Citrix Systems Reviews

Updated February 28, 2015
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Citrix Systems President, CEO, and Director Mark B. Templeton
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  1. Working as a summer intern the experience was extremely helpful in learning sales training and cold calling.

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    Former Intern - Associate Sales () in Raleigh, NC
    Former Intern - Associate Sales () in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Citrix Systems as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    The atmosphere was very relaxed but when the time came everyone knew they needed to get down to business. Games around the office including ping-ping, pool, xbox, corn hole, etc. kept the mood very light and productive at the same time.

    Cons

    During the time I was there the company was transitioning to another building which made the place I worked out of a little cramped and they moved the interns around to make sure everyone had desks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everyone was super approachable from the lowest managers all the way up the chain. I enjoyed working with them and mostly all of the managers treated the interns with respect with one manager in particular who did not and who would whistle and snap and clap at interns as if we were pets, which I found to be unprofessional and demeaning of course.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful

    A shell of what it once was, ShareFile is on the decline

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    Former Employee - Associate Corporate Sales Representative in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Associate Corporate Sales Representative in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    You can make more money cold calling here than anywhere else. Free food, cafeteria and gym, new building is AMAZING. Great location in Raleigh. Parties are amazing, at least one happy hour a month (open bar tab). You learn a lot very quickly.

    Cons

    With all the positives of Citrix, there are just too many negatives. Most of the position is based on luck, which wouldn't be a huge negative if you weren't one bad month away from being terminated at all times. Have you exceeded your goal by 200% for 3 quarters in a row? Miss goal your monthly goal twice and you are gone. It didn't use to be this way, but they became a victim of their own success. Grew too fast, didn't have a clear sense of their identity.

    Most of the managers you interact with are great people, ShareFile is adamant about only hiring managers from within so they understand your position and have already had success. But this cuts back because they tend to be young, irresponsible and mostly clueless. The VP of Sales is an amazing dude, and his energy is addictive. He created an incredible sales engine that is built upon respectable values.

    Unbeknownst to him, the managers on the floor rarely uphold these values and very frequently ignore them. Favoritism is often given to the worst individuals. I could go on forever. This is such a promising position in theory, but up and on the ground, it is ugly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be sure to the sales team core values. Don't give special treatment to select employees (LQT), this creates a ton of resent on the team. Need to force someone to change verticals? Fine, but don't terminate them because they have to spend half the month retraining and rebuilding a pipeline. You are losing a ton of talent because you treat employees as canon fodder during resource allocation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Ok

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    The compensation is okay and will allow you to live comfortable.

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micromanaging

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. I work around smart people and report to Senior Leadership that empowers me to be myself.

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    Current Contractor - Recruiter in Raleigh, NC
    Current Contractor - Recruiter in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Citrix Systems as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive pay, great environment, remote capabilities, opportunity to move around

    Cons

    A bit unstructured but that works for me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. Great Work life balance

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    Current Employee - Corporate Sales Representative in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Corporate Sales Representative in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    A lot of money to be made if you put in the effort.

    Cons

    A lot of calling and can be stressful hitting goal

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No micro management. Less Politics. Work from home since we are the creators of it

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful

    You're just another number to Citrix.

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    Former Employee - Corporate Sales Representative in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Corporate Sales Representative in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    The pay is ok and the atmosphere is fun and unique.

    Cons

    Half of the job you can control and the other half is mostly luck. You have some training but it's after your shift. By day two, you're fully immersed into your role. The hiring process is long and it takes only two months to lose employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more training and care about your people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 7 people found this helpful

    RUN

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Associate Corporate Sales Representative in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Associate Corporate Sales Representative in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Free lunches, snack and employees

    Cons

    All politics. It's a revolving door and your sales for the first 90 days are out of your control. You do the prospecting and depend on the sales closers to execute the deal. The closers don't care about your deals considering they have other tasks they are responsible for. It's like a corporate college.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire managers who actually like their job and know what they are talking about. Stop hiring friends or friends of friends. Qualify your applicants more thoroughly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Great company, Upward mobility, great work-home freedom

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Great Company, Steady work flow, Great people, Fun games everywhere, good compensation, young environment

    Cons

    Work late, More compensation, healthier food

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher compensation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. It is a good place to work. It is flexible

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    Current Intern - Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Intern - Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Not very hard and the time is flexible.

    Cons

    Lots of issues to deal with everyday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The salary could be better to attract people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Citrix - Raleigh

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    Current Employee - Success Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Success Manager in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Excellent culture. Fosters professional growth, if you are willing to work hard for it. The flexibility of working remote is great. Paid Time Off. Our new building in Raleigh is state of the art. Unlimited free snacks and drinks. You are seen as a professional, able to make your own schedule, and the manage your workload without micro management.

    Cons

    Training can be unorganized for such a large organization. Recently there have been a lot of reorgs within the company, but this has all proven to be for the better for employees and clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase budget for compensation to maintain, and attract, talent top talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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