Citrix Systems

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Citrix Systems Reviews in Cambridge, East of England, England

12 Reviews
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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.  

    Great high tech company but experiencing some growing pains

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of Software Engineering in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Director of Software Engineering in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great technology. Very relevant solutions. Competitive benefits.

    Cons

    Some of the higher management is inexperienced in larger enterprises.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Clearly in top 20% best places to work in for software engineers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Quite a nice place to work for a professional. Everyone around you is highly skilled.

    Cons

    Changing things is so slow and corporate bureaucracy does slows down progress.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work but unfair salaries and elitist mentality.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Test Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Test Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Nice place to work and good work/life balance.
    Some good people to work with.
    Fun and interesting technologies.

    Cons

    Extremely unfair salary distribution, poor career progression and much time wasted with American office politics.
    Young engineers are not rewarded like old. The ageist culture favours older employees regardless of work completed or results attained. Especially with salaries.
    Well performing American employees are treated like royalty with regular and good promotions and pay increases while the UK are left with the scraps and treated like 2nd rate citizens in comparison.
    Citrix often rewards poor engineering management who are just the 'yes' men. Then good engineering and management goes unnoticed just because of lack of noise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to realize that good engineers are not disposable or renewable.
    Stop systematically eradicating upper management from the UK.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Invests in staff, training, great offices, perks and technologies

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great well maintained, low density seating offices. Laptops and meeting rooms plentiful to help collaboration. Plentiful parking and relaxed attitude to work from home. Regular training and meetings. Technologies and processes constantly updated.

    Cons

    Technologies moving so fast it can be hard to keep track of direction. A lot of software managers who have meetings relative to engineers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More engineers and fewer managers and marketing people and communicate long term strategy to smooth over the fast pace of change, we can't develop and test code overnight!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work but not much in the way of career progression

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Test Engineer I in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Test Engineer I in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good quality people and interesting technology

    Cons

    Engineering environment is very slow moving

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very good & friendly environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Localisation Specialist in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Principal Localisation Specialist in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    It's a very good atmosphere, you get 23 days holidays (25 after a few years), free soda, free fruit juices, free fruits, coffee and tea/milk. We have a game room. I do not feel like I am going to work per se every day, it's a friendly environment, and I recommend the company! The benefits are good too.

    Cons

    We do not get shares anymore as we used to in the past. We do not travel as much. I guess money needs to be saved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think it would be nice to still give share to high performing employees. Just a thought.

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

    A fun time developing from a graduate to a senior developer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great culture, some great people, good flexible working, some great technologies to work on. The company understands it is the people that make a company succeed.

    Cons

    Not all departments are as good as others, many have still not adapted agile practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some areas are still using very waterfall style development, and some areas seem to be blindly following process rather than looking at why it is there.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent company and values

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Software Testing Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Lead Software Testing Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good balance between work and free time
    Good portfolio of products with innovative technologies
    Clear direction from management

    Cons

    Promotions sometimes only if you apply internally to other positions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good, fairly stimulating working environment backed by sense of buoyancy

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    Not posturing too much but pretty focused on solutions
    Emphasis on clean design
    Eats own dog food - great when dog food works

    Cons

    Seems to be leaking some talent, not sure how serious
    Trajectory forces it into the Microsoft fold to a large extent

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place with smart people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    Very smart people (even managers ;), nice office with Table Tennis (I think that you should not work in company without Ping-Pong ;). Good balance between work and private time. Very nice attitude for family file.

    Cons

    Salary could be better. Corp IT is far from perfect. Communication between teams working on different product is not ideal yet (but improving).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better handle acquisitions.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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