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Current Employee - Vice President in Buffalo, NY
Current Employee - Vice President in Buffalo, NY

I have been working at Citi full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

There are a lot of opportunities to move around laterally.
Training in Buffalo is decent and the people are nice.

Cons

Senior management continues to move jobs from NYC to Buffalo to save money. This is a good thing if you live in Buffalo. This is bad if you live in NYC.
The pay is low. Generally people don't receive raises and if they do it's usually only $300 to $700 more a year. Which is fine but starting pay is normally between 28,000 and 32,000 for entry level jobs.
There is a running joke that anyone can be an AVP at Citi. They'll give you the title but no money.
Managers are mixed bag. Some are really good but many are terrible. There are times where a manager will mess up and just throw one of their employees under the bus.
Benefits are terrible. Health insurance is basically a high deductible or a high deductible.
You never get to take all of your vacation. There is always a reason for why you can't take off.
Groups are run bare bones. Some departments have a 2 for 1 policy. Your team has to lose 2 people to hire 1 person. Which in itself is awful but then office politics come into play and your 1 might be given to someone else.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay people more. No one cares about meaningless titles.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Citi full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Like the one day out of the year the company offers employees for community service. Certain departments do well with employee appreciation events.

    Cons

    No opportunities for advancement. Job stability is questionable (off shoring).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Straightforward interview ... lots of work to do

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    Current Employee - Vice President, Credit and Portfolio Risk Manager in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Current Employee - Vice President, Credit and Portfolio Risk Manager in Elk Grove Village, IL

    I have been working at Citi full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lot of variety of things to do. Good place for a person who is very patient and likes to set things up from scratch.

    Cons

    Understaffed and overworked employees. Need to hire more people and put processes in place to make things better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people and put processes in place to make things better. Be realistic about expectations that you can do with a limited staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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