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Citi Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
2,560 Reviews

3.2
2,560 Reviews
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Citi CEO Michael Corbat
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Quality Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  O Fallon, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in O Fallon, MO

    Pros

    Vacation, benefits, work life balance, remote work, great for moms.
     If you're offered a position with Citi make sure you negotiate and ask for more money or they will give you the base, most jobs have a huge range 20-30k to work with and they will offer you the least. Negotiate, Negotiate!!!!

    Cons

    Compensation is below average,only way to make more money is to leave Citi and come back. It's a running joke... everyone leaves and comes back...but they come back making 20k more.
    Lucky to get a 3% yearly increase. You're treated as person in a seat not as a loyal employee. Turnover is high only because of the pay. I was offered 25k more doing the same job elsewhere.
    Don't expect a bonus, bonus' are given based on mgr discretion, they are given an amount and based on how they want to give it out... hope you're buddy buddy with them or you won't see anything, many years was told they didn't have enough in the budget to give everyone raises, some people in the group were given 10% others nothing.
    Management is very poor, you get promoted only if you apply for a higher level. Citi never promotes by rewarding for performance. Example- to go from a JR to Sr level someone must leave the department and the position must be applied for. Never granted based on great work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to work on finding a balance for their team. Favoritism is very common and they only way to get anywhere or anything is being friends with managment.
    Management won't fight for their employees... common excuse "It's out of my hands...It's an HR decision"
    I hated seeing great talent leaving Citi because of pay or unfair evaluations. Just because in an evaluation it states where there is room for improvement, does not mean you should make something up just because you're suppose to put something. You play with peoples careers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Foot in the door

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good working environment and culture.

    Cons

    not much to complain about

  3.  

    Just Okay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    global foot print, wide range of consumer product, great international presence, slow pace work environment

    Cons

    benefits, compensation and leadership...transparency and culture. Some Sr. people have no credentials to lead or manage..all talk, no insights and leadership vision

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    culture, company values and leadership...

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Citi can be a great place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Buffalo, NY

    Pros

    Citi offers a very diverse environment and is very open to movement within and between functional groups. Functional groups can differ wildly in culture and process, so chances are you can find what you're looking for with a little shopping around.

    Cons

    Citi is big. Citi can appear to be very disorganized, at the macro level. However, at the micro-level things run pretty well. Compensation and benefits are average, but over time I think you're treated fairly. Don't expect to show up, work for a year or two, and see huge raises. It generally doesn't happen.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    interned at Citi

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    friendly environment, nice manager, good culture

    Cons

    quite stressful as a new comer

  7.  

    Great school, great company!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    Pros

    Learnings, globality, environment, prestige, big carrier player

    Cons

    Instability, too many controls, too conservative, many silos

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ger some more risk

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Decent company

    Current Employee - Vice President  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Global office opportunity, Good Work life balance, PTO

    Cons

    Promotion is a little difficult, managers not spend as much time with you to help and guide

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Large organization. Good work life balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

    Pros

    Good systems, large transformations occurring.

    Cons

    Kn0wledge sharing. Need to cross-train more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove excess layers / deadwood.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Citi Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Has a good flexible work program and work-life opportunities

    Cons

    Company struggles to overcome silo mentality.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Citigroup as an employer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Boston, MA

    Pros

    One of the best training programs, international opportunities in a very large corporate, Have to maintain a work life balance in a claws and fang environment. Huge resources that can be tapped into and great response from fellow Citi employees, culture is appreciated amongst peers.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be a challenge in some areas. Personal growth is too. Independent thinking not necessarily appreciated. Must be a "company " man to advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    U folks Need serious help with diversity issues in the US, even though you boast the largest number of countries you operate in. Anything that does not fit your pigeon holed vision for the role is not appreciated such as vision creativity and implementation in other countries. Almost impossible to upload your vision to Senior Management. It will almost never get their attention unless you are politically connected to Corporate NY.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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