Citi Reviews

Updated June 25, 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. Citi

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Vice President in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to learn and develop

    Cons

    Large organisation so can be bureaucratic


  2. Assistant Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Citi

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

    Pros

    Fast environment. Global brand name.

    Cons

    Citi is excellent in consumer and corporate banking. But sales and trading is not something it is capable of doing. Plus, poor in managing rotations program for new hires.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on core and reduce trading division to market making.


  3. Repiuted organization with good opportunities to grow technology exposure

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President - Technology in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Vice President - Technology in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Mobility opportunities
    Encouragement on Technological ingenuity

    Cons

    Challenging work life balance
    Not so mature performance appraisal system


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  5. Big name, global company but SME work environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

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

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

    Pros

    Met new friends and learnt about processes and systems of a bank. Had a short stay in this company. Unable to provide much pros in this case. Probably a good company to add to the resume.

    Cons

    A place to stay of you are looking for little growth and minimal career advancement.
    Management I had is stuck at looking at improving operation processes and having inefficient meetings. Less strategic and not forward thinking.

    Advice to Management

    Work is not always a bed of roses. And things are not as it seems on the surface.


  6. Citi

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Citi

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

    Pros

    Good working environment good colleagues

    Cons

    Pay not competitive working hour too long

    Advice to Management

    More bonus


  7. Average

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Citi

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    brand value , market experience counts , work and life balance is decent , competitive colleagues

    Cons

    career mobility , nil emphasis on employer sponsored educations , avg perks and compensation
    HR are merely dummies ... following processes with hands tied

    Advice to Management

    be receptive to ideas and encourage career mobility in true sense .


  8. 'Large' Enterprise

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President - Operations & Technology in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President - Operations & Technology in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Advantage of working in a large investment bank is that you get a lot of feedback for your design, because your application handles hundreds of thousands of orders in an hour before exchange close with each of the order being different from others. A single failure out of all these is highlighted. So you get a lot of feedback about every bad design decision made by you.

    Cons

    Enterprise politics is the worst part of the job. Another problem is low productivity because of spending time in mundane manual tasks to take care of compliance and bureaucracy in the system.


  9. Awesome

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Research in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Intern - Research in Singapore (Singapore)

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

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

    Pros

    good environment to work in

    Cons

    long hours and male dominated

    Advice to Management

    training could have been better


  10. Helpful (3)

    Miserable, degrading

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Service Delivery Centre in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Contractor - Service Delivery Centre in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Citi as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Not much perks, except maybe you'll have lots of free time doing nothing, if you count that as a perk.

    Cons

    If you think you will stay connected to the markets, then you'll be disappointed. Few duties as a beginner/short term replacement, will feel like rotting in the office, almost doing nothing but waiting for documents to scan. 3 months into the job and still get long time frames doing nothing, while the others are fairly busy checking every transactions and doing AML checks or clarifying with ABs. 1 week into the job and felt like quitting, but stayed on, hoping to learn more stuffs, but was so very wrong. Very robotic environment. Got micro managed by VP as well. Felt like brain cells were dying because brain activity was not utilised. Got treated unfairly. Got disgusted, was sinking into depression and having suicidal thoughts, had enough, and requested for immediate termination.

    Advice to Management

    Do not micro manage staff. If they don't have anything to do, and they are reading news that Citi sends, don't blame them for not doing anything else. Would you rather them sleep at their desk? At least they are finding something to do by reading the news. Train staffs to do more stuffs. People agreed to the take up the job so that they can learn more. Stop giving lousy excuses like there is nothing they can do because they are not trained to do so.


  11. Good only if you are ok to work late everyday

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Citi full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good benefits, good pay and a lot of trainings outside the company

    Cons

    Not friendly and helpful colleagues. No work-life balance - OT everyday.



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