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Citi Reviews in Singapore

Updated November 6, 2014
Updated November 6, 2014
2,774 Reviews
3.3
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Pros
  • Citi generally has a good work-life balance for a financial services company (in 223 reviews)

  • satisfied work place environment with the ability to work from home (in 83 reviews)


Cons
  • I didn't really see any cons with working here except for the obvious lack of work-life balance (in 108 reviews)

  • Senior management continues to move jobs from NYC to Buffalo to save money (in 115 reviews)

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  1.  

    Awesome

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

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

    Pros

    good environment to work in

    Cons

    long hours and male dominated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    training could have been better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Empowerment, Process and Result oriented, Cut-throat at times, Great learning opportunities

    Cons

    Conflict of interest between regional versus HQ demands

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good only if you are ok to work late everyday

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

    I worked at Citi full-time

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Good training ground but not fantastic $

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Securities Processing Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Securities Processing Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Good training ground, have learnt a lot and gotten good exposure
    Good brand name to put in resume

    Cons

    politics and competition fierce amongst colleagues like everywhere
    Leave and bonus amongst the lowest in major banks, if you do not mind 2 weeks bonus you can consider joining.
    Annual increment is pathetic too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase compensation to retain good talent.
    Stop sweating the small stuff to cut staff benefits to save cost

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Global Bank - Citi is global banking standard.

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

    I worked at Citi full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Team culture and respect peers. Salary is reasonable but do not expect the best in the market. if you really want to learn banking especially corporate banking then Citi will bring you up to the next level.

    Cons

    Sometimes illogical and inefficient decision making structure. Do not expect the best in market salary they only give you far below what you have in mind.
    Need to prepare your self to contribute some of your private time for traveling. The major APAC region centre is in Singapore. Man! you will need to travel really often.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give and develop more benefit for your staff. Also develop program to encourage and support personal development.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    good internal mobility

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

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

    Pros

    skills are transferable across citi branches across the world, so it is easier to move to a different country.

    Cons

    possibly promotion. but it's common with a lot of big MNCs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Incompetent middle management seeking to chop the tall poppies

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

    I worked at Citi full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Locations all around the world.

    - A successful transaction processing business.

    - A big brand name on your CV

    Cons

    - Incompetent middle managers whose main responsibilities seem to be to "fabricate relevance", "only pretend to add value" and "brown-nosing".

    - Dirty Politics

    - Tall poppies will be chopped.

    - Absolutely no respect for employees & their personal time

    - Startlingly low diversity, especially at the tech & ops. division. If you aren't in the "correct" ethnic group & sub group, you don't stand a chance.

    - Merit has little value, only brown-nosing to be part of the right clique can get you ahead

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Value the people you "manage" (or "fail to manage effectively"), you are irrelevant without them.

    - Respect the people who can actually deliver, especially if you are not one of them.

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

    Citi internship

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

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

    Pros

    good working environment / diverse and open corporate culture

    Cons

    did not really find any cons during my tenure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Increasingly political - don't go if you can't stand bureaucracy

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

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

    Pros

    Pays well and stock bonus is a decent % of your comp

    Cons

    Increasingly difficult to progress to Director level given sheer amount of existing Directors waiting to be promoted to MD...very political at the top

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of useless MDs...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A place to learn, a place to leave

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

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

    Pros

    You will get to learn really fast and the sky is the limit. How much you learn depends on how much you want to learn and how badly you wanted it.

    Cons

    You can learn alot especially in dealing with people who doesn't work, talk alot of s*** and push responsibilities to others and still get promoted because someone supports them from behind.

    Alot of cr*p and useless meetings where its about chasing numbers and deadlines, no clear strategy at all, its hard to enjoy this chaotic and bias company. Management consistently lay blame instead of solving the issues. following up to get others to do their job consist of 50% of your time, mainly because those people who are suppose to do the job is following up with others as well. And you have to beware if you are following up with a senior guy because you have to beg for it.

    Management trainees are ill managed, they are left to find a job within the bank at the end. Complete waste of resources.

    That explains why so many traders have been sacked for one scandal after another. BECAUSE all you do is chase numbers ! You do not look at the whole picture and try grow the business .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You suck and ill deserve your fat bonus that you get for mismanaging. AND copying competitors is not a strategy.

    No matter how nokia push and bash their sales team up for their sales numbers, its not gonna surpass apple, get it?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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