Citi Reviews

Updated 20 October, 2014
Updated 20 October, 2014
2,689 Reviews
3.2
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Pros
  • Citi generally has a good work-life balance for a financial services company (in 217 reviews)

  • satisfied work place environment with the ability to work from home (in 79 reviews)


Cons
  • I didn't really see any cons with working here except for the obvious lack of work-life balance (in 105 reviews)

  • Senior management continues to move jobs from NYC to Buffalo to save money (in 115 reviews)

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  1.  

    internship at citibank mississauga

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    Former Employee - Junior Architect in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Junior Architect in Mississauga, ON

    I worked at Citi as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I was doing a 4 month internship in citibank mississauga office. I like the culture there. My manager, which is also the team lead, is an efficient and enthusiastic man.

    Cons

    Company is big with policies as all other big companies do. non-disclosure agreements needs to be signed even as a developer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Positive experience

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    Current Employee - Resident Manager in Shediac, NB
    Current Employee - Resident Manager in Shediac, NB

    I have been working at Citi full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    My manager was personable, reasonable and gave good direction

    Cons

    They were too far away from my job location

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Carefully weigh the type of business you desire

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Learning opportunities exist, great on-site perks, department culture could definitely improve, organizational issues.

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in Mississauga, ON

    I worked at Citi as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The organizational structure was primarily organic and open. Excellent on-site gym and personal training services offered at great employee rates. Large on-site luncheon with menus updated daily. Co-op students are offered full-time opportunities on completion of their academic degrees/diplomas. Management is great, and encourage learning and self-improvement in every regard.

    Cons

    Cross-departmental communication was strained and could do with improvement. Minimal employee bonuses offered. Low frequency of promotions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Securities Processing Rep

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citi full-time

    Pros

    There are good coworkers and salary is competitive for what it is. There generally is good communication between departments and things run smoothly.

    Cons

    A lot of cuts from what I hear. I joined later but I hear christmas parties and other perks use to exist but no longer do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More interaction and discussions on where you want to go in career

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Worst firm I've ever seen

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    Former Employee - Advanced Technology Associate in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Advanced Technology Associate in Mississauga, ON

    I worked at Citi full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Paycheck to pay your bills... really nothing more

    Cons

    Too many to list, it is the worst firm I've ever worked for. Working there were the worst days of my life!
    To list some problems and I mean some, because listing all cons will requires a book:
    1. Toxic culture with no values or respect
    2. A joke unqualified HR
    3. Managers were selected and promoted based on the degree of social psychopathy
    4. Too many managers, more managers than employees (mostly in New York)
    5. Disconnected from the business and management in New York
    6. Office was calling centre crowded with no space to move
    7. Hiring and promotion decisions based on the origins/race not qualifications

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The entire firm needs a management shakeup

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Improve your skills and social life but not your career

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    Former Employee - Operations Analyst
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to meet a lot of new people. Good social life and lots of events going on. Central location. Canteen, shop, coffee shop and gym in the building. Well-known global company which is good to have on your resume. Can move around to different teams/departments quite easily.

    Cons

    Too much overtime and not enough staff on certain teams while other teams in same department are fully-staffed and go home on time every day. Favouritism is very evident. Career progression only seems happens for the staff who are outspoken and friends with the managers. Management/supervision and team structure changes too much to see any benefits. Some outdated systems. Social club events seem to get worse every year. I got my first payrise after 5 years and I still left a few months later as I'd had enough of the place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't decide who is getting promoted before you even read the appraisals the emplyees go to the effort of writing. Ensure the one-to-one sessions actually happen. Make work/life balance a priority.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Citi...stay away!

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    Former Employee - I T Business Technical Specialist in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - I T Business Technical Specialist in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    There were some good people, but due to downsizing a lot of people are leaving. My manager was solid.

    Cons

    Too many to list, no communication, internal hiring process is a joke, HR is non responsive, did I mention the downsizing? No one seems to know what is going on, or they don't care...affecting over all morale of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try communicating with your employees. Don't push corporate policies that you obviously don't believe in..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Finance Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citi full-time

    Pros

    - Helpful managers and co-workers who were willing to give me opportunities to learn
    - Low hours and low stress; internship did not have any high stressed tasks

    Cons

    - Tasks got boring very quickly and were not intellectually stimulating
    - Back office so the exposure to external clients was limited

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Just OK

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citi

    Pros

    Good name on CV. Good learning if you work in the right team with the right people. Culture is professional but somewhat uptight.

    Cons

    Lots of red tapes. High turnover. Company very stringent on any type of spending as it is still recovering from financial crisis. Not somewhere you would look if you want good benefits.

  11.  

    Seasoned company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citi

    Pros

    global reach and international opportunities

    Cons

    Very slow and bureaucratic, not corporative, slow HR

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