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Less qualified people got higher level jobs when site opened a few years ago.

Assistant Vice President (Current Employee) Getzville, NY

ProsClean work environment and new computers/facilities.
Gym and good cafeteria on site.
People are generally nice.
Appears to be stable for now.

ConsWhen the site opened a few years ago, there were more quality jobs available than supply in the Buffalo labor market. They naturally decided to fill higher level positions first based on the applicants at that time. In many cases, these positions were filled with weaker talent. As better qualified applicants applied to Citi, they were positioned under the weaker talent. Now there are many people reporting to people who are less capable, have less experience and are less effective than themselves.

Changing jobs is very difficult. Recently finance brought in 17 new jobs. The management positions were filled by simply taking the "next person in line" who fell under the senior manager. They were not open to current workers on the floor.

All departments work within silos.
Communication is minimal.
Morale is weak.
Arrogant Management
In finance, very high workload for experienced non-managers.
Promotions for year-end 2009 appeared to be based on seniority only. Also, those who complained the most about deserving a promotion got one.

Organizational structure rolls up through New York separately through each department. It does not roll up to Senior Management team at site.

Many departments do employee reviews based on money available for small bonuses and promotions. They determine these things first and then back value the reviews to fit the budget.

Very political and bureaucratic.

Advice to Senior ManagementTalk a close look at how much this company relies on Microsoft Excel to compensate for not addressing key technology needs.
Implement a central query program that could query multiple databases and link them.
Listen to employees and set STANDARDS for employee reviews.
Don't just promote people because they have been there for a long time.

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    Citigroup not a bad place to work

    Vice President (Current Employee) New York, NY

    I have been working at Citi


    Pros: Smart, competent staff Training Opportunity to work in different departments Exposure to senior… Cons: Not a nurturing environment Not much opportunity to manage, often many individual contributors Bureaucratic, difficult to innovate and get things done New… Advice to Senior Management: Provide more opportunities for people to get experience managing teams… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    10 Years working here

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

    I have been working at Citi


    Pros: Good, committed people who have worked hard during some very rough periods where stock performance has been hit hard… Cons: Due to slow financial recovery, remaining employees are saddled with… Advice to Senior Management: Make employee development planning a priority instead of lipservice. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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