Citrix Systems Reviews in Bangalore, India

Updated July 28, 2014
Updated July 28, 2014
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Citrix Systems President, CEO, and Director Mark B. Templeton
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • 1-Work life balance is perfect, as you have the ability to work virtually from anywhere (in 128 reviews)

  • Polite work environment - top leadership (CEO MarkT is leaving) enspouses humility and respect (in 55 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is no longer existent (use to be something coveted here) (in 21 reviews)

  • Middle management should be trashed , they are ' Yes Men ' who don't stand up for their teams (in 23 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management?? Please trash them !!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Exposure to the new technologies.

    Cons

    The management sucks here!! The workstyle has changed drastically. It is no more "fun while working at Citrix".
    The productivity is now measured or basis of the stats. One de-sat and you will be interrogated intensely. This has made engineers to beg for c-sats. Earlier the engineers's qaulity work was enough to convince the customer to provide a positive feedback.
    Learning has come to minimal and the tight schedule adherence is the prime aim.
    The employee retention is very minimal. Many engineers had left which were extremely reliable resource and a boon to the company. I don't know if this is being ignored or if they think they can get the resource immediatley. B.S !!!!
    Even the growth here is very slow. For a postion people are hired from outside, though there are capable candidates for the same position which is disgusting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand what an employee wants. An employee works more when his work is recognised and is paid what he deserves.
    Employee retention means something. Work for you company not for yourself !!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Work-Life Balance Option

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer II  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer II in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work from home option is good.
    Initial compensation was good.
    BYOC & BYOD option helps resolve issues faster.

    Cons

    No scope for internal growth.
    Yearly compensation is really bad and not upto expectation at all.
    Too lazy management to listen to employees.
    No process for internal communication.
    Workplace has become more like a Services company style, with no space to move, walk or discuss without bumping into others.
    Motivation factor is at its worst.
    Employee comments goes into deaf ears of Management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open up free forums for employees to discuss.
    Improve Employees Motivation.
    Give everyone a fair chance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Can try joining with a backup offer :D

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Brand Name for products
    - Freshers can get an entry .
    - free junk food (which is not free but included fixed in ur salary)
    - WFH option with reports on what you do at home ;)

    Cons

    -worse than service company.- atleastin service companies 9 hrs login, here no limit.
    - No transparency
    - Have to work late hours and weekends
    - Cab facility-is the biggest torture on day to day basis.
    - You can try with a backup offer,so in 1-2 weeks you can get ready to move.I had already made a move

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work Environment is good, Very poor job responsibilities. Low increment rate. Highly discontented employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good working environment.
    relatively low pressure

    Cons

    Very poor job . Most people in India do debugging. And that is too very pathetic.
    Salary at the time of joining is good but very less increment percentage over the year. Also increment depends on team does not on individual's competency, or performance.
    Promotion opportunity is also bad. Promotion depends on the tenure of work, not on performance in most cases.
    Lastly you won't want to join this company if you want to increase your skill set, it is fine to join this company if you have already decided to settle down for your life and stay here for really long time.
    For the past few years Citrix has acquired lots of small companies and they need a huge number of employees, hence they are on a recruitment rampant for few months. As a result there are a lots of people here now with whom you would not like to work,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you recruit people from some premier engineering colleges in India you must give them some work worth of their potential, not some silly debugging jobs. Lots of people (IIT, IT-BHU, NIT, JU ) have left company for this and many more will leave. And there should be a transparency on how you assign one individual to a prticular team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work for, depends on team

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work environment
    If your in good team, then quality of work / career growth is great. All depends on the team.
    Good benefits, compared to other companies.

    Cons

    poor hikes
    No Growth - again depends on the team & product you work for.
    Quality of work depends on the team
    No recognition for your contribution
    Unprofessional attitude of most people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quality of work and hikes should be same across all teams. Should be more consistent.
    More the people joining india team, too much cost cutting is evident.
    Managers need to be more professional and should stop promoting their favourites

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    COL G2P is politics driven management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Testing Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Testing Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    Free food, pickup, drop off, good technology.
    Flexible timings
    Work life balance.
    Social Activities
    Onsite opportunities depending on the team.

    Cons

    COL G2P is mostly driven by politics, if you know how to play politics, you can survive, else dont expect career growth or appreciation for technical capabilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Team Management should encourage technically capable people, and avoid favoritism and politics. Should trust individual team members and let engineers take technical decisions. Top management should identify and interfere with politics of middle, senior middle management, and try not losing very talented people.

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