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"Do more for less"

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Current Employee - Vice President in Buffalo, NY
Current Employee - Vice President in Buffalo, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

There are a lot of opportunities to move around laterally.
Training in Buffalo is decent and the people are nice.

Cons

Senior management continues to move jobs from NYC to Buffalo to save money. This is a good thing if you live in Buffalo. This is bad if you live in NYC.
The pay is low. Generally people don't receive raises and if they do it's usually only $300 to $700 more a year. Which is fine but starting pay is normally between 28,000 and 32,000 for entry level jobs.
There is a running joke that anyone can be an AVP at Citi. They'll give you the title but no money.
Managers are mixed bag. Some are really good but many are terrible. There are times where a manager will mess up and just throw one of their employees under the bus.
Benefits are terrible. Health insurance is basically a high deductible or a high deductible.
You never get to take all of your vacation. There is always a reason for why you can't take off.
Groups are run bare bones. Some departments have a 2 for 1 policy. Your team has to lose 2 people to hire 1 person. Which in itself is awful but then office politics come into play and your 1 might be given to someone else.

Advice to Management

Pay people more. No one cares about meaningless titles.

Other Employee Reviews for Citi

  1. "Amazing co-workers and very diverse clientele"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salaries are great and the clients you work with are superb. Bonuses are good and your daily life is not that affected because of work

    Cons

    It gets a little difficult to manage time but you get used to it just like anything else in life. The job is all about what you make of it.

    Advice to Management

    My advice would be to add some creative touches to training and daily job functions.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Meatgrinder"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generous holidays, some great people to work with.

    Cons

    Inept management. No advance possibilities. No life/work balance.

    Advice to Management

    You are driving all good people away with your punitive (and ineffective) management. Good leadership is not encouraged, but punished. If you don't believe me, then why were you not able to hang on to any good CIO that took the job in Digital?

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