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Citi Reviews in London, England

Updated December 7, 2014
Updated December 7, 2014
2,846 Reviews
3.3
2,846 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    excellent

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Banker in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Banker in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    great people, great work, great company

    Cons

    long hours, and the people can be annoying

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better incentive system

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Was pretty good insight into Citi.

    Former Employee - Spring Week Women's Program in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Spring Week Women's Program in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Citi as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Got an overview of the departments at Citi. It was very well-organized and informative.

    Cons

    Not that I can think of at the moment.

  3.  

    Great people and plenty of opportunities to gain exposure across a number of areas within the bank.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Citi

    Pros

    I spent most of my tin within operations and I came across some great people who have continued to be close friends.

    The bank generally encourages internal mobility if you want to gain exposure to different areas.

    Cons

    As it is such a large institution, you can quickly become pigeon holed and it can sometimes become difficult to break out of.

    If you choose to move around the organisation it can be tough getting promotions as there are no "credits in the bank" you take with you, so you find yourself starting afresh each time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focusing on your people. You have some great people there, so invest in them (not necessarily financial) if you want to keep them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company with new strong leadership

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Treasury Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Treasury Director in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Mike Corbat is a strong CEO will a clear strategy that the firm has embedded throughout the firm. Much time and effort is being spent on staff development. It feels like the company is really trying to move away from the dark days of the crisis.

    Cons

    Parts of the firm try to do too many things too quickly rather than prioritising. This can make working at Citi overwhelming at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to strike a better balance between the desire to deliver versus the ability to deliver. The quest for delivery is affecting quality and overwhelming staff. Remember that doing your job well is as much of an asset as delivering something new.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - AML Compliance Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - AML Compliance Analyst in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Recognise good people, develop staff with regular training.

    Cons

    work life balance can be difficult.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    quant intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Intern Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Citi as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    In general it is a nice place to work. Atmosphere is laid back, working hours OK, and people are nice. For internship it is nice.

    Cons

    As an internship I don't see much cons. One thing that is particuarly annoying is this is a compnay with a lot of bureaucracy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Fantastic experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Citi part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very friendly employees, everyone (including senior management) was more than happy to spend 30-45 minutes sitting down with you to discuss their experiences, and impart valuable teachings.

    Cons

    As an intern, the desk you are put on is pot luck and certain managers are more focussed on getting their interns into the full time grad scheme than others.

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work, but underpays

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    - Excellent inhouse opportunities
    - Good training opportunities
    - Work is great

    Cons

    - Compensation is well below market rate
    - Inability to retain good talent - Citi has lots of people who are competent, but the lack of incentives to retain these people is low. Therefore, people feel under appreciated and under valued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't wait until people are about to leave in order to work out how to retain them!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good working Culture, competent

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Citi as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Diverse, full Product offer, competent people, huge market reach

    Cons

    I didn't really see any cons with working here except for the obvious lack of work-life balance. But you should know that going in to any banking job regardless of Company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Many opportunities, but difficulty to attain them due to so many layers and red tape within such a large organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Citi full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Opportunities to network with other divisions because most of management is willing to meet for a chat. Many global locations allow the possibility to move geographically, but requires networking on your own. No formal process

    Cons

    Many layers of management which they are trying to improve. These layers also cause miscommunication and specialized knowledge where most employees only know about there own role. Very few individuals have a true sense of what goes on holistically at the firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify the organization by cutting unnecessary layers, improve processes in order to get tasks done faster, allow for greater internal mobility

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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