Citrix Systems

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Citrix Systems Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
843 Reviews
3.7
843 Reviews
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Citrix Systems President, CEO, and Director Mark B. Templeton
Mark B. Templeton
660 Ratings

Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    There is a Community Feel, they are Fair

    Cons

    When someone is not doing their job or pulling their weight, its not easy to let them go.

  2.  

    You're just another number to Citrix.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate Sales Representative in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Corporate Sales Representative in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    The pay is ok and the atmosphere is fun and unique.

    Cons

    Half of the job you can control and the other half is mostly luck. You have some training but it's after your shift. By day two, you're fully immersed into your role. The hiring process is long and it takes only two months to lose employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more training and care about your people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Mostly good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time

    Pros

    good work life balance, great products

    Cons

    limited advancement opportunities, too much bureaucracy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Look somewhere else

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    Free breakfast. Decent salary.

    Cons

    Sales targets are impossible to reach, are presented late in the quarter and are non-negotiable. Management is incompetent and some can't even speak proper English - only interested on how many calls you make rather than the quality of your work. Some situations are completely surreal, Tim Burton would not do better.
    HR is practically inexistent, don't expect support from their side if you have any issues. Sometimes I wondered if they were taking notes or drawing pictures.
    Europe is managed remotely by US, there is no leader in Dublin HQ.
    Even though the company moto is "work from anywhere on any device" most of employees cannot work from home (this was possible before).
    No Career path in place, in fact I have been advised to look for a different job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are useless, quit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    I love working here. My friends are envious!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    This is by far the best company I've worked for

    -Ability to work from home
    -Great culture
    -Smart employees working on cutting-edge technology
    -Management respects your opinion and is open to new ideas

    Cons

    Have to really 'fight' for promotions. If you don't push it, it won't happen. The process can take 6 months to a year to come to fruition, so start marketing yourself early!

    Infrastructure has been slow to catch up with the rate of company growth. On the bright side, this has been recognized by management and in a few years we'll be a well oiled machine!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    VP's across the organization should share the same Citrix vision. A few departments management ideology doesn't fit the overall vision and can stall or de-rail daily operations and projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not Sure Anyone Knows What's Going On

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    Former Employee - Corporate Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Corporate Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    Great products, lots of great people but If you're not in Santa Barbara, you're not really in the club.

    Cons

    No clear direction.
    In-motivated employees.
    Terrible comp plans.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix sales comp plans, get a real channel program, stop the buying spree and take care of the products that you have. Reconsider being in the audio business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent culture but has the company got too many products

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    Current Employee - Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Manager in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Collaborative, flat management structure, willingness from all teams to get the job done, good work life balance

    Cons

    lack of a structured career path - satellite locations mean lack of opportunity, need to shift from a product company to a solution company. Too many products stretch limited resources

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A great vision sometimes let down by the quality of the product in the field - don't try to meet every use case with new features instead get the core functionality solid

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Place to Work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Incredible Product Roadmap and a continued investment in technology and leading edge incubators
    Strong values exhibited by leadership -- especially Mark Templeton, Chris Hylen and Sudhakar Ramakrishna.
    Smart, funny, transparent and dedicated colleagues -- throughout the organization
    Truly embraces their solution set -- I can work from anywhere
    $3B company that is relatively flat -- lots of room for new ideas, growth and development

    Cons

    Needs to invest in internal systems and processes.
    There is currently too much review and approval needed for every day decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to listen to the voices of the new leadership. As we grow, the some of the legacy leadership styles will need to change and develop.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Incredible culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, competitive pay

    Cons

    uncertainty with direction of company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Worst Company Ever!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    Decent Base Salary and Benefits. Bonus is very low compared to other technology companies. Only tech company in South Florida

    Cons

    Very poor talent. They struggle to recruit quality talent in South Florida. Even in the Santa Clara office they are only able to recruit leftover talent, no one from any of the leading universities. If you are asked to relocate to South Florida, do not move here. The talent is sub-par and you will learn nothing. All leaders come either from acquisitions or have risen too fast within the company and are not qualified to perform their role. It is the furthest from a meritocracy where talent is nurtured and promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate middle-management layers and re-evaluate hiring practices to ensure the best and brightest talent is hired and retained.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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