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Great Experience, Challenging Landscape

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Current Employee - Vice President  in  London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Vice President in London, England (UK)

I have been working at Citi full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Great place to build experience and learn the business of banking. There are many different roles, levels, and groups to learn from and gain exposure.

Cons

Very large organization creates challenges with internal politics, can be difficult to navigate and be seen or heard by the right people. Constant re-organizations, layoffs, and difficult economic situation has driven morale low.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Citi

  1.  

    If you wanna be stuck in a job with high expectations and no $ , then work here!

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    Former Employee - Information Security Administration
    Former Employee - Information Security Administration

    I worked at Citi full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Telecommute - Many received mandatory 3 days a week work from home due to downsizing of real estate in key states, New York, New Jersey, etc. Ability to work from home was a benefit to me.
    Holiday/Vacation Time off - Received 17 days vacation on hire in, and 12 holidays. It is probably typical, but was more than I had before.

    Cons

    Training - They have no money in budget for training. They will expect you to be CISSP, but getting it approved goes all the way to the top, and then they won't pay for travel. Any other training you need to stay current on IT will never be approved, and if you had to travel to the class or conference, it will NEVER be approved. They have high expectations on your IT skill level, but do not send you to any training that's critical for you to stay current! CAREER SUICIDE!
    PAY - Worked there over 5 years, my pay went up 1% or less each year even with great performance reviews. Citi = no money.
    FAVORITISM - People are promoted based on Senior Managers needing head count under them so they look important and don't lose their jobs. People are promoted not based on experience/skills but on hidden agendas. Bonuses, training, pay increases come from who you know, not what you know.
    LAYOFFS - Merry Christmas, Citi likes to do mass layoffs at the end of the year to avoid bonus payouts in January. They have reduced their size by over 100,000 employees in the last 1-2 years. This is not a career company.
    VACATION DAYS DO NOT CARRY OVER - You can't carry over more than 5 days, and you'll have to use them by March 31st.
    TECHNOLOGY - All the banks they acquired during the getting fat/rich days, created a lot of older technology to be supported. The recent sell offs the last few years has gotten rid of some of it, but the current technology wasn't able to be maintained and invested in. Many systems are running 4-5 years behind current releases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote hard working performers.
    Get rid of the Manager's with hidden agendas.
    Ask for 360 degree feedback from works on their managers, you will be enlightened!
    Get training $ to the employees, or you are going to lose some really good IT people like you did ME!

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

    Quality people which will listen to you

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Istanbul (Turkey)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Istanbul (Turkey)

    I worked at Citi full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good people , open culture, overall good quality workplace

    Cons

    Current situation at retail, too much burocracy, not enough decentralization, not enough importance to Turkey market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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