Citrix Systems Reviews

Updated April 27, 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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  1. Helpful (4)

    Good Experience

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    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 (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Overall I have been pretty happy at Citrix. The pay is very good for Fort Lauderdale and the work is interesting. They have free drinks and snacks which is a plus. I have been fortunate to work with co-workers who are easy going and we work well together as a team.

    Cons

    Unlike other tech firms, Citrix does not provide their employees with stock grants. Also, good engineers sometimes get overlooked over others because they are on lower visibility projects.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency. Let your employees really know what is going on instead hiding the truth. Also, don't overlook the fact that while it might be harder to get top talent in South Florida, those that work here will generally be loyal and stay with the company for many years.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Love the people and the technology

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Great culture and i enjoy the people and what we are trying to do. Work better, live better.

    Cons

    Some of the long-time Citrix employees should be cycled out to get more talent in house and leverage best practices versus doing things the way that they have always been done. Sometimes # of years experience at Citrix is valued more than people who have far more experience but from working at other companies.

    Advice to Management

    People are resistant to change and sometimes change is necessary for growth and innovation especially as the competition is heating up.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Technical Sales Director

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

    I worked at Citrix Systems

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, reasonable performance RSU's given at Director level, Products in most BU areas

    Cons

    Very stuck in traditional IT mentality, not able to fully embrace changes such as Internet Of Things, Lacking features and technology differentiators in some products

    Advice to Management

    Need to get better aligned with where the industry is going. Reorganizations and staff reductions will mandate this more than ever. Cannot keep relying on XenDesktop to carry the company (proving to be obvious now is 2015)

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  5. HR

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Collaboration and Teamwork; leading-edge products; company is a leader in the industry; great benefits; remote working is part of the workstyle.

    Cons

    career pathways aren't that clearly defined; hiring is low in some departments making it difficult to get more work done.

  6. Technical Writer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citrix Systems

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

    Pros

    Collaborative teams, smart individuals, fun environment

    Cons

    the campus is not in the most exciting neighborhood

  7. Test Manager

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

    I have been working at Citrix Systems (More than 5 years)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work.
    One can just continue to work on the same thing for years

    Cons

    Repetitive work
    Growth is a slow process if you are not directly in Product teams

  8. Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analytics & Operations Specialist in Palm Springs, CA
    Former Employee - Analytics & Operations Specialist in Palm Springs, CA

    I worked at Citrix Systems (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Competitive salaries, great coworkers, flexible locations. Worked there for 8 years and was able to move around in the company until I found my ideal career.

    Cons

    For the most part, Citrix is a great company. In my time there, the only downside is when they hire a leader who "Manages Up" and takes the credit for other's work, but blames others when things don't go right rather than accepting any blame.

    Advice to Management

    The leader of the TA team needs to go. Look at the amount of turnover, and you should understand why.

  9. Escalation Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citrix Systems

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed working with the majority of the Citrix colleagues I had the pleasure to work with and get to know.

    Cons

    Upper management of L1 & L2 Support Engineers do not allow working from remote Citrix offices.

  10. Great company to work for

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I worked at Citrix Systems full-time

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

    Pros

    Citrix is one of the best employers with excellent benefits.

    Cons

    None I can think of.

  11. 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.

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