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Citi Reviews

Updated 24 November 2014
Updated 24 November 2014
2,774 Reviews
3.3
2,774 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Citi generally has a good work-life balance for a financial services company (in 223 reviews)

  • satisfied work place environment with the ability to work from home (in 83 reviews)


Cons
  • I didn't really see any cons with working here except for the obvious lack of work-life balance (in 108 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Challenging work but behind on

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Massive scale on which your work could be used. Challenging problems to work on.

    Cons

    Compensation is average if not worse. Office politics is a huge problem. Transparency needed in movement and promotions as the office is rife with rumors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys are on the right path, selling off non-performing businesses. Incredibly bureaucratic organization that needs to become more flexible in terms of technology.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent company to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Noida
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Noida

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

    Pros

    Great working environment, great exposure on international level, Unparalleled international focus. Ability to grow over time. Increasing opportunity to work from home. An amazing alumni network.

    Cons

    no idea :), I couldn't find any cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue to perform the same way and try to think few more benefits plan for employees

    Recommends
  3.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citi full-time

    Pros

    Very good opportunity for mobility

    Cons

    No immediate areas of concerns

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great technical work but ride could be rough [ CITI Equities Technology ]

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in Pune
    Current Employee - Vice President in Pune

    I have been working at Citi full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cutting edge work, most of the teams have great work with them .
    CITI touches almost all technical niche skill available, something even a lot of mainstream IT companies don't and can't.
    Mobility options to change job roles/locations.
    Great exposure to various real life business and activities. One can see and feel how his/her work is making money ( OR losing money ! ) for CITI.

    Cons

    Work life balance is not a common thing here. Though they are ON it to improve it.
    Culture is informal so you need to be vocal and aggressive to be recognized and awarded, not a heaven for humble folks unless they are satisfied with whatever comes to them.
    Mobility is easier below VP level, above that it matters if you have some Godfather .
    A lot of not-best-kind-of-talent in non technical (aka HR/IT/Infrastructure ) streams
    Bureaucracy which is affecting efficiency.
    Not too many leaders who can inspire you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are great policies but not great implementations ( e.g. Work life balance / mobility / promotions ).
    At top level super talented, dynamic and enthusiastic folks are needed .
    Continue on reduction of bureaucracy , bring in more accountability and transparency in managerial actions and responsibilities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Start if this is your first job.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Associate in Mumbai
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Associate in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    Good Salary, and Hike and Bonus that comes every year.

    Cons

    No work life Balance, Late night shifts.

  7.  

    Decent learning experience for a fresher straight out of B-School

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

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

    Pros

    Good learning and training ground for freshers

    Cons

    Poor working hours, poor management, excessive workplace politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow a spine

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Equity Research Associate in Mumbai
    Former Employee - Equity Research Associate in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    Good compensation, Great colleagues, Good infrastructure, Good career track, Good perks depending on the profile / travel involved.

    Cons

    Lack of training opportunities, Expectation to learn things on the go, No firm wide activities - each department works in its silos

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Pune
    Current Employee - Manager in Pune

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

    Pros

    Good learning curve
    Lots of work
    Management

    Cons

    Work Life balance
    Tough to get a promotions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Working in Citi

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana

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

    Pros

    Great working Environment and you will have a chance to learn too many things as the experts are working here.

    Cons

    No extra income like incentives and allowences so you need to be satisfied with your salary part only

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    I have been working at Citi full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Money- if you dont mind being a slave; u will get a good price for yourself.
    Work from home- depends on your managers approval.
    Senior management is very transparent.

    Cons

    HR Lacks IQ and is very slow in responding, sometimes they wont bother to reply to your email unless you escalate them.
    Not enough 4 wheeler parking, its reserved only for seniors.
    Bays, desks and even chairs are of pathetic quality. Expect back pain within a month.
    Transport is pathetic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please improve HR hiring process. I can understand that each process has to go through a lot of approvals, but this contradicts the situation in which you need immediate resources.
    The HR who interact with candidates in Pune are vendors. This itself explain their inability to handle things efficiently. Please take measures to improve HR reps who are from vendor. I have had a couple of guys who did not join Citi just because of miscommunication or disappointment from the face of the organisation (hr hiring rep) being LAME and sub standard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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