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no bad
Senior Fund Accountant (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON26 September 2017
tight deadline. detail oriented. good benefit.lovely working environment. ot depends on team. some teams can be really crazy.
try to negotiate for higher rate when entered.
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Lack of management and training. No room for moving up within the company.
Investor Relations Associate (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON21 August 2017
- No training program as the head trainer quit
- Have to rely on co workers to train you which they are not experienced in doing so.
- Lack of management skills (reason for very high turnover rate)
- People working there for 4-5 years, still in the same position
- Currently short staffed because of such high turnover and lack of hirings which results in you taking on other funds outside of your team
- Workload is at 150% because of employee shortages.
Pros
free beer after 5pm, good benefits package
Cons
long hours/life-work balance is lacking/chances of promotion are slim
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Good place to start a career
Accounting Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON21 August 2017
Citco is a great place to start a career in finance and accounting especially if you are interested in finance/hedge funds/investments etc. There were lots of young educated professionals to work with. It may not be the place for everybody as there is a very youth-oriented culture. Many people used Citco as a stepping stone to other careers in finance, often joining the finance teams of Citco's clients.
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Very comfortable and growing company to wtih with
Receptionist/Accounting Clerk (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON18 August 2017
Excellent company to work for, with advancement and a productive environment. Celebrates employees birthday and have employees recognition days. Positive feed back on work reviews with recommendations
Pros
breakfast, lunches, cakes
Cons
at month ends
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Good place to start
Senior Analyst/Analyst, Operations (Former Employee) –  Halifax, NS22 July 2017
Citco gave me my first job and I always appreciate it. The job has good culture and caring for its employees. The company is top in the industry and I was exposed to professional management in a big company.
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Draining and Stressful
IR Administrator (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON10 July 2017
Good as a stepping stone, not for a career. Worth the experience to get your foot in the door for the industry but unwise to hold a position for more than two years. Work life balance is not valued.
Cons
long hours, little advancement, lack of honesty
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Workplace where young professionals develop their skills and grow
Manager - Hedge Fund Accounting (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON4 July 2017
Daily work consisted of answering e-mails, reviewing work completed by the team and supporting departments, and discussing progress with the management team. The challenge often is dealing with turnover, and training replacements as the come in. Depending on the team, the experience could differ, but there are resources available to answer questions.
Pros
Work perks - monthly cake, breakfast
Cons
Long Hours
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Professional environment, friendly colleagues.
Senior Fund Accountant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON7 June 2017
Performing daily reconciliation, downloading reports, posting expense and fee entries based on calculated NAV.
Professional environment and flexible timing.
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Great fun place to work
Senior Corporate Actions Analyst (Former Employee) –  Halifax, NS24 April 2017
It was a great work atmosphere to be around many young professionals who all wanted to learn and worked as a team towards a collective goal. They had a great organisational learning place and it was an environment where prioritization of tasks is key.
Pros
Free food/Drinks
Cons
Private company
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Daily Quotas
Investor Relations (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON15 March 2017
There was a daily quota to meet. Once met, the rest of the day can be treated as free time.

Management was very strict and un-supportive to staff.

Work hard in the beginning to breeze through the rest of the day.
Pros
Free time
Cons
Strict management
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No Work/Life Balances
Investor Relations (Current Employee) –  Toronto8 February 2017
There is no work/life balances at all, it is pure stress and no job security. It is not bad as a entry level job, but the turn over rate is the highest in the industry
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Leader in Hedge Fund Administration
Manager (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON27 December 2016
Innovative and open to changes. Provides opportunities for advancement. With good reputation. Multi-cultural environment. Values its clients and employees. With competitive compensation and benefits.
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not a long term option
INVESTOR RELATIONS SPECIALIST (Current Employee) –  Toronto27 December 2016
I worked here for 2 years. Overall less than positive experience. The benefits and salary are competitive. The work is can be tedious or monotonous. Very process driven and segregated. Regular follow ups and performance evaluations. All tasks well done can go out the window in light of small mistakes. All work is very monitored. During busy times can be expected to work overtime. Very young management, can be a good and bad thing. Must play politics to advance. Little job security, can be put on probation or asked to leave any time (happened to 6 co workers while i was there). Good for getting your foot in the door, NOT a long term career choice.
Pros
free beers, good benefits
Cons
management, too much surveillance
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having a lot of yonge professional
Hedge Fund Accountant - Fund of Fund (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON16 December 2016
Reconcile the cash and trades, value the portfolio and prepare the financial statement.I have learned the financial statement and excel.
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some learning progression but plateaus after a while
Analyst (Current Employee) –  Toronto11 October 2016
not the best work life balance
people compaining about their job
good starting point if you enjoy a mix of accounting and using basic excel functions everyday
Pros
free food at times
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Hard work, great teams
Manager (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON15 September 2016
Multitasking is a must. With a good team spirit any hurdle can be taken. As a manager I was constantly juggling between the deadlines and the teams capacity. With open communication were able to overcome any challenge the we encountered. And on Friday after 5pm we enjoyed a cold beer before heading home for the weekend.
Pros
beer fridge
Cons
hard work
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Productive as well as a fun place to work, very good team
Investor Relations Specialist (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON13 September 2016
A typical day at work is making sure the deliverables are completed by the end of the day and all emails and queries responded to in a timely manner.

There is always something new to be learned as each situation is a different one and being able to find solutions to those situations and documenting it for future scenarios.

Co-workers are great and fun and helpful when a situation arises.

The hardest part was trying to get all the important deliverables completed on the deadline day and feeling a sense of fulfillment.

The most enjoyable part was the team, a very helpful and fun to work with.
Pros
Good team
Cons
Long hours
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Busy area but manageable and and friendly co-workers
Data Pocessor (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON12 September 2016
Shared Service Center is a busy department we process different types of trade in a daily basis and we assist audit request and NAV approval and forwarding of statements to client. And Approachable supervisor/manager and co-workers in times of questions, and every month Citco provides employees cake and ice cream every 15th of the month and breakfast every first Friday of the month and also they provide drinks as well, eg different pops, juices. tea, hot chocolate.
Pros
Free breakfast, drinks, as mentioned above
Cons
average hours, however 5 business days before month end extended hours
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Good company, great start
Investor Relations Specialist (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON28 August 2016
Interesting Industry
Average Pay
Good Benefits Package
Responsive Management
A lot of young employees
Monthly overtime near month end due statement release to investors
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Good place to work
IT Support Administrator (Former Employee) –  Toronto, Ontario27 July 2016
A typical work day involve customer satisfaction. I have learned to build confidence and how to manage high stressed situations.
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