other investment banks.

    Cons

    Sometimes I felt lack of guidance from management, and it was not always clear who was responsible for what.
    Dealing with the corporate intranet is a nightmare, and most contacts with the people supporting the IT infrastructure were fruitless or worse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make en effort to promote meritocracy at every level.
    Improve corporate processes and the IT infrastructure.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Better the devil you know

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    It is a truly global organisation so there are genuine opportunities to move departments and/or location.

    I thought their systems were antiquated, but now I am working at a much smaller bank I realise Citi are pretty cutting edge in comparison (but definitely not perfect!)

    Cons

    A large amount of red tape, sometimes making it difficult to get your job done.

    Salary package behind market rate.

    Some departments within the bank are very "corporate" others are more relaxed, it's a lottery

    Off shoring of many back office processes makes it difficult to get things done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Citi Review

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    The best place to learn the business of banking
    Flexibility in terms of which area of the bank you would like to work in

    Cons

    Lots of red tape
    Parts tend to be very heirarchical
    Performance (or lack of it) isnt rewarded. However, political abilities are highly valued

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Currently, the orginization is orginized by product. Break it up and reoginize into a client segment focused orginization which makes use of all products

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    risk analytics

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Risk Analyst  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Risk Analyst in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    interesting, modelling, analytical, methodology, good training

    Cons

    little exposure to the market

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A true career, within a global company

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

    Pros

    You name it, you can do it as a career, within the vast company. There is a true sense of value of all staff, and generally, management are supportive

    Cons

    Finance is fickle, and the market changes frequently. The blinkered need to achieve a (say) 10% cut again... coupled with frustrating bureaucracy... can make it hard work to simply raise a purchase order!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage the team to work through the processes, and simplify - not just to work around!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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