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"Good for IT people who don't enjoy working close to technology."

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Technical Specialist
Former Employee - Senior Technical Specialist
No opinion of CEO

Pros

With a bit of luck you can participate in large-scale IT projects. Working with globally distributed teams can be satisfying. The carrier path can be good if you are interested in management.

Cons

A lot of bureaucracy and red tape. People are too often treated as resources. The management elitysm can also sometimes get irritating. There is definitely not enough communication between teams - people tend to hide behind processes and often focus on finding an excuse not to get involved with given initiative.

Advice to Management

Pay more attention to the people who are in the trenches and a bit less to these who justify their existence by number of conference calls invitations sent or documents generated.

Other Employee Reviews for Citi

  1. "So-so"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst Programmer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst Programmer in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Met a number of good, interesting, competent people in my time here. Some folks are genuinely helpful.

    Cons

    It often takes ages to get things done due to the "processes" you have to be compliant with, which themselves seem to change on a regular basis.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline processes


  2. "increase your market value by getting a citi training, then leave."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Quezon City, Quezon City (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Quezon City, Quezon City (Philippines)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -technology is high-tech. geared towards automation vs manual labor.
    -not too stringent environment with a casual ambiance (cant say for other depts though)
    -great training ground
    -company with a global presence. brand recognition.
    -involved in outreach projects

    Cons

    -lousy salary & benefits. philippine local banks give better compensation packages.
    -uneven salary brackets. officers holding the same title have different salary brackets because they work for different departments.
    -too political.
    -support departments (eg human resources, compliance) are useless
    -top level managers are spoiled (eg personal/private bankers get too much bonuses/perks)

    Advice to Management

    instead of putting out the flames, focus and remedy on what caused the fire in the first place.

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