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CFG is essentially a super-regional bank owned by a large foreign parent - RBS

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Current Employee - Risk Manager  in  Boston, MA
Current Employee - Risk Manager in Boston, MA

I have been working at Citizens Financial Group

Pros

1. Senior management in the risk sphere seems to be very competent.
2. Role offers great exposure to upper management (EVPs), who value your opinion
3. Salary/benefits are competitive given that workload is not too onerous

Cons

1. Huge organization so it may be hard to quantify your overall contribution to the firm
2. Uncertainty regarding future (and bonuses) given 80% ownership by UK government.
3. Does not appear to be clear-cut career progression; need sponsors within organization to chart career path

Advice to ManagementAdvice

1. Increase interatction between business line and corporate staff (e.g. risk and banking), as well as different geographic areas). This could include school-based or interest-based community networks within CFG
2. Lay out career progression more clearly

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    VP-Level Incompetence

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Citizens Financial Group

    Pros

    Citizens is quite generous with their benefits and no one can begrudge them for lack of effort. Also, their Providence HQ has undergone a change in top-level leadership and I think good things are on the way -meaning changes in mid-level leadership (which is sorely lacking).

    Cons

    When I think of Citizens (corporate), I see bloated herds of clueless VPs running around without even the most basic understanding of 1), their products and customers; 2), any concept of what leadership is; 3), what it takes to be a leader, or 4), any basic experience leading at a lower level and learning the basic concepts of leadership (or even a basic understanding of how relationships are established and maintained).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice is to thin out the VP corp, have the remainders spend time in the trenches so that they at least get a minimal level understanding of their product line and whether or not its viable in this day and age.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work and bank

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Evanston, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evanston, IL

    I have been working at Citizens Financial Group

    Pros

    Friendly management. They get to know who works for them

    Cons

    Systems need to be updated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update promotion salaries

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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