Citi Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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  1. Company hasn't figured out what/who they want to be moving forward.

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    Current Employee - Vice President
    Current Employee - Vice President

    I have been working at Citi

    Pros

    401(k) plan, reasonable health insurance

    Cons

    Computer systems are terrible. Hours of any given day or week lost to calls to tech helplines. Most techs do not have the programs we have in the field. So, many wasted hours. Everything is silo-ed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upgrade computers immediately. Supply sales assistants so FA's can do their jobs instead of inputing data & performing back office functions/operations. Provide client/prospect meeting rooms.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. Horrible management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citi

    Pros

    good name in the industry

    Cons

    poor management, training, highly unprofessional recruitment process

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Just a number

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citi

    Pros

    The people you work with.

    Cons

    Low pay, bad insurance, bad management, no pay increases, jobs sent to other countries, more work for less money than the cost of living, everyone's days are numbered....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Citi private equity services is the worst place I've ever worked!!! Avoid this place at all costs

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    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I worked at Citi full-time

    Pros

    Pretty much none. If you like seeing good people treated like dirt for terrible pay, working on holidays, sexual harassment...work here. Bonus? Only if you do "favors".

    Cons

    Al blanco who is the COO is one of the worst people. Abusing his employees and harassing them is a daily Occurance. Good luck if you're a woman here. 40% of the staff has left in one year alone. Have kids? Say goodbye to them. Management are either sociopaths or weaklings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit and pray one of your former employees doesn't find you alone in the street. Find a job that doesn't require being anywhere near people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Minimum wage jobs have better working conditions

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President - Operations & Technology in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President - Operations & Technology in Irving, TX

    I worked at Citi

    Pros

    Will get a fancy title
    Good 401 K match
    Ok benefits to maintain their fortune 500 status

    Cons

    No training at all and you are always at least 3 years behind in the industry.This place has become sliding doors with lot of people leaving the place and management not filling the positions based on cost savings.Oh the positions are out there all the time showing that this place is always hiring.You will know that you are doing the work of five people once you get hired.No bonuses or raises in the past five years.Performance is not valued.Global Talent management is a farce and black and white icon.Wolves all over the place and nepotism to the roost.No value for hard work when it comes to getting rid of people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to open their eyes to what is happing at the middle level IT infrastructure management.THe middle management is overzealous in acquiring and overloading the technical workers.LAyoffs have become very common every quarter even though there is no need.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. Eh

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Citi

    Pros

    There are none. Literally nothing was good about my experience. I left as soon as I found another job (about 1 year).

    Cons

    People didn't care about doing a good job for its own sake. Very bureaucratic. For example, they had a "wax clearing" program where people were supposed save the firm money eliminating waste. I gave them an $800,000 guaranteed net cost savings with zero negative impact (basically cancel licenses costing that much that weren't being used at all). They looked at me like I had 5 heads.

    Recruiter lied to me about comp. They gave a pathetic offer (10%), then lied about the bonus being at least 10% (it was under 10%). They gave me a top ranking at review time, but no raise. Said I was paid too much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a job elsewhere if you can.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Too big for their own good

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    Former Employee - Vice President Finance
    Former Employee - Vice President Finance

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

    Pros

    They have some great employees

    Cons

    Way too big, making a decision here takes way too long. Very poor judge of risk, especially for a bank.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get much smaller.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Don't do it if you want to work in a stable environment. Find your opportunities elsewhere.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    Good initial pay. Diversity programs throughout the company seems very good. Cafe, gym and medical services onsite.

    Cons

    Too much red tape on everything. Very political environment so very few people will go out of their way to help you. Some teams do not care to do the right thing, they only care about the procedures even if it is obviously wrong and can be changed with a little effort. Employees never know what is coming down the pipe until it it implemented. Employees are constantly talking about how they are always nervous about their jobs. Benefits are nowhere close to where they should be for a company this size . Employees in some areas are expected to work hours that are not human with no sort of comp time. Employees complain about little or no raises or bonuses for years except for management. Parking can be a real challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice for management because the bad things are ingrained in the culture of this company and all large banks in general.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Not a good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Warren, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Warren, NJ

    I worked at Citi full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of the people I worked with are professional and friendly.

    Cons

    The management does not reward people for their contributions. The annual performance review is a big farce and is usually unfair. The management also does not like criticism and treats you like crap when you leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't pretend your company is Google and treat people fairly.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. Depends on who you know.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citi (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you know the right people you can move forward.

    Cons

    Instead of promoting for your skills. You have to apply for promotions. It doesn't matter how good you are for a position bit how well you interview.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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