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Citrix Systems Reviews

Updated November 13, 2014
Updated November 13, 2014
824 Reviews
3.8
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Citrix Systems President, CEO, and Director Mark B. Templeton
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The ability to work from home really helped gain a better work/life balance (in 149 reviews)

  • It's generally easy to work from home for a day or so or take time off (in 35 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is no longer existent (use to be something coveted here) (in 27 reviews)

  • The 'middle management' makes all the decisions without leveraging the talent below them (in 29 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stay away from Citrix, there is no such work life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - OS Analyst in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - OS Analyst in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great building, location and free snaps
    Decent salary

    Cons

    Senior Management no representing Citrix's culture
    No work life Balance in OS. Managers executing you in the cubicle from 9-6
    Too many evaluations with no real results
    Same Survey results every quarter. No visible improvements in OS
    Promotion no based on performance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great in technology but not work life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Santa Barbara, CA

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

    Pros

    Great exposure, technology. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Dirty politics
    No work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand root issue
    Improve company politics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 13 people found this helpful  

    Unlike the others, this is a review from someone who is neither management or a male engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    It's a calculated risk, but if you're fresh out of college and need a large company on your resume, it does help with that. It's actually great for the resume, but you'll have to set a time limit for yourself and remind yourself that NO, not all companies are like this. It gets better.

    Cons

    The #1 challenge of working at Citrix as a woman: sexual harassment.

    No one does anything about the men's behavior, and no one cares. There's a great coffee counter they added, and then a week later a group of guys permanently moved themselves and their laptops right in front of the coffee area and stare at girls inappropriately as they wait in line.

    A man acted very inappropriately in the elevator to me early on there, and after I told others, he continued to act this way. He would stop and stare at me up and down in the cafeteria, at company events — anywhere, in front of anyone.

    It gets very old being sold "perks," but finding out very well that you can only use the company gym on off hours with a group to avoid being hit on or leered at, or having to ask a friend to go with you to the coffee bar because there's safety in numbers with the dude that will stand close enough to smell your shampoo all the way through the line.

    #2 challenge: Office politics at a level I have never seen before or after, and abusive behavior from management.

    I watched management personally insult employees horrifically ("I hate your personality and your jokes aren't funny"), and then decide in cycles to pinpoint particularly employees to be shouted at in meetings and made to cry in weekly meetings. I watched management circle the workspace to look over our shoulders, three times daily on the dot.

    And slowly, as some of the most victimized employees became more exhausted, they took their experiences to HR, and to upper management. Nothing happened. No one cared. That management is still there, still treating the employees the same way after years. Still making everyone cry. I left after 3 others had quit (with or without new jobs), and after I left, 3 more and counting have also given notice. Upper management sees no problem.

    Bottom line: Things will happen. You will cry when you leave work, and no one will care. You may talk to management, you may talk to HR, and they'll be reassuring, but nothing will change and no one will risk their own good standing to say "There's a problem here." If you have problems, keep this in mind. You have to a) suck it up until you have a respectable amount of time on your resume, or b) quit at a possibly inopportune time for yourself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't have advice for upper management because I haven't seen anyone in upper management that I didn't think was full-on part of the problem. They all just need to stop -- stop this company, stop enabling horrible behavior, just QUIT.

    But I have some advice for the shareholders: RUN.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 6 people found this helpful  

    Run and never come back

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Working from home if you lucky.

    Cons

    The worst managers I've ever seen. They will use every dirty trick they can and then deny everything a week later.

    Re Org every 3 months.
    Forget about career growth, this is where your career goes to die.

    I can go on and on, but if you reading this and thinking about joining, do yourself a favor and Don't!

    The most painful thing was watching good smart people getting destroyed by horrible managers and not being able to do anything about it.

    The most useless HR in the industry.

    When I got an offer from a different company, it was my happiest day at Citrix.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you doing, because it doesn't matter anymore, the damage is done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great marketing, Tearable products

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President, in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President, in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Sorry can come up with any, so blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah

    Cons

    marketing pushes boundaries, not really truthful in most cases, don't trust them as far as I can through them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    If you're used to professionalism and organization this place isn't for you!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    Free food, take as many breaks as you'd like!

    Cons

    Low salary for long hours, absolutely no work life balance(you are given homework on your weekends off. And if you can't do it at home you have to come into the office), bad training, commission structure can go either way! If you don't hit certain metrics you will have to pay out of your own pocket (out of your check). Hours are supposed to be from 8:30 to 6:30 but if you're lucky you'll leave by 8:00pm. Imagine starting a new job and being expected to hit goal with absolutely no product info and no adequate training! Not to mention you're depending on someone else to sell the product for you (If they can't sale you don't get paid or you risk not hitting goal). If you don't hit goal the first month you're there, you will be put on a performance improvement plan.... If you don't make goal the second month you're fired or forced to resign!! Don't believe the hype!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build a foundation first and implement requirements later otherwise that 80% retention rate will be a thing of the past! For the 60+ hours employees are slaving you could at least pay a better salary. I did the math at my desk and it's $9.75/hour.

  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Poor management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Free food, coffee. Good working facilities and clean surroundings. New facility and very different from the typical south florida offices.

    Cons

    No regard for employees who are doing the right thing. If the employee is right but it was not the managers idea they get rid of you. Do not trust management-- schemers to protect themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executive management needs to get more involved

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Citrix Systems full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Probably the only thing good about working here now is the free GoToMeeting and GoToMyPC accounts.

    Cons

    What is really disturbing is the way the sales team in the west constantly backstab's each other. The Rockies team is extremely toxic, backstabbing at every chance, not only to other employees but to management. And management doesn't do anything about it. Not the type of Culture I'm sure Mark T. wants in his organization. Bad management. If you are a new employee you will be setup for failure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If all you look for are problems, then that is all you are going to find. And if you can't even see the problems in front of you, well then, I can't help you, you will be a victim of your own fate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Worst Place I Have Ever Worked

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    There are free snacks and sodas. You can get free designer sunglasses every year with your free vision insurance.

    Cons

    Sales department is known to be dysfunctional. Be prepared for bullying, gossip, jealousies and passive-aggressive comments. Senior Management is young and immature and all hired from within, so their idea of "corporate" is perverse. I witnessed major revenue-affecting mistakes being made and covered up by management. I witnessed management verbally threaten to ruin young executives' careers. I witnessed management stretching the truth and omitting facts to get people fired. Feedback is vague and opinion-based, so if they don't like you there is no way to improve. There are no skip-level meetings or 360 reviews. The leadership team discusses your salary as a group. The sales teams are losing market share on core products, so quotas and pressures are high while commission is low. Low morale. Promises of career path are not for everyone. If you know someone in the company who will look out for you, go for it. Every decision is made by politics. Otherwise, be prepared. I wouldn't quit your Fortune 10 and move to a new state to work here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is probably no way to fix the culture of your management team that believes perception is reality. Good luck conjuring the future vision of your company and your $5B revenue goal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 6 people found this helpful  

    How many complaints does it take for management to shape up?

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    Flexible working hours. Good benefits. Nice office spaces. Smart colleagues. If you are connected with the right people the opportunities are endless.

    Cons

    Employees are literally turning on each other in fear of losing their jobs. People are afraid to speak up about the toxic dynamics in some groups. The performance review process is questionable. Management silences other employees to voice their concerns with HR. I have advised several talented professionals to stay away from applying for jobs within my team due to the horrible treatment that I have experienced (as well as seeing other colleagues being treated equally poorly).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about the impact that you are having on the professional and personal lives of your employees.

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