Citrix Systems Reviews

Updated September 25, 2014
Updated September 25, 2014
779 Reviews
3.8
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Citrix Systems President, CEO, and Director Mark B. Templeton
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 140 reviews)

  • It's generally easy to work from home for a day or so or take time off (in 28 reviews)


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

  • Rest of Management well intentioned but too middle management powerless and toothless dogs (in 27 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Company culture is a sham!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    cool co - workers .

    Cons

    middle management, good old boys club , friends that look out for their friends and to hell with everyone else. bunch of so called "managers" who don't know anything other that n what is in front of them.
    micro-managing
    unrealistic goals to no process just off the cuff development ... LCM team is overrun with people that have only worked at citrix and feel that they know more than anyone.
    if you like variety and using your brain and be a robot then look for other teams not LCM!!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try listening to your workers disagreeing with managers who are milking projects to maintain their own longevity and let everyone else fall by the way side.

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

    Good company, but terrible managers have people walking out and upper management &HR does not address the real problem .

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    Current Employee - Senior Position
    Current Employee - Senior Position

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I've been with Citrix for over 7 years. Love that you can work on cutting edge technology, great work from home policy, competitive wage.

    Cons

    Managers are hiring people with no technical skills leaving the work load on those that haven't yet left the company. This is not company-wide. If you get the wrong manager, be prepared to work every weekend and 10-12 hour week days in order to meet their unreasonable expectations. And even then, don't be surprised to get a 2 % increase and a decrease in any variable target cash, while they use up the budget needlessly flying in and out of the country (GTM?).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are losing some great long-time employees due to managers that do not know how to lead (fear factor, no work-life balance, zero empathy).

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

    Just Another Corporation Now

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citrix Systems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Compensation is decent, liberal time-off policies, pleasant work environment

    Cons

    Values have changed. They've started shipping jobs to India. 60+ hours a week are regular

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should regulate the micro-managing of lower management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Constant restructuring and unstable atmosphere

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, work-from-home options, decent salaries. High performers are allowed to self-direct and not be micro-managed.

    Cons

    Culture of fear - "go along to get along". Evolving into a souless organization. Exec management out of touch with their teams, can't tell the slackers from the ones working endless OT to deliver and grow. Much talk about teamwork but in reality people climb over each other and focus more on self-promotion and taking credit than achieving common goals. Status quo rules; difficult to take risk and implement innovative ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to the people in the trenches to get a true pulse. Get management on board with providing clear direction and connecting with their teams. Employees are humans, not man-hours.

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

    Bad leadership

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    Former Employee - Sales  in  Goleta, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Goleta, CA

    I worked at Citrix Systems full-time

    Pros

    Fun people, good snacks, cool office

    Cons

    Bad management, changes direction alot

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a new job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Watching the culture degrade right before my eyes

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    - Free soda and snacks
    - Generous health benefits (for the area)

    Cons

    - Company is shifting from top-line focus to bottom line focus...everything is getting squeezed
    - Healthcare costs keep going up and up.
    - Use to be a very open, free culture....that is being locked down by mis-guided backoffice functions (IT, Finance, Corporate Marketing).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the attacks on the Citrix culture! Seeing more and more "restrictions" and corporate morass creeping in. Perfect example is that now all blogs have to be reviewed and "approved" by Corporate Marketing. Thats not Citrix...thats the other corporate big-company types.

    This used to be a company where we had a strong sense of who we are. Now, lots of bs corporate type restrictions are changing the culture for the worse. God help the Citrites that stick around after Mark T is gone :-(

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    In Sales at COL, your worst fears can come true

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    Ramp up comp
    Solid team environment with great people
    Benefits are good
    Comfortable office atmosphere

    Cons

    No control over territories and comp plan, frequently changing.

    I was there for 1 year between 2010 and 2011, and the comp plan had changed twice in 1 year. Since leaving in 2011, nobody on my team is still there!! This is why they are ALWAYS hiring!!! They will ramp you up, have you hit these low quotas, then as soon as your quota gets bigger, change your territory, or method for you to make money. Essentially asking you to do much much more with less. After I left, they let the majority of my team go at the end of the year and is tough to find another high-quality sales job after being let go. Fortunately, I left prior to this happening.

    Some products becoming commoditised
    Competing against website unless that has changed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your sales employees at COL more. Look at some of the people you either let go or top performers who left COL between 2011 and 2012 some after making presidents club the year before. You can't just continuously replace these people and have a revolving door.

  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Weird culture, decent benefits and comp

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    Former Employee - Specialist  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Specialist in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Citrix Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good compensation, empowered to do ones job, not a lot of micro-managing, flexible schedule (depending on department and manager - not all employees have the same set up which I thought was interesting for a company who prides themselves on mobile workstyles).

    Cons

    WEIRD WEIRD culture. No one talks to each other in the office (which is dark and depressing with no windows). Get togethers are forced and awkward. Not a lot of team players - only interested in advancing ones career

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    Once a good company but now more run by fear

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    The benefits are very good including 401k, PTO and Health insurance. The break room is well stocked with snacks and coffee.

    Cons

    People scared to contribute, They are worried about losing their job. Employees are worried about being berated in front of colleagues, Question about leadership. Telecommuting is now frowned upon despite the "ability to work from anywhere" mantra.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember the employee. Remember work-life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 6 people found this helpful  

    Federal Sales Management team is sketchy, Good Old Boy Sales Management Corporate team

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales  in  Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Sales in Bethesda, MD

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

    Pros

    Citrix CEO is enthusiastic and is always challenging the market and company with new ideas. Strong marketing efforts, good engineering support, proven channel though over-saturated.

    Cons

    Sales leadership overall and Federal Sales Management team is self serving, not team success focused. Instead of rewarding successful sales achievement, the manager's seek to not pay out commissions. Of course, that creates turnover in the sales force, retraining and the cycle begins again, just as soon as the sales person is successful, Citrix sales management benefits from their sales but doesn't want to pay the sales person. There have been numerous lawsuits, especially from the former federal sales team, yet the management stays in place and is rewarded. Sad for those sales people who bought into it, worked extremely hard to achieve sales, then have to fight all over again to get just to get paid what they were promised from the outset.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to shake up the GOOD OLD BOY management team! Check on Federal Sales Management's activities and ethics. Pay your sales team what you promise upfront and stop using "at management's discretion" after the sales cycle has been completed successfully to not pay commissions. Yes, apparently sales people are replaceable and you have probably calculated that it costs you less to recruit and retrain new people and fend off lawsuits but really, it that what you want the company to be known for? [hint, if this is mainly a pattern in the Washington DC area, that might provide a clue about their ethics and tactics]

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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