Thread regarding Citigroup Inc. / Citibank / Citi layoffs

How many of you are doing the workload of two people?

Our team shrunk via attrition during last year, and in the meantime they have not employed anyone even though we get promises that new employees will arrive. During that time my workload literally doubled, and I’m now doing the work that was done by two employees before. I hear that the same thing is happening across other teams. Is this practice something that the company does on purpose in an effort to drive the remaining employees out, or are they just plain lazy and unorganized?

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Post ID: @OP+1hyeBrVN

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Check this out:

https://www.thelayoff.com/t/1hBs4l1B

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Post ID: @8wgq+1hyeBrVN

Not my experience. I’ve bounced around all over Citi. Mostly lateral moves, to do something new. Always been encouraged to do so.

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Post ID: @1kka+1hyeBrVN

What’s said in public vs behind the scenes in reality are two different things.
You see town hall after town hall mentioning providing the right resources for their people, however, when the people ask for resources they are introduced to a number of delay tactics or are given a fraction of what they need or something different altogether that’s of no relevance but its cheaper than what was asked for.

They can mention mobility all they want. It sounds good, it reads good, it provides a promise of better things to come. Fast forward several months and your still filling out your TPS reports wondering.. So you interview outside the company, get a job, turn in your notice and leave. From this point the former management wonder where things all went wrong and follow up with study groups to figure out why attrition is so high.

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Post ID: @1iqv+1hyeBrVN

That’s horrible. I would have had a talk with my manager’s manager or above at that point. Every call is about encouraging mobility, not blocking people. That’s completely against what we’re told is the culture. I could see that maybe 10 yrs back but not recently.

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Post ID: @1roh+1hyeBrVN

I’ve been blocked from moving to a different position. During the interview process my manager talked to his manager who in turn shared with the hiring manager that they really needed to keep me. I know this because they all concalled and related this to me.

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Post ID: @1ovz+1hyeBrVN

Managers can’t block you from moving to a new role. If you apply, interview, and offered, the most they can do is negotiate an extension of a few weeks with the new manager.

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Post ID: @1pnd+1hyeBrVN

Not everyone has the luxury of moving though. Some managers take steps to block movement, lateral or otherwise.

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Post ID: @1zrh+1hyeBrVN

I was doing the work of two + people so I switched roles and now I’m doing way less. Just research other areas of Citi.

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Post ID: @1qxh+1hyeBrVN

Raising hand.
Yes its a plan to drive way employees. It’s cheaper to drive people off rather than lay off packages. What you’ll be seeing soon, around the EOY or first of next is a re-org + layoff followed with speeches about tough times, stepping up, working through it, rise to the challenge etc… summed up with “just be glad that you have a job” . Either way, I can assure you, you will not see the pay of two salaries, the bonus of two people, or the raise of two people.

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