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Great to start, Hard to stay

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Banker Associate
Current Employee - Banker Associate

I have been working at Citi full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Good place to learn alot about the industry, and there is "ok" ability to move across different business groups depending on availability, luck, who you know, or better yet all three. Able to work with some really smart and dedicated colleagues. Global brand recognition, footprint, and training is good in certain business groups while others just throw you to the wolves.

Cons

Regulatory aspect is getting worse as the years go by, big government impedes the ability to do business well and it is affecting the whole industry. Micro-management is prevalent in some businesses. Some colleagues are amazing, others just don't care, and still others used to care but don't anymore. Massive layoffs the past few years have been terrible for morale. There's an underlying feeling that some of the goals in certain businesses are purposefully inflated so few can meet goal, let alone exceed goal, so then bonuses won't have to be paid. I've heard this from veteran sales people who were very successful for many years, but are suddenly "not making goal" anymore and placed on final notice. Very discouraging, and even for the sales people who are doing well in this environment their morale is low too. Strangely, there are also some people who do very little and get away with high compensation and outright laziness. Absolutely confounding.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Financial Analyst IV

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst IV  in  Elk Grove Village, IL
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst IV in Elk Grove Village, IL

    I worked at Citi full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Life work Balance is the only thing I can think off.

    Cons

    No growth and underpaid unless you know someone on the top

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    A good first opportunity, but not somewhere I would want to stay long.

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    Current Employee - Public Finance Associate  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Public Finance Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    It's a big name with large network.

    Cons

    The environment especially after 2008 and 2009 was toxic, and it was definitely not an upbeat or positive place to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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