Citi Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    It's not for everyone...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY

    I have been working at Citi

    Pros

    Mostly helpful people, good team spirit. They try to do things the right way.

    Cons

    Tons of bureaucracy, Technology is weak. Global nature means lots of late night calls.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Before you agree to a deadline on a major project or initiative, ask the people who are actually working on it what they think.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Citi, like most IBD programs, offers a great place to begin a career.

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

    I have been working at Citi

    Pros

    Citi does very well to invest in its juniors, and there's a focus on retaining some for eventual promotion. Some other firms 100% assume that as an analyst, you're not going to stay and therefore will not invest in you as heavilty (e.g. client exposure). Most banks on the Street, Citi included, however, are supportive or their analyst recruiting after their 2-year program.

    Cons

    Despite its excellent training for analysts, Citi has had some trouble with managing its brand, especially with how much change the organization has gone through in the past several years following the collapse. Pay traditionally has lagged behind the street, but recently there has been some effort to match the street.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to maintaining and promoting a sustainable franchise that is not solely focused on short term gains.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Take Advantage of Internal Mobility - its the only way to move up

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY

    I have been working at Citi

    Pros

    flexible schedules, team, interesting work

    Cons

    no promotions even if you do the job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote the right people.. not the favorites

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Great, experience, great team for intern.

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Citi

    Pros

    -Seminars, great culture, diverse and interesting employees, always welcomed as an intern

    Cons

    Office coffee could be better, but there's a SBX downstairs!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Positive experience

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    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great team & plentiful opportunities to learn and grow

    Cons

    Large organization that can be divided into silos

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Plenty of opportunities to add value for ambitious individuals, but bureaucracy is frustrating

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    Former Employee - Vice President - Treasury in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President - Treasury in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    If you have an understanding of front office, finance, and technical skills (savvy Excel user and VBA) you can change processes / add value / undertake projects with significant exposure to senior management.

    Cons

    Many employees including managers have a very poor understanding of technology, which creates opportunity but also frustration as managerial support is hard to rally. The bureaucracy at such a large firm is expected, but I am still shocked by how long simple changes take to execute.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management should embrace technology or at least come to terms that they do not understand technology and should defer to more junior people who do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. Pays good enough for the amount of stress.

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    Former Employee - Teller in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Teller in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    They pay you very well.

    Cons

    The stress and pressure of performing is too much. They give you a performance review every two weeks and it always makes you feel negative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust you employees. Don't always look at the negative. Empower them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Citi Never Sleeps.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good raises and decent pay helps. Just make sure you get what you want when you come in and before you commit.

    Cons

    Office culture is brutal. The culture is filled with politics, competitions and fighting. Things take forever to get done. Also ,the culture is work harder to compensate. The hiring practices are not standardized across LOBs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Standardize hiring processes. HR should not take months to hire people. Also, there is a disconnect between what your manager can do for you and what they promise you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Great experience working at Citi. Was there for over two years, never had any issues. Great group of people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at Citi as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Company culture, very nice offices, ability to advance, mostly relaxed, flexible work hours, ability to work from home, good work life balance.

    Cons

    Extreamly Large organization, sometimes difficult to get hold of people, some systems difficult to figure out or be given access to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More one on one time to foster manager/employee relationship.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Vice President

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    Current Employee - Different Roles Across the Bank in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Different Roles Across the Bank in New York, NY

    I have been working at Citi

    Pros

    Overall a good to work for especially if you want international exposure

    Cons

    Lack of good technology infrastructure hinders growth of the firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in people and invest in technology

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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