Citi Reviews

Updated May 3, 2015
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  1. 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!

  2. 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

  3. Great bunch of people

    Current Contractor - Director
    Current Contractor - Director

    I have been working at Citi as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Culturally diverse and friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Can take long to implement ideas

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  5. Good working Culture, competent

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

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

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

    Pros

    Diverse, full Product offer, competent people, huge market reach

    Cons

    I didn't really see any cons with working here except for the obvious lack of work-life balance. But you should know that going in to any banking job regardless of Company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.

  6. Many opportunities, but difficulty to attain them due to so many layers and red tape within such a large organization

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

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to network with other divisions because most of management is willing to meet for a chat. Many global locations allow the possibility to move geographically, but requires networking on your own. No formal process

    Cons

    Many layers of management which they are trying to improve. These layers also cause miscommunication and specialized knowledge where most employees only know about there own role. Very few individuals have a true sense of what goes on holistically at the firm.

    Advice to Management

    Simplify the organization by cutting unnecessary layers, improve processes in order to get tasks done faster, allow for greater internal mobility

  7. Helpful (1)

    Quality of work experience depends largely on your team

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

    I worked at Citi full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Some teams and people were awesome, very "down to earth" and not as cut-throat as those at other investment banks.

    Cons

    Mediocre standards
    Didn't feel like the best place to grow your ambition
    A lot of very unprofessional people

    Advice to Management

    Raise standards and see where that brings the firm in terms of league table rankings

  8. Helpful (2)

    Good experience but not the best place

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

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

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

    Pros

    Global, challenging and high visibility projects. Good reputation for your CV. Innovative solutions to have a good balance between professional and personal life (home office). Great perks for full time employees.

    Cons

    Operations & Technology is not seen as investment, it is seen as expense. Too many controls and procedures, slow pace, some bureaucracy, personal growth based more in relations -due to power niche- and not in personal performance at all.

  9. Good place to start a career in banking

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great network, talented colleagues and good training programme. Overall better culture than some other banks.

    Cons

    To big and sometime not very transparent. Lots of politics at senior level. Work/life balance non-existent but it is the same in every bank

  10. Helpful (1)

    Great learning experience, but lacks clear program for developing bankers.

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

    I have been working at Citi full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    You work with hard working, dedicated people who, in my experience, are always willing to help. Great cohesion between various teams. Broad geographic reach gives rotation opportunities, but they are hard to get.

    Cons

    Seniors don't take juniors to pitches enough. Lack of structured program to develop juniors into strong bankers.

    Advice to Management

    Have a clear plan for developing talent. Too many people I've worked with have left simply out of not being satisfied with client exposure / development.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Get an education then get out

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

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

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

    Pros

    Global reach, great brand name, broad training

    Cons

    You are just a number at the end of a day. Still a very siloed organization

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk

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