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Citrix Systems Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
750 Reviews

3.8
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Citrix Systems President, CEO, and Director Mark B. Templeton
Mark B. Templeton
597 Ratings

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.  

    Poor management

    • Comp & Benefits
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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

    Pros

    Free food, coffee. Good working facilities and clean surroundings. New facility and very different from the typical south florida offices.

    Cons

    No regard for employees who are doing the right thing. If the employee is right but it was not the managers idea they get rid of you. Do not trust management-- schemers to protect themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executive management needs to get more involved

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Disastrous

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Free breakfast and lovely people on the team.

    Cons

    You receive ridiculous targets 2 weeks before qtr end. This has been going on for a year and a half. Empty promises every quarter. Zero commission. Zero chance to achieve targets when you don't even know what your accounts are. If you want to earn money do not work here. The job advertised and that you will be interviewed for is not the actual job. Recruitment don't care they just want bums in seats. You have to be in before 8.30am - no exceptions and make 60 calls in 2 hours in the morning. You also must do a minimum of 2 hours talk time. If you do not do this and even exceed your ridiculous target it's not guaranteed you will get paid your full bonus regardless of what you sell. Despite the lovely people the atmosphere is horrible as everyone is depressed. All the good people are leaving. Once that happens the information gap will be huge and nobody will know how anything works. Ps there is very little introductory training. There's your laptop, there's your phone. Sit there for almost 3 months twiddling your thumbs- 2 weeks to go 'Btw here's your target and accounts'!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a grip and take the necessary steps internally above the person that is creating the issues.

  3. 6 people found this helpful  

    Do not waste your time.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist Tech Support  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist Tech Support in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    Pros

    there used to be lots of pros. There used to be good ideas and good atmosphere. There used to be good benefits. There used to be good work-life balance. You used to be able to work from everywhere which is the company's policy and philosophy. You used to come to work happy in the morning.
    All of that is long gone, the only pro left is free breakfast.

    Cons

    First - Do not trust the hiring manager - whoever it is. They will tell you this is an acc. manager role and that there is space to grow inside the team and there is a big opportunity to make money but all this is right now is a telesales job.
    Management had no consideration nor respect for the team members who were hired to do a completely different job, shifting from an account managing role to a telesales focus and demanding 60 calls a day to sell support contracts, you need to log on and off on your phones when you go to toilet or any other break. Not only this is perceived as a demotion as it sounds as well like constructive dismissal. Also over here it's "their way or the high way". No help at all from anyone from management, including HR, they are just as bad, it's like talking to a wall.
    Right now, the atmosphere here is awfully bad, there's a lot of pressure and tension and there's a lot of unhappy people. Management only helps themselves and are very, very poor actually, some of the worst I've seen in my professional career.
    At Citrix you are penalized for working here a while. Do not join this team if you want to be happy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are awful!! You don't know how to keep your best people and you don't know how to value your employees. I am so disappointed on how things turned out here.

    Keeping your employees motivated only gives you better results, it's a fact. Upset people and they will not work as hard and eventually everyone will leave and the knowledge will be gone but maybe that's what you are aiming at.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worst Place I Have Ever Worked

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

    Pros

    There are free snacks and sodas. You can get free designer sunglasses every year with your free vision insurance.

    Cons

    Sales department is known to be dysfunctional. Be prepared for bullying, gossip, jealousies and passive-aggressive comments. Senior Management is young and immature and all hired from within, so their idea of "corporate" is perverse. I witnessed major revenue-affecting mistakes being made and covered up by management. I witnessed management verbally threaten to ruin young executives' careers. I witnessed management stretching the truth and omitting facts to get people fired. Feedback is vague and opinion-based, so if they don't like you there is no way to improve. There are no skip-level meetings or 360 reviews. The leadership team discusses your salary as a group. The sales teams are losing market share on core products, so quotas and pressures are high while commission is low. Low morale. Promises of career path are not for everyone. If you know someone in the company who will look out for you, go for it. Every decision is made by politics. Otherwise, be prepared. I wouldn't quit your Fortune 10 and move to a new state to work here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is probably no way to fix the culture of your management team that believes perception is reality. Good luck conjuring the future vision of your company and your $5B revenue goal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    How many complaints does it take for management to shape up?

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible working hours. Good benefits. Nice office spaces. Smart colleagues. If you are connected with the right people the opportunities are endless.

    Cons

    Employees are literally turning on each other in fear of losing their jobs. People are afraid to speak up about the toxic dynamics in some groups. The performance review process is questionable. Management silences other employees to voice their concerns with HR. I have advised several talented professionals to stay away from applying for jobs within my team due to the horrible treatment that I have experienced (as well as seeing other colleagues being treated equally poorly).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about the impact that you are having on the professional and personal lives of your employees.

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Waste of time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Support Sales  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Support Sales in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    Pros

    Breakfast, table tennis, working from home.

    Cons

    No management at ALL, the current managers working in Citrix Dublin office are the worst I have seen since a while. They will NEVER support the team or stand-up for them but instead follow everything the management in the U.S is telling them to do.
    The tasks I was supposed to do, the position I was hired for are nothing with the reality of my daily basis. The team transform into a Tele-Sales team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change jobs, it is clear that it doesn't work for you as you have your unhappy face every day, moody. Why staying in a company when you could be somewhere else with a fresh start.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company to work for unless your are not a contractor.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Bring your own device process, good technology investing on trending technologies

    Cons

    Company culture changes from country to country. Need to review the contractor workforce rights.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much contractor workforce. There are some employees who have been working for 2.5 years as contractor.

  9. 7 people found this helpful  

    Buyer Beware

    • 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

    Pros

    Onsite benefits and perks are better than most large companies in South Florida.

    Cons

    The culture has declined significantly in recent years. The best people are overworked, burned out and ready to leave. The company rewards mediocre performance and values politics over results.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 6 people found this helpful  

    Train reck in slow motion

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

    Pros

    - Great people.
    - Excellent benefits.
    - Onsite gym, lots of soda, snacks, bagels and fruit.

    Cons

    New SaaS GM trying to turn things around, everyone is on pins and needles seeing who gets laid off next.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Put a strategy in place that can make money.
    - Don't put people in charge who have too little experience.
    - Stop trying to act like web conferencing is the end all be mission critical service.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 7 people found this helpful  

    Do good work, invest your heart in the company, get laid off

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

    Pros

    They talk a lot about how great they are.

    Cons

    Citrix is known for laying off a good share off its best employees every four year or so. "Flattening," "streamlining" are the words they like to use, as they cut costs (those with bigger salaries) and export jobs to India

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CEO Templeton gloats over his moral values as he pulls in $10 million and lays off workers left and right

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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