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Updated April 27, 2017
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Citi Chief Executive Officer, Citigroup Michael Corbat
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Pros
  • Upper management is great to work with and understands the need for a work life balance (in 536 reviews)

  • Flexible work arrangement - many people can work from home or have flexible working hours (in 214 reviews)

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  1. "Citi review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Treasury & Trade Solutions - Spring Insight"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Spring Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Spring Intern in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people in the TTS department are all genuinely so nice and down to earth - every employee at Citi I have met have really put the time into teaching us what the work involved, making it seem like an amazing environment to work in.

    Cons

    Citi in London is extremely big and it can be pretty segregated between departments.


  3. "Credit analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Credit & Portfolio Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Credit & Portfolio Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    interesting job, glad to be here

    Cons

    salary low, still happy to be here


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  5. "Exciting but at times unfocused"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "$$ Saves before people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in London, England (UK)
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Citi full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Been here over 10 years working in technology .. it's been a good ride up till the last couple of years.. great people who are committed to change things. Great on the CV, but look around you.

    Cons

    So much out sourcing going on and using vendors we are seeing skill gaps grow and end up being at the Bec and call of vendors who continue to talk fluff... The very senior people in CTI are so focused of saving $$ that people are now being left behind and SMT are so far away from the coal face, making people redundant with no evidence of reductions in Work loads... attitude from management to other people is to suck it up... we have see risk from vendors who have questions raised on how they do things...a ticking time bomb for audit fails... it's all about $$ saves and not people... and the senior management wonder why they get low scores on VOE ....

    Advice to Management

    Stop reading about leadership... you are just a good bunch of managers who assume you are leaders because of your position..... know what your people do and get rid of this culture of double standards... it's been very disappointing to see that the tech part of Citi is so
    Far behind the rest of the firm in culture and the way people are looked at for equal opportunity... can't wait to leave this place


  7. "VP"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. "Middle office"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great range of training, well known bank, good salary

    Cons

    Hard for work life balance, poor management decisions on processes, promotions based on friendships as opposed to performance, less holidays than most European banks

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees more regarding implementation of processes especially when they do not make any sense and cost more time/money


  9. "Good"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. "Good Company"

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

    Pros

    Good company and working environment

    Cons

    internal mobility is a bit difficult


  11. "Citi"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Vice President in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    truly global firm lots of opportunities to work on numerous projects

    Cons

    pay and promotion could be better


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