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Citibank Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
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Pros
  • work life balance is okay consider working in an investment bank (in 61 reviews)

  • The working environment really satisfied every one who loves to work in dynamic environment (in 76 reviews)


Cons
  • Your work life balance suffers considerably as you are managing multiple projects (in 83 reviews)

  • If there are, they are very low compared to the long hours you spend (in 52 reviews)

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  1.  

    Abusive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Branch Maangement in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Branch Maangement in New York, NY

    I have been working at Citibank

    Pros

    Super talented individuals , but demoralized by middle managemnt

    Cons

    Management is abusive, too many conference calls and deliverables

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to VOE , Less interference from Area Managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Squeezing blood from a stone

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Personal Banker II in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Personal Banker II in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Salary is the most competitive in retail banking. AND thaaat's about all.

    Cons

    Where to begin? Retail banking industry as a whole is declining. The golden years of banking are behind us. There is no more making a lifetime career in retail banking. Digital is the new wave and that only means one thing: Less staff will be needed and one can certainly expect increasing cutbacks and staffing cuts year after year. ZERO job security. You're only as good as today's production/results. Do yourself a favor and stay away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to management? HAH! Maybe if they cared, I'd burn the 3 calories it would take to type my advice but they don't so I won't.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    *NOT WORTH* You will make a lot of money, for a short time, BUT you will want to eat a bullet before the end.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mortgage Consultant in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Mortgage Consultant in Ann Arbor, MI

    I worked at Citibank full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Only one Pro. You make a lot of money. The next best benefit is being able to put Citi on your resume when you leave.

    Cons

    Everything else. Soul grinding, heavy rules & regulations. Absolutely everything is numbers driven, no consideration is given for personal behavior. How's his numbers? Bad=Fired, Good=Keep. From the moment you walk in the door, they are trying their best to get you fired (more money and job security for them). To survive here, for even a short amount of time, you have no choice but to become a specialist in all the CYA internal rules, regulations & procedures. Even if you spend your entire day trying to CYA they will eventually find some obscure rule to force you out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Everything is fake. I will NOT RECOMMEND.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - President in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - President in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Fancy Brand..."Citi"...suite-up!!! large buildings...spend money of training...good commission if you can screw with your clients.

    Cons

    Temporary...Fake..."Justify you job" every minute...Stress....Bad language used all the time...One of the worst management I have witnessed!!! I don't know how FDIC let them operate with their unethical internal/external practices...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructure yourself - starting from CEO...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Why you should pass on an offer from Citibank

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Infrastructe Technical Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Infrastructe Technical Analyst

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

    Pros

    Great 401(k).
    There are some good people at the Company. My management was very positive, but their management were the ones really making the decision. You hear a lot of... "I really think you work is outstanding, but there are just no promotions available this year."

    Cons

    Compensation matches industry averages, but raises and bonuses are insulting to say the least
    Experience, I worked in IT and the company has very narrow silos of responsibility. If you are looking to get experience you will not find it at Citi.
    Management changes every 6 months.
    Promotions are nonexistent. Most employees leave Citi for a better position at another bank, then inturn return to Citi to progress their carreer.
    Vendors hate them. I have been told that Vendors find them arogant, hostile, and difficult to work with. (Current employer is one of the vendors that is glad they are no longer a client)
    The company wastes a lot of money. I was involved in a $1.5 MIllion project for a data room that was intended to house a large group of servers, which end up only containing 2 devices and Backup cost are completely out of control.
    No recognition of exceptional work.
    Promotion only occur once a year for the worker bees.
    Senior management is like a game of musical chairs.
    Talent doesn't mean much promotions are generally based on the managements favors.
    You spend most of you time on the phone discussion actions plans, which never get executed. This is due to the changing management which changes priorities almost every quarter.
    The only way to get a raise is if the entire company does well, so if your business unit was up 40%, but the company overall was down 10% no raises for anyone.
    Company is filled with incompetent employees.
    More concerned with process than actual work. Most meeting are spent discussing the required documents that need to be filled out and who will do it.
    Employees openly complain about how working at Citi is terrible. This is a bad one for me. It was very difficult to get excited about work.

    I could fill a book with reasons you want to steer clear of Citi...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. They are constantly complaining about compensation, outsourcing, and career mobility. Stop paying lip service to concerns of your employees and actually listend

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great for entry level

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citibank

    Pros

    If your a driven salesperson, the additional bonuses and compensation could supplement the poor starting wage.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up - focused on entry level positions with little advancement opportunities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Teller

    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Citibank

    Pros

    Good pay get to sit down

    Cons

    Mangers are nasty and rude to staff
    Lots of favoritism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Worst work experience ever!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bank Teller
    Former Employee - Bank Teller

    I worked at Citibank part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    U get a paycheck twice a month to pay ur bills

    Cons

    All they care about is selling products. .... they can't keep staff working there... The management sucks and should not be in the Jobs that they are.... they also don't appreciate their employees that they do have.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house. Get some real employees working for ur company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    LAST BANKING JOB I EVER WANT TO HAVE!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Teller
    Current Employee - Lead Teller

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Opportunity to grow if you know the right people or make friends with the right people. If you are lucky enough to work under the right management, can be a great place to work.

    Cons

    Unfortunately it's a corporation where it does not matter how hard you work, you have to make the right friends or you will never move up. A lot of shady people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Its' who you know not what you know

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Cafe
    Online training available
    Tuition Reimbursement

    Cons

    Promotions based of off who you know
    Very unprofessional office environment
    Lots of men hitting on you all of the time...to an annoying extent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees when they complain about harassment
    Promote based on the job they do

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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