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Citi Reviews in Dallas, TX

Updated December 24, 2014
Updated December 24, 2014
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Pros
  • Citi generally has a good work-life balance for a financial services company (in 230 reviews)

  • satisfied work place environment with the ability to work from home (in 84 reviews)


Cons
  • Bad work-life balance, but you could not expect such benefit from investment banking (in 117 reviews)

  • Senior management continues to move jobs from NYC to Buffalo to save money (in 117 reviews)

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  1.  

    good company

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Citi

    Pros

    work environment, compensation, benefits, opportunity to grow

    Cons

    too much change in short time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I consider my experience both rewarding and challenging.

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    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Citi

    Pros

    A globally known brand. A mix of different career paths available internally. Good employee benefits.

    Cons

    Large company, so slow to make changes and lags the technology sector in new technology and product versions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Challenging firm to work for..

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    Former Employee - IT Director in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - IT Director in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Citi full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good financials, career growth opportunities

    Cons

    Constant transformation activities that cut people before transformations occurred. Made it tough to deliver consistent levels of service.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Finish your last transformation before starting the next...:)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    The perpetual flounder

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    Former Employee - Staff in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Staff in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Citi full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are a lot of bright people in the company and people who want to do a good job. Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    There is also a massive amount of dysfunctional behavior. Relentless cost cutting yet tons of highly paid staff, who add virtually no value and in some cases detract value, because of the burden they place on others. Large fiefdoms are tolerated. Work ethic, at least in Dallas is weak. An incredible number of rude people in terms of interpersonal skills, being late for meetings, contempt for people of lesser titles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You could probably eliminate 1/3 of the staff people in Dallas without any impact on the business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    You have to work to get the rewards

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    Former Employee - Senior Vice President - Operations in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President - Operations in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Citi full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    LOTS of opportunity if you are willing to work hard and be humble. A company this big always has a place for the right fit person. It also has an endless opportunity to learn how things work in the financial services industry, if you are flexible, willing to move laterally, and in some cases, geographically.

    Cons

    Generally pays middle-of-the-market and due to the economic downturn, doesn't bonus to meet/beat the market, as in past. Also, there are still a number of VERY difficult personalities and politics (as there would be anywhere), and some of them advance up and fast, so you have to be willing to tolerate that. Sometimes, finding the right management fit, which can make a vast amount of difference, can be difficult. You can make more and move higher by leaving and coming back. Lastly, you have to have a level of tolerance for the uncertainty of the market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would imagine management is as frustrated as anyone about losing good people to external opportunities, but recognizing that paying people to match the competition, even if it means an out of step pay increase that has to get approval from a higher up, is worth it when you consider the cost of bringing in someone new. In addition, more external learning opportunities (conferences, etc) for even mid-level operations people would improve performance and help them feel less isolated inside, 'the machine'

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to work.

    Former Employee - Teller in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Teller in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Citi full-time

    Pros

    Better pay than many banks.

    Cons

    Inefficient systems - full of "work-arounds" instead of fixing software - leading to errors, slow service, frustrated employees and customers, missed referral/sales opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Best in class computer systems lead to best in class business. Citi's are inferior and your customers know it. Also, the KDS survey scoring system/score card weighting is just a way to take money out of the branch's pockets. You are losing good employees over this.

    Recommends
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overly ambitious

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Citi as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    My coworkers are friendly and there's emphasis on maintaining a positive work-life balance. Managers are receptive to input from anyone within their organization.

    Cons

    Insufficient preparation time was spent identifying and mitigating the impact of recent, significant changes and has led to increased stress levels within my organization, resulting to a decrease in morale and productivity. Consequently, some full-time and contract employees have chosen to seek employment elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Solicit a broader scope of input into your decision-making process; communicate impending changes prior to their implementation; solicit feedback; seek a better understanding how these changes will affect your staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    CITI

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    Current Employee - Vice President RISK MANAGER in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Vice President RISK MANAGER in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Citi full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work, lots of growth opportunities

    Cons

    huge company, risks of losing your direction in your career

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

    Citigroup

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    Current Employee - Senior Incident Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Incident Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Extremely flexible with work schedule. Great people to work with

    Cons

    Even promotions, don't provide a good enough raise. Subordinates earn more than the manager.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good work-life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technology Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Technology Analyst in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Citi full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility for working moms, nice people to work with overall, generous vacation time; especially for tenured employees.

    Cons

    too much red-tape, frequent shift in business strategy, glowing performance reviews do not translate into pay raises.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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