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"It's a bureaucracy, like working for the government."

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Current Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY
Current Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Citi full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Ability to work from home. They hire very experienced people who are smart.

Cons

You actually don't do work at Citi. All you do is write powerpoint presentations for management that no one does anything productive with. Its painful. The processes and systems make being productive very difficult. New employees threaten the legacy people with different ideas.
The company is so cheap with the employees its embarrassing, but management wastes so much money its scary. Its amazing that a bank could be so mismanaged. Senior Management is all about politics & optics. Too many people have never worked anywhere else so they dont know that there are different ways that work can be done more effectively and efficiently.

Advice to Management

Dismantle the bureaucracy. Stop wasting employees time justifying the work you want them to do and actually let them do work. Get rid of the fancy suits, posh offices and perks for yourself and treat your employees better. Roll up your sleeves and actually do some work too. The facade you have created is very old school.

Other Employee Reviews for Citi

  1. "teller"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teller in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Teller in Northbrook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    they dont have and they suck

    Cons

    allmost everything at citibank is horrible

    Advice to Management

    pure garbage


  2. "People are great to work with but firm has trouble keeping its best"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Citi full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    friendly atmosphere - most people are great to work and chat with
    great office locations
    decent facilities (gym, health center, good view)
    internal mobility made easy
    good benefits - free dinner if you stay late, free admission to museums, discounts, training

    Cons

    good employees are often incentivized to leave because of strict rules that limit compensation
    many different systems interacting with one another but owned by teams that do not work together, hard to figure out what's technically going on

    Advice to Management

    empower employees more

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