Citrix Systems Reviews in Bangalore, India

Updated September 25, 2014
Updated September 25, 2014
801 Reviews
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Pros
  • The ability to work from home really helped gain a better work/life balance (in 146 reviews)

  • It's generally easy to work from home for a day or so or take time off (in 30 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is no longer existent (use to be something coveted here) (in 22 reviews)

  • The 'middle management' makes all the decisions without leveraging the talent below them (in 27 reviews)

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  1.  

    it was good in term of technical knowledge i gained there, otherwise it was just OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    good technical stuff to learn

    Cons

    sometime office politics. Compensation in my case

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice culture, Good work life balance

    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice place to work. Support to balance the personal life with work life.

    Cons

    Re-orgs keep happening within the Business unit.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Bangalore Citrix run by incompetent people

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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility in Timings.
    Close to Brigade Road.

    Cons

    Least bothering HR and power-hungry middle management.

    One of the worst compensation packages and worst Hikes. In fact an engineer who is working in the core development team of Citrix for 3+ years will get a significantly low salary than an Amazon Fresher.

    No travel abroad opportunities for general employees. Only very old timers get this opportunity.

    Neither they pay salaries nor travel opportunities. No wonder this company's attrition rate is going higher.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doesn't matter what advice I give it to Senior Management. They are more bothered at checking the stock price daily and feeling happy about how much rich they have grown.

    Your HR is incompetent when it comes to handling Bangalore Dynamics. The Global Employee Survey is indicating it. They are fooling the upper management with statistical lies.

    On lie is this - Most of the positive rating about the company actually company comes from Freshers, new joiners, very old timers, women- who-will-not-leave-no-matter-whatever-you-give. If you get the number of people dissatisfied with compensation and working for 3 or 4 years, you will be surprised.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome work life balance. Ave Pay. Stagnant work.

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

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    * Truly great work life balance
    * Flexible timings. You are supposed to finish your work. Noone bothers when you come in or go out. As long as you finish your work
    * Decent free canteen. Snacks,lunch, breakfast is free.
    * Very good culture. No shouting no putting down of employees. CEO to Director very approachable.
    * If lucky can get to work on Win Drivers, HTML5.

    Cons

    * Pay below market rate
    * Managers are yes men to US-UK Management
    * Work has stagnated. Too much focus on integrating existing products. Less focus on developing new products
    * Hazy roadmap
    * Plunging sales
    * All decisions taken by US-UK management. Indian managers hardly have any say in these matters
    * Promotions are heavily based on budget your group has.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Invest in developing new products
    * Diversify in non-enterprise products
    * Give some autonomy to regional centers (eg Bangalore) to make own decisions,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A great place to work for a better work life balance. Provides great oppurtunity to explore your knowledge

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

    I have been working at Citrix Systems as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    work life balance
    great work culture
    free food and cab
    flexible hours

    Cons

    No recognition of good work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent work culture not very great salary for the quality of people they hire

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

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

    Pros

    Great work environment. Extremely flexible

    Cons

    Modest Salary as compared to some of the other companies. Hikes are moderate. Being in Citrix for 3 years, there is a very marignal difference between my salary and campus hires joining next year.

    Work is great in some teams. But most of the teams quality of work is pretty bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please ensure that appropriate salary is given for high performing and hard working people. Its rather unfair when after being 3 years experienced and performing well, there is a very marginal difference in terms of salaries with campus hires.

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company, poor mid level management too much politics

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

    I worked at Citrix Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    1)good work life balance,
    2) good package
    3) Senior management takes good decision
    4) Good cab facility, free food and internet

    Cons

    Depend's and team which you work for. These days hiring is done from lot of services companies or some normal product companies where people hardly know anything . Interview level has gown way too down.
    Because of this politics has been introduced a lot (worser than a service company). Mid management encourages politics and don't even listen to other. too much of favor ism.
    All crap work from US would be given to India and asked to work. Too many management changes.
    No Clear vision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should make sure when new manager's are hired they should have good technical skills as Citrix is a technology company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Used to be good - but still has outside chance to ascend if tech firepower is used wisely.

    • 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 (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work on many different domains - networking/ OS etc.
    Some of extremely competent people - comparable to best in industry.

    Cons

    Incompetent underlings becoming incompetent managers/ directors/ VPs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engineering is hard - investments takes time, is uncertain but that is the only ( and ONLY ) possible effort which stands a chance to succeed against competition. Don't just acquire, build organically, pay respect to the trenches. Don't be led by pointy haired bosses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to be if you want to get paid for doing nothing (in Bangalore Citrix online)

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

    I worked at Citrix Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You can get paid well for doing nothing. You can develop other hobbies or interests.

    Cons

    Bad management in US trying to manage Bangalore office. Those folks should be kicked out as they have no idea how to manage Team in India sitting in US.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take notice of fake / incompetent 'directors' trying to manage India/Bangalore team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    You need Work/life balance - Citrix is the place

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

    I worked at Citrix Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Employee friendly environment
    No work pressure
    Humble and honest culture
    Industry competitive compensation
    Good perks and benefits - (ESPP, ESOP, RSU, Cab pickup drop, Telephone reimbursement)

    Cons

    Red tape issues
    Limited Career growth
    Strict office timings with negative perception on work from home (depends on the team & manager as well)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain the culture and Increase career growth options for employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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