Citrix Systems Reviews in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Updated October 11, 2014
Updated October 11, 2014
794 Reviews
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Citrix Systems President, CEO, and Director 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 142 reviews)

  • It's generally easy to work from home for a day or so or take time off (in 29 reviews)


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

  • The 'middle management' makes all the decisions without leveraging the talent below them (in 27 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great work/life balance and opportunity, current growth rate threatens the culture (what's left of it)

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

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge systems, work from anywhere (in most cases), opportunities are there for the taking.

    Cons

    Current growth is diluting the culture, uncertainty of CEO's future not helping, lots of back-stabbing by political social climbers. Make sure you get credit for what you do!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For those who have only worked at Citrix (and there are many), take a sabbatical and intern somewhere else!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stay away...

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    Some groups allow you to work from home at least one day a week

    Cons

    Horrible middle management, too much politics, company cares nothing about loyalty to employees. Any long term employees are always targets for job elimination. If you're not in one of the cliques, expect to be miserable until they can find a way to get rid of you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house. Too many middle managers and directors are incompetent and unethical,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    great experience but pay is below industry norm

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    The people are great. Great environment

    Cons

    The pay and the fact there are no other software companies in Ft Lauderdale to move to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    YOu will get less turnover if you pay a bit more. The trend of hiring college grads for low money is fine, but is that the best way to increase sales?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engrr in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engrr in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    Good projects... lot of innovative brains...

    Cons

    Sucks at retaining employees, cheap at paying compensation,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be greedy... think about sharing..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place, great company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    Everyone is nice
    Company is in a great direction
    Management does a phenomenal job
    The overall atmosphere of the Ft. Lauderdale office building is swell
    Gym

    Cons

    Desk job, like always with desk jobs you have to make sure your using the company gym
    Not really much else

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent working environment, quick to be laid off from position.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at Citrix Systems full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Compensation was very good. Environment was positive.

    Cons

    I was part of a major layoff in 2009, where we were told that we would be the first to be considered for new job opportunities at Citrix in the future. I have applied to many more jobs within the organization and have never, ever been considered. The layoff came as a shock to me, as I had only been with the company for 6 months. One day I was employed, the next unemployed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Fast pace company that is growing - which means more opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great culture, opportunities for growth always come up

    Cons

    Bigger bonuses would be nice, more recognition for work that exceeds expections

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give some incentives for excellent work, either as a whole team or for individuals

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company, Products and Industry Leadership. Industry Plateau Very Possible.

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

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

    Pros

    Great products and respected industry recognition. Solid career advancement opportunities within multiple product groups and locations worldwide.

    Cons

    Must navigate significant internal corporate politics. Specifically within the inside sales, field sales and channel sales/marketing teams. Compensation is notoriously below that of its main competitors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit preaching about a great culture when the open door policy is so very conditional. Promote on tenure, talent and potential.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Fantastic organization, with limitless opportunities for advancement.

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

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

    Pros

    People, flexibility, concern for employees, company vision.

    Cons

    None, none, none, none, none.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Staff software Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    Very employee friendly. Work life balance. Company is looking out for new areas of growth and there are multiple divisions within the engineering that give engineers mobility.

    Cons

    Some processes may actually slowing things down. Culture is getting more corporate as the company has been growing fast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get deeper into more growth areas, e.g. Mobile, cloud, data.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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