Citrix Systems Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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Citrix Systems President, CEO, and Director Mark B. Templeton
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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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  1. Helpful (1)

    Love the people and the technology

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture and i enjoy the people and what we are trying to do. Work better, live better.

    Cons

    Some of the long-time Citrix employees should be cycled out to get more talent in house and leverage best practices versus doing things the way that they have always been done. Sometimes # of years experience at Citrix is valued more than people who have far more experience but from working at other companies.

    Advice to Management

    People are resistant to change and sometimes change is necessary for growth and innovation especially as the competition is heating up.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Technical Sales Director

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    Former Employee - Director in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Director in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at Citrix Systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, reasonable performance RSU's given at Director level, Products in most BU areas

    Cons

    Very stuck in traditional IT mentality, not able to fully embrace changes such as Internet Of Things, Lacking features and technology differentiators in some products

    Advice to Management

    Need to get better aligned with where the industry is going. Reorganizations and staff reductions will mandate this more than ever. Cannot keep relying on XenDesktop to carry the company (proving to be obvious now is 2015)

  3. HR

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Collaboration and Teamwork; leading-edge products; company is a leader in the industry; great benefits; remote working is part of the workstyle.

    Cons

    career pathways aren't that clearly defined; hiring is low in some departments making it difficult to get more work done.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Great solutions...poor execution

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Citrix Systems (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company has great solutions that really address customer issues around virtualization and mobility, much better than the competition in the industry. BYOD policy and flexible work environment. Decent benefits and pay.

    Cons

    Culture seems to have gone downhill as of late. No accountability and cooperation to get things done. Current management has very poor planning and execution skills which is really impacting the business. We are enabling our competition.

    Advice to Management

    Hold people accountable. Also, restructuring a business is disruptive enough, but the lack of planning by leadership/management has been the most disruptive.

  6. Technical Writer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citrix Systems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Collaborative teams, smart individuals, fun environment

    Cons

    the campus is not in the most exciting neighborhood

  7. Test Manager

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

    I have been working at Citrix Systems (More than 5 years)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work.
    One can just continue to work on the same thing for years

    Cons

    Repetitive work
    Growth is a slow process if you are not directly in Product teams

  8. Escalation Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citrix Systems

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Enjoyed working with the majority of the Citrix colleagues I had the pleasure to work with and get to know.

    Cons

    Upper management of L1 & L2 Support Engineers do not allow working from remote Citrix offices.

  9. Helpful (3)

    Citrix needs help

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    Current Employee - Information Technology
    Current Employee - Information Technology

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits. Good pay. At one time had a great culture but they lost it a couple years ago.

    Cons

    Every other month there is a re-org or layoffs. Company has little respect for employees when making decisions that impact them. Too much middle management. Citrix is becoming an acquisition company instead of an innovator. Citrix has lost sight of its core business and wastes money in markets it shouldn't be in (The cloud competing with AWS...)

    Advice to Management

    Stop acquiring companies left and right and doing nothing with them, stop re-orging, figure out your business and make a plan.

  10. Great Company

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    Former Employee - Analytics & Operations Specialist in Palm Springs, CA
    Former Employee - Analytics & Operations Specialist in Palm Springs, CA

    I worked at Citrix Systems (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive salaries, great coworkers, flexible locations. Worked there for 8 years and was able to move around in the company until I found my ideal career.

    Cons

    For the most part, Citrix is a great company. In my time there, the only downside is when they hire a leader who "Manages Up" and takes the credit for other's work, but blames others when things don't go right rather than accepting any blame.

    Advice to Management

    The leader of the TA team needs to go. Look at the amount of turnover, and you should understand why.

  11. Operations

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great culture, smart colleagues, and good benefits

    Cons

    They use a bell curve type of system to conduct yearly review/pay raise. Even if you have a team of 5 stellar employees, someone has to get a lower score. Great way to lower morale.

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