Citrix Systems Reviews

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
807 Reviews
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Citrix Systems President, CEO, and Director Mark B. Templeton
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The ability to work from home really helped gain a better work/life balance (in 147 reviews)

  • It's generally easy to work from home for a day or so or take time off (in 32 reviews)


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

  • The 'middle management' makes all the decisions without leveraging the talent below them (in 27 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Startup mindset with big company issues

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    It *used* to be flexibility to work remotely, decent benefits. There are pockets of brilliance within the company (ShareFile, for example, J. Lipson is great) but even those pockets of a good culture are being eroded away. Great respect for M. Templeton as CEO, I find him inspiring, but facilitating of bad behavior in senior leaders.

    Cons

    There are divisions within the company. Rather than operating as one business unit, it operates as many "mini" companies, each with it's own silo'ed goals and culture. The SaaS division is a complete mess, and can't seem to get themselves organized around anything. Forget using data to persuade decision making, it's all about insider relationships and squeaky wheels. The overall company culture behind humility, integrity and respect is great in theory, but spend time with the SaaS leadership and you'll find that that's only when they are public facing.

    Despite being a company that empowers people to "work and live their own way" there is an increased push to bring employees back into the same office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the talent you have shine, put the right people in the right jobs. Stop the old boy club and stand up for the humility, integrity and respect mantra, don't let it be idle chit chat.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    So far it's the best company I worked for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Test Engineer in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Software Test Engineer in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    Challenging task
    Management open to new ideas
    Very technical teams
    Challenging tasks

    Cons

    Job Applying process is terrible
    gaps in communications between teams

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Fantastic company to work for - great benefits and coworkers

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

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time

    Pros

    Ability to work from home, a lot of smart people, compensated well for high performance

    Cons

    Can feel like a number sometimes - with over 600 people in one office, the bottom line is easy to prioritize. Need to figure out how to deal with diminishing returns on the sales team in ways other than brute force and making more calls.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to pivot - just because something worked in 2012 with 50 sales reps doesn't mean it scales to a team 400% of that size.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A great place for a career!

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

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    A place that challenges its employees but cares deeply for their career growth

    Cons

    Some people are such "doers" that they can step on others by doing their jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More leadership training as your managers are very young

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great peers, too much management

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

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, solid benefit, fun culture

    Cons

    micromanaged, too much outsourcing to address poor executive decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace 50% of mid-level management.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good company that's at an inflection point in the market,

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downers Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downers Grove, IL

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

    Pros

    CEO is a great leader who has a passion of Citrix. Good marketing and market leadership. Citrix understands that they need to branch out beyond their core competency and taking steps to do so but not fast enough. The next few years will determine if they can stay independent or get acquired.

    Cons

    Extremity arrogant front line management who place their own goals first and don't back their people. Sales management is more interested in letting issues play themselves out vs taking action, too focused on "managing up." They don't lead by example.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make sure your managers are doing more than just collecting a forecast,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Citrix is a great company advoid ShareFile

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Citrix Systems full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Citrix is a great company to work for...

    Cons

    I worked for ShareFile, they do not share the same principals as Citrix, they start everyone as a appointment setter and they will fire you or highly encourage you to resign if the sales people do not convert your appointments into sales, they have a very high turnover rate. During my time there 4 months over 15 people had been let go and not one person advanced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    adopt the Citrix way of doing things.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    A foot in the tech industry door

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Chalford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Chalford, England (UK)

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Relaxed, open and fair. My colleagues were the best part of working at the company. There was some cutting edge tech but alas I didn't get the chance to work on it.

    Cons

    Working with head office in FL meant that there was lots of bureaucracy involved in some very trivial decisions. Often the best approach to solving the problem was vetoed by dictatorial management. Pay wan't awesome.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mark T is an ace dude. Some of his lieutenants are just talk loads of bull with no idea of how to run a tech company. When Mark T retires this company needs a similar visionary to take over, otherwise it will be in trouble

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work and grow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Champaign, IL

    I worked at Citrix Systems as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    People here are nice and professional. Feel free to ask questions and come up with ideas.
    Everyone works efficiently.
    Flexible for time to work.
    Remote working.

    Cons

    It will be better if there is free lunch for employees.

  11.  

    Fantastic time with Citrix...developed vastly and worked with great people!
    Lots of change but this has been fun.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Leader in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Leader in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    freedom, great products, very well paid.
    I work with an excellent team of talented individuals and we lead the market.

    Cons

    growing pains...turning into a large company.
    This has created a number of challenges...under resourced and immature in the processes we use sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in resources where required....Consulting, sales and support.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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