Citrix Systems Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
778 Reviews
3.8
778 Reviews
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Citrix Systems President, CEO, and Director Mark B. Templeton
Mark B. Templeton
620 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The ability to work from home really helped gain a better work/life balance (in 140 reviews)

  • It's generally easy to work from home for a day or so or take time off (in 28 reviews)


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

  • Rest of Management well intentioned but too middle management powerless and toothless dogs (in 27 reviews)

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Once Great!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Citrix was a great company on the road to a billion. Great products, happy customers, good lifestyle in Florida...

    Cons

    Florida is seen as non-strategic, culture of distrust. management disconnected with the people who actually work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company lost its soul because everyone is afraid of being truthful to Mark Templeton, the CEO. Mark see's descent as disloyalty and eventually gets you fired....indirectly as he doesn't have the guts to fire anyone directly! Build a solid management team, take some risks and maybe you will have a future...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great Company, Great People

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The People and the product were great at Citrix. Mark Templeton's vision is alive and well within Citrix, and it should remain there. Although some of the leadership has moved on, the company will be OK in the future.

    Cons

    Senior Sales Leadership has no experience in Sales, and a good number of regional VPs have never carried a bag. Not to say someone has to have been a salesman to be a good sales leader, but there should be some experience at the senior level that has in fact been a quota carrying salesperson. As a result, multiple missteps have been made in the last several years, which have cumulatively really hurt the company.

    Sales is also an old boys club, if you weren't a part of the consulting acquisition several years ago, you will have a much more difficult time climbing the corporate sales ladder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is time for change in sales leadership. Bring in, or promote someone who

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Cool co-workers

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    If you end up in the right group on the right project you can find interesting work. The vacation benefits are good. My direct management is generally relaxed. I have excellent coworkers and flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Closedown madness. Clueless upper management that has been starving the organization that makes the most money for the company. Far too much upper management (too many VPs). Did I mention to many VPs? Reorgs. Upper level management churn that results in VPs that have no idea what we do. Some people in upper management appear to be actively trying to destroy some of our products. Management as a whole has a tendency to micromanage engineering. Some parts of Test are outsourced to China which makes communication and getting access to reproduction environments suck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the 401k benefits. Keep people on projects (context switches are expensive here).

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Best company I've ever worked at

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Designer  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Product Designer in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    Citrix is the first place I've worked that doesn't have duds. What I mean by that is all of the people that work there are worth their weight. Aside from that I appreciate the management style they promote and the availability to think freely.

    Cons

    No on site child care

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place with work/life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Test Engineer  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Software Test Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at Citrix Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good salary with great benefit in FLL area. A lot of PTOs and work from home.

    Cons

    Not so much room for career development.

  7.  

    Great company to work for in many respects

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

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

    Pros

    They care about their employees and are flexible with working from home. Excellent c-level leadership

    Cons

    Political at times when you have an idea to help workflow, it may get sidelined because of policies and procedures.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company, great people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    Technology
    Opportunities for growth
    Learn new things, stay current

    Cons

    Some of the offices aren't up to par with the industry standard.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    The best employer in Florida

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Great team and culture, supportive management, amazing products that I truly believe in along with the most flexible work life balance that I've ever experienced. Also free drinks and snacks in all corporate buildings.

    Cons

    Large company so things take time to get through approval process because it has so many levels to go up and get signed off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep innovating and keep the foot on the gas. Don't give VMware a chance to catch up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Amazing job experience, management wants you to succeed and will help you do so.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Intern  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Intern in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at Citrix Systems as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Citrix is an amazing company to work for they talk alot about culture, but the best part is their employees. The employees are all amazing outgoing friendly people that are highly skilled. Management wants to see you succeed and helps you discover your career path.

    Cons

    I worked as an intern and did not receive much formal training, but the new employee orientation program that they do have I have heard great things about.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great employer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tech Support Engineer  in  Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Tech Support Engineer in Alpharetta, GA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, salary is comparable. Lots of days off, great culture

    Cons

    Can be high stress and you can be on the phone for hours on end

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing I can think of off top of my head

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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