Citi Reviews in New York, NY

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
2,578 Reviews

3.2
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Citi generally has a good work-life balance for a financial services company (in 193 reviews)

  • Allowed to work from home at least three times a week, was given praise for work from upper management (in 74 reviews)


Cons
  • One of the greatest asset working here was the Work Life balance (in 91 reviews)

  • Senior management continues to move jobs from NYC to Buffalo to save money (in 113 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company but difficult to move around

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    Current Employee - Senior Vice President - Marketing  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President - Marketing in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits. Smart run business model

    Cons

    siloed business units and difficult to collaborate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Moving in the right direction. Shifting focus to the longer term instead of short term gains continues to improve but can go further.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Large organization. Good work life balance

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good systems, large transformations occurring.

    Cons

    Kn0wledge sharing. Need to cross-train more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove excess layers / deadwood.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great internship for college students

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Citi as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I learned a lot during my summer at Citi about the financial industry, the company and working in a fortune 500 company. At first I applied because I wanted to see what the financial industry was like and I gained so much more. They program lets you listen to speakers from upper management, gives you a mentor and networking opportunities, a job where you actually get to benefit the company and learn more than you could from watching someone else. Finally what I liked best about Citi and this program is it truly is what you make it. If you want to meet someone from tech, book coffee on their calendar and they will tell you about what they do. It is wide open for people that are willing to put themselves out there and learn as much as they can.

    Cons

    I did not like how many of the tasks were monotonous but I understand why they would be. There were little opportunities to be creative other than the presentation and finding opportunities to network; however honestly as an intern just being able to contribute and actually do work at that level displayed how much trust the company gives their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take into consideration what type of environment the intern would thrive in. I ended up not applying to work there full time because I did not click with the job as much. If I had been placed in middle office on the trading floor like the other half of the interns I probably would have had a very different experience. Some people work better in the quiet atmosphere of 388 and others work best in a louder and busier atmosphere of 390.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent Internship Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Citi as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The 10 week summer internship program at Citi is one of a kind. The networking, leadership exposure and friendly environment makes Citi a rewarding company to work for.

    Cons

    Large company. A lot of employees with many small teams/groups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More interaction/face time with interns during the summer would of made it a better experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    one of the best companies I have ever worked for. Strong culture and values.

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    Current Employee - Director  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at Citi full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Global bank with great career opportunity

    Cons

    need to be more decisive and better at implementation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay on track with strategy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Risk Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Risk Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Citi as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice work culture, networking opportunities, good pay, and great cafeteria

    Cons

    A little heavy on the work and not much time for social life. Promotions are hard unless you get into a program as an analyst from the beginning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would be better to have more meetings and implement a better work life balance for employees.

  8.  

    they never give a chance!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Citi full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Competitive environment, a lot of challenges, you need to be fast paced and handle multiple information simultaneously.

    Cons

    the don't allow you to have an account to play stocks, being monitered all day long is not that confortable as i wish

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give more chances to those foreign grads, where is the so called diversity in your company? how much do you earn per year, how much does an H1B cost?!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Summer Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Summer Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Citi as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    great compensation and benefits
    great work life balance (for my department at least, can't say the same about other departments)
    meritocratic organization and a lot of smart people

    Cons

    matrixed organization with each person working in siloed functions
    sometimes hard to navigate such a large corporation
    depending on what group you get put in, your work may or may not be interesting

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great Opportunity to learn, but not a good long term solution.

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    Former Employee - Senior Data Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Data Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Citi as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    As contractor the pay is competitive with similar jobs in the financial industry around the City of New York. The hire quite a diverse population of people so there are is always something new to learn from these people and it helps support a number of outside ventures that the company does.

    Cons

    The company doesn't tend to hold onto people for very long, including those who have been hired full time, this leads to a moral problem. I noticed the work-life balance of people who were full time employees and not contractors was completely out of balance. My coworkers were there sending emails well into the night even though they were not working with associates in other countries. Lastly as a contractor I had to get a new pass every 30 days making access to the building a bit of a nightmare. Lastly for employees in the New York Area, Citi is planning on getting rid of its midtown office and move quite a few people to Jersey City. Get ready for a harder commute and more complicated income taxes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on hiring people to stay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    SVP

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    Former Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Citi for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very knowledgable coworkers. collaborative work environment. Decision making was relatively quick. Good training on financial products.

    Cons

    Work from home was not encouraged at my time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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