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Elena Bajic
2006

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5 stars

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4 stars

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3 stars

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2 stars

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1 star

Recommend to a friend

68%

Say this is a great place to work

63%

Proud to have on resume

76%

Most Helpful Positive Review

Former employee - Analyst

Citi is a universe unto itself. Huge by headcount, trading volume, general footprint around the world. No single individual counts for anything. Collaboration and networking is the way to excel. Continuous learning and service is encouraged and recognized. Very inclusive environment. Very competitive to reach beyond SVP. I like it.

Most Helpful Critical Review

Former employee - Associate

Because of its size, culture varies widely by group or team. I would not say there's a consistent, unified culture. There's a fairly high degree of turnover, as is typical in investment banking. The group head sets the tone for each group and others follow.

Former employee - Analyst

Certain investment banking groups at the firm have very difficult cultures

Former employee - Associate

staff is too snobbish at times

Former employee - Associate

this firm invests into its people wellbeing and professional development. i know almost no-one among my former colleagues who can say they don't love citi after they left it. almost every former citi employee i know says its the best firm he/she had ever worked for. personally do love the firm and would happily work again for it.

Former employee - Associate

overall very friendly, professional and helping people -- 99% of staff are great.

Former employee - Analyst

I would change the stupid elevators at 388 More programs encouraging women

Former employee - Managing Director

Of the big shops Citi/Salomon is one of the better more stable places to work. Compensation is good and work culture is aggressive but not cutthroat.

Former employee - Managing Director

They take pride in everything they do.

Former employee - Managing Director

The attitude is get the trade done whether it was investment banking, securities trading, or other transactions. Analytical and other support was always first rate and collaberative in sourcing and concluding business.

Former employee - Vice President

I would suggest better communications between the leadership and mid level managers

Former employee - Analyst

Hours needs to be improved within the company

Former employee - Analyst

you are in it for the brand name - get the pedigree and get out

Former employee - Analyst

investment banking sweatshop like all of them

Former employee - Vice President

For work life balance I would recommend. For actually making money and being respected, I would not.

Former employee - Vice President

Know that you are not going there for money. You are going there to have much more flexibility within your life.

Former employee - Vice President

Culture was great with the flexibility to work remotely, but from getting paid industry standard, forget it. Also, when the time comes, they are very much in a "Save Yourself" mode.

Former employee - Senior Vice President

Good culture overall but some incompetence rises to senior levels - the bank needs to get better at taking to task senior managers who make consistently bad decisions.

Former employee - Senior Vice President

Citi is a good employer but not a great place to work and most people I know who have worked there stayed only 2-3 years. Most of the really senior people had been there for 15+ years which is part of the problem. Many of them don't know what they are doing and create issues in the areas they are responsible for. When more senior managers come in to clean up the mess, those who made the mess are shuffled off to another business unit but the business they wrecked is dismantled, sold off, etc. and all the staff who worked in it are either layed off or shifted to the purchasing company. Citi has to find a way to better manage its businesses and get rid of poor decision makers at the top.

Former employee - Senior Vice President

Mid-level managers and junior staff were great - smart, dedicated, knew what they were doing. Senior managers had no idea how to run the business, what it took to deliver the services, how to prices the services at a profit, etc.

Former employee - Managing Director

I would suggest that performance bonuses not be weighted so heavily on quarterly results but rather on long term results.

Former employee - Managing Director

It was a great work experience, I formed personal relationships that are still active, and I learned so much.