Citi Reviews

Updated August 2, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Citigroup

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

    I have been working at Citi full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Global Presence. Huge scope of global mobility and career growth. Exposure to multiple business.

    Cons

    Lot of layers and red tape causing inefficiency. Doesn't have standard metrics for pay or growth.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency should be promoted and more proactive feedback should be taken from employees leaving the firm.


  2. Good at the start of career

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citi full-time

    Pros

    You will learn a lot

    Cons

    You will burn out very quickly


  3. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work if you're in the right place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    If you're in the right team and department : Get to work with some great people 360 feedback Good range of technology Good social Flexible to arrange hours for family events (different for different teams) Pay

    Cons

    Red tape Compliance Hours can be longer than expected Still plenty of legacy technology


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  5. Technology Operations

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Citi full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Citi was a good company until they opened the door for managment consulting.

    Cons

    Hire and fire. Dont give up a good Job just to join Citi.

    Advice to Management

    This would be a waste of time. Senior Managers at Citi are not born to listen. They are hired to execute.


  6. Lacking talent

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Senior Technical Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Senior Technical Specialist in London, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    - Large well known brand - Well located (Canary Wharf) - As a 'machine' fairly well oiled

    Cons

    The main downside I've experienced at Citi is the people I've come across. There are some talented individuals here however they're buried and help back amongst the many many clueless institutionalized types. The best illustration is this... In the IT side of the business, people will regularly approach you without saying hello - and start explaining their problem in the most granular way using all kinds of acronyms and insider terms and assume that; a) know what they're talking about b) you'll jump at the chance to help I honestly get the impression that many people here have 'slipped through the net' in terms of interviewing and have no idea what they are doing. If you cannot explain something in simple terms, you do not understand it - I've dealt with very few people here who can explain anything in simple terms.

    Advice to Management

    I know there's been some 're-structuring' in the IT side of the business which is good - my advice would be that less is more.. You're better off with 5 well paid talented individuals than 50 of the types I've come across here.


  7. Consultant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Java Developer in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Current Employee - Java Developer in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Nice environment, varied technology, autonomy

    Cons

    Lack of explanation on how the business works, slow to set up all your tools


  8. Staff perks??

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

    I worked at Citi full-time

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

    Pros

    Car parking, nice area, good facities and social clubs

    Cons

    Salaries are low, no benefits, management levels top heavy

    Advice to Management

    Citi is not a start up, try acting like one and treating your staff


  9. Good for work life balance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Citi

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is good but it all depends on where you work and at your managers discretion.

    Cons

    No centralised datawarehouse, too many systems, low pay, bonuses are low, in house systems could be improved

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. Helpful (1)

    Hateful company that OWNS you

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

    I worked at Citi

    Pros

    They pay well compared to local rivals, i guess it looks good on the CV once you leave (and you will)

    Cons

    The hours, the managers, the lack of any compassion at all. It is the worst place i have EVER worked.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of all the nasty managers you have and actually start to treat your staff like humans.


  11. Spring week women of tomorrow programme

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Spring Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Spring Intern in London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Many networking opportunities and the programme ran really smoothly

    Cons

    Work shadowing is a bit too short



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