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Current Employee - Analyst  in  New York, NY
Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

Pros

It's large global presense allows you to meet many great people and flexible working hours are two reasons that stand out the most.

Cons

The office politics and bearocracy are the major downsides of working at a firm such as Citigroup. It makes it a challenging enviornment.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try to counteract the office politics and bearocracy that hinders low level employees ability to develop and move on to better roles.

Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't work for Citi

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    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Analyst in Jacksonville, FL

    Pros

    - Lot's of campus amenities including inexpensive daycare.
    - Professional experience - there are still top notch people at Citi, but they are leaving in droves.

    Cons

    - No raises bonuses for 2+ years for anyone except the top 10% of the company.
    - Realignment has lowered moral as many watch their peers become "right placed" offshore - or loose work themselves.
    - No incentive to work with managerial expectations to work way over and beyond.
    - Deadlines set for you that require 50-60+ hours a week - don't meet them and you'll be seen as one who can't see the big picture or get the job done - meet them and someone else takes the credit.
    - Poorly managed building, elevators constantly slow and broken, sinks not working, traffic signs changing in the parking lot, maintenance issues.
    - Most upper level exempts in the building come in when they want, take 1-2 hour lunches, and "work from home" often. Although they're not being paid much either and suffer similar as others, this, it seems is their biggest reason to stay with Citi - milking it and abusing the system.
    - IT is awful in Citi. It's a case of poor business decisions to keep costs down, which operationally seems wise, however, operationally they can't even keep the sinks working.
    - You won't find bureaucracy and politics peppered with manipulative tactics anywhere else like you'll find with Citi.
    - Lies: You WILL be lied to consistently to get the most work out of you for the cheapest cost.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would ask that you sit down and give your employees job a whirl for a few weeks to see how you do, but you'd only say that your position is one wherein you are trained to manage the skillset rather than operate in it. I can only partially agree with that. My advice to you is to quit your pretend job with Citi and find a line of work you are actually good at rather than waste everyone's time and money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Citi's treatment of it employees continues its steady decline

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  O Fallon, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in O Fallon, MO

    Pros

    Cit staff members place client relations above all else, and work hard for the customer's that we service. Teamwork amongst employees and work groups is a strong key to the Citi environment, and is a prime reason why we provide excellent customer service in the Mortgage industry.

    Cons

    Management continues to expand its annual list of benefits to cut from its rank and file employees. Salaries are stagnant, health care coverage deminishes every year, and employee wellness time off was recently slashed in half; making it nearly impossible to manage a balance between work and family. Especially if you have children to care for. The strong benefit packages that used to keep employees in spite of salaries and wages far below what competitirs offer are no longer present and available. Only the stagnant job market keeps Citi's current employee base in tact.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees as if they were your most valuable asset and the company will begin to grow once again. Reinstate the previous unplanned time off levels (12 paid days), and migrate to a PTO format to allow employees to balance work and life needs. Ban the practice of bell-curve employee evaluations at a departmental level that can see an employee performing at 100% efficiency level receive a non-performing annual review solely for the purpose of saving the company money. This practice is killing department moral across the company, and is resulting in star player staff members leaving jobs that they excel at.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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