Citi Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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  1. Endless opportunities but slow to achieve change

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Citi

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    friendly people, growing, positive culture, smart people, global opportunities

    Cons

    too big, lack of rewards, lack of timing, slow to approve change, not good with dealing with job cuts

    Advice to Management

    less politics, more communication

  2. Wide range of global opportunities and diversity of businesses.

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

    I worked at Citi (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    With the right dedication, focus and attitude, it is possible to advance across business units and geographies. Increasing focus on women's leadership development programmes.

    Cons

    The size and complexity of Citi can sometimes make efficient decision-making and innovation challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Would be ideal to see more women in the top leadership positions.

  3. Helpful (1)

    People doing the work used to be quite good. Management focused on cost cutting.

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    Former Employee - N/A in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - N/A in London, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, if you have the right manager, then you can work from home some of the time.

    Cons

    Management focus is only on cutting costs, primarily leading to moving jobs from high cost locations (e.g. New York, London, Singapore) to low cost locations like Tampa or India - completely ignoring the depth of experience and skill levels of the staff in locations they deem as high cost.

    Advice to Management

    Actually think about decisions - just because the bottom line is lower doesn't actually mean that the cost to the company is less. Consider that a worker in a low cost location usually requires regular help from the staff in the high cost locations - once all the staff in the high cost locations have gone the company will flounder.

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  5. excellent

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    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great people, great work, great company

    Cons

    long hours, and the people can be annoying

    Advice to Management

    better incentive system

  6. Was pretty good insight into Citi.

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

    I worked at Citi as an intern (Less than a 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.

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

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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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

  8. Helpful (4)

    Not good, hence leaving Citi to join competitors

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    Former Employee - Product Manager In Supply Chain Finance in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Product Manager In Supply Chain Finance in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Citi full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Work-life balance is not too bad and there is flexibility if you need to work from home
    - Good training courses and online material to learn from

    Cons

    - Salary is poor, below market rate and bonuses have been close to zero since 2008
    - Not a friendly working environment and there is unhealthy competition within the same team. People are not willing to share information and work in silos
    - Lack of leadership within the team, talented people are lacking and people tend to be over-competitive to mask their insecurities
    - Politics get in the way and morale is low. Staff are leaving to join competitors
    - Extremely limited opportunities for career advancement within the department

    Advice to Management

    - Need to focus on talent and compensate based on performance

  9. Good company with new strong leadership

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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  10. Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Recognise good people, develop staff with regular training.

    Cons

    work life balance can be difficult.

  11. quant intern

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Intern - Intern Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Intern Analyst in London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

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