CIT Reviews

Updated 27 September, 2014
Updated 27 September, 2014
125 Reviews
2.6
125 Reviews
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CIT Chairman and CEO John A. Thain
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Pros
  • Depending on which department you are in, you usually have a great work life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • Good benefits package and reasonable work/life balance depending on role (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management is not in touch with all of the businesses (in 8 reviews)

  • this was once a good company but senior management team broke it and continue to drive this ship in the dirt with reckless abandon (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Amazing

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator  in  Burlington, ON
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Burlington, ON

    I worked at CIT full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    CIT is a great a place to work ... the management is really supportive for wanting to learn more, supportive of ideas to make things better and overall great place to be.

    Cons

    CIT deals with a lot of boring content, contracts, processing contract and the such, a lot of the roles in Burlington at least are very mundane, nothing too exciting. and the air in the building is so dry it feels like its sucking the life out of you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make it more interesting to work there

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Bad employer (Mexico's office)

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CIT

    Pros

    Without much workload
    Respect the work schedule
    Activities for employees

    Cons

    Very bad management
    No training for employees
    Directors with little experience and poor training

  3.  

    good experience, nice people, overall very good firm

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Livingston, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Livingston, NJ (US)

    I worked at CIT as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    good training, strong leadership, excellent people

    Cons

    work can get monotonous at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, just be careful who you work for...

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    Former Employee - Staff Accountant  in  Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Jacksonville, FL (US)

    I worked at CIT full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great company, good benefits, nice atmosphere. Most employees are friendly and willing to help you succeed.

    Cons

    I was hired while still in school and expected to know as much as others who have been working in accounting for 5+ years. Training was minimal/unorganized. No on-boarding or introduction to company. Interns got more training and learned more about the company than new hires. Depending on your department, you may be expected to work some insane hours. My manager always pointed out the negative, never said anything good, and definitely played favorites with employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at departments with high turnover and ask what's going on that people aren't staying.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Average company

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    Current Employee - Finance  in  Livingston, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Finance in Livingston, NJ (US)

    I have been working at CIT full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good place to be for working parents looking for work place flexibility. Appears to a firm that is looking to grow especially thru OneWest acquistion. Strong executive leaders that are respected on Wall Street have brought CIT much relevance.

    Cons

    Senior management lacks transparency. In certain groups things change and we end up finding out from other departments. Certain managers seem to only care about themselves and fail to communicate important issues to staff. This leads to inefficiencies and low morale. Unfortunately this has lead to lots of turnover. Also IT has many issues including speed of service and increased disruptions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start caring about your employees. Do not view them as just a #. The company also needs to be clear and stop dancing around true issues and resolve them with a consistent approach.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Slow paced, workaday attitude.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at CIT full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Low stress most of the time.

    Cons

    Technology is very outdated. Small raises. Limited growth potential.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Notice and reward hard work b

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Livingston, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livingston, NJ (US)

    I have been working at CIT full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you work in the Livingston office, it's an easy commute for those in nearby suburbs who have a car. If you live in NYC and don't have a car, it's a train and then a 20 minute cab ride, because Livingston is not near any form of public transportation.

    Cons

    Some very talented employees, but many managers are inept in their ability to manage staff. Some are rude and disrespectful. HR dept is dysfunctional. Good performance not rewarded financially. Constantly chasing meaningless metrics. Outdated technology; company is still using Internet Explorer 8.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Solid experience at CIT -

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Transportation Finance  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Transportation Finance in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at CIT as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Smart nice people, certain divisions growing really fast. The CEO has done a good job of growing the company. The corporate culture is hard working but definitely not crazy.

    Cons

    In certain division, disorganized but people have good spirits about it. Certain divisions don't seem too busy but some are overworked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some wins and hire more -

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CIT as an intern

    Pros

    Great Employees, work life balance

    Cons

    Didn't get hired because of budget issues after spending a year plus with the company

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor environment where people are not valued, only the perception on the street is valued

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Livingston, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Director in Livingston, NJ (US)

    I have been working at CIT full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pay - they overpay their new employees

    Cons

    -management would rather see employees leave then reward existing employees
    -no career path
    -constantly starting new projects without managing capacity
    -only focusing on the present, no long-term view and no leadership skills on the management team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Abandon the acquisition strategy and focus on people and processes. Without fixing the core problems, CIT will always be a mediocre company at best.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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