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Good graduates will leave...

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Senior Analyst, Operations in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Senior Analyst, Operations in London, England (UK)

I worked at Citi full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Large mutltinational corporation/multicultural so diversified in it's employee intake.

Cons

Few opportunities for graduates in the long-run if recruited via a non-graduate management programme; difficult to move into parallel project roles despite having the skills (analytical etc.) /intellectual rigour;

In a nutshell;

~ Senior management could not care less what goes on downstream as long as it is not affecting their power grip on the organization and end-of-year bonus;
~ Middle management are clueless, the majority are without formal education (professional or otherwise), preferring to hang around their peers with whom they have formed industry bonds (and feel comfortable) whilst maintaining the status-quo;
~ At lower levels, mediocre staff (majority school leavers in Back/Office/Ops) who have been allowed to stay on for years but escape redundancy because judged too expensive to get the sack (although that trend is slowly phasing with offshoring to India).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Graduates that are educated and smart will not stay without decent career prospects, 3-4 years is the maximum time one can spend in a firm without promotion/pay rise. BAU becomes unbearable after a while and so does shift work.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Unethical, A playground for complacency and incompetence.

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Citi full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great exposure to projects and software systems if you are willing to sacrifice your life.

    Cons

    Very little opportunity for reward or recognition if you are not part of the "clique". Suggest avoiding like the plague. Senior Management lack direction, and your peers are likely to kick back and watch you do all the work and then take credit for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop allowing the employment of incompetent people just because they are friends of friends, and ensure rewarding the best individuals to retain talent. Set a clear career path, and make sure goals are fair and attainable, and not used to hold individuals back.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good as in first job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citi

    Pros

    Good as in first job, learn lots of things.
    Good reputation in resume. Huge, global company.
    Friendly colleagues, that's all. Nothing else.

    Cons

    You will realise and know the management is only acting good in front of you after you come in.
    Budget and headcount cutting
    Long long long hours working, at least 12 hours per day, endless works, and no OT paid. 3 ppls work for 5ppls's workload.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advise, cause we all knew that we all can't change them.
    Remind that "employee" is an asset of company, is human, not working machine.

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