Citi Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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Citi CEO Michael Corbat
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Pros
  • Work life balance is recognized (in 230 reviews)

  • Work from home- depends on your managers approval (in 84 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance is non-existent (in 117 reviews)

  • Pathetic Senior management in Risk Technology (in 117 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Graduate Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Citi (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People are generally really friendly and helpful. Culture is doing the right things, most people are approachable, employees are really competitive in terms of knowledge and skillsets

    Cons

    working hours are really long, and they dont pay you the extra hours you work for. Promotion may not be very quick

    Advice to Management

    More support to new joiner is expected and it would be good if they receive different kinds of support such as technical skills, communication skills and leadership


  2. Helpful (4)

    Great place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Summer Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Summer Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Citi as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Hands on experience from the first week. Additional training in presentation skills and leadership as well as workplace ethics Volunteering Day Diversity Interns get to plan to department's sports day (anything goes) Great food in the canteen Everyone is so helpful and caring, even senior management take time out to speak to you. It helps foster an amazing work environment

    Cons

    No initially training was provided at start, so work can be a bit daunting at first but it's also exciting

    Advice to Management

    Didn't get to interact with the interns from other divisions. It would have been nice to have a Citi wide intern event


  3. Working at Cit

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Citi full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice area of London. Good working environment. Good Salary. Management listens and acts on issues.

    Cons

    No career progession. No or little training offered. Extremely stressful environment where little is done to improve processes and working environments for the staff.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the wellbeing of your staff rather than focusing on shareholders profit margins and keeping the business happy. Not a great place for technology people.


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  5. Investment Banking Analyst

    Former Employee - Investment Banking in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Investment Banking in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Citi full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good and in general smart group of guys I worked with place gave me good exit opps, but i decided finance wasnt for me strong deal flow! I worked on a couple of landmark transactions / mega deals in the m&a space

    Cons

    compliance is a big issue - these guys are anal about everything. lot of unnecessary discrimination that is done on both cab and food allowances.


  6. Citigroup

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Citi (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Team Orientated, given responsibility, hard work is praised and rewarded, good atmosphere to work in, challenging work.

    Cons

    no clear career path for operational or support staff, difficult to move up if your face doesn't fit. Poor work/life balance with long hours expected.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open with staff.


  7. Avp

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Big company, global presents, rich history

    Cons

    Bureaucratic and slow, so many people, so many manual processes

    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible, automate processes


  8. Helpful (1)

    Citigroup

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President - Technology in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Vice President - Technology in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Global Presence. Huge scope of global mobility and career growth. Exposure to multiple business.

    Cons

    Lot of layers and red tape causing inefficiency. Doesn't have standard metrics for pay or growth.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency should be promoted and more proactive feedback should be taken from employees leaving the firm.


  9. Technology Operations

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Citi was a good company until they opened the door for managment consulting.

    Cons

    Hire and fire. Dont give up a good Job just to join Citi.

    Advice to Management

    This would be a waste of time. Senior Managers at Citi are not born to listen. They are hired to execute.


  10. Lacking talent

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Senior Technical Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Senior Technical Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Large well known brand - Well located (Canary Wharf) - As a 'machine' fairly well oiled

    Cons

    The main downside I've experienced at Citi is the people I've come across. There are some talented individuals here however they're buried and help back amongst the many many clueless institutionalized types. The best illustration is this... In the IT side of the business, people will regularly approach you without saying hello - and start explaining their problem in the most granular way using all kinds of acronyms and insider terms and assume that; a) know what they're talking about b) you'll jump at the chance to help I honestly get the impression that many people here have 'slipped through the net' in terms of interviewing and have no idea what they are doing. If you cannot explain something in simple terms, you do not understand it - I've dealt with very few people here who can explain anything in simple terms.

    Advice to Management

    I know there's been some 're-structuring' in the IT side of the business which is good - my advice would be that less is more.. You're better off with 5 well paid talented individuals than 50 of the types I've come across here.


  11. Good for work life balance

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance is good but it all depends on where you work and at your managers discretion.

    Cons

    No centralised datawarehouse, too many systems, low pay, bonuses are low, in house systems could be improved

    Advice to Management

    None



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