Citi

www.citigroup.com
Employer Engaged
There are newer employer reviews for Citi

1 person found this helpful  

Expense reduction leads to talent reduction

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
Current Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY

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

Pros

Work-life balance is one of the best aspects of working for Citi, as they allow you to work from home and will work with you to adjust your hours if you have to deal with family commitments (depending on the team). Working for a global bank is a good learning experience, and there are opportunities to interact with people from multiple continents on certain projects. In technology, vendors know Citi is a huge contract, so you can get wined and dined, if you can make it through their sales pitch. There is a 6% 401k match and the health plans are good, though a bit more expensive in recent years.

Cons

Ever since the financial crash there has been a huge emphasis on expense reduction, which means employees (aside from the top echelon of management) are hard pressed to get travel reimbursement, or training approved. In corporate, the annual adjustments and bonuses have been poor, and many see nothing come year end. If you are an old timer who made your money in the good times, you can hang around and lead a relatively stress free existence collecting a fat check. If you are younger and work at Citi for a while, you will have a hard time keeping up with inflation. Moreover, the advancement opportunities are little, as the senior managers never seem to move on and the company places a greater emphasis on moving operations to low cost areas.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Invest in your top people and foster growth in their career.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

3071 Other Employee Reviews for Citi (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1.  

    Overworked...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teller in Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Teller in Palm Beach, FL

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

    Pros

    Flexible, Great benefits (health, tuition re).

    Cons

    Unrealistic sales goals, skeletal staff,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop expecting miracles...be realistic!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    My experience at Citi Bank was lacking.

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

    I worked at Citi

    Pros

    Pros working with Citi Bank was having an opportunity to connect and learn about numerous businesses through daily engagement.

    Cons

    The cons were the disengagement amongst employees at the branch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    During future interviews, elect a few of your staff employees to ask one or two questions to the candidate in order to gain a feel of the person's personality. Upon conclusion, have management obtain feedback for the candidate on how the employee would rate the candidtate's persona to mesh with others.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Citi

Work at Citi? Share Your Experiences

Citi

 
Click to Rate
or

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