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Updated Feb 12, 2014
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71% Approve of the CEO

Citi CEO Michael Corbat

Michael Corbat

(21 ratings)

47% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Service & KYC QA Officer (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

I worked at Citi full-time for more than 10 years

ProsNone, any more...
Used to be a fantastic place to work 10-15 years ago

ConsStressful environment for the last 10 years

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employes. Change management

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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The Private Bank is too insulated

Vice President (Current Employee)

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

ProsFriendly colleagues, who care about doing good work. Potential opportunity to switch to other businesses within Citi.

ConsToo many senior managers making decisions based on their ego, not on what's best for the firm. Raises, bonuses, promotions not tied to performance, only to who you know.

Advice to Senior ManagementBring in outside perspective, the inner circle only wants to hear views that they agree with which damages innovation and morale.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Conforms to traditional ways and fails to promote or reward innovation.

Technical Analyst (Current Employee)
Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

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

ProsThe only thing I enjoyed about working at Citi was getting paid - that part they are good at. Most of my colleagues were excellent folk too.

ConsNon technical career bureaucrats that rode on the backs of excellent engineers to further their own agenda whilst falsely promoting a team environment. Little room for innovation and they hired more of the same types as those getting themselves somewhere. Heavy politics and low staff morale for those teams who suffered. I never saw so much ass kissing by adults in my 20 years in IT.

Advice to Senior ManagementBreak the mould and hire some renegades. Pay attention to who provides the work not those that bring it to your attention.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Interview review Transaction banking

Transaction Banking (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

I worked at Citi as a contractor for more than a year

ProsGood at making it look like they are the bees knees

ConsAll is not what it seems, they take people on who are FoaFoaF (Friend of a Friend of a Friend) and from their outsourced partners in India, and pay them peanuts and if you are not of the same background you are going nowhere! They just expect you to take all the crap they throw at you and give you a crappy Citi pre paid card with £50 on it for Xmas bonus BOLLOX!

Advice to Senior ManagementLook at how and who your managers /directors recruit no wonder Vikram CEO left with his tail between his legs

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

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More bureaucratic than the post office

Vice President (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

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

ProsLarge global company, ability to work on a global scale
Great people, access to the very latest technologies
Flexible work schedules, at home work opportunities

ConsAlmost impossible to actually get things done
Technology unit is hampered from delivering solutions to the business due to complex process and procedures. Projects that could be delivered in 3-4 months anywhere else will take 2 years to complete at Citi

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Applications Support (Former Employee)
Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

I worked at Citi full-time for more than 3 years

ProsIts a great company with lot of talents,lots of opportunity for carrier improvement

ConsManagement didn;t guide define teh carrier path for employees and promotions are not very great.

Advice to Senior Managementlot of politics is there in the mangement team. rate of attricion is very high.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Work..work..with no rewards !!

Senior Java Developer (Current Employee)
Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

I have been working at Citi

ProsIt is all about work, work, pressure but at the end of the year a sad face that company did not do well and we cannot give you a hike or bonus.! Not worth sacrificing your work-life balance!!

Cons1. Poor compensation in Belfast
2. Only about Work and work
3. Very poor work-life balance

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease think of employees who work so hard! When times will improve, you will find an empty workplace and will not be able to retain employees!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A very bad year

Analyst Developer (Former Employee)
City of London, England (UK)

I worked at Citi

ProsThe pay was good
The people were nice
The hours were reasonable
There were some good places to go for lunch

ConsLunchtime drinking - might not sound bad but if you were there you'd know
You need to be very comfortable with bureaucracy
Nobody in my part seemed very into the job

Advice to Senior ManagementTry to change the culture - no idea how you can do that.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Project Manager (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

I have been working at Citi

Pros* Great work/life balance
* Vast majority of people are friendly and willing to help
* Global firm, with regular interaction to all corners of the world

Cons* London is no longer seen as a growth site for back office functions such as Technology, thus attrition is high and back-fill is usually elsewhere in the globe
* Poor pay compared to market rates
* Limited scope for career progression

Advice to Senior ManagementCiti has many layers within the organisation. Often messages of direction and values are lost in translation between the executive leadership team in New York, and the regional management teams. When drilling into the regions, staff are not empowered to fulfil the aspirations of the firm without going back to New York for approval.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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SENIOR OPERATIONS ANALYST (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

I have been working at Citi

ProsThe challenges help you grow

ConsIt is extgremely difficult to progress if you havent entered the company under some sort of management programme

Advice to Senior ManagementStop spending so much on incompetent temps when the work can be done by existing staff by keeping up their morale by giving them decent salaries

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