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Updated June 27, 2017
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  1. "Investment banking analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of exposure and responsibilities

    Cons

    Extremely unnecessary long hours and a lot of facetime

    Advice to Management

    take care of your analysts


  2. "Senior Network Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance - some nice people

    Cons

    career prospects low always waiting for the chop!

    Advice to Management

    reward on performance !


  3. "Could be better"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Citi full-time

    Pros

    good corporate culture
    Bulge bracket bank

    Cons

    Not a good M&A deal experience

    Advice to Management

    Improve deal experience


  4. "Vice President"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President - Technology in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Vice President - Technology in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Citi (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    1. Flexible working
    2. Good Benefits
    3. Mature Processes

    Cons

    1. Bureaucracy in processes
    2. Senior Management in IT
    3. Lack of progression

    Advice to Management

    Provide visibility to top performers


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Developer"

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

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

    Pros

    nothing much really I totally wasted my 4 years of my time (2012 to 2016) , I still regret why I signed the offer back in 2012, Directors are blind and dont give ... about their staff , nothing Positive to talk about really ...

    Cons

    worst company to work for ,low wages,0% bonus for my entire period (4 Years 2012 to 2016) ,0% pay hike for my entire period ( 4 years 2012 to 2016) , management dont want developers moving from Belfast o London (High Paying Place),Tier 2 employers are treated like slaves.technology is ... just application support really not much innovation, if you are young and dynamic stay away from Citi Belfast , try to get into Citi London at least you will be on the high end salary.

    Advice to Management

    Sack all the Directors who are in London they are many useless guys on the top, worst part of my life is with Citi 2012 to 2016 , please shutdown this bank operations in Belfast and move to London or else just shutdown Citi operations in UK ,Citi sucks.


  6. "Great company who really know how to look after and develop and hence retain their people."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Graduate Associate in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Graduate Associate in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, remote working, canteen food. Great experience and definitely something of value for CV. Friendly helpful staff. Good job security with a major global player.

    Cons

    Personally, my commute and the money. Neither of these are Citi's fault though. Also I feel that perhaps my potential exposure new languages/platforms could be narrow in scope.

    Advice to Management

    Overhaul Tech Academy for new Grads


  7. Helpful (3)

    "The Worst Company I Have Ever Worked For"

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

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

    Pros

    'Citi brand' looks good on a CV

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours, lack of training, untrustworthy

    Advice to Management

    After working for 2 years in operations I decided I had no choice but to leave the company. I do like a busy environment however I was driven to destruction. The management approach Citi has is to put people against one another, survival of the fittest. Citi rank people on output and output alone. If your are processing more transactions the higher you will rank. The problem with this method is if you work an 11 hour day and take your lunch and your colleague next to you works a 12 hour day with no lunch, the essentially have 2 hours extra output each day over you. This equates to an extra 10 hours per week your competition is getting ahead. The problem with this approach is people burn out.Yes Citi 'promote health' take lunch and breaks you can't actually take them due to the competitive nature of the business and people getting ahead. A lot of people end up burnt out and stressed which results in people going off on long term sickness or leaving the company altogether, this puts strain on the staff still working as they have extra work put onto them to cover as replacement staff are not available. I would advise Citi to rethink their management strategy. Constant threats and putting people down can cause demotivation, lack of output and increase staff turnover, costing the business money.


  8. "Positive"

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

    Pros

    Good social aspect and friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Demanding work load and parking facilities


  9. "Global Platinum Client Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Global Platinum Client Executive in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Global Platinum Client Executive in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great working environment in the bank

    Cons

    too many options on moving around


  10. "Citi"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great bunch of people building great teams very flexible working conditions. Good benefits standard industry ones. Good location in London. HR are very supportive.

    Cons

    technology can be a bit behind the times. But some stuff is very new and exciting. Some of the appraisals process are not as transparent as they should be.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


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