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Citi Reviews in Singapore

Updated Jul 2, 2014
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3.2 29 reviews

60% Approve of the CEO

Citi CEO Michael Corbat

Michael Corbat

(5 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Citi generally has a good work-life balance for a financial services company(in 192 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 90 reviews)

  • Senior management continues to move jobs from NYC to Buffalo to save money(in 113 reviews)

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    Great place to work

    Assistant Vice President (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

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

    ConsConflict of interest between regional versus HQ demands

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good training ground but not fantastic $

    Securities Processing Analyst (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Global Bank - Citi is global banking standard.

    Systems Administrator (Former Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsGreat 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.

    ConsSometimes 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 Senior ManagementGive and develop more benefit for your staff. Also develop program to encourage and support personal development.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Incompetent middle management seeking to chop the tall poppies

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    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 Senior Management- 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    good internal mobility

    Assistant Manager (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Citi internship

    Summer Intern (Former Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    Prosgood working environment / diverse and open corporate culture

    Consdid not really find any cons during my tenure

    Advice to Senior Management...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Vice President (Former Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

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

    ConsIncreasingly 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 Senior ManagementGet rid of useless MDs...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A place to learn, a place to leave

    FXLM (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsYou 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.

    ConsYou 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 Senior ManagementYou 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?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    High pressure place teeming with low-lives

    Vice President Compensation & Benefits (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsGood pay, sexy brand name to put on resume.

    ConsPolitics at every turn, depressed cynical managers, back-stabbing is celebrated

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo get a life...

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    So-so

    Assistant Manager (Former Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsWillingness to teach and open to ideas

    Consno room for progression and 10-12 working hours daily

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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