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Citi London Reviews

Updated June 3, 2017
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Citi Chief Executive Officer, Citigroup Michael Corbat
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  1. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Greater London in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Greater London in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and work environment

    Cons

    Pay not the best with some degree of red tape


  2. "Rate a Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Citi (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    "Can-do" New York H-Qed Bank with huge geographic footprint. Diverse, competent, professional people. On the whole very collegiate and friendly - an interesting and fun place to work. Lots of "extra-curricular" activities and a good CSR focus. Excellent transaction banking and services divisions.

    Cons

    Very diverse product sets so difficult to achieve consistently good culture across the whole - e.g. investment versus transaction banking. Can be bureaucratic. Loyalty penalized in terms of salary - long-term employees can be taken for granted.

    Advice to Management

    Be mindful of messaging to "low cost centres/centres of excellence" - there is some evidence that employees in low cost locations believe they are excellent but underpaid/undertitled compared to those in higher cost locations.


  3. "Good experience and alumni"

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    Former Employee - Investment Banking Associate in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Associate in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of training across multiple jurisdictions, wide alumni network that comes in handy at later stages in a career, exposure to multiple bank verticals

    Cons

    Reviews skewed towards views of immediate line managers rather than true 360
    views (which at times is great but at others can damage juniors), highly bureaucratic

    Advice to Management

    Given the investment in analyst/associate training, some MD's should take better care of junior resource rather than accept that the best move on to other places


  4. "London - Markets Security Service Tech"

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    Current Employee - Vice President - Technology in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Vice President - Technology in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Felt valued and opportunity to establish long term career.

    Able to rise up in ranks if driven enough.

    Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Same as every big banks, bureaucracy. Sometimes too policy driven lost focus on value add delivery

    Advice to Management

    Less bureaucracy. more focus on technical expertise and value engineering excellence more, in 'real' senses.


  5. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Bad bonus and pay rise


  6. "Project Manager"

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    Former Freelancer - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Freelancer - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Citi (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice office, on-site restaurant and gym, quality office chairs, pleasant people

    Cons

    I worked there for over 3 years, was respected, well liked and and enjoyed my job - however I was never offered a permanent role and as such needed to move on. Extensive background check, even for freelance roles. Long hours.

    Advice to Management

    commit to hiring good people, make any freelance role that lasts over two years a perm role


  7. "Citi review"

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    Current Employee - Intermediate Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Intermediate Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture, the people, very diverse, not too stressful, great work/life balance

    Cons

    pay not as high as the other US banks, some departments feel like the goverment in that there is stagnation and people not carrying their weight that sort of thing


  8. "Exciting but at times unfocused"

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    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Citi full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great, talented people who are passionate and highly collaborative.

    Cons

    Some spend far much time spent on pleasing senior people or on low value added schmoozing.

    Advice to Management

    Be focussed, deliver but try not to get too drawn into the schmoozing and posturing.


  9. "VP"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Vice President in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with and when there are deadlines to meet people pull together and deliver. Great work / life balance.

    Cons

    Can get a bit bogged down by administration as the company is huge. On the plus side they have started pushing Lean methodologies.


  10. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big name
    Good corporate culture
    Good selection of benefits
    Supportive senior staff
    Good for development

    Cons

    Canary Wharf
    Large organisation
    Not very flexible


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