Citrix Systems Reviews in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Updated September 2, 2014
Updated September 2, 2014
758 Reviews
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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.  

    A good company with a lot of room to improve.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Database Administrator  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits.
    Unusually long vacation time.
    Good balance between life and work

    Cons

    Technologically incompetent mid level and senior managers.
    Therefore, career opportunities are not based on knowledge or skills.
    Employee retention policy is a joke. The best and the brightest seem to be not even recognized.
    There is not transfer of knowledge between acquired companies and Citrix.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to operate high-tech company based on loyalty, I strongly suggest you to try yourself on a political arena.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great work environment, fast growing company

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

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

    Pros

    Work life balance - work anywhere
    Great benefits and health/dental care

    Cons

    Sometimes feels like working for several small companies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Never been happier

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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 a year

    Pros

    1. The people here at Citrix are really the best. Everyone is always willing to lend a hand. While I have only been here for 2 years it feels like I have always been here at Citrix and everyone is been your friend for longest time.
    2. Management is always working to make the work environment better.
    3. The technology we create is cutting edge.
    4. The career opportunities are exceptional. The only place that I have worked at were managers are happy to see their employees move up into better positions even when it is not in the best circumstances for them. They never hold anyone back.

    Cons

    1. A lot of the business software is not integrated or intuitive to work with. The CRM system although it is currently being changed.
    2. Processes are not always easy to follow or find and can be confusing at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not loose the focus of always striving to make Citrix the best place for a career.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Best Company I have ever worked for

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

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

    Pros

    The pay is very good. Everyone is very friendly. I love going to work everyday.

    Cons

    There is no cons. I love Citrix!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are doing a great job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Outstanding company to work for

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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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Been working for Citrix since early 2012. This company has a great overall culture and treats its employees with dignity and respect. All my managers are very friendly and supportive and have a wide open door policy. The work is very fast paced and challenging, and there is plenty of room for growth, as Citrix likes to promote from within. They have a very good benefits package and salaries are very competitive.

    Cons

    Current position requires a rotating follow the sun schedule, which includes shifts that run into late evening, but overall not the end of the world.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company Culture

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

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

    Pros

    company is open to ideas.

    Cons

    way too many meetings inorder to get things done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more reviews of upper management and how effective they are with their time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great culture, needs better way to manage talent

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work-life balance (our story)
    Dynamic - depending on role, pace of change is fast. Strong adaptation skills required.
    Respectful - Have hardly ever been in a situation where others are disrespected.
    Great people - Overall, smart people that like to work collaboratively and want to help Citrix succeed.

    Cons

    Location, location - As with most technology companies, the cool kids with the cool jobs are in the West Coast.
    Rewards tenure/loyalty vs results - While results dont go unnoticed, tenure and loyalty can sometimes lead to poor decisions with staff selection.
    Talent management - Long tenures at same role leads to some staleness and resistance to change. Needs better talent management with programs designed to recycle capable staff through the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    MarkT has done a tremendous job. Like every high performing team, sometimes you need to bring in senior talent from the outside, something that does not happen often for "non-strategic" departments (those mostly based out of Fort Lauderdale). Ultimately, these organization can have a big effect on Citrix's ability to conduct business.

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

    Best company I have ever been gainfully employed with

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

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

    Pros

    The company culture, CEO and unlimited opportunities

    Cons

    The company can benefit from deeper integration within various functions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company can benefit from deeper integration within various functions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company but still finding its identity and that can cause a lot of pain for employees

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and HR support. Some teams have a good level of autonomy. Corporate communications have greatly improved.

    Cons

    Reorganizations to the nth degree, often leaving employees fearful and protective of their jobs and knowledge. In some divisions, employees do not feel safe saying what's on their mind in case they are labeled "negative."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Back up what you say with actions. Each SVP should do a thorough review of what every team under them is doing each year because in many cases, they don't know who's working for them and the value they bring to the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good Company. It depends on which organization you work for

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    Good Company. It depends who you know

    Cons

    It depends who you know

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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