Citi Reviews

Updated 27 April 2015
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Pros
  • Citi generally has a good work-life balance for a financial services company (in 230 reviews)

  • satisfied work place environment with the ability to work from home (in 84 reviews)

Cons
  • Bad work-life balance, but you could not expect such benefit from investment banking (in 117 reviews)

  • Senior management continues to move jobs from NYC to Buffalo to save money (in 117 reviews)

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  1. Good place to work if you're willing to move around internally to get higher increment but can run into difficult boss

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President - Operations & Technology in Sydney
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President - Operations & Technology in Sydney

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Internal mobility is supported, lots of learning opportunities, mature bank with processes already in place, lots of nice people to work with, able to quickly recover from global financial crisis in 2008

    Cons

    Can run into difficult or incompetent managers, a bit excessive in my view when it comes to internal security control

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work in leading the bank in the right direction, adopt security process that makes sense & doesn't sacrifice efficiency, keep diversity in workplace

  2. Great people to work with

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citi

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    High quality colleagues
    Breadth of available training at Citi
    Impressive client base
    Global footprint and ability to travel
    Reasonable work life balance

    Cons

    Under market pay
    Work politics
    Pressured environment

  3. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are great and the offices are nicely designed.

    Cons

    "Promotion cycle' means people don't get promoted when they deserve it, they have to wait for 'cycles', often with a back log of people waiting.

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  5. Bad culture, short0sighted management

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    Former Employee - Quantitative Analyst
    Former Employee - Quantitative Analyst

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    better technology, global platform, steep learning curve

    Cons

    traders are just a bunch of punters. All everyone cares is money, from trader to senior managers, heads, global management. From what I have seen, nothing has changed in these people's mindset except a bit tougher regulation. I am not surprised to see GFC happens to banking all over again.

  6. My time at Citi

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    Current Employee - Universal Banker in Sydney
    Current Employee - Universal Banker in Sydney

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Global Company. World Class Training. International Culture. Good Pay.

    Cons

    Impossible to move up. Lots of Internal Politics.

  7. Global exposure

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citi

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work at if results driven and motivated

    Cons

    No work life balance , too pressured environment. It's either you swim or sink.

  8. Robbed me of my career

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    Former Employee - Associate in Sydney
    Former Employee - Associate in Sydney

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The best reasons to cite would be the global reach of Citi but aside from this my experience with them has been incredibly bitter and disappointing.

    Cons

    I think Citi is one of those institutions who will stab you in the back the moment it suits them in order to protect themselves. It does not matter how loyal or hard working you have been. If it suits them to scapegoat you, they will. In addition, they are highly racist and homophobic.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the culture by improve trust, respect and recognition.

  9. Great employer, investing in people a lot. Eaten up by red tape and bureaucracy

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Sydney
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Sydney

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great culture
    respect at work
    career opportunities
    smart people

    Cons

    bureaucracy
    downsizing
    empowerment - difficult to engage offshore resources.

    Advice to Management

    Transformation including offshoring commoditized services requires more though, planning and internal marketing.

  10. Good

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    Former Intern - Intern
    Former Intern - Intern

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging environment but good to be in

    Cons

    Repetitive sometimes - as is the case with many jobs

  11. Great people but lots of red tape

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Sydney
    Current Employee - Analyst in Sydney

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    smart colleagues who are clearly very good at what they do. Lots of responsibility given early on if you want it.

    Cons

    bureaucratic and a nightmare to get anything administrative approved. Systems aren't the best due to the size and many working parts of the company.

    Advice to Management

    HR organisation not as good as other banks.

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