How to get a job at Citi.

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Do you work at Citi? How did you find the job? How did you get that first interview?

Any advice for someone trying to get in?

Anonymous in Baltimore, Maryland

98 months ago

therealdealin Jacksonville, Florida said: This may or may not be true. I am an internal employee and I would advise people that once you get hired, you had better like your position because that is where you will be for a while. It is very difficult to advance unless of course you know someone.

I have heard that from several people in my own unit as well. They have said that the "growth opportunities" are not what you'd think they would be in a big "global" company such as this.
I guess with the layoffs coming, it will just get even harder to move around. I feel bad for the people losing their jobs, the severance package is stingy...

valisha diana mitchell in Atlantic Beach, Florida

97 months ago

Audrey (Host) in Austin, Texas said: Citi jobs in Atlantic Beach, Florida
Here is a job search I did for you. Just click on a job that interests you. You'll be redirected to the website the job opening is originally posted on and there you will find instructions on how to apply.
Good Luck!

im having trouble pls call me....diana mitchell

Audrey (Host) in Austin, Texas

97 months ago

valisha diana mitchell in Atlantic Beach, Florida said: im having trouble pls call me....diana mitchell
If you are having problems using Indeed please contact us here http://www.indeed.com/jsp/contactus.jsp

Benneshea angry in Jacksonville, Florida

44 months ago

How can someone not be qualified for a position that is looking for a HS grad? i am a college student and a military vet. How is it that i don't qualify. It's very disappointing to know that i can do a job and be very benefical to a company and be told your not what were looking for you dont qualify.

J Walden in Raleigh, North Carolina

44 months ago

The positions are posted and as I stated in a previous post...a lot of these positions are contracted to staffing agencies.

I just filled 20 positions for Citi in Jacksonville, FL.

Dana in Jacksonville, Florida

44 months ago

therealdeal in Jacksonville, Florida said: This may or may not be true. I am an internal employee and I would advise people that once you get hired, you had better like your position because that is where you will be for a while. It is very difficult to advance unless of course you know someone.

Hi I was wanting to know why everytime ive reapplied to Citi it would ask me to take the online test but, when I tried to it wouldn't allow me to. There was no way for me to contact anyone.Aso, I'm an ex-employee of Citi that resigned on good terms and is now looking to get rehired is there any pointers that yyou cangive me or help me with getting rehired PLEASE im trying to take care a big family.

Mitchytastic in New York, New York

44 months ago

The guy at the top is truly naive to say that Citi is not a serious employer. They are in the top 10 largest banks in the world with an incredible amount of employees. You have to understand that when they post a job on the citicareers.com website they get an insane amount of resumes and applicants. The post goes on indeed.com, monster.com, nytimes, wall street journal, etc. They search for the very best candidates out of that group. I read statistics from 2008 and it said they receive over 40,000 applications for entry level positions and hire about 400 entry level employees each year. Your odds are not too good. I applied for an entry level accounting position and a month later I received a call saying they will set me up for an interview. I did not hear from them for another 3 weeks and then finally had the interview with 2 VP's and a senior associate. A week later they offered me a position at a slightly above average salary for entry level accountants.

You have to differentiate yourself with your resume and cover letter. Explain to them the practical experience you have and prove that you have held positions of responsibility. You want to try to use words in your resume that they have used in their job posting because those are usually the key words they search for when they are sifting through the 2,000 resumes they received for that position.

Good luck!

PL in Bel Air, Maryland

44 months ago

I was completely caught off guard when Citibank called me for an upcoming interview! Due to the unexpectedness, I'm unsure if the interview is by phone or face-to-face. I will be speaking to both the hiring manager the assistant manager. Anyone able to help me with this? I tried calling the hiring manager back, but so far, no response.

R.G. in Paterson, New Jersey

38 months ago

It's a joke and a waste of time. I applied for a Teller position, got a phone interview which i was definitely prepared plus previous banking experience, the guy said i was going to the next step in the interview process and that i would receive a call back within 5 - 10 days... got nothing. I would understand they receive many and many applications.... but rather than waste my time waiting for a call at least send me an email. Apply and apply for what?

R.G. in Paterson, New Jersey

38 months ago

It's a joke and a waste of time. I applied for a Teller position, got a phone interview which i was definitely prepared plus previous banking experience, the guy said i was going to the next step in the interview process and that i would receive a call back within 5 - 10 days... got nothing. I would understand they receive many and many applications.... but rather than waste my time waiting for a call at least send me an email. Apply and apply for what?

V. Maxwell in Charlotte, North Carolina

29 months ago

submit your resume to recruiters they are the best ones to get you in the door.

Mike in Tampa, Florida

27 months ago

Given up on Citi in Jacksonville, Florida said: My experience is that Citigroup appears not to be a serious employer. You can apply for a position with this company for which you are extraordinarily well-qualified, and you will NEVER hear back from the company. You will, however, continue to see the same position advertised by them, week after week, month after month, for a year or more after you have applied.

I'd say don't waste your time.

I agree 100%. I have gone on Citi's website and applied for positions that looked like a great fit compared to my experience and education and have not even gotten a phone interview. One job I applied to in the summer is still listed as active.

I don't get it! Does anyone review the applications people submit online? It feels like I am sending my resume to a black hole.

The only thing I can think of is Citi posts these positions and has temps doing the jobs cheap until they decided to hire that person on full time.

Mike in Tampa, Florida

27 months ago

J Walden in Raleigh, North Carolina said: The positions are posted and as I stated in a previous post...a lot of these positions are contracted to staffing agencies.

I just filled 20 positions for Citi in Jacksonville, FL.

That is what I suspected as I have received phone calls from numerous recruiters about temp positions at Citi. I understand it's cheaper to hire temps (Citi doesn't have to pay benefits) but someone like myself who is employed full time with full benefits and paid vacation is not going to jump ship to work on a temp assignment.

I worked contract with Chase back when I was in college and certainly would not go back to that kind of situation.

Mike in Tampa, Florida

27 months ago

DontworkforCiti! in Fort Lauderdale, Florida said: Here's why....all Citi postings go through a recruiter first.....if THEY don't feel you qualify - THEY don't send your resume on. I only work for them because they acquired my previous company and then a month later decided to lay off 17,000 workers - you guessed it....our office is history. Apply with Citi at your own risk

An external recruiter told me you need to very carefully word your resume when you apply to any company website (or as I call it these days - the black hole). You have to look at the job description and make sure your resume has the right key words. In my experience HR departments don't really understand what most jobs entail Their understanding is pretty black and white (listed job requirements vs your experience on your resume).

Industry Manager in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

21 months ago

Mike, I happened to see your comment. I thought it might be helpful to you and the others to mention that for the financial services industry, in general, it is common practice to post a position publicly, even if you have already identified an internal candidate that you wish to fill it. For example, each time that I was promoted internally, the job was still announced as available on the corporate website after I had accepted it.

This is done because there are many laws concerning hiring, and this removes liability on the part of the company. Also, the individual selected or promoted usually must actually post for the position for internal record-keeping purposes.

It's very, very annoying, though, when you are anyone but that person that the hiring manager has selected.

So, it's best to get your resume out there as much as possible, and not focus on any specific position, even if you would be a great match for it. One positive to keep in mind - if you are contacted for an interview, you know that that the position is actually available.

aceron54 in San Diego, California

1 month ago

For anyone actually holding any sort of management position at Citi, how much does it help if I go to the location at which I applied and introduce myself to the manager? I just submitted an application and have set a day in the week to go meet him/her. I also plan on taking a hard copy of my resume and cover letter to hand in once there.

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