Citi
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Updated Apr 22, 2014
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3.1 1,845 reviews

                             

69% Approve of the CEO

Citi CEO Michael Corbat

Michael Corbat

(383 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Citi generally has a good work-life balance for a financial services company"
    in 151 reviews
  • "Allowed to work from home at least three times a week, was given praise for work from upper management"
    in 66 reviews
Cons:
  • "Very long hours, poor work life balance, some people can be very difficult to deal with"
    in 73 reviews
  • "Senior management not always coherent on message and lacking on strong leadership"
    in 86 reviews
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Good place to start

Software Developer (Former Employee)
Mississauga, ON

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

ProsCan work independently
Flexible work hours
Training opportunities are easy to find
Easy to approach people for technical questions
Encourages the use of many new technologies

ConsLack of social interaction
Office layout just crams as many people into an area as possible
Everything requires permissions
Management tries to cut costs whereever possible

Advice to Senior ManagementShowing your employees that you value them is what keeps employees around. It is not a surprise that all of the talent does not stay, because there is usually little incentive to.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Lots of opportunity for motivated employees

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsCiti is global and in many financial businesses, so there is a lot of opportunity to have a challenging and fulfilling career. Citi has wonderful and knowledgeable staff and management.

ConsNegotiate a good salary upfront, because annual raises do not always cover cost of living increases, even for top performers.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou need to be able to compensate your top employees. There is a lack of flexibility in the annual performance process which leaves many employees disgruntled.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Waiting for results

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Mississauga, ON

I have been working at Citi full-time for more than 5 years

ProsInteresting challenges and learning opportunities

ConsDifficult to move up, top heavy with management

Advice to Senior Managementreward employees based on merit not favouritism

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Dynamic environment, innovative

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Citi full-time

ProsClient focus, creative, cooperative colleagues

Consneed better resourcing, better work-life balance

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good overall

Securities Processing Representative (Current Employee)
Mississauga, ON

I have been working at Citi as a contractor for less than a year

ProsGood learning experience. Nice people

ConsThe pay is pretty low

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not a good workplace to go,do not respect employee

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Citi

Prosthe culture is very good

Consthe worst place I go, do not want to stay there, the managers do not respect others

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Culture of blind obedience

Applications Developer (Current Employee)
Mississauga, ON

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

ProsThe location is convenient as it's not too busy of an area and has good highway access. Many of the technologies used are new or interesting.

ConsThere is a poor culture, where blind obedience is demanded. The office space is unpleasant with small desks in a loud open space, like a call centre. As a matter of course, management does not respect employees' opinions.

Advice to Senior Managementencourage empowerment

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Know how to talk and you don't need to work much!

Security Processing Supervisor (Current Employee)
Mississauga, ON

I have been working at Citi full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood company culture. Has annual employee survey. Managers attempt to empower staff. Company cares about work/life balance. Job security as HR keeps management in perspective.

ConsSalary not very competitive. Very low bonus if any. Little salary increase.

Advice to Senior ManagementHave a better reward/punishment system. A lot of employees are not putting in their weigh into company performance but are sticking around as a headcount.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Avoid this firm

Vice President (Current Employee)

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

Prosonsite gym, very very few

ConsCiti is one of the worst employers that I have ever experienced.
Worked in Citi Mississauga software development center, and witnessed 50%+ high turnover rate for this site. No procedure, all ad-hoc, very demanding and unrealistic expectation, report your progress hourly, production release every week---at least...

No QA/Support, people wakes you up midnight for UAT issues by calling your personal cell phone or home phone----Yes, you got it right, it is your obligation to provide your personal phone number and use it to do production support!

Avoid this company as much as you can.

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employee well

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Collections (Current Employee)
London, ON

I have been working at Citi full-time for more than 5 years

Prosgood company to work for for years

Consmore opportunities needed for everyone

Advice to Senior Managementallow for more places to grow

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