Citrix Systems
3.8 of 5 630 reviews
www.citrix.com Fort Lauderdale, FL 5000+ Employees

Citrix Systems Reviews

Updated Nov 9, 2013

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  • "It is a great place to manage your work life balance"
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  • "Management is always working to make the work environment better"
    in 47 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work life Balance sometimes a challenge based on company culture and commitment to getting job done"
    in 16 reviews
  • "Middle management should be trashed , they are ' Yes Men ' who don't stand up for their teams"
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Great company to work for

Marketing Manager (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

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

Pros- competitive salary and solid benefits
- flexible work
- fun place to work
- great products and people

Cons- innovate faster
- stodgy brand legacy, yet has improved

Advice to Senior ManagementInnovate and communicate more. Rebrand and do more to change up and revitalize brand as conservative and IT. Go fresher and cooler.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Fast pace company that is growing - which means more opportunities

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

ProsFlexible hours, great culture, opportunities for growth always come up

ConsBigger bonuses would be nice, more recognition for work that exceeds expections

Advice to Senior ManagementGive some incentives for excellent work, either as a whole team or for individuals

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good Product, Poor Sales Leadership

Regional Sales Director (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I worked at Citrix Systems full-time for more than 5 years

ProsAfter fighting the system for several years, I was able to get my engineering and sales teams up to a competitive salary. HR tried to convince us that their former salaries were competitive in the marketplace. The product is strong, and will be around for a long time.

ConsThe majority of Senior Sales Leadership has never, ever, ever carried a bag. The senior leadership does not respect sales as a profession. Poor choices with respect to the channel programs. Recent decisions have alienated their most prized partners, the platinums

Advice to Senior ManagementHire a VP of Sales who has actually carried a bag, and been a salesperson.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Decent working environment, quick to be laid off from position.

Territory Manager (Former Employee)
Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

ProsCompensation was very good. Environment was positive.

ConsI was part of a major layoff in 2009, where we were told that we would be the first to be considered for new job opportunities at Citrix in the future. I have applied to many more jobs within the organization and have never, ever been considered. The layoff came as a shock to me, as I had only been with the company for 6 months. One day I was employed, the next unemployed.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good Vision, Execution Becoming Problematic

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsStrong culture, collaborative work environment, great market opportunity

ConsExecution challenges, product issues, senior management becoming driven by politics, work life balance

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on execution and long term strategy. Decisions driven by short-term results and political agendas are really starting to hurt the company. The stress that many managers are putting on their teams is starting to impact morale was work/life balancing is getting out of alignment.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Micro Managed and Beat Up

Field Sales Manager (Current Employee)

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

ProsProduct and vision are very solid

ConsCertain regions of this company are toxic. Customers view Citrix as a pushy company always asking for the order.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop the micro management. Weekly business reviews are crushing and crude. Talk to the customers without always asking for something. I have at least 5 customers that will not let my management team onsite.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Company that cares

Enterprise Sales (Former Employee)
Dallas, TX

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

ProsGood culture, fantastic solutions and great marketing machine. Management puts quality over quantity first so compromising on quality to release updates is not an option here.

ConsOpportunity for growth and career paths not well defined. Company having trouble with image ( adverts for gotomeeting catering to SMB but not helping out enterprise play.

Advice to Senior ManagementReward those that close large deals better (or at all) when it comes to new technologies.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent place to work

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

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

Pros* Good work life balance
* Lot of snacks
* Good work culture

Cons* Pay is less than the industry standard
* Lot of meetings

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Feels like a family from day one

Marketing Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Citrix Systems as a contractor for more than a year

Pros> Best in class marketing practices comparable to that of Marketo and HubSpot
> Products are amazing especially GoToMeeting
> Management has strong communication and on boards with you right tools to be successful
> They seem to care about you as a person and an employee
> They make you feel like you belong

Cons> It's an awesome company so people don't leave. Opportunities to move up ladder might be a bit slower than start ups located in Silicon Valley
> HQ is Goleta (Santa Barbara) which has pro / cons of its own. It's like living in Hawaii where you may get island fever.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Company, Products and Industry Leadership. Industry Plateau Very Possible.

Field Sales Manager (Current Employee)
Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

ProsGreat products and respected industry recognition. Solid career advancement opportunities within multiple product groups and locations worldwide.

ConsMust navigate significant internal corporate politics. Specifically within the inside sales, field sales and channel sales/marketing teams. Compensation is notoriously below that of its main competitors.

Advice to Senior ManagementQuit preaching about a great culture when the open door policy is so very conditional. Promote on tenure, talent and potential.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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