Citrix Systems Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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Citrix Systems President, CEO, and Director Mark B. Templeton
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Pros
  • The ability to work from home really helped gain a better work/life balance (in 149 reviews)

  • It's generally easy to work from home for a day or so or take time off (in 35 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is no longer existent (use to be something coveted here) (in 27 reviews)

  • The 'middle management' makes all the decisions without leveraging the talent below them (in 29 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. Operations Director

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    Current Employee - Director Ops in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Director Ops in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Really look after their staff well. Great benefits-cheap healthcare, 401k, gym, canteen.
    Core products are well very respected in the market but recent add-ons less so.

    Cons

    Definitely a "glass ceiling" company for long term employees who were frequently bypassed for promotion in favor of external candidates.
    Appears to have lost direction recently with respect to product strategy.
    Too many "places to hide" for middle managers which leads to cyclical RIFs to reduce overheads.

  2. Technical Support Engineer

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Alpharetta, GA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Best "Corporate" organization I have worked for:
    - New work facility in Milton, GA was awesome
    - Free snacks, drinks, and on each Friday a complimentary breakfast
    - Great group of diverse team members to collaborate with
    - Frontline management were GREAT!! - Most of them had done the job and worked up to Mgr.
    - My Tech Leads were also great to work with, both in Alpharetta and Fort Lauderdale

    By far ...for me one of the best benefits was having access to all the Citrix (virtualization) products to tinker with.

    Employee benefits were good in comparison to other places I had worked and family plans were reasonable also for medical and dental.

    - Can work from home sometimes - it seems the number of days per week you could work from home was based on your progress (see cons too on same)

    Cons

    First a note before the cons: I loved the company - came to dislike the job ... had I been in
    another position, I could see myself being a lifer there.

    E-micro management ....and numbers .... that's all that seemed to matter any more:
    - How fast a call was answered, length of call, time to resolution, first call resolution, etc.
    - I kept decent numbers to remain there for 3 years but I never felt like more than a warm body answering a phone (but this is more personal and directly related to a single position within the company).

    - Limited movement/opportunities in the Alpharetta office - pretty much either sales or support.
    To get into operations you'd have to relocate most likely to FL or CA (new positions in NC now).

    - Moving up/around is like most other corporate cultures - if you are in, you can move up. If not, move out/on.

    - Work from home should be the norm after a year of employment ...after all Citrix is known for "Work anywhere"...so practice / participate !!!!

    Advice to Management

    Lower management (Frontline) - Thank you!!! You were awesome
    No further comments.

  3. Flexible work/life balance. Too many managers and layoffs

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You can work any time anywhere on any devices, thanks to your own products.

    Cons

    The company had good old days with great culture on start-up but now it's too big and very bureaucratic. If your boss is great, you will like working there. Otherwise...

    Advice to Management

    Please respect your people.

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  5. Good company

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Goleta, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Goleta, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good corporate culture, good environment, good conditions

    Cons

    Too big organization, bad coordination, not flexible enough

  6. Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Really Very flexible work environment

    Cons

    I cannot think of anything

  7. Helpful (1)

    I was an intern at Citrix. I worked for the Sharefile division of citrix, where I would make cold calls all day

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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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment, great culture, the managers are fantastic and always willing to help

    Cons

    scraping the bottom of the barrel, pretty much luck of the draw.

    Advice to Management

    more training

  8. Lead IT Support Analyst

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    Former Employee - Lead IT Support Analyst in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Lead IT Support Analyst in Alpharetta, GA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great technology and lots of cloud computing gurus to learn from.

    Cons

    Cloud technology is nice but when you can't interact with any of your team face-to-face, including your manager it's tough for them to get a feel for who you are and vice versa.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Top company with lots of growth opportunity, and great benefits.

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    Current Employee - Lead Technical Writer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Lead Technical Writer in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ideal for those who prefer to work shift, and develop their technical skills.

    Cons

    If you don't like to work, you need to work for a different company.

    Advice to Management

    Pay close attention to what's coming ahead.

  10. Helpful (2)

    Tech support Eng

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citrix Systems

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Snacks & Drinks free

    Cons

    Management appears to have a lack of direction

  11. Helpful (1)

    Intern life

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    Really helped me get my foot in the door for future jobs

    Cons

    a lot of cold calling

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