Citi Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
2,627 Reviews
3.2
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Citi CEO Michael Corbat
Michael Corbat
528 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Citi generally has a good work-life balance for a financial services company (in 193 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 91 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Love the place. A pity about the politics.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Managing Director (ICG)
    Former Employee - Managing Director (ICG)

    I worked at Citi full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The smart people (and lifetime friendships), the business buzz, the blue chip client franchise, the well-resourced infrastructure (esp from the outside looking in), the opportunities to experience and grow as a professional.

    Cons

    The size, and the dysfunctional that is a consequence. You can be rated high-potential one year, and be made redundant the next if you happen to be at the wrong place at the wrong time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at your gender diversity stats, and the number of hi-pos you are losing, voluntarily or involuntarily. Great respect for Corbat, but I wonder if he's really got his eye on the talent drain. The company is managing by numbers and not by focusing on the lifeblood of its business -- its people!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Above average

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citi

    Pros

    Not a bad place to work ...

    Cons

    Need to know how to play politics..

  3.  

    Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Big corporation and possible to get exposure to any field you want

    Cons

    Like any big bank, its difficult to stand out. Too many people in the middle.
    useless office politics
    long hours
    not great pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Lots of opportunities but very political and bureaucratic the higher up you go.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director, Risk Management  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Director, Risk Management in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Huge global company with opportunities in every major country and multiple business lines.

    Cons

    Depending on business, long hours are expected. Budget has been tight impacting ability to innovate/automate. Gap is closing on pay compared to other firms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement career management to help guide employees through intra-departmental transitions (specifically back/middle office jobs).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Dysfunctional

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Unit Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Unit Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Top tier bank in fixed income
    Support functions have a culture of working short hours

    Cons

    Dysfunctional systems and processes that have grown over time
    Nothing works
    Inability to get anything changed
    Huge cottage industries have built up in support groups such as finance, ops, expense management etc

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the money being wasted paying for ineffective support groups

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    KYC QA Analyst/Client Service officer

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    Former Employee - Service & KYC QA Officer  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Service & KYC QA Officer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Citi full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    None, any more...
    Used to be a fantastic place to work 10-15 years ago

    Cons

    Stressful environment for the last 10 years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employes. Change management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Positive.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citi

    Pros

    Good Work Life Balance. Great starter environment.

    Cons

    Very tight deadlines. Unhelpful feedback

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

    Great work life balance but poor bonuses

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Auditor  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Citi full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great work life balance, long hours are not the norm. Decent amount of holidays for a U S employer. Good flex benefits.

    Cons

    Bonuses not very good - salary reviews on internal promotion are not great. Sometimes feels US employees get more benefits and opportunities than elsewhere in the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Challenging, interesting and also very stressful at times

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

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

    Pros

    Large employer, opportunities can occur. Good CEO in Mike Corbat, he knows banking as came up through the ranks.

    Cons

    Banking is a tough environment and not stable, been at risk 3 times in 13 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent about salaries

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good work place.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citi

    Pros

    Steep learning curve could be expected here.

    Cons

    Some politics you might have to take some time to adapt to.

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