Citrix Systems Reviews in Bethesda, MD

Updated April 7, 2014
Updated April 7, 2014
761 Reviews
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Citrix Systems President, CEO, and Director Mark B. Templeton
Mark B. Templeton
605 Ratings

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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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    Great place to work hard

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    Current Employee - Sales and Services  in  Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Sales and Services in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    Good knowledge sharing between teams for the most part. There is a lot of opportunity to learn and improve quickly. Management is understanding when you need time off due to personal reasons or family emergency.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is not so great. Feedback processes can sometimes be overbearing.

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

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    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]

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