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"A lesson learned"

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Former Contractor - Compliance Analyst in Miami, FL
Former Contractor - Compliance Analyst in Miami, FL
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Citi as a contractor (Less than a year)

Pros

Banking hours, really bight team of coworkers, high level work, empowering.

Cons

As a company they reorganized, restructured, changed focus, cut cost in just a few months.

Other Employee Reviews for Citi

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Lots of politics, no work is being done. Stagnation..."

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    Former Contractor - Seniot Technical Architect in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Seniot Technical Architect in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Citi as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you are in core competence area (finance) you will learn a lot. But you will still be pretty narrowly focused. It's a good thing to have on your resume. The pay was pretty good for a contractor. There are some smart people working there, so all is not lost.

    Cons

    If you are a technologist there is really not much to do at this company. Everything takes forever. Provisioning a server can take a year. It's just about meetings and no actions. People are really afraid to do anything, since a mistake can be fatal to their career. So things stagnate. Only people who are good in politics and creating unnecessarily long Power Point presentations stay and move up. A huge amount of politics on all levels. Unless you are a consultant and switch roles you will likely stagnate there.

    Advice to Management

    You can probably get rid of 50% of the people who do absolutely nothing and get better results. A lot of people think that they are getting paid just to be there 8-6 and pretty much do nothing.
    Bureaucracy is suffocating. The process is a good thing until it becomes an impediment to progress. Things should be about delivering results and not about covering your behind and pointing finger.
    You should also look into budgeting, it's frustrating to not be able to do anything for better half of the year because there is "no budget" for things that are really needed and then in the last two months spend money on anything, to make sure the budget is not cut for the next year. It's very wasteful and counterproductive.
    I had a feeling that there are kick backs involved between hiring management and certain head hunters.


  2. "An enjoyable learning opportunity"

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    Former Contractor - Wealth Management Analyst in Miami, FL
    Former Contractor - Wealth Management Analyst in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Citi as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is really good and the training is excellent. Employee benefits also seem to outdo the industry as a whole.

    Cons

    Working for such a large corporation, everybody is generally confined to a specific role. Its harder to move between roles here than with smaller companies.

    Advice to Management

    Consider an initiative to allow for employees to weigh on company issues.

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