Citi Reviews

Updated July 3, 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. Avp

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

    I have been working at Citi

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    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


  2. Spring week women of tomorrow programme

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Spring Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Spring Intern in London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Many networking opportunities and the programme ran really smoothly

    Cons

    Work shadowing is a bit too short


  3. Waste of time in equities

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A huge company with many lateral opportunities in low cost locations. A global brand. Canary wharf offices are quite nice.

    Cons

    Too much concentrating on promoting people who look good on paper. Constant problems with stability in risk area. Unbelievable beurocracy. Almost impossible to get promoted above VP. It's not what you know it's who you know. Major under investment in QA and non production support. Not enough environment stability. Minimal automation. People are praised based on how they look. Not what they do. Vengeful managers who are worried about their jobs more than the company. Pointless townhalls

    Advice to Management

    Stop wasting money by truing to cut cost and underinvest in tech. IT is the stuff that allows you to make money. Enough with cutting


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  5. Summer analyst

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

    I worked at Citi (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    They really make you feel you are part of the company and they have a great company culture. They also organize nice summer events

    Cons

    There were no particular downside. I guess it depends on the team and the people you are working for

    Advice to Management

    No particular advice. It was a great experience, the training and talks were very insightful. I recommend the company to anyone who is interesting in the banking industry


  6. Review of work culture

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Citi full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Best work policies and work life balance

    Cons

    Lot of Red tape, and lot of unprofessional managers which is hard to work.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of Mangers and hire new ones.


  7. Investment banking analyst review

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

    I have been working at Citi full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Experience, pay, exit opportunities, quality of colleagues

    Cons

    Work / life balance (but aware of this before starting)


  8. Vice President

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent technology framework.
    Constant challenges.

    Cons

    Compliance red tape for the sake of it.
    Constant redundancies.


  9. Analyst

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

    I have been working at Citi full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great culture & training opportunities

    Cons

    Mixture of compensation & bureaucracy


  10. software engineer review

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

    I have been working at Citi (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice, friendly people.
    Pleasant working atmosphere

    Cons

    Poor technology & clueless people,
    Unbelievable levels of bureaucracy,
    Worrying career progression,
    Out of hours support work

    Advice to Management

    quit


  11. Nice people

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

    I have been working at Citi full-time

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

    Pros

    Good colleagues, some good benefits

    Cons

    Questionable compensation procedure and can take advantage of their employees



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