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Citi Reviews in New York State

Updated March 4, 2015
Updated March 4, 2015
798 Reviews
3.3
798 Reviews
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Pros
  • Citi generally has a good work-life balance for a financial services company (in 230 reviews)

  • satisfied work place environment with the ability to work from home (in 84 reviews)


Cons
  • Bad work-life balance, but you could not expect such benefit from investment banking (in 117 reviews)

  • Senior management continues to move jobs from NYC to Buffalo to save money (in 117 reviews)

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  1.  

    Opportunities for those who want them

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Risk Analyst in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Risk Analyst in Buffalo, NY

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities for those who perform well, vast network, good people.

    Cons

    Systems technology is lacking, mounting pressure from regulatory / audit requests.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to place emphasis on enhancing technology.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    Vice President

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Great working experience, nice people

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

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

    Pros

    Nice people, Approachable Seniors, Good flexibility

    Cons

    Manual work, system inconsistency, etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Lifetime career

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Citi

    Pros

    worldwide network, many opportunities for working abroad.

    Cons

    bureaucratic in the worse sense.
    tends to change direction every few years, and when this happens, many heads roll.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    allow people to grow in place. return to old banking culture.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    World class name but too big to make a difference

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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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    World class name and foot print
    Wealth of opportunities to learn

    Cons

    Too big to make any individual contribution count
    Organizational changes come sweeping outside of any group's control

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a VOE-Voice of the employer survey in the company, it is a great exercise, but can only work if it is done sincerely instead of formality. Groups run by managers and not leaders, worry more about senior management's ability to lead an not just manage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    I have been working in IT at Citi for over 5 years.

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

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

    Pros

    The work-life balance has been great, the teams are generally a lot of fun.

    Cons

    The compensation is terrible. In 5 years there have been minimum to no increases as a top rated employee I have only received an increase of 4 percent with a bonus of 4 percent. Being an dedicated employee who is underpaid this is very fustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation needs to change. Employees who are not productive are not reprimanded and this is terrible for the people who actually care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    N/A

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I have been working at Citi

    Pros

    Decent working hours can be regarded as positive but due to this, some of the poor performers are sticking around.

    Cons

    Pay below industry average lead a number of talented people to leave the firm to pursue better financial compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Strategy group review

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    • Senior Management
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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

    Pros

    Global brand name, supportive culture

    Cons

    Huge organization, not as creative projects txt a smaller company might dare to have

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support young people and make Citi a company of the 21st century - dare to make the tech group very robust. Recruit the best of the best to your tech teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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