Citrix Systems

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Citrix Systems Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
823 Reviews
3.8
823 Reviews
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Citrix Systems President, CEO, and Director Mark B. Templeton
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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good products. Right directions.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

    Pros

    The leaders are very advisable and nice. Office culture is fine. Technical leaders are really experts.
    Co-workers are very diligent and helpful. 10 day's annual leave.
    Benifits are good.
    Training. Annual reunion.

    Cons

    They aquired many good products but it seems they are not combined together.
    Overtime is very common.
    For mid/junior level, no any extra but base.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication and career development for employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome, it cannot get better.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    1. Learn new stuff. Technology is given the top priority. Get used to latest stuff.
    2. Pleasant learn-able atmosphere.
    3. Colleagues are very helpful.
    4. Enormous growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Cannot think of any. Its the best workplace anyone can work into.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cheers, you guys are the most supportive team I've ever got. I am lucky to have this job as my first.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Its a great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    You can work shift making it easy to have a family life/work balance. It has an awesome culture.

    Cons

    Some Managers and Directors do not take seriously their talent. Some teams do not have a growth path in place making it frustrating for the employee.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Once great but now just average at best

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    CEO is passionate about Citrix. He is a great leader and a humble man. Can work from home and limited travel. Good products and limited competition in most of the areas Citrix sells.

    Cons

    Expect your territory to be small and your quota high with below industry average pay if new to the sales team. Management plays favorites in the field with accounts and territories as there is no set criteria on what type of reps get what accounts.

    No one in my management chain ever sold for Citrix and have little understandings of the process to get things done. True leadership is missing in the direct line field sales management as they are too focused on looking good for their VP's. I worked hard to pull in a large order early and then was criticized for forecast accuracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make managers more accountable and place rules on account assignments. Focus annual survey more on the mico vs. macro view of the company as one bad apple spoiled it for me at Citrix.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Reasonable work environment but poor middle management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Little Chalfont, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Little Chalfont, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities to work with some of the more recent cloud technologies and receiver devices. Generally engineers are helpful. Citrix has the potential to be a great place to work

    Cons

    During the past couple of years, team working has been lacking, teams are dispersed around the building with no real sense of leadership. Middle management seem to be stuck in meetings all the time in their own side offices, rarely coming out to see what is actually happening on the floor. Secretive meetings between managers over product discussions and processes with no involvement from engineers. Management seem to be in it for themselves and they can do no wrong. it appears to be a one-way communication process most of the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more open with your employees and ask questions about their day to day work. Is there anything we can do to help the team achieve it's goals? would be a good place to start. What processes are frustrating to use?, what could I do better? Don't just come out of your office when you need something.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    RUN

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Corporate Sales Representative in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Associate Corporate Sales Representative in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Free lunches, snack and employees

    Cons

    All politics. It's a revolving door and your sales for the first 90 days are out of your control. You do the prospecting and depend on the sales closers to execute the deal. The closers don't care about your deals considering they have other tasks they are responsible for. It's like a corporate college.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire managers who actually like their job and know what they are talking about. Stop hiring friends or friends of friends. Qualify your applicants more thoroughly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stay away from Citrix, there is no such work life balance

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

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

    Pros

    Great building, location and free snaps
    Decent salary

    Cons

    Senior Management no representing Citrix's culture
    No work life Balance in OS. Managers executing you in the cubicle from 9-6
    Too many evaluations with no real results
    Same Survey results every quarter. No visible improvements in OS
    Promotion no based on performance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Senior Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Dynamic, global, market leader, work-life balance

    Cons

    Geo unawareness, middle management, end-to-end delivery of products

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Test, test, test all products.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work,

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

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

    Pros

    Nice people, helpful Managers, company values, care about customers, happy hour, work better live better, free food, free coffee, flexible.

    Cons

    Disorganized, training, weekend shifts, high volume of phone calls, monotonous job, late hours,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Incredible Culture and Mobile Workstyles

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Mark Templeton, culture, culture, culture, incredible employees, innovative, dedicated and passionate teammates, great technology, products, and solutions, ability to work anywhere on any device anytime, cafe in Ft. Lauderdale is great, nice campus, opportunities to collaborate with fellow employees, fantastic IT supprot department, benefits

    Cons

    lack of career path in certain departments

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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