Citrix Systems

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Citrix Systems Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
824 Reviews
3.8
824 Reviews
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Citrix Systems President, CEO, and Director Mark B. Templeton
Mark B. Templeton
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The ability to work from home really helped gain a better work/life balance (in 147 reviews)

  • It's generally easy to work from home for a day or so or take time off (in 32 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is no longer existent (use to be something coveted here) (in 22 reviews)

  • The 'middle management' makes all the decisions without leveraging the talent below them (in 27 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    So far it's the best company I worked for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Test Engineer in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Software Test Engineer in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    Challenging task
    Management open to new ideas
    Very technical teams
    Challenging tasks

    Cons

    Job Applying process is terrible
    gaps in communications between teams

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company and work Culture.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Relationship Manager in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Relationship Manager in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    The work culture at culture at Citrix is its greatest feature. Even as a remote employee they make a strong effort to make you feel like a valuable team member. Recently they held a team building and training even in New Orleans flying in staff from around the country. It really reinforced the sense of comradery and reinforced our importance within the company. Training is offered in abundance and they allow plenty of paid time to take advantage of it.

    Cons

    As with most tech jobs things move fast. Sometimes I feel like the flash I am running so fast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue your focus on team building it is one of the qualities that I appreciate most.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Incredible Culture and Mobile Workstyles

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Mark Templeton, culture, culture, culture, incredible employees, innovative, dedicated and passionate teammates, great technology, products, and solutions, ability to work anywhere on any device anytime, cafe in Ft. Lauderdale is great, nice campus, opportunities to collaborate with fellow employees, fantastic IT supprot department, benefits

    Cons

    lack of career path in certain departments

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work,

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Care in Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Care in Santa Barbara, CA

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

    Pros

    Nice people, helpful Managers, company values, care about customers, happy hour, work better live better, free food, free coffee, flexible.

    Cons

    Disorganized, training, weekend shifts, high volume of phone calls, monotonous job, late hours,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Very challenging

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    If you are a technical person you will love the challenge in this company. Company culture is awesome. They also offer work from home.

    Cons

    Needs more transparency and improve on the work life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fantastic company to work for - great benefits and coworkers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time

    Pros

    Ability to work from home, a lot of smart people, compensated well for high performance

    Cons

    Can feel like a number sometimes - with over 600 people in one office, the bottom line is easy to prioritize. Need to figure out how to deal with diminishing returns on the sales team in ways other than brute force and making more calls.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to pivot - just because something worked in 2012 with 50 sales reps doesn't mean it scales to a team 400% of that size.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Once great but now just average at best

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    CEO is passionate about Citrix. He is a great leader and a humble man. Can work from home and limited travel. Good products and limited competition in most of the areas Citrix sells.

    Cons

    Expect your territory to be small and your quota high with below industry average pay if new to the sales team. Management plays favorites in the field with accounts and territories as there is no set criteria on what type of reps get what accounts.

    No one in my management chain ever sold for Citrix and have little understandings of the process to get things done. True leadership is missing in the direct line field sales management as they are too focused on looking good for their VP's. I worked hard to pull in a large order early and then was criticized for forecast accuracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make managers more accountable and place rules on account assignments. Focus annual survey more on the mico vs. macro view of the company as one bad apple spoiled it for me at Citrix.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Startup mindset with big company issues

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time

    Pros

    It *used* to be flexibility to work remotely, decent benefits. There are pockets of brilliance within the company (ShareFile, for example, J. Lipson is great) but even those pockets of a good culture are being eroded away. Great respect for M. Templeton as CEO, I find him inspiring, but facilitating of bad behavior in senior leaders.

    Cons

    There are divisions within the company. Rather than operating as one business unit, it operates as many "mini" companies, each with it's own silo'ed goals and culture. The SaaS division is a complete mess, and can't seem to get themselves organized around anything. Forget using data to persuade decision making, it's all about insider relationships and squeaky wheels. The overall company culture behind humility, integrity and respect is great in theory, but spend time with the SaaS leadership and you'll find that that's only when they are public facing.

    Despite being a company that empowers people to "work and live their own way" there is an increased push to bring employees back into the same office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the talent you have shine, put the right people in the right jobs. Stop the old boy club and stand up for the humility, integrity and respect mantra, don't let it be idle chit chat.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    RUN

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an 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
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Not recommended for Consulting Services

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citrix Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good technology in the NetScaler product.

    Cons

    Where do you start,,, culture of confrontation. Very hierarchical though they claim they are not,, there lies another issue,, misinformation. They tout Work/life balance, but their idea is work becomes your life. They make you feel like they created the company and you are just lucky enough to benefit from their work... no team culture, more Us(employees of 4 + yrs) and them(new employees).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consulting Services is broken and you either don't know it or don't care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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