Pros: salary, overall compensation and benefits, global exposure
Cons: constant right sizing, strategy confusion, lack of accountability
Huge firm where every day is full of new businesses being acquired and on the other hand spinning off non core activities and companies.
I learned almost everything on the book, from routine admin routine work to building huge operations sites across the globe.
Management is at a low point given the time it takes to get a grasp of the immense operations.
Citi grew mostly by buying company after company, there is not yet a true Citi culture, but a mix of many.
The hardest part of the job is to understand the direction for the future and aligning quickly all efforts towards that.
Its hard to find a more global bank which makes interaction, ideas, experiences, and even complexity a very enjoyable challenge every day.