Citi Reviews

Updated April 18, 2015
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  1. 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

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, lots of responsibility early.

    Cons

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

  2. Rewarding and varied

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citi

    Pros

    During my 20 years at Citi I worked in lots of roles and teams. The size of the company in UK makes it easy to move around between different departments and teams, so no need to move company to progress your career.

    Cons

    They have slightly over done the outsourcing of roles.

    Advice to Management

    Keep key support roles onshore.
    Share buying scheme would be good

  3. Trade and Treasury Solutions Intern.

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Coming from an Engineering background it was a good experience moving into finance. I also was able to interact with people within the firm, building strong contacts and have been able to establish a good relationship with them.

    Cons

    I was placed in a very small team, so was not exposed to much. This therefore resulted in me constantly asking for work, and trying to take on challenging responsibility.

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  5. Great company to work for

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

    I worked at Citi full-time (more than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Recognise good people, develop staff with regular training.

    Cons

    work life balance can be difficult.

  6. quant intern

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    In general it is a nice place to work. Atmosphere is laid back, working hours OK, and people are nice. For internship it is nice.

    Cons

    As an internship I don't see much cons. One thing that is particuarly annoying is this is a compnay with a lot of bureaucracy.

  7. Good

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to start your career

    Cons

    Competitive to get in to

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. Learnt a lot, but too many layers of management and conflicting egos led to a lack of clear direction and strategy.

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

    I worked at Citi full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You can learn a lot in which ever field you choose to specialise in. Ample opportunity to change departments to gain a new skill.

    Cons

    Senior management are too focussed on keeping the shareholders happy. The desire to see a share price increase quarter on quarter, leads to short term planning, and quick fixes. To get promoted up the ranks you need to know people and be prepared to brown nose, rather than letting you ability and performance speak for themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Strip out the layers upon layers of management. Focus on getting the job done, rather than the share price.

  9. Fantastic experience

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

    I worked at Citi part-time (less than a year)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very friendly employees, everyone (including senior management) was more than happy to spend 30-45 minutes sitting down with you to discuss their experiences, and impart valuable teachings.

    Cons

    As an intern, the desk you are put on is pot luck and certain managers are more focussed on getting their interns into the full time grad scheme than others.

  10. Good place to work, but underpays

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Excellent inhouse opportunities
    - Good training opportunities
    - Work is great

    Cons

    - Compensation is well below market rate
    - Inability to retain good talent - Citi has lots of people who are competent, but the lack of incentives to retain these people is low. Therefore, people feel under appreciated and under valued.

    Advice to Management

    Don't wait until people are about to leave in order to work out how to retain them!

  11. ok

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citi

    Pros

    large international institution with global footprint

    Cons

    internal political games and patchy management

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