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Citi Belfast Reviews

Updated July 21, 2017
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Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

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Citi Chief Executive Officer, Citigroup Michael Corbat
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  1. "Dominant focus on 'Goals'"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Reporting Analyst in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Current Employee - Reporting Analyst in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leader in diversity in the workplace
    Great benefits scheme
    Really keen to assist in personal and professional development
    Great exposure to opportunities for communication with global teams

    Cons

    Focus on 'Goals' as a measure of progression potential
    Not clear on how to progress to the next level
    Compensation can be quite low

    Advice to Management

    Don't focus on making employees write up goals that aren't related to their roles, and then use that a measure of whether or not they deserve to be promoted. You can do a great job without achieving your 'goals'!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Apps developer Intermediate Programmer analyst"

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    Current Employee - Antrim in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Current Employee - Antrim in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Citi full-time

    Pros

    Takes on suggestions. Lots of room to grow. Can move career horizontally as there are lots of roles are opportunities.

    Cons

    Very large organisation so lacks things like free "company drinks". Standardization is very hard because of the large size. Can move you to work in a different building

    Advice to Management

    Continue listening to employees, don't micromanage, create opportunities, don't encourage poor work life balance. Have regular 1 to 1s.

  3. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team, nice building, good use of foreign language practice. I enjoyed my time there and learnt about finance and related matters

    Cons

    Long hours, repetitive work, low pay compared to both Belfast salaries, and Citi salaries in London. Bad aggressive impatient clients to deal with

    Advice to Management

    Share strategy with junior staff, increase pay and bonus structure, give more opportunity to take part in other tasks


  4. "Middle Office"

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    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    enjoy the people at Citi, I have also progressed rather quickly which has also been a pro and had 2 promotions within 2 years at the firm

    Cons

    work life balance can struggle at certain times of the year, I dont believe the pay is up to standard for an investment bank, even if Belfast is a 'low cost' area.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate your staff fairly, keep a work life balance in mind and also dont go easy on people that slack and make others pick up their work


  5. "Good people, poor training"

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    Former Employee - IT Support Engineer in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Support Engineer in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some great people working there

    Cons

    No formal on the job training - gave brief finance and IT training but irrelevant and basic

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in staff - don't assume peers will just automatically share knowledge especially on complex trading issues


  6. "Generally good place to be"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Citi (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly environment, flexible and accommodating approach to work

    Cons

    Well being peer organisations in pay

    Advice to Management

    Reflect other companies in the area for pay and more people will stay, so experience doesn't walk out the door.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "10 years on and still love going to work each day"

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    Current Employee - Assistant General Counsel in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant General Counsel in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Citi full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people, the can do attitude, the culture of inclusion, the ethical attitude to doing business, the challenging work environment

    Cons

    The bureaucracy at times. Also sometimes there could be less committees and more decision making and ownership from support functions.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. I have great faith in Mike Corbat's leadership strategy

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Potential to be a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Human Resources Generalist in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Human Resources Generalist in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Citi (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great employee benefits including enhanced pension and private medical.
    Great people in general to work with.
    Global employer so great opportunity to get exposure to a vast organisation and how it operates.

    Cons

    Impossible to influence anything as the organisation is so smothered in red tape and needless bureaucracy. Opportunities for growth in Belfast are limited as the senior roles are retained in the big cities.

    Advice to Management

    Address the huge attrition issue that the Belfast CSC is currently facing. Don't bury your head in the sand and take some hard decisions to revert the problem.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Infrastructure analyst"

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    Former Employee - Infrastructure Analyst in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Former Employee - Infrastructure Analyst in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some benefits
    Free water
    Toilets cleaned twice daily
    Nothing more really to say

    Cons

    Work life balance is terrible
    Working environment is terrible
    Work culture is terrible
    Hard work is not rewarded in technology
    30 million cuts to technology
    Senior management only sees you as a number
    The yearly bonus is non existent don't let them full you
    Lie about possible progression to hold on to you
    Once your in it is extremely hard to get out again and move on with your career

    Advice to Management

    Reward hard workers and give people the opportunity to progress
    Train your employees


  10. "Good opportunities for hard workers"

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    Current Employee - Securities Processing Representative in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Current Employee - Securities Processing Representative in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    plenty of opportunities happening in belfast, hard work goes a long way and doesn't go unnoticed. end of year bonus also a plus

    Cons

    peak seasons means long hours, but if you're a hard worker you won't mint too much. belfast is a low cost location so salaries can be on the lower end, but if you have enough gumption to ask for more you'll get it!

    Advice to Management

    listen to the needs of your employees. more parking options required at belfast location. career and goal tracking should be implemented more effectively with entry level employees.


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