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Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
Approves of CEO

Pros

It's large global presense allows you to meet many great people and flexible working hours are two reasons that stand out the most.

Cons

The office politics and bearocracy are the major downsides of working at a firm such as Citigroup. It makes it a challenging enviornment.

Advice to Management

Try to counteract the office politics and bearocracy that hinders low level employees ability to develop and move on to better roles.

Other Employee Reviews for Citi

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Don't work for Citi"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Analyst in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Lot's of campus amenities including inexpensive daycare.
    - Professional experience - there are still top notch people at Citi, but they are leaving in droves.

    Cons

    - No raises bonuses for 2+ years for anyone except the top 10% of the company.
    - Realignment has lowered moral as many watch their peers become "right placed" offshore - or loose work themselves.
    - No incentive to work with managerial expectations to work way over and beyond.
    - Deadlines set for you that require 50-60+ hours a week - don't meet them and you'll be seen as one who can't see the big picture or get the job done - meet them and someone else takes the credit.
    - Poorly managed building, elevators constantly slow and broken, sinks not working, traffic signs changing in the parking lot, maintenance issues.
    - Most upper level exempts in the building come in when they want, take 1-2 hour lunches, and "work from home" often. Although they're not being paid much either and suffer similar as others, this, it seems is their biggest reason to stay with Citi - milking it and abusing the system.
    - IT is awful in Citi. It's a case of poor business decisions to keep costs down, which operationally seems wise, however, operationally they can't even keep the sinks working.
    - You won't find bureaucracy and politics peppered with manipulative tactics anywhere else like you'll find with Citi.
    - Lies: You WILL be lied to consistently to get the most work out of you for the cheapest cost.

    Advice to Management

    I would ask that you sit down and give your employees job a whirl for a few weeks to see how you do, but you'd only say that your position is one wherein you are trained to manage the skillset rather than operate in it. I can only partially agree with that. My advice to you is to quit your pretend job with Citi and find a line of work you are actually good at rather than waste everyone's time and money.


  2. "Improving, but still catching up to do"

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    Current Employee - Trader in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Trader in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Global scope of the business, strong performace in several major areas especially debt capital markets. Firm has had some very good company analysts. Firm is generally good at offering people opportunities to work in different areas/countries.

    Cons

    A higher than normal level of uncertainty regarding the future of Citi Global Markets business. Due to government pressure, the capital markets business may need be sold/spun off.

    Advice to Management

    The new CGM management team, mostly Morgan Stanley veterans, has done a good job of trying to rebuild the brand after the disaster years of 2007-2008.

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