Citrix Systems Reviews in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
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Citrix Systems President, CEO, and Director Mark B. Templeton
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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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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Once a Citrite, always a Citrite

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Test Engineer  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Software Test Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    The title sums it up. After spending more than a decade with the company and seeing it transform from an intimate application visualization pioneer to pushing five billion dollars in revenue across numerous businesses, the company was able to hold on to many of its core values and maintain a unique culture facilitated directly from the top.

    Cons

    While I did have a number of great years, I also had a few difficult ones - due to personality conflicts and so fourth - which is rare for me. Also, being one of the largest software companies and better employers in South Florida means there are a lot of old timers in the organization and this leads to a lack of opportunity for technical growth and career development. Lastly, while I received a few promotions during my tenure, during the last few years when I was performing at my very best I was consistently passed over for the more senior positions in the department and ultimately left the company where I have found greener pastures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair and timely with promotions. Reward the dedicated, high performers with the positions, titles and benefits that back up their skills and contributions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Steady growth and job security

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Director in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    The CEO (Mark Templeton) is a man you can die for.
    Steady growth
    Job security
    Large company, but feels like a startup
    Diversity and respect

    Cons

    The organization can seem pretty disorganized to new comers and even old employees. We need to do a better job of helping people find the information they need. We also need to communicate vision more effectively.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more agile and divest all you non-core and non-performing technologies. We also need to do a good job of translating vision to reality.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Systems Engineer

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    People is Citrix best asset. The culture is great and there are plenty of opportunities and multiple products for you to make an impact. Lots of high visibility activities and upper management likes to promote within.

    Cons

    Too many reorgs and team restructuring. Lack of vision in some areas. Too many minir changes without a clear vision on where to go. This impacts consistency and continuity in job duties and affects product quality and development. In need for a leadership change or a major alignment to foster product integration and overall quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on a single / few strategies.
    Don't spend so many cycles on products that are not providing results.
    Have a clear vision and long term goals, then execute. No more distractions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Citrix

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology. Great people

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great new hire on boarding experience. they literally roll out the red carpet!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    Supportive Manager, visionary executive leadership. Ability to work remote when necessary.... or desired.

    Cons

    None so far. Been a good 1st year with the team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure the goals of the organization are rolled diwn through the layers of management to ensure alignment at the employee level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    ranked one of the best companies to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    excellent corporate culture; many opportunities to progress throughout a career, flexibility, good benefits, remote or work-from-home possibilities, leading IT innovator and lots of free training for its engineers with possibility to earn certifications at no cost.

    Cons

    can't think of any but have to write something to meet the 20 word minimum quota, so here's an empty description that serves no purpose.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    One of the best employers in South Florida!

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    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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Competitive Compensation and benefits package.
    Very smart co workers and leadership team
    Collaborative work environment and ability to work anyplace, anytime

    Cons

    Need better alignment between departments to do what's best for the company as a whole and not just the individual projects within a team or department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's ok to make some things MANDATORY to avoid different processes and ways of getting work done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    The best place I have worked at

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

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

    Pros

    * The company culture of making sure they take care of the employees first
    * Everyone here is always working as a team and put there co-workers first. The people of Citrix are the best.
    * The ability to work from home on a regular basis
    * The benefits (vacation time, health plan, 401K, employee stock purchase plan)
    * Working on bleeding edge technology

    Cons

    * Internal information can be hard to find
    * processes need to be improved
    * there is a lot of training material but it is scattered

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working on simplifying and improving internal processes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Company offering a lot to his employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Director in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and overall good company environment/culture

    Cons

    Work life balance can be a challenge

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Internship Program

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Intern in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    Very relaxed atmosphere, very nurturing of its interns. I feel as though I can get involved in whatever I want, if it interests me. No one really cares when I show up or leave, so long as I am getting my work done.

    Cons

    Not a lot of supervision/oversight. I feel as though I could profit from someone telling me what to do more, rather than going out and finding work, myself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on innovating in terms of new products and services, rather than expanding the largest possible market share.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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