I don't know what your situation is like, but personally I've been under heavier load than ever. Faced with abnormal pressure, shorter deadlines, unrealistic demands, increased criticism, I can't conclude anything other than that Citi is avoiding layoffs and trying to get rid of as many people as possible in this way?
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I know that no one ever makes the post of “I jumped ship and things are worse for me now”, usually out of embarrassment. I also know that disgruntled employees will post anything. I get it, that aside….
I left about 3 months ago on my own as I don’t really see a Citi plan for growth. Upon my interview I asked for 20K more than what I was making. They didn’t blink at all and even exceeded what I asked by another 10K. “We want you to be happy” is what they said. I settled in expecting a tremendous overbearing amount of work but no, it never happened. Just a normal 40 hr work week that’s flexible. If I want to come in, then I come in. If I don’t, then I don’t. No one cares just so long as the work gets done. I guess the only regret that I have is not leaving Citi sooner. I had no major issues with managers or co-workers, no really bad reviews, nothing like that. Just the overall work package is better elsewhere. Yes, money being the biggest draw for most I guess.
As the CEO gets more and more desperate to keep her job, things will progressively get worse. Severance is a thing of the past. Everybody should be job searching constantly.
You would be correct. It works out well for Citi either way. If you leave, mission accomplished, they ran someone off without having to pay severance. If you stay and put in the hours, also a win, they get much much more out of you without having to increase your pay. The only loss is the sacrifice of YOUR work life balance but then again thats your problem not theirs. To them, you are an asset, a commodity, something to be traded or discarded at will.