How do you feel about the i-bank that gave you your first job?
Now how do we feel about it? We acquired great hard-skills highly sought after in the world of high finance, worked on multi-million and billion-dollar deals, got doors of competitive follow-on job opportunities wide-opened for us, etc...
Yet, when I see bad news about Citigroup, I want to point a finger and laugh like Nelson Muntz in the Simpsons. It's more than a "I got out before sh*t went down"-feeling, since I was there when things were at their worst. I liked my team and its people, had no problem working nights and weekends to get stuff done, went through a surprisingly good amount of dealflow, and got a positive experience overall. But Citigroup as a whole is such an easy monster to despise. Large, impersonal, as agile as a glacier, and clumsily managed by what is probably the leadership with the highest turnover on the Street in recent history.
How do you, other former bulge bracket analysts, feel about your brand-name-first-employer as a whole? What is your gut feeling when you see its logo? Or its name in the news? I feel that, with all the upside I got from the job, I should feel more positively about the whole entity, yet it's the exact opposite.