Citrix Systems Reviews

Updated August 29, 2014
Updated August 29, 2014
759 Reviews

3.8
759 Reviews
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Citrix Systems President, CEO, and Director Mark B. Templeton
Mark B. Templeton
604 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work if you are in Technology

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    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    Extremely talented, smart, brilliant people. Great perks, drinks and snacks free (fruit, yogurt, juice, coffee etc). Company subsidized lunch (50%) provided by cafeteria on premise. Great knowledge and networking events.

    Cons

    Be prepared for conference calls and meetings to eat up hours of your day which forces you to skip lunch/eat at your desk or work till 8pm to make up for lost hours! Also, technology makes it convenient to work form anywhere, anytime so sometimes feels like "ball & chain" even when on vacation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in resources to get your name out there. Lately have seen lots of news everywhere on competitors like VMWare but not much on Citrix!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Great Work life balance, Cab facilities, People.

    Cons

    Bad salary, No cutting edge development work, slow growth opportunity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to salary

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good so far. I work in one of the fast moving divisions. Lot of opportunities but overworked at times

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    1. Great Culture
    2. Engineering oreinted organisation.
    3. People are valued.

    Cons

    1. people feel overworked.
    2. Lots of focus on handling current customers and less on future oriented projects. This is due to competing priorities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good maturing company, lots of opportunity in all areas

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Space / freedom to make it the place you want to work.

    Cons

    Highly fragmented organizationally, top level strategy is not always as focused as it should be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more heavily in employee programs and benefits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    good

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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

    good culture and work life balance

    Cons

    No good interactions among team members

  7.  

    Engineer-driven company with great culture and values

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager  in  Copenhagen (Denmark)
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Copenhagen (Denmark)

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

    Pros

    Citrix was founded by engineers and has developed a culture driven by innovation, curiosity and ambition. Engineers and developers will feel right at home in this culture. As in individual, it's really possible to be heard, make a difference, even start a new product without being extremely well connected or senior. Citrix works a lot with personal growth to keep the best people on board.

    Cons

    Citrix is split up in two divisions that are very different. There is a clear goal of uniting the two ("One Citrix"), but since they have very different products and target markets it's unlikely to happen anytime soon. Citrix compensation is good, but not great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You've made some great hires into senior management, keep that up. Focus less on money and more and innovation in your communication, both internal and external.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Steady growth and job security

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Director in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The CEO (Mark Templeton) is a man you can die for.
    Steady growth
    Job security
    Large company, but feels like a startup
    Diversity and respect

    Cons

    The organization can seem pretty disorganized to new comers and even old employees. We need to do a better job of helping people find the information they need. We also need to communicate vision more effectively.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more agile and divest all you non-core and non-performing technologies. We also need to do a good job of translating vision to reality.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Citrix Systems full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Probably the only thing good about working here now is the free GoToMeeting and GoToMyPC accounts.

    Cons

    What is really disturbing is the way the sales team in the west constantly backstab's each other. The Rockies team is extremely toxic, backstabbing at every chance, not only to other employees but to management. And management doesn't do anything about it. Not the type of Culture I'm sure Mark T. wants in his organization. Bad management. If you are a new employee you will be setup for failure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If all you look for are problems, then that is all you are going to find. And if you can't even see the problems in front of you, well then, I can't help you, you will be a victim of your own fate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Manager

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Tokyo (Japan)
    Current Employee - Manager in Tokyo (Japan)

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    good salary,
    work life balance - work style is very flexible.

    Cons

    Seems no mid-long term strategies. Everything is decided ad hoc basis.
    Slow decision making

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice culture, Good work life balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Nice place to work. Support to balance the personal life with work life.

    Cons

    Re-orgs keep happening within the Business unit.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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