Citrix Systems
3.8 of 5 631 reviews
www.citrix.com Fort Lauderdale, FL 5000+ Employees

Citrix Systems Reviews

Updated Apr 19, 2014
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3.8 631 reviews

                             

92% Approve of the CEO

Citrix Systems President, CEO, and Director Mark B. Templeton

Mark B. Templeton

(503 ratings)

84% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "It is a great place to manage your work life balance"
    in 116 reviews
  • "Management is always working to make the work environment better"
    in 47 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work life Balance sometimes a challenge based on company culture and commitment to getting job done"
    in 16 reviews
  • "Middle management should be trashed , they are ' Yes Men ' who don't stand up for their teams"
    in 22 reviews
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Marketing Consultant (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I have been working at Citrix Systems as a contractor for less than a year

ProsGood team, start-up like environment and lots of interesting projects

ConsSome politics at the corporate level

Advice to Senior Managementcorporate needs to think like a silicon valley company

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time

ProsCulture is more accepting of remote work or working from home than most employers, because they make products that enable this.
Recent leadership shift at SaaS Division is breaking down silos and encouraging more cooperation. Division management also seems to be addressing longstanding issues with Engineering not releasing new product innovations.

ConsStock price suffering because there are doubts about whether Citrix is still a "growth company."

Advice to Senior ManagementShore up growth strategy and continue to work to get innovation back on track and new product innovations out the door.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Bait and Switch

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Citrix Systems full-time

ProsFree sodas and snacks, decent lunch cafe, some good people

ConsWeirdest politics I have ever encountered. Management is all related to each other. Definitely think they are on par with the big dogs. Too insulated from Silicon Valley and the IT world. Do not respect others. No career path. Not a best place to work.

Advice to Senior ManagementWord vomit will get you sued. Don't act like you're the only place to work in Florida... and then treat your people like it. "Right to work state" phrase is not something you should threaten your employees with.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Buyer Beware

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

ProsOnsite benefits and perks are better than most large companies in South Florida.

ConsThe culture has declined significantly in recent years. The best people are overworked, burned out and ready to leave. The company rewards mediocre performance and values politics over results.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Key transitional years

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsThe FTL and MA teams were top notch.

ConsThere was lots of turnover as the acquisition dust was settling

Advice to Senior ManagementThe company lost a lot of great people as a result of unqualified executives who are no longer there. Reach out to former key stakeholders and ask them what to do differently.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Work, Life, Balance don't pay the bills.

Sales (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

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

ProsFlexibility in schedule and decent footprint within the industry.

ConsVision is obscured and unable to focus on the task at hand. Execution lacks sense of urgency. Compensation is at a industry low and management changes like a game of musical chairs.

Advice to Senior ManagementStay focused and execute the vision. Review compensation to industry standards.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work!

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Fort Lauderdale, FL

I have been working at Citrix Systems as a contractor for less than a year

ProsAmazing and talented people. Location is great. Benefits are well above most packages.

ConsThere are so many different areas it's kinda hard to figure out exactly how it's structured. Feels like there are more VPs than employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementSimplify, not just the corporate structure but the products as well.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Sweet, slightly sour

Senior Systems Administrator (Former Employee)
Goleta, CA

I worked at Citrix Systems full-time for more than 5 years

ProsVery good office location in Santa Barbara, telecommuting is possible, flexible work schedule, free snacks & drinks, on site gym, good PTO and decent pay.

ConsTo many & too frequent changes, most of the line managers lack vision and some don't even like people, too much office politics.

Advice to Senior ManagementAsk employees to anonymously rate their managers performance.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Citrix Systems

ProsHighly tech, smart people, free food, what's not to like?

ConsThe hiring process is just atrociously ineffective. Red tape galore. This in effect turns the company into a private club.

Advice to Senior ManagementFix the hiring process. Take a look at Google or MS. They don't take forever to determine good candidates.

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Still a great company, but the culture has changed.

Operations Analyst (Current Employee)
Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

ProsFantastic benefits (PTO, Workshifting, Medical coverage <still costs way too much>). It's exciting and prideful to work for a company that is the undisputed leader in what it does.

ConsConstant growing pains. Systems are almost never in place and working properly to accommodate new initiatives. Despite having perhaps the best C-level people when it comes to strategic planning, sales and shareholder value are the only considerations to plans versus employee satisfaction and investing in proper systems. Too many Peter Principle cases and too many fetus's.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop promoting and recycling management trash because of relationships and start cultivating leaders from a deep pool of high-achievers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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