Citi Reviews

Updated 27 August, 2014
Updated 27 August, 2014
2,583 Reviews

3.2
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Citi generally has a good work-life balance for a financial services company (in 193 reviews)

  • Allowed to work from home at least three times a week, was given praise for work from upper management (in 74 reviews)


Cons
  • One of the greatest asset working here was the Work Life balance (in 91 reviews)

  • Senior management continues to move jobs from NYC to Buffalo to save money (in 113 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good place to start

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer  in  Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Mississauga, ON

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

    Pros

    Can 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

    Cons

    Lack 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 ManagementAdvice

    Showing 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Improve your skills and social life but not your career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst

    I worked at Citi full-time for 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
  3.  

    Worst firm I've ever seen

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Advanced Technology Associate  in  Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Advanced Technology Associate in Mississauga, ON

    I worked at Citi full-time for less than a 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
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  5.  

    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 for 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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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.

  8.  

    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

  9.  

    Lots of opportunity for motivated employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Citi 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Waiting for results

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON

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

    Pros

    Interesting challenges and learning opportunities

    Cons

    Difficult to move up, top heavy with management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reward employees based on merit not favouritism

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Dynamic environment, innovative

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citi full-time

    Pros

    Client focus, creative, cooperative colleagues

    Cons

    need better resourcing, better work-life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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