CIT Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
124 Reviews
2.6
124 Reviews
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CIT Chairman and CEO John A. Thain
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Depending on which department you are in, you usually have a great work life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Good benefits package and reasonable work/life balance depending on role (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management is not in touch with all of the businesses (in 7 reviews)

  • this was once a good company but senior management team broke it and continue to drive this ship in the dirt with reckless abandon (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Amazing

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator  in  Burlington, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Burlington, ON (Canada)

    I worked at CIT full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    CIT is a great a place to work ... the management is really supportive for wanting to learn more, supportive of ideas to make things better and overall great place to be.

    Cons

    CIT deals with a lot of boring content, contracts, processing contract and the such, a lot of the roles in Burlington at least are very mundane, nothing too exciting. and the air in the building is so dry it feels like its sucking the life out of you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make it more interesting to work there

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    I do not consider CIT a world class Financial Services Organization

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CIT full-time

    Pros

    Nothing to share. I do not have any pro's to speak of that were not personal in nature. Headquarters in NJ is convenient for many of the employees.

    Cons

    Everything was second rate compare to other financial services companies. Compensation, career potential and the quality of management will never be at the same level of its competitors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not make committments to change and people that you cannot and will not keep.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Dedicated Staff, marginal management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CIT full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Coworkers band together despite frequent management replacements

    Cons

    Management still cannot get it right

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find work in a different industry sector or planet.

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    this company is broken.

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    Current Employee - IT Consultant  in  Livingston, NJ
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Livingston, NJ

    I have been working at CIT as a contractor for more than 8 years

    Pros

    -good cafeteria - good food and good people work there.
    -foosball table.

    Cons

    -no moral compass.
    -the good people have left already or are leaving.

    -this was once a good company but senior management team broke it and continue to drive this ship in the dirt with reckless abandon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    “...people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

    ― Maya Angelou

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Pressure-packed work environment

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    Current Employee - Vice President of Information Technology  in  Livingston, NJ
    Current Employee - Vice President of Information Technology in Livingston, NJ

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Well-run cafeteria. Most people are nice and easy to work with. Good opportunity for on-the-job learning. Some directors go the extra-mile to make CIT a satisfying place to work.

    Cons

    Not enough directors go the extra-mile to make CIT a satisfying place to work. No opportunity to learn new things, unless self-motivated and can squeeze it in. Those with talent are stretched too thin. Those that are less-motivated get away with doing the bare minimum. Some subordinates feel managers aren't in-touch, therefore those managers are not respected. Promises made by management are too often not kept. Managers that are sharp are not appreciated. Low employee morale. Lots of job-seeking going on. Plenty of complaints, bad language, bad attitudes, and behind-the-back-bad-mouthing. Goal setting policy is implemented like it was a forced government mandate rather than as a tool to develop talent. Politically correct surveys are a joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the talent you have and reward it. Create a policy of regularly clearing out dead-wood. Implement a 360 degree feedback program.

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

    Good people, but management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The people are fantastic! Really great, intelligent people.

    Cons

    The company is struggling with who they want to be and what the areas of focus are. Plus there is still a lot of apathy from bankruptcy. Senior management is not in touch with all of the businesses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put the businesses first.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Worst IT experience and work environment

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    Former Employee - IT Consultant  in  Livingston, NJ
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Livingston, NJ

    I worked at CIT as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Seriously can't think of anything. Maybe the onsite cafeteria

    Cons

    Upper management does not listen to recommendations or potential road blocks for projects. The transition within IT was not well planned. Internal dept communication is terrible as well as overall direction. This is pretty much the worst work experience I have had.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the overall leadership and try again.

  9.  

    Financial Industry Makes a Difference!

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    Current Employee - Vice President  in  Livingston, NJ
    Current Employee - Vice President in Livingston, NJ

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

    Pros

    Talented group of individuals who jointly collaborate to meet company goals.
    Challenging, fast paced and a terrific place to grow, exceed and be recognized.
    Excellent compensation package.

    Cons

    Regulation requirements sometimes hinder overall success.
    Leadership IT team is slightly top-heavy.
    Advancement can be challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider conducting an internal assessment of human resources before going out into the marketplace to seek skills that might already exist in-house.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    No rewards or recognition for the hard working

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    Former Employee - Account Administrator  in  Livingston, NJ
    Former Employee - Account Administrator in Livingston, NJ

    I worked at CIT full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice location to work in

    Cons

    No recognition, no raise or bonus unless your a boss's favorite

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat everyone the same and reward merit by job well done, not by who's your favorite

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A temporary employee through Kelly Services. Last year at employer 2009

    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Livingston, NJ
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Livingston, NJ

    I worked at CIT as a contractor

    Pros

    They appeared to have a lot of strengths and were organized. Decent pay. At the time that I was there in the Livingston office they had a good chef in their cafeteria and the price of lunch was not expensive. After he left it still was pretty decent. The department that I worked in was pretty clean looking with cubicles that was were decently spacious and lightly colored. I believe that room was newly done. I was treated nicely and the employees seemed to have community like mentality and seemed to help one another. Monthly they would have birthday celebrations with a cake ordered by the Admin for employees that were the born in that particular month. For Christmas, even though I was only a temp, they gave me a $50.00 gift card, and I was only assisting on certain things.

    Cons

    I would have to think about it.

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