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Citi Reviews

Updated Jul 26, 2014
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3.1 2,491 reviews

68% Approve of the CEO

Citi CEO Michael Corbat

Michael Corbat

(476 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Awesome co-workers

    Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThe best part of working for citi was the administrative staff. They were really amazing.

    ConsThe person I worked for was really horrible. She made my experience there very traumatic, so much that I would never want to work for citi in the future. I'm appalled as to how I was treated and that she was not reprimanded for her behavior.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your administrative staff better. You need these people in order to make your work day run flawlessly.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Avoid

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsUseful for a competing offer at a competent firm. If you're facing deportation and need employment they'll do - I got a friend a job who needed one in a hurry. Useful for a long short - short C and long GS.

    ConsToo many to list. None. It was awful. They fired people left right and center. We called it playing Survivor Citigroup. So glad I found a new job before they fired me.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt's not the worker bees that are the problem, it's the Managing Directors.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The C in Citi stands for change

    Retention (Current Employee) Jacksonville, FL

    ProsBenefits immediately from day one. Citi employs people with very little skills, and offers jobs(This can also be a detractor). There are many people with very diverse backgrounds.

    ConsHorrible training program. No upward mobility at all. They try to give illusion of movement by giving you your same pay grade in steadily worse positions than you currently have. No merit, or fairness in internal hiring. I have a college education, and was passed up by employees that had a parent, or family member working in that dept. It was made worse by the fact that they gave them a real interview, and did not extend same questioning to me. Micro managing to the last degree here. It feels like they are standing over you with a stop watch even when you need to go the bathroom. My dept has a lot of favorites that get to go what ever they want.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagers are treated as poorly as employees. I am not sure I can give advice to a manager because they are terminated at a moments notice, or tortured if they do not conform. It is difficult to be productive in this tyrannical environment. I have been told that South Dakota is the site that puts pressure on our site, and that they think Jacksonville is the laughing stock of Citi. If all parts of the company will not move as one then please just start termination process, so I can get unemployment, and stop working for this crap company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Do more for less

    Vice President (Current Employee) Buffalo, NY

    ProsThere are a lot of opportunities to move around laterally.
    Training in Buffalo is decent and the people are nice.

    ConsSenior management continues to move jobs from NYC to Buffalo to save money. This is a good thing if you live in Buffalo. This is bad if you live in NYC.
    The pay is low. Generally people don't receive raises and if they do it's usually only $300 to $700 more a year. Which is fine but starting pay is normally between 28,000 and 32,000 for entry level jobs.
    There is a running joke that anyone can be an AVP at Citi. They'll give you the title but no money.
    Managers are mixed bag. Some are really good but many are terrible. There are times where a manager will mess up and just throw one of their employees under the bus.
    Benefits are terrible. Health insurance is basically a high deductible or a high deductible.
    You never get to take all of your vacation. There is always a reason for why you can't take off.
    Groups are run bare bones. Some departments have a 2 for 1 policy. Your team has to lose 2 people to hire 1 person. Which in itself is awful but then office politics come into play and your 1 might be given to someone else.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay people more. No one cares about meaningless titles.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    watch your back

    BU Controller (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsSome of the "old" Citibankers are solid people and nice to deal with, however there are fewer and fewer.

    Conswhat your back, CYA, don't stick your neck out, and wear blinders, it's best not to be inovative, whatever your boss wants give it ti him rright or wrong

    Advice to Senior Managementread the story "The Emperor's New Clothes" i.e, your staff tells you what you want to hear

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Branch Manager

    Branch Manager (Current Employee) Baltimore, MD

    ProsA lot of vacation time. Decent pay

    Conscut throat, stress, abusive treatment. unrealistic, tyrants, no appreciation

    Advice to Senior Managementget it together. God is not the ruler of the company. If there are COMPANY policies, AD's should not be allowed to make "pocket policies" to over ride the company policies AND Ad's need not be put on a throne. Do the right things because it's are the right things to do. Do as you say, stop with the "favorites" and silly area "elitist" programs. Support an employees career goals. stop with the greed give out a raise to employees! don't manage with fear. the world does not need a paint brush. Get over yourself

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Treats their employees as poorly as their customers.

    Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) Tucson, AZ

    ProsGood Benefits
    Nice Campus
    Handicap accessible

    ConsPeers and unit managers lack all professionalism. Company policies limit growth and opportunity. Over competition leads to a toxic work environment. If you want to feel unappreciated in a large company, with "good benefits" Citi is the place for you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDoesn't offered unpaid time. Very difficult to plan/get vacation time. Needs updated policies to avoid dissatisfied employees and customers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Hires the bottom of the barrel, who can't leave for better jobs.

    Operations Analyst (Former Employee) Roseland, NJ

    ProsFlexible Shifts, Low Pressure for 3/4 the year

    ConsUneducated Staff, Poor Hiring practices, High Turnover, Low Pay

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't BS us with no Cost of living adjustments, at least give us that.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    worked in customer service sales and fraud

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Jacksonville, FL

    ProsCiti has great benefits, a nice cafeteria, gym and daycare on site. Somewhat flexible schedules and great coworkers.

    ConsTerrible pay! Raises are a joke. Seriously 1%-3% a year depending on performance. If you are upper management its probably great but those positions don't open very frequently. Also Citi likes to close whole departments and transfer them offshore to Mumbai and Singapore.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    If you don't brown nose, you won't move up. Hard work doesn't account for nothing.

    Collections Agent (Former Employee) Tucson, AZ

    ProsEXCELLENT benefits, good work/life balance

    ConsOppressive management, stressful, minimal advancement opportunities if you don''t kiss-you-know-what.

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit, before you bring the whole company down. You'd be doing everyone a fantastic service

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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