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"Lots of bureaucracy. Hard to get real work done."

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Former Employee - Programmer in Stamford, CT
Former Employee - Programmer in Stamford, CT
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

I worked at Citi full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Good benefits. Good work life balance.

Cons

Onerous bureaucracy. Poor bonuses. Stock is basically worthless.

Advice to Management

Streamline.

Other Employee Reviews for Citi

  1. Helpful (2)

    "CPB Global Technology - full of "lifers" and "yellers" at the senior levels making it a tense environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Citi full-time

    Pros

    Face-paced, high pressure org with a lot of solid people working here.
    CTO is bright, driven and steers a very tight ship.
    Most members of the Senior Mgt team are quality people with the best of intentions.

    Cons

    Org is extremely hierarchical (although, you'll be told its a flat).
    Senior Management expectations are generally not with reality.
    Many at mgt level are Citi "lifers" with a narrow view of the outside working world.
    Many at SVP & Director level manage through intimidation & bullying and CTO is either clueless or supports it. Little in the way of stewardship or respect for the individual.
    Org is often powerless to the will and diction of umbrella tech org, ICG Technology.
    As a result of all this, culture is terrible and morale often very low. Several attempts to improve have failed over the past few years.

    Advice to Management

    Annual employee survey results are misleading - no one answers those questions with complete honesty. Confront the real issues, stop intimidating & bullying staff and find ways to encourage people in meaningful conversations that generate ideas to improve morale.


  2. "Too Large"

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    Current Contractor - Data Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Data Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Citi as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company is large and has several positions within finance

    Cons

    To much hierarchy within the firm. They need to downsize still significantly.

    Advice to Management

    Stale company

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