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"Mixed bag...good franchise but you have to know how to work through the organisation"

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Current Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
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No opinion of CEO

Pros

Rewards dynamic personalities. Citigroup's overall market presence means you get to work on interesting deals & the organisation has lots of resources (if you know where to look).

Cons

Bureaucracy too big. Success at the highest levels requires organisational perceptiveness which is hard to learn if you don't naturally have it.

Advice to Management

Think and act faster, more decisively

Other Employee Reviews for Citi

  1. "A very good company for average life expectations, but not the best place for hot-shots and maverics..."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good brand name, better compensation then most of the local banks, friendly worker environment, steady workplace if you like, in-house trainings. Also it is easier to find jobs in market after getting labeled as a "previous employee of Citibank". Although the group got smaller, currently it is reorganizing itself, so the change yields to new opportunities to show yourself and go further. If you are interested in a career in banking & finance, Citigroup provides a solid name and opportunities for the ones who wants further in area...

    Cons

    less opportunity to move further, bigger than it should be, senior managements failures in decisions, unnecessary long bureaucracy, rivalry for power between departments (which encumbers the speed of process), unnecessary outsourcing, not enough planning

    Advice to Management

    plan the actions more carefully, cut back unnecessary expenses & bureaucracy, focus on core business


  2. "Fostering an environment of autonomy, learning and fun!"

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    Former Employee - District Leader in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - District Leader in London, England (UK)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Camaradie of the people in the company. Though everyone was self-employed, people rallied round to help one another to progress the ranks. Everyone, at some point would have experienced whatever it is you are going through and therefore can share some of their personal stories of encouragement. The culture was one of learn by doing, which for me is the best method of learning. One is able to demonstrate practically the do's and dont's of running your own business. With a history of 30 years tried and tested model in the USA, there is a wealth of experience to be tapped into.

    Cons

    Due to the self-employed nature of working at Citisolutions, there is no real accountability. Each person/business is accountable to itself. The processes and structures for control are lacking or not up to what you would expect from a structured environment. Due to the fact that the business model accommodates people from all works of life, you are sometimes working with people who are very different in terms of educational background and may sometimes find it difficult to engage in what I would call 'intelligent conversation'. The operations division was not very competent due to a lack of consistent staff or better still revolving staff and postal mail concerning compensations went missing regularly

    Advice to Management

    Attention to detail in the areas of operational processes, quality of business owners through proper screening, proper training and industry standard compensation for operational and admin staff. The processes and structures for control are lacking or not up to what you would expect from a structured environment. Due to the fact that the business model accommodates people from all works of life, you are sometimes working with people who are very different in terms of educational background and may sometimes find it difficult to engage in what I would call 'intelligent conversation'. The operations division was not very competent due to a lack of consistent staff or better still revolving staff and postal mail concerning compensations went missing regularly

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