Thread regarding Citigroup Inc. / Citibank / Citi layoffs

Lack of career advancement is getting me down.

I try hard, but there is no progress. That depresses me a little. Perhaps I’m overestimating myself and my work, but I’m starting to doubt it’s up to me.
How much has your career progressed here? I hope there are those here who have managed to get promotion thanks to their work and work alone.

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Post ID: @OP+1hmWd3zK

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I have been at citi for 7 years and have been promoted by category several times. I started in servicing, and have held positions in originations, fulfillment, AML, and currently under the risk umbrella. It's entirely possible to promote. Learn how to upskill and translate your experience on your resume, take advantage of the mentor program, and brush up your interview skills.

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Post ID: @8kcm+1hmWd3zK

I think you should stop the poor me and move on. The world is your burger!!

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Post ID: @7njw+1hmWd3zK

One thing is for sure, complaining about it will not fix anything. Advance yourself on to a better job that appreciates you. Advance yourself out of the door and on to greener pastures.

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Post ID: @6dij+1hmWd3zK

You’re fist mistake is thinking that Citi cares about you. You are an asset to be traded, used and discarded as they see fit. Management even attends classes on how to manage you. “Managing” you isn’t necessarily taking care of things to make things good for you but rather how to squeeze as much out of you as possible while paying you as little as possible.

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Post ID: @1tjm+1hmWd3zK

If your only idea of progress is a promotion, you’ll be unhappy. Not everyone is going to be promoted, there are way less jobs at each level. Lateral moves are how to keep your career interesting and growing. Then promote along the way when you actually know something more than your current narrow bit of work knowledge.

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Post ID: @1wou+1hmWd3zK

The main problem is the glamorization of overworking until you have no life other than Citi. If you can conform to that way of life, then you’ll do just fine.

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Post ID: @1zle+1hmWd3zK

Advancement is possible but not often. You’ll get the old “engage with the other group you want to go to, join their meetings, do some low hanging fruit work with them to make sure its what you want to do but you still belong to us. Lets just try it out and see if its a good fit for you.” If you’re not careful, you’ll be doing two jobs for the price of one for a year(s) without any increase in pay.

Your manager will tell you something like “I’ve been talking to the other manager and he’s looking for ‘x’ skill”. So you’ll learn ‘x’ skill and use it trying to make an impression. Then your manager will tell you “I’m talking to HR but they are really slow”. Meanwhile a few years have passed and Citi benefits from you working two jobs.

You’ll get frustrated and leave management will scratch their heads and wonder why. They will make a counter offer less than your new salary and again management will scratch their heads wondering why.

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