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Citi Reviews

Updated May 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Upper management is great to work with and understands the need for a work life balance (in 551 reviews)

  • Flexible work arrangement - many people can work from home or have flexible working hours (in 216 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "I'm looking for a new company."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Associate in Getzville, NY
    Current Employee - Operations Associate in Getzville, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It looks good on a resume. That is all that I can think of. I work in operations, a entry job. The benefits were very good about a year ago, but due to the recession, they have gotten very "average".

    Cons

    No raises for 2008, even after hard work. They give you a "promotion" which means more work and no extra pay. There is very little incentive for attendance, so people call in and use all of their sick days.

    This company is too focused on "cultural diversity". People of a diverse background are given promotions even though they are grossly unqualified. Its very sad to see, but it happens in every department.

    The cut the educational reimbursement money in half, and raised the health care costs (mine doubled)..

    Pay is right in the middle, probably on the low side for the amount of work that you do.

    Walk around the halls in Citi, everyone is miserable. People will stab each other in the back at any cost to advance themselves, or at least they think they are "advancing".

    Upper management will never deliver bad news directly to you, they pass it on to middle managers who's hands are tied. I actually feel bad for the middle management (kind of).

    People in upper management make operational policy, yet they have never worked in operations themselves. Its hilarious some of the rules that they make. Totally clueless operation.

    Advice to Management

    Its such a shame that I am not proud to work at this company, do something to make working here something that we are proud of.


  2. Helpful (2)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic Working Enviornment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Citigroup is history"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Very poor communication, long hours"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Middle Management Highly Incompetent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 ...


  8. "Citi Culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.....


  10. Helpful (2)

    "I would never work here again"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  11. "Citi- nothing Special"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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