Citi Reviews in O'Fallon, MO

Updated June 9, 2014
Updated June 9, 2014
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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.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Loss Mitigation Specialist  in  O'Fallon, MO
    Current Employee - Loss Mitigation Specialist in O'Fallon, MO

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

    Pros

    Citi really cares about its employees. Citi offers health and wellness programs (we also have fantastic benefits). Loss mitigation and most mortgage positions offer bonuses starting at about 1000.00/ month and they do get higher depending on your work.

    Cons

    Some positions are very stressful, lots of layoffs (at least 30 per year). Very strict in regards to standards, you MUST meet them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    High Turn Over

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mortgage Closer  in  O'Fallon, MO
    Current Employee - Mortgage Closer in O'Fallon, MO

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

    Pros

    Excellent bonus structure and okay pay

    Cons

    High Turn over and inexperienced supervisors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Supervisors should be well trained

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  O'Fallon, MO
    Current Employee - Project Manager in O'Fallon, MO

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

    Pros

    Promote within
    End of year bonus
    Great cafeteria
    Great people

    Cons

    Sometimes you run into "click" like groups

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Demeaning

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant  in  O'Fallon, MO
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in O'Fallon, MO

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

    Pros

    I got the needed job title to be able to move into a much better position in a different company.

    Cons

    People are treated like any other piece of office equipment. The only way to get advancement was to be liked by managers. Skills were not valued. I watched people who could do a terrific job get pushed aside because a lead did not want the competition. They had the ear of the manager and were able to say what they wanted, without regard to the truth. This really surprised me, I thought a place like Citi would have better HR/management safeguards in place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your employees a place where they can be heard. The PVST is a joke, people can only produce what they have been given. The results/error reports are often skewed to favor or disfavor people. The feelings of powerlessness is prevalent with the system you have in place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good work experience but many layoffs.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  O'Fallon, MO
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in O'Fallon, MO

    I worked at Citi full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay good.

    Cons

    Layoffs every year. Unstable future.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great interview practice, no offer.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology Leadership Program  in  O'Fallon, MO
    Current Employee - Technology Leadership Program in O'Fallon, MO

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

    Pros

    Everyone was very friendly and easy to speak with during the interview process. I will use the experience gathered in future interviews. I would have considered accepting if I had received an offer to Citi for the Technology Leadership Program.

    Cons

    I am not quite sure why I did not receive an offer. I am guessing it was due to the fact that I tried to make my comments concise during the group case interview and that they were probably instead looking for the more dominate speaker position.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Little employee development

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Incident Manager  in  O'Fallon, MO
    Current Employee - Incident Manager in O'Fallon, MO

    I have been working at Citi full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits are decent even though diminishing every year. Employees are resilient and a positive asset to the company.

    Cons

    Career opportunities are not the best. many positions have limited to no advancement opportunities, and little to no skill development. Management rarely takes employee knowledge and skills into consideration in regards to realigning departments and business structure. The review process, in many cases causes hard work and high productivity to go unrecognized.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    My Review of Citi Position

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tech Lead  in  O'Fallon, MO
    Current Employee - Tech Lead in O'Fallon, MO

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

    Pros

    It is a more laid-back atmosphere, and in most cases provides good work-life balance. Working from home remote is on a more widely accepted.

    Cons

    Spends considerable effort defeating itself with excessive bureaucracy, and a simple lack of planning, and good decision making. Better execution would result with higher quality people, yet Citi seems to look at IT Talent as a commodity and still relies too-heavily on out-sourcing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend the money, hire good talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of Layoffs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President - BP&A  in  O'Fallon, MO
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President - BP&A in O'Fallon, MO

    I worked at Citi full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    This was a good place to start my career. I was able to move up several times during my tenure. The benefits were good and the people were easy to get along with. When the economy is doing well or the rates are low, this is a great place to work.

    Cons

    Some in management were allowed to "run wild" as long as they produced results and if you got in their way, you were gone. As mentioned above in the Pros as long as the economy was good or the rates were low, times were great, however once the rates go up and the housing market becomes stagnant, which it tends to do on a regular cycle about every 5-10 years, things go south fast. There were constant layoffs and this stressed everyone out and productivity tanked. The systems were ancient as were the processes surrounding them. Compensation was low when promoted from within and bonuses were low or non-existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your people and in better, more up to date technology.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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