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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. 2 people found this helpful

    It's not for everyone...

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    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 has offered a dynamic and rewarding experience to foster my talents

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

    I worked at Citi full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Citi offers excellent benefits and a diverse culture. The compensation is at least or better than market average

    Cons

    Centralization of job functions leave some uncertainty in long term career path outlook.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Centralizing talent geographically for specific roles , especially in a global company is shortsighted

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Software Developer

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Buffalo, NY

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

    Pros

    Very nice people, great food

    Cons

    Projects had to be in Java

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more communication about project details

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. CITIzens MBA Rotational Program

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    Current Employee - MBA Management Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - MBA Management Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    High exposure and relevant program
    Constant mentoring from MDs
    Cross-Country Cross-Division experience
    Expat Benefits

    Cons

    Not every rotation may be interesting
    Not possible to do back to back rotations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. Awesome opportunities and great place to work

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    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Global opportunities, vast variety of jobs, diveristy of people working, great culture here in Dallas,

    Cons

    Regulated, follow rules limited to a bank, formal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. Citi, a great place to advance your carrer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citi

    Pros

    AML field is growing so there is lots of room to advance, competitive salaries and 18 paid vacation days

    Cons

    A lot of organizational shifts

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Call Center Operations Manager

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    Former Employee - Call Center Operations Manager
    Former Employee - Call Center Operations Manager

    I worked at Citi

    Pros

    Great salary , excellent benefits

    Cons

    Employee Morale, numbers focused

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lost the people focus in the numbers game

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. An rollercoaster ride of hiring and layoffs. Changes in management. Changes in direction

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Long Is City, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in Long Is City, NY

    I have been working at Citi

    Pros

    Flexible. Depending on your area, good work/life balance. Working remotely is not discouraged. Time off is pretty generous depending on your title.

    Cons

    Very top heavy and layered. Not much room for growth. Never feel comfortable with restructuring and layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a direction and stick to it for a while. Be more concerned with your business instead of following competitors a step or two behind.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Rewarding challenges that offer growth

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citi

    Pros

    Challenges with lots of opportunity for internal growth providing the job market you seek is location dependant on your geographical location.

    Cons

    Due to consolidations and relocation of positions to centers of excellence outside of NYC, it is sometimes difficult to find proper locations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Good Intern Experience

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    Former Intern - Software Developer in Sioux Falls, SD
    Former Intern - Software Developer in Sioux Falls, SD

    I worked at Citi as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Brief training on system architecture, company background, credit cards, COBOL; Everyone was willing to help and helpful; Understand you are an intern; Good casual, but gets the work done environment; Lots of experience in the company around you; Mentors were always helpful; Lots of employee appreciation events; Good and inexpensive dining hall; Manager treated me excellently; Chance to work through school year and gain full-time after graduation; Experience working through a development cycle and chance to experience a release.

    Cons

    Was in a large cubicle farm; Ran out of work to do; Technology stack was not always to my interest; Lots of outdated code in production, and parts of code base were overly complicated; Working with business side could be frustrated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep treating employees with the respect you already give them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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