The Citco Group of Companies Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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  1. Analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Product knowledge Mgmt exposure Beer

    Cons

    It's what you make of it


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work but not long term

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very solid financially, well-known brand in the business, good work environment

    Cons

    No clear plan for career mobility or progression, limited visibility into company results


  3. FSR Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Reporting Manager in Malvern, PA
    Former Employee - Financial Reporting Manager in Malvern, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of room for growth for team lead, senior and staff positions. Great benefit and flexible hours during the summer. The MD is cool and friendly and respect his employees.

    Cons

    No room for growth for the manager,

    Advice to Management

    My advice for the senior manager is to learn from your MD.


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  5. IR and SSC folk - use the correct Citco to post your reviews!!!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Citco Group of Companies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Had to post this, too many reviews here are from Citco Canada being posted under Citco USA - usually very negatives ones...not surprised because if you can't even use this website to find the correct Citco to post under, it's no wonder you are failing at Citco!!! To anyone else reading, quick words of actual review - Citco is like most firms, you have a drive and work hard, you'll do fine. If you don't, then like anywhere else for the most part you won't do well.

    Cons

    Retention efforts of best staff can be better.


  6. Keep your head down

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits. The company is big on benefits but you end up working long hours so you won't have time to enjoy the benefits. Try to sneak out often.

    Cons

    Keep your head down and work long hours. Don't speak up. If Management notices you and they will gossip about you all day. Let management feel like they are running the show and you will skate by till you find a real job. No real bonus.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! You guys are great. You should give yourself a break you work too hard.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Financia Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Citco Group of Companies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Citco is great if you come in at a more senior level. The work-life balance is considerably better than most other financial firms and the stress level is surprisingly low. Ability to manage personal obligations while in the office is also very easy. In addition, they do have fun company outings.

    Cons

    Very difficult to advance. Although it's understandable that advancing after 2008 has become more difficult, Citco functions exactly like a fraternity. It isn't about competence, it's about being liked and your level of seniority. Another major difficulty is management's unwillingness to invest $$ into fixing broken parts of the process. Since the business model functions as an assembly line, certain parts will break down from time to time. However, management tends to turn a blind eye unless it seriously affects their bottom line. Sadly, their lack of incentive to invest into fixing issues will then reflect on you, the employee.

    Advice to Management

    Please please please make significant infrastructure investments. There are a wealth of smart people in the firm, but the tools they're using are quickly becoming outdated.


  8. Good place if you want to work long hours

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Citco Group of Companies full-time

    Pros

    Free beer after five, casual dress permitted, good place to hone your excel skills, easy access to public transportation, work from home option for select people.

    Cons

    Hard to move up the corporate ladder. It helps if you can get in the old boy network, your day in and day out experience will be much easier.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great stepping stone on your way to a better job.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Citco Group of Companies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great benefits, they try to set up social gatherings at least once a month

    Cons

    A team of 10 people will have 7 managers. teams like to throw work over to other teams to avoid doing actual work.

    Advice to Management

    Increase salary, get employees motivated, figure out ways to make people want to be at Citco


  10. Supervisor

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    Current Employee - Supervisor (Fund Accounting) in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Supervisor (Fund Accounting) in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great medical coverage and overall environment

    Cons

    harder to get promoted and job safety is the another one

    Advice to Management

    more transprency


  11. Challenging work environment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Back Office in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Back Office in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    continually surrounded by smart people. their clients are power players in the industry and drive change. the work environment is strong and their are reasonable work hours.

    Cons

    their is little to no training. training is primarily online or learn on the job. the opportunity for advancement is limited. moving to other groups is available but rarely successful

    Advice to Management

    Their needs to better training tailored to job functions and clearer career advancement opportunities. Performance reviews are rarely given timely or accurately



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