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Citi Reviews

Updated December 11, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Citi ... where is it headed ... Need a top down change in management.. Hire some BCG/McKinsey Organizational consultants"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The brand ... which has been significantly diluted over the last year

    Cons

    the beuracracy .......... ........ .......

    Advice to Management

    Get outside the bubble and try and understand what the team is working on. Hire people from cross-functional industries and promote diversity


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic Working Enviornment"

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    Former Employee - Client Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Client Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -There are some really great people who will work together to get the job done

    Cons

    The lack of organization is mind blowing. Managers do not know how to use any of the systems that their employees use and are overall incompetent. Managers are rude and disrespectful and do not support their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Please look around and see that your employees are miserable and crying at their desks.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Citigroup is history"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    At this point there are no good reasons to work at Citigroup. Management has destroyed the value that the name once may have had, so one is better off focusing on the better quality of experience available elsewhere.

    Cons

    Office politics, huge egos masking managerial incompetence . . . yet rarely exposed because senior management only respected information received through the heirarchy and universally considered it beneath them to listen. Everyone managed up.

    Advice to Management

    What senior management has done to the Citigroup name and shareholder value is now a matter of record, but they remain too egocentric, arrogant, and bonus-driven to change ways.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Very poor communication, long hours"

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    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    steep learning curve, challenging work environment,

    Cons

    Very poor communication between management and analysts, management had no respect for analysts. worked very long hours on projects because of lack of communication and the fact that managers don't care about analysts

    Advice to Management

    stop working your analysts so hard!


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Middle Management Highly Incompetent"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Citi --the brand .. Even in tough times people look up to Citi (non management) alums

    Cons

    While the analyst team you work with is highly competent at producing quality independant objective analysis, the research management is nothing to talk about. Need to trim the likes of research directors and assoiciate directors. tonne of them doing practically nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Trim the FAT not the bones ...


  6. "Citi Culture"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are currently making some solid changes that are are long overdue

    Cons

    Citi is very slow to change partly due to the culture of the company; very beuarocratic

    Advice to Management

    Give employees more ownership to enduce change but hold people accountable for their actions


  7. "All down hill..... Smith Barney being acquired by Morgan Stanley was probably the best thing for it."

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Oceanside, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Oceanside, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I was a duel employee of Smith Barney and Citibank. Good base salary and had my own office...

    Cons

    Zero communication between departments. The company is too big to handle itself. As the write downs were taking place upper management assured us everything was fine and that our department "MyFi" was in great shape and growing. Its now defunct and Smith Barney is owned by Morgan Stanley. Someone wasn't telling the truth.

    Advice to Management

    Own up to reality, break up the company.....

  8. Helpful (2)

    "I would never work here again"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Make connections
    Looks good on a resume

    Cons

    Definitely a "who you know" mentality
    Blatant favoritism
    Horrible benefits for a large company
    No growth potential
    No recognition for a job well done
    Horrible work environment

    Advice to Management

    I wish I could say something that would make the managers listen but they know nothing about the workers. There are so many middle managers that upper management knows NOTHING about the daily work and how it gets done. Please, PLEASE get to know your workers.


  9. "Citi- nothing Special"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Desperate times call for desperate measures. The stress level is pretty low as Citi is not a place of superstars.

    Cons

    Not on par with other investment banks. The pay and opportunities are not there. The people are not as professiopnal as you would expect

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to do a much better job of communicationg with employees. Little about the direction of the group or the firm is communicated


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Do not work here"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good vacation days compared to other entry-level jobs. I got 17 vacation days and 6 sick days.

    Cons

    I worked here for 2 years straight out of college (Ivy League) and was enrolled in one of their analyst programs. This program was misrepresented on college recruitment presentations and made much more glamorous than it actually is. Most of us were placed in positions within the firm that required the intelligence/ability equal to that of the highschool level. You don't need a college degree to do 99% of the mundane work...at least not an ivy league education!

    Advice to Management

    Some managers are extremely incompetent in a leadership role. Nasty attitudes abound. Get ready to be treated like a second class citizen


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