Citrix Systems Reviews

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Citrix Systems President, CEO, and Director Mark B. Templeton
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • 1-Work life balance is perfect, as you have the ability to work virtually from anywhere (in 128 reviews)

  • Polite work environment - top leadership (CEO MarkT is leaving) enspouses humility and respect (in 55 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is no longer existent (use to be something coveted here) (in 21 reviews)

  • Middle management should be trashed , they are ' Yes Men ' who don't stand up for their teams (in 23 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work with many opportunities to work from home.

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

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    Work flexibility
    Great pay
    Collaboration and teamwork
    Smart people

    Cons

    Location
    Sometimes slow decision making
    Some silos exist
    Sometimes overly polite

    Recommends
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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Political

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    Former Employee - IT Manager  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    Gym on site
    Casual Dress (this could also be con if manager)
    No Drug test (also con if manager)

    Cons

    Low Morale
    Makes changes without consulting employee feedback
    HR stuck in the middle of manager support to employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on customer service rather than reinvent internal business IT applications. Use out of box software instead of rewriting code.

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  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    As part of an acquisition it never really felt like we were part of the company

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    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager  in  Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Technology impressive.
    Stock tends to do well
    Mark Templeton the CEO has a charitable and good philosophy about life, and how to run a company.

    Cons

    Headquartered in Florida sort of podunk mentality compared to other software companies I have worked for. People don't get back to you. Sense of urgency is low.
    Working in a small remote office in Redmond was not ideal to be absorbed into the culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lots of turnover for Product Management. Need a good leader there.
    There is a lot of though that has been done on the handling of acquisitions, but for remote offices it is still hard to feel like you are part of the company.
    Stay on track with the new focus on UI and UX. It is a good thing.

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  5.  

    fun work

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    Former Employee - Software Developer  in  Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Santa Barbara, CA

    I worked at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    - Fun and interesting work
    - great work environment and nice work-life balance
    - Lots of team building events and company retreats
    - Well educated, very knowledgeable co-workers

    Cons

    - team meetings (in my department) were not effective.
    -

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  6.  

    very lucky to be able to work at Citrix

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

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    Benefits, employee treatment and compesation

    Cons

    Family day and Holiday parties has been cut back tremendously

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work in.

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

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    Extremely fast growing company
    Smart coworkers
    Relaxed Culture
    Great Benefits
    Mark Templeton (CEO) has a welcoming lunch in order to meet and greet new employees every quarter

    Cons

    Some departments have little room for upward mobility
    Lack of communication between departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time developing your in-house talent to become managers.
    Create more rotational opportunities to allow staff to try out different departments and positions within Citrix.

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  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hands down, the best place I've ever worked

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

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    Not much to get in the way of pure development, plenty of support, great attitude, amazing work environment, the feeling one can do anything is fostered. Simply put, the best place I've ever worked.

    Cons

    Could do a better job with physical resource logistics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing, continue to innovate, continue the way you are treating employees and contractors. Great things are on the horizon.

    Recommends
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  9.  

    Exciting

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    Great learning environment, open and free for new ideas, great intelligent smart people to work with.

    Cons

    Location of the company main office.

    Recommends
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  10.  

    Positive. Good work life balance and friendly environment

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

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    Work life balance, compensation, people

    Cons

    Infighting between management counter productive to growth of company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get together for the common vision of the company and and drive initiativeswith a top down approach ... not the weeds. Will be a lot more productive

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  11.  

    Super software, some managers have issues

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    Former Employee - Technical Trainer  in  Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Technical Trainer in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    Good pay, good bonuses, strong hardware to work with.

    Cons

    some managers have self-esteeem issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees ARE the company!

    Approves of CEO

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