Citrix Systems

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Citrix Systems Reviews

Updated February 28, 2015
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Updated February 28, 2015
554 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Company, Problematic Middle Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Escalation Engineer in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Escalation Engineer in Alpharetta, GA

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

    Pros

    The Citrix culture is amazing and their mantra of "Work hard, play hard" is evident in everything they do. Great community. Good benefits and salary. Opportunities to work remotely in most cases and a causal dress code. As mentioned in another review, there are also good opportunities for advancement and regular performance reviews. _Direct_ (with emphasis) management trusts and respects you and treats you as a professional. Beverage and snack perks, and a hot breakfast on Fridays.

    Cons

    A somewhat new addition to the middle management with the Support organization has a viewpoint that runs in stark contrast to the Citrix culture and as such, working within this area has become less about caring for the customer and more about metrics. At the time of writing, salary offerings/raises are trending in a negative direction in comparison to the rest of the market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick hard to your core values of treating all people with respect, honesty, integrity, and compassion and shake off anyone in the organization that doesn't meet that standard.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great perks, fun atmosphere

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable in Goleta, CA
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable in Goleta, CA

    I worked at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    Lots of free food and drinks, fun break rooms, great coworkers.

    Cons

    Very monotonous, didn't see many people getting promoted, lots of people "hanging out" rather than working.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote hard workers, keep the fun atmosphere but maybe encourage those who seem to not do much but talk and play games to do a little more work.

    Recommends
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    Citrix give a lot of flexibility with their employees.

    Cons

    Lately the way they are laying off people, they got rid of (in my opinion), some really talented individuals and kept people they should of got rid of.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Nice place to work.

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

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    Friendly knowledgeable coworkers who are willing to help.

    Cons

    No free protein food, all carbohydrates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Turkey jerky would be nice of protein.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Refreshing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Citrix really cares about it's team members - they are very good at fostering a large "family" organizational atmosphere. It is one of the best companies I have ever worked for from this perspective. Excellent work life balance.

    Cons

    They have just had a reorganization resulting in hundreds of layoffs. From a overall organizational perspective they handled it VERY well. Better than any organization I have worked with in the past. From my understanding, severance offers were considered more than fair by recipients, especially compared to similar organizations. The organization as a whole was very transparent in this process. The resulting staff reduction process was openly discussed and communicated by CEO. However, I was disappointed to see a bit of "non Citrix-like" maneuvering on the part of a executive team member(s). Given Citrix overall culture, I expected better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please continue current/previous policies in how staff are treated, perks, benefits, and opportunities for growth etc. Know that that they are all appreciated - sadly sometimes, taken for granted, but appreciated nonetheless. Know that you have helped make Citrix a wonderful work environment. Please continue in that regard.

    If at all possible, discourage actions by executive team member(s) that can be interpreted as self preservation with little to no regard to colleagues and team, especially in a time of transition. Intentional or not, it is perceived as such by broader organization. Although it clearly reflects more poorly on the individual(s) and their twisting of Citrix culture/values than to the organiztion, it's still a source of negativity in an environment mostly free from it .

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent Employer

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

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    Citrix offers industry comparative benefits and pay. They focus on work life balance which is proven by their ability to allow working from home when appropriate for the position. They also invest highly in training employees for their current and future rules in the company.

    Cons

    Layoffs, although a cost of working in the public sector are frequent and don't always follow logic and are often politically motivated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that decisions made are based on sound business and not on the desire to save a particular team member that may not know the role they are being put in to save their job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Software Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    Not much of administrative overhead. Flexible in work hours. (work hour shifting) No time tracking. Nice people to work with. Competitive salary.

    Cons

    Too many products, not sure how to answer what does Citrix do?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Best Company to work

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

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    Best Company to work, work anywhere

    Cons

    Nothing that I know of in the last 2 yrs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Senior software engineer 1

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    Great work-Life balance, good products, great learning

    Cons

    Not the best paymaster or benefits in Bay Area.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Once great company, on shaky ground

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Services in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Services in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    Good compensation, much to learn. Depending on your manager, you have the ability to move up, opportunities to develop yourself and flexibility to work from anywhere.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, some bad apples are stifling. Sad to see those are permitted to thrive now. Company has exploded and not been able to properly handle the growth as key leadership has gone downhill. Over 20 mil for a new office with a living garden and then layoffs a few month later? Definitely all about the numbers now, especially since the flaws have been exposed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You trimmed the wrong fat. Reward loyalty and listen to your employees. Treat them with respect and rid yourself of arrogant leadership only looking to beef up their bank account and LinkedIn profile. Stop outsourcing. Quality over quantity, your customers are paying attention and your competitors are licking their chops.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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