Our colleagues enjoy all the Ocean State has to offer.
Don’t be fooled by Rhode Island’s small stature. The Ocean State is headquarters to Citizens Bank and offers an abundance of amenities to its over 1 million residents. Locals enjoy a typical northeast change of seasons, from cool autumns to vibrant and warm summers. The city of Providence’s iconic downtown offers dozens of restaurants, shops, and cultural venues, while historic locations, such as Newport and Narragansett, provide relaxing and beautiful coastal living.
While we operate in corporate offices and branch locations across the state, our state-of-the-art campus in Johnston, RI serves as a centralized hub for over 3,000 colleagues. The campus provides an interactive and environmentally-friendly workplace, and offers numerous amenities for its colleagues including an onsite gym, a full-size cafeteria, numerous walking paths and several athletic fields.
Our Rhode Island colleagues enjoy one of the most cost-friendly places to live in the Northeast — especially compares to its neighbor state to the north, Massachusetts. In fact, the medium home price in Providence is 65% cheaper than the medium home price in Boston. In Providence and throughout the state, you’ll find charming suburban communities with traditional New England-style homes and urban areas with high-rise condos.
From Providence, a 35-minute train ride (or ~50 minute drive on I-95) brings you to Boston, while a three-hour train ride gets you to New York. From virtually anywhere in Rhode Island, a short drive will bring you to any of the 400 miles of scenic coastline — such as historic Newport, the laid-back surf-town of Narraganset, or carefree Block Island. For skiers, an hour car ride north of Providence brings you to the mountains.
Colleagues at Citizens Bank take advantage of Providence’s vibrant downtown scene with its dozens of restaurants and shopping venues. Foodies delight in Federal Hill’s authentic Italian restaurants. Thayer Street by Brown University offers some of the most creative and diverse cuisine options in the area. Premier shopping can be found in the Downcity Arts & Entertainment District as well as at Providence Place mall.
It’s not just the shopping and cultural cuisine that makes Providence unique — it’s the nightlife too. In the summer, residents cool off with drinks at the laid-back watering holes lining the Providence River. A burgeoning brewery scene attracts beer lovers throughout the Northeast. Theatre-goers can see a Broadway play at the Providence Performing Art Center or Trinity Rep.
Sports enthusiasts also feel right at home in Rhode Island. The New England Patriots play their home games 30 minutes north of Providence in Foxboro, MA and the Providence Bruins (American Hockey League affiliate of the Boston Bruins) call Rhode Island home. Additionally, Newport is home to the Tennis Hall Fame and residents enjoy basketball games at the Dunkin Donut center in downtown Providence.
Additional favorite Providence attractions include:
- WaterFire, an award-winning fire sculpture installation on the three rivers in downtown Providence during the summer
- Roger-Williams Park Zoo, one of the oldest zoos in the country
- 11 institutions of higher learning, such as the more cost-effective and public University of Rhode Island, the world-renowned design school, Rhode Island School of Design, the well-regarded, liberal arts college, Providence College, and the prestigious Ivy League Brown University
Click here to see all that Rhode Island has to offer! As Citizens builds a new office facility for 3,000 colleagues in Johnston, RI, there will continue to be many career opportunities available for new colleagues ready to join our team. If you are interested in taking advantage of all the Ocean State has to offer and advancing your career as part of a leading financial institution, learn more about our open positions in Rhode Island.
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