Citrix Systems Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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Citrix Systems President, CEO, and Director Mark B. Templeton
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. Great company, great CEO, having some trouble executing strategically

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    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director

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

    Pros

    - Competitive salary and benefits
    - Caring corporate culture, both within the company as well as the community
    - Free drinks and snacks at corporate offices (unfortunately, not in the home offices :-) )

    Cons

    - Recent layoff of 900 people, even after a good quarter and good year
    - Several senior execs have left over the last 2 years, many going to VMware
    - Puzzling acquisitions that have brought little in the way of revenue or integrated solutions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Do not take your eye off the competition--too much resting on industry leadership laurels
    - Truly ensure that Sales and Product Management are tied off. Most of the time these two are working in silos and not necessarily caring about the other's strategies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Very unique and nice culture and atmosphere

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    Current Employee - Director, Product Management
    Current Employee - Director, Product Management

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

    Pros

    Nice and comforting culture. CEO, Mark Templeton has great personality. Holds very unique set of technologies that differentiates from others.
    Geographically very diverse (good and bad).

    Cons

    Weak execution. Very weak program management. Engineering team does not have common process across team trying to get better, but not there yet).
    Slowing growth on main product.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps, time to invite new CEO for change. Almost everyone else reported to him has changed in last several years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Love working at Citrix great culture and benefits

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    Culture, benefits, and the people I work with are all amazing!

    Cons

    Have not been here long enough to have experienced any.

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  5. Citrix is an amazing company to work for, with flexibility, perks, and talented colleagues!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    Flexibility, Work-Life Balance, Mobile Work Stations, Perks!, Great Office Environment, Supportive Leaders and Management, Growth Opportunities

    Cons

    Each location offers a different culture (good and bad). Upward movement isn't that easy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Architect

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    Current Employee - Architect in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Architect in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Company is always on the cutting edge of technology, and is 1st or 2nd in the majority of it's product's respective markets. Good people, good benefits, and good work-life balance. Mark Templeton has signed on to continue as CEO. He is great leader who is visionary, yet founded in principles.

    Cons

    The company has missed a couple quarters recently and seems to be hitting growing pains. Not a lot of 3M+ software companies out there to model after. Bringing in outside hires seems to be the strategy at the risk of losing the culture that made the company great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on promoting from within and rewarding longevity in the company. Outside leadership is valuable, but affects the culture, and they have less skin in the game long term.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Awesome company to work and innovate!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    great pay, great facilities, smart people

    Cons

    at the same time tat the company motivates innovation there is no process to get projects onboard.

  8. 6 people found this helpful

    Management failed to execute on strategic goals

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and good people.

    Cons

    Management turnover
    Shockingly bad decisions to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on acquisitions which brought in no revenue and which distracted from profitable services.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's not 1995 or even 2005 anymore. You can't afford yet another round of layoffs. Pick a SINGLE strategy and execute.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. A good company, that treats employees well.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    BYOD program is great, they provide good benefits and have great community. The ability to work from home is a huge plus when needed.

    Cons

    Sometimes it feels like their is a lack of direction, but they do try to have all hands meetings fairly regularly. On a whole, there is very little reason not to work for Citrix.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A wish there was a greater attempt to have a cohesive team effort between divisions. At times, it feels like there are many teams, working hard, but in opposite directions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Excellent work place

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good products, good learning curve

    Cons

    cannot think of any ...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Good Comp, uncertain future

    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager
    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager

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

    Pros

    Good compensation, work life balance

    Cons

    The technology is brittle causing much customer stress/churn.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate.

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