Citi Reviews

Updated July 6, 2015
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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. Global experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Long Island City, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in Long Island City, NY

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

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

    Pros

    You can gain global experience. The company is on a path of restoring its good reputation producing solid results and repositioning to a better operating model. You have the opportunity to communicate people on the global scheme and build a network.

    Cons

    High turnover due to cost cutting, subpar compensation and uninspiring work environment. While senior leaders are great, some of the lower level directors and SVPs are incompetent and do not foster a great mentorship culture. Talent and hard work is recognized in certain groups, however it is not rewarded financially. Uneven distribution of work within groups.

    Advice to Management

    Clear house at the lower level and get rid of people with "can't do" attitude.


  2. Citi

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

    I worked at Citi

    Pros

    High salary and abudant opportunity to move across functions and countries

    Cons

    Hierarchical structure, unreasonable decision making


  3. Helpful (1)

    Quant Trading Analyst Program

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Very flexible program, you can choose to work on different desks across trading/quant/reasearch, and definitely above street average pay

    Cons

    Experience varies a lot depending on the rotation


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  5. Review of Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MIS Analyst in Getzville, NY
    Current Employee - MIS Analyst in Getzville, NY

    I have been working at Citi full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Pay is competitive
    People are great
    Job security
    Allowed to be creative

    Cons

    Compensation determined at high level
    Not innovative company
    Located in suburbs


  6. Assistant Vice President

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Smart people and colleagues helped me learn a lot about the business. Citi has a lot of smart people who are knowledgeable about markets and how to properly run the business. There was a lot of diversity as well.

    Cons

    Poor management did not focus on building culture. Although the people I worked with were solid, there were not enough ties between groups. Instead of being in it together, it was more about each specific team.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on culture when combining units. While I was there my unit was combined with another from a separate area and there was never an attempt to bring together the separate cultures.


  7. Great platform for your career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great experience to the banking industry and finance in general. In certain groups, financial modeling is key and your technical skill set and analytical abilities will flourish

    Cons

    As a financial analyst, we are so technically oriented there is no real room for input. Very process oriented. While it helps your technical abilities, you really are just one more dispensable worker.

    Advice to Management

    Utilize fresh talent for process re-engineering


  8. Citi

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Risk Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Risk Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Citi full-time

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

    Pros

    Fairly good opportunities to evolve, large organization with a lot of opportunities to work abroad. This is a huge company that you can learn a lot in different parts of banking

    Cons

    Sometimes you may get lost in the crowds. It is not easy to get to director and above as you need to stand out of the crowds and s also develop the necessary network.


  9. Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Exposure to some of the largest transactions around the world with all the household company names you are used to hearing. Large company with plenty of professional options.

    Cons

    Large environment that creates an unnecessary amount of bureaucracy. Not the best paid employees and sometimes not the best talent in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Take advantage of the large network and make sure you look out for your group and employees. The best bosses are the ones who make sure their employees get promoted and get plenty of exposure in the large web of Citi.


  10. Relaxing Atmosphere

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Middle Office Analyst in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Middle Office Analyst in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Citi

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

    Pros

    Ability to learn a great deal as jobs are constantly moving from NYC -> Buffalo
    job Security

    Cons

    hard to move up depending on the department you land yourself in
    you can find some workers are not the most dilligent


  11. VP

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President, Compliance Officer in Dix Hills, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President, Compliance Officer in Dix Hills, NY

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

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

    Pros

    above average pay. friendly co-workers

    Cons

    endless hours, no clear direction from senior management .

    Advice to Management

    interact with workers on a regular basis



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