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Citi Sioux Falls Reviews

Updated September 24, 2017
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  1. "Scrum Master"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - I T Business Technical Specialist in Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - I T Business Technical Specialist in Sioux Falls, SD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility at Citi is exceptional. Individuals can balance work and family commitments. The direct managers are very supportive because they enjoy the same flexibility.

    Cons

    Organizational change is hard. There are too many middle managers that fail to get on board with corporate strategy. Senior management should measure middle management by the satisfaction of their people.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in people through training and development. Make team development a priority.


  2. "For programmers..."

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    Current Employee - Intermediate Programmer Analyst in Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - Intermediate Programmer Analyst in Sioux Falls, SD

    I have been working at Citi full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits.

    Mostly individual projects.

    Opportunity to take charge of applications and make yourself into a subject matter expert.

    Cons

    Teams worry too much about covering their butts and are generally not very helpful unless the task is easy.

    Too much focus on time and not enough on quality.

    My manager's often don't know much or care about the intricacies despite the impact they can have.

    Poor talent pool at times. I work amongst a programming team in which most seemed to have stumbled into programming. They don't have much advanced knowledge. Most don't even know what a linked list is.

    Advice to Management

    Quality of work should almost always be the primary focus for a company.

    I had a coworker who was tasked with maybe two projects and when he couldn't do anything else he literally slept at his desk. Management was blind to it for years. He's actually fairly skilled and reliable but he slept or twiddled his thumbs because management just wanted him to occupy a seat for 8 hours a day. Ridiculous! Of course if I was him I'd seek out work when I'm caught up with my projects, but it can be tough because management never had a steady stream of projects. But they sure as heck wanted you to warm a seat in the meantime. How that makes any sense is beyond me. I understand being available for when people need you, but it's called being on call.

    Also there were times I had to remote in to my computer when out of state. Remoting requires updated Java, which is impossible to do on most public computers (library, hotels, etc) without an administrator password. On top of that most browsers are changing their defaults to disable Java and/or ActiveX. In other words, make sure you bring a laptop and test connecting ahead of time before considering working while away.

    Also please consider updating your websites and applications to support newer browsers. Windows 10 is shipping with Edge now and I believe they no longer ship with even IE 11 installed. Which means any sites and apps which require them (most that I'm aware of) will not function in the future.

    Consider using server blades to run virtual desktops for even your on site staff to cut down costs and make it easier to maintain. I swear half my coworkers are trading out parts on a quarterly basis.

    Also thin apps may cut down on licensing costs. It will also allow even cheap laptops to run expensive processes off more than powerful enough servers.

    Quit screen scraping! What a ridiculous process. Very error prone and inefficient. Start working with teams to pull data from files and datasets that are on mainframes. On that note, start giving your transactions IDs so when you submit washes and credits you can link it to the corresponding debit.

    Seriously consider the benefits of switching to multithreaded applications and normalizing databases. There are so many inefficient processes and database designs that could be exponentially improved by a programmer who knows what they are doing.

  3. "sales retention"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sioux Falls, SD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sioux Falls, SD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Citi full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great training and incentive program

    Cons

    large company, very small raises

    Advice to Management

    none - they to have the same problems


  4. "Credit Disputes Investigator"

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    Current Employee - Investigative Analyst in Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - Investigative Analyst in Sioux Falls, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Citi (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Credit department - non phones- is the best department to work for. Helps to keep in touch with the recruiting department weekly.

    Cons

    Depends on management style. Can vary wildly. Depending on the manager, you might want to stay 2 weeks or 20 years.

    Advice to Management

    The departments should work together for a more seamless experience. Differing procedures and miscommunications abound between departments and sites.


  5. "CITI"

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    Former Employee - IT Project Tech Lead in Sioux Falls, SD
    Former Employee - IT Project Tech Lead in Sioux Falls, SD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Citi (More than a year)

    Pros

    People, compensation, benefits, flexibility, People

    Cons

    Continuous change in direction and organizational alignment


  6. "good experience"

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    Current Employee - South Dakota in Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - South Dakota in Sioux Falls, SD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Citi (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    challenging assignments. Good development opportunities.

    Cons

    workload and stress are high. High turn over. Compensation is lower than comp positions. Constant threat of lay-offs.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your talent.


  7. "Operations Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sioux Falls, SD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sioux Falls, SD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Citi full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, people and flexibility in work life balance when needed

    Cons

    Corporate philosophy for offshore work

    Advice to Management

    Focus on long term gain vs. short term

  8. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Technology Operations Manager in Sioux Falls, SD
    Former Employee - Technology Operations Manager in Sioux Falls, SD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Citi full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good People in local group

    Cons

    Cutthroat management
    CEO is slashing company
    Experience means nothing, jobs are being moved offshore


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Credit Judge for No Preset Spending Limit cards"

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    Former Employee - Credit Judge in Sioux Falls, SD
    Former Employee - Credit Judge in Sioux Falls, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Citi full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly, great training program, good benefits, good people to work for and with. Good supervisors, good feedback on work. Always someone willing to help if you have questions.

    Cons

    Schedules were not the greatest but they weren't the worst either. Working 4 10 hour days was hard at first but once I got used to it it was great because I was commuting 40 miles one way to work so it was less for gas usage.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. You made it a satisfying place to work. It was great to have the support system and the excellent training program. It was fun!


  10. "Depends on the Department"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sioux Falls, SD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sioux Falls, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Citi (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, some opportunities to grow, complementary gym membership and cafeteria on site.

    Cons

    Depends on the Department. Always ask what is the Department Manager's management style is.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage young employees to utilize tuition reimbursement to lower turnover.


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