Citrix Systems Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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Citrix Systems President, CEO, and Director Mark B. Templeton
Mark B. Templeton
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Pros
  • There used to be good 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
  • Promotes work/life balance with no evidence of such (in 27 reviews)

  • 4-I wont even start talking about middle management (in 29 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Great Culture, Product Direction Bumpy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    -Great culture -Make your own career path

    Cons

    -Product direction has been shaky -Not encouraged to think creatively


  2. Helpful (2)

    User Experience Designer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead User Experience Designer in Coral Gables, FL
    Former Employee - Lead User Experience Designer in Coral Gables, FL

    I worked at Citrix Systems (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent Environment that allow you to grow and explore cutting-edge technology.

    Cons

    Citrix System is known to layoff a significant number (900) of their employees every 4-5 year, with not a clear reason to the actual employee.

    Advice to Management

    The workforce is everything for a company, you should treat them much better.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Great Company Going Through Some Rough Patches

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citrix Systems full-time

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

    Pros

    Citrix has a great culture and CEO Mark Templeton sets a great example, leading the company with passion and compassion. Many cool technologies and though they are not a small company anymore, they have really been trying to keep that small company agility going.

    Cons

    As the hype of VDI has waned, so too have the fortunes (and stock valuation) of Citrix. They've also lost a lot of their top talent since 2013. The ride inside the company is kind-of bumpy right now.

    Advice to Management

    Citrix has many loyal customers and they support them with some great products & technologies. The Citrix portfolio is maybe too widespread right now. May be time to refocus on the core offerings.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Great culture, sometimes passive-aggressive

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citrix Systems full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great culture, open minded individuals willing to help each other out. Flexible working conditions that are built on trust allow employees to productive without having to always be in the office.

    Cons

    Everyone is so nice, it can sometimes impede progress due to the obfuscation of the word "no". , Split between Florida and Santa Clara locations and working cultures can sometimes make for some unproductive situations. (not always, but sometimes)

    Advice to Management

    A more streamlined executive decision making process would improve execution (and success).


  6. Great company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Newbury Park, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Newbury Park, CA

    I have been working at Citrix Systems (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great culture. Great compensation. Great management

    Cons

    Too many org changes. Sometimes slows productivity.

    Advice to Management

    need more internal promotions


  7. Great Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citrix Systems

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic work environment--culture of the company is really positive and inviting. Coworkers care about you & want to see you succeed. Opportunity for upward growth. Solid benefits that include 2 paid volunteer days so that you can give back to your community. Great work-life balance and easy to work with manager to balance working in an office vs. at home.

    Cons

    Stock is not given to you as an employee until you are in a Director level or above. However, you can purchase your own stock at a discounted rate.


  8. Lead Database and BI Systems Administrator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Fantastic company to work for, great benefits, great people. Fantastic work-life balance benefits, relaxed culture, cutting edge technologies. Fantastic people. I made some great lifetime friends while working at Citrix.

    Cons

    As any other large organization you have some level of politics that might get on the way of your work. Stay out of it and execute your job right. Work over the weekend as any other infrastructure team. Changes that can't impact the business need to go in after hours and over the weekend.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great company having trouble focusing on execution

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    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Work from anywhere. This is a great company that allows you to truly balance work and life in a way that I've not experienced anywhere else. The culture is highly innovative as well.

    Cons

    Is the culture too innovative? It may be. Many acquisitions made by the company failed to yield any real fruit. There are certainly exceptions such as NetScaler and GoTo, but there are many more dead ones that lay it the wake of Citrix. The board should have gotten an operational/execution CEO who has taken a company in excess of $5-10B. Mark T is a great visionary though.

    Advice to Management

    We need a CEO that can execute, not just a visionary


  10. Great Place for the Area

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time

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

    Pros

    Higher pay than other local companies.

    Cons

    Works you very hard, 11+ hour days sometimes

    Advice to Management

    More strategic management, less herding the cows.


  11. Great Organization

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at Citrix Systems full-time

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

    Pros

    Great management that cares about employees. Did small perks including bringing in fresh fruit on Fridays. Good benefits and most employees were very happy with their career paths.

    Cons

    Some employees seem to take advantage of the relaxed atmosphere but I understand many of those employees were laid off subsequently.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to care about the morale of your employees, foster new talent, and provide employees a feeling of ownership of their positions. You have a great company with great leadership.



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