Citi Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
166 reviews filtered by
  • United Kingdom
  • Any Job Title

166 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Global brand, competitive environment.

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

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

    Pros

    In the past great place to work, easy to move around and expand your skill set. Supported development by leaders.

    Cons

    Now the banking environment has become more difficult to operate in this has translated into a less pleasant atmosphere in most departments. Redundancies happen on a regular basis several times every year. Performance is not rewarded as it once was. The environment in banks generally has become more strained as people try to work under heavy amounts of regulation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. investment banking

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citi

    Pros

    generally good people, truly global

    Cons

    not enough time off, a lot of leadership changes when i was there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    People doing the work used to be quite good. Management focused on cost cutting.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - N/A in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - N/A in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Citi full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, if you have the right manager, then you can work from home some of the time.

    Cons

    Management focus is only on cutting costs, primarily leading to moving jobs from high cost locations (e.g. New York, London, Singapore) to low cost locations like Tampa or India - completely ignoring the depth of experience and skill levels of the staff in locations they deem as high cost.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually think about decisions - just because the bottom line is lower doesn't actually mean that the cost to the company is less. Consider that a worker in a low cost location usually requires regular help from the staff in the high cost locations - once all the staff in the high cost locations have gone the company will flounder.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. great place to work if you are in the right project

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

    I worked at Citi

    Pros

    large organization so you can move between projects

    Cons

    old archiac systems in place might put you off

  6. excellent

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

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

    Pros

    great people, great work, great company

    Cons

    long hours, and the people can be annoying

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better incentive system

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. Was pretty good insight into Citi.

    Former Intern - Spring Week Women's Program in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Spring Week Women's Program in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Got an overview of the departments at Citi. It was very well-organized and informative.

    Cons

    Not that I can think of at the moment.

  8. Great people and plenty of opportunities to gain exposure across a number of areas within the bank.

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

    I worked at Citi

    Pros

    I spent most of my tin within operations and I came across some great people who have continued to be close friends.

    The bank generally encourages internal mobility if you want to gain exposure to different areas.

    Cons

    As it is such a large institution, you can quickly become pigeon holed and it can sometimes become difficult to break out of.

    If you choose to move around the organisation it can be tough getting promotions as there are no "credits in the bank" you take with you, so you find yourself starting afresh each time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focusing on your people. You have some great people there, so invest in them (not necessarily financial) if you want to keep them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful

    Not good, hence leaving Citi to join competitors

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager In Supply Chain Finance in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Product Manager In Supply Chain Finance in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Citi full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Work-life balance is not too bad and there is flexibility if you need to work from home
    - Good training courses and online material to learn from

    Cons

    - Salary is poor, below market rate and bonuses have been close to zero since 2008
    - Not a friendly working environment and there is unhealthy competition within the same team. People are not willing to share information and work in silos
    - Lack of leadership within the team, talented people are lacking and people tend to be over-competitive to mask their insecurities
    - Politics get in the way and morale is low. Staff are leaving to join competitors
    - Extremely limited opportunities for career advancement within the department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Need to focus on talent and compensate based on performance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Good company with new strong leadership

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

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

    Pros

    Mike Corbat is a strong CEO will a clear strategy that the firm has embedded throughout the firm. Much time and effort is being spent on staff development. It feels like the company is really trying to move away from the dark days of the crisis.

    Cons

    Parts of the firm try to do too many things too quickly rather than prioritising. This can make working at Citi overwhelming at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to strike a better balance between the desire to deliver versus the ability to deliver. The quest for delivery is affecting quality and overwhelming staff. Remember that doing your job well is as much of an asset as delivering something new.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. A good start

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

    I have been working at Citi

    Pros

    Interesting work, lots of responsibility early.

    Cons

    Difficult work life balance. Culture of hard work, long hours and difficult people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Work at Citi? Share Your Experiences

Citi

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.