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Updated Jun 24, 2014
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Citi CEO Michael Corbat

Michael Corbat

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48% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Straightforward interview ... lots of work to do

    Vice President, Credit and Portfolio Risk Manager (Current Employee)
    Elk Grove Village, IL

    ProsLot of variety of things to do. Good place for a person who is very patient and likes to set things up from scratch.

    ConsUnderstaffed and overworked employees. Need to hire more people and put processes in place to make things better.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more people and put processes in place to make things better. Be realistic about expectations that you can do with a limited staff.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Forget your family life.They expect you around the clock and frequently. No appreciation how hard you work

    Risk Analyst (Current Employee)
    Elk Grove Village, IL

    ProsVacation policy is good, Provided you can take it.

    ConsToo long work hours including working in weekends. Benefits are not at all great. More of the cost is pushed over to the employees. They give work deadline in the evening and expect it to be done that night. Don't hire enough workers Poor management, Always in a put-out fire mode, due to unrealistic deadlines

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Vice President (Current Employee)
    Elk Grove Village, IL

    Prosgood work life balance, no presure

    Consno growth opportunities, incompetent management team

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

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    Great place to work overall

    Vice President (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsGreat people to work with

    ConsLimited potential within the department

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Financial Analyst IV (Former Employee)
    Elk Grove Village, IL

    ProsLife work Balance is the only thing I can think off.

    ConsNo growth and underpaid unless you know someone on the top

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo comment

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    good

    Programmer Analyst (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    Prosbest work environment
    friendly people
    good pay

    Consworkload is heavy
    over emphasis on experience

    Advice to Senior Managementgive chance for freshers

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    Teller (Current Employee)
    Northbrook, IL

    Prosthey dont have and they suck

    Consallmost everything at citibank is horrible

    Advice to Senior Managementpure garbage

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

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    Had a great summer experience.

    Investment Banking Summer Analyst (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsGood training, friendly management, good mentoring system, had many intern events such as pool party at a managing director's house, yacht ride, Cubs game, etc.

    ConsLong hours, very fraternity-like culture. Very pigeon-holed into doing menial work such as making Powerpoint slides all day. Sometimes didn't have enough to do, sometimes had too much to do and had to pull all-nighters to finish.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Citi hates nearly all of its employees.

    Vice President (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsYou can occasionaly find a pocket of good employees to work with it can be tolerable for awhile but will ultimately be short lived.

    ConsThere is no shortage of department managers that are willing to grandstand, and cut the throats of their employees in an attempt to make themselves look better. Layoff's are constant and will remain so. Citi is to big to FAIL, to big to mabage, to big to think, to big to care for any shareholder, customer or employee.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSell or spinoff every business unit of the company. Disolve the corporation entirely in the manner it stands today. There are no econimies of scale to be had, the amount of waste due to mismanagement is absolutely staggering. Want to cut employees? Eliminate 50 - 75% of the staff from the level of director up.

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

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    A mess starting with terrible leadership

    Senior Business Analyst (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsIt's virtually impossible to get fired for poor performance or even breaking fairly serious workplace rules.

    Cons- Headcount and salary is projected to be stable or negative for the next 48 - 72 months.
    - The company makes no attempt to hire or retain the best talent. 80% of the work is done by 20% of the employees.
    - Few employees are driven to delivery optimal work or results because this is not expected. As a result

    Advice to Senior ManagementI don't even know where to start. Maybe start with hiring a CIO who doesn't count half-assed implementations of new software and processes as a win. Start demanding excellence of employees. Pay for good employees and stop backfilling positions with the first person who applies. Reward employees who work their butts off for the company in incredibly challenging situations.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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