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Cut throat, abusive, and dysfunctional

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Current Employee - Afraid of Getting Sued in Somerset, NJ
Current Employee - Afraid of Getting Sued in Somerset, NJ

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

Pros

Not many left. There used to be some respect and team atmosphere. Some of the buildings are ok. All I can really think of as a solid positive is probably having Citi on your resume might open doors for you else where.

Cons

Intensely political, meaning that who you know matters far more than anything else. Game playing management tactics abound. If you are not playing golf and loosing to the boss in the right way they'll manage you out.
Not many people are fired, management will have a lot of fun managing you out. There is so much deadwood due to political promotions, the buddy system and sheer machinations that there are very few competent enough to do the work. If you are demonstrating you know your job and are willing to go the extra mile then woe to you. Essentially what happens is all the work that should have been done by favorites will be loaded onto you. They set you up to fail. They will joke about you in management meetings. "that fool, that looser"
How do you survive? Fit in. Find out immediately what your department managers are like. If you are a xerox copy of them, maybe you'll be invited into the club. You'll get 1's and 2's no matter what. Ramble on in endless sentences in the interminable meetings. Ape the speech patterns of the bosses.
Basically the culture is hard core Brooklyn NYC: antagonistic, cut throat, devious and full of power games. It's street hustling, machiavellian types that get ahead. If you are professional, forget it. This is a filthy knife fight in the streets. Departments are rival gangs. It all comes down to fists.
The little people by and large are nice. They don't get promoted. They don't fit in. Don't be nice. Don't play by the rules. It's better to drive the work than do the work. That's what's valued. The work is nothing. Talk loud and interrupt others. Be unpredictable. Make the work harder and criticize everyone and everything below you. Make your coworkers look like fools. Humiliate, denigrate, subvert, undermine. Suck up to those above you.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Is this a joke?

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Its better not to join this company

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Blue Ash, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Blue Ash, OH

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

    Pros

    good manager and teammates, they will help you get things done.

    Cons

    layoffs without any reason despite you are doing good and needed to do that job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop throwing changes to the employee and let them do the job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citi

    Pros

    Myriad of learning opportunities
    Global Presence
    Brand Name

    Cons

    Myriad of learning opportunities with no guidance from higher ups. Pervasive bureaucracy throughout

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in better management that can serve examples and emphasize talent development to decrease constant attrition. Allow easier lateral transfers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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