Citrix Systems Reviews

Updated March 29, 2015
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Citrix Systems President, CEO, and Director Mark B. Templeton
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. Nice Place to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Barbara, CA

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

    Pros

    - Innovative surroundings
     - Very friendly work culture

    Cons

    - Poor pay package compared to industry standard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Very unique and nice culture and atmosphere

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director, Product Management
    Current Employee - Director, Product Management

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

    Pros

    Nice and comforting culture. CEO, Mark Templeton has great personality. Holds very unique set of technologies that differentiates from others.
    Geographically very diverse (good and bad).

    Cons

    Weak execution. Very weak program management. Engineering team does not have common process across team trying to get better, but not there yet).
    Slowing growth on main product.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps, time to invite new CEO for change. Almost everyone else reported to him has changed in last several years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Love working at Citrix great culture and benefits

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    Culture, benefits, and the people I work with are all amazing!

    Cons

    Have not been here long enough to have experienced any.

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  5. 4 people found this helpful

    Senior Technical Relationship Manager with Citrix for the EMEA region

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Relationship Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Relationship Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    Remote Working
    Pension
    Healthcare
    BYOD
    Working for an American company is not too stressful in the grand scheme of things

    Cons

    Little change of furthering career
    Lots of changes happening at the moment (Q1 2015)
    10% of total staff will be losing their jobs
    Salary is not great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your good staff
    Improve morale across the company
    Increase salary and introduce more incentives to stay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Citrix is an amazing company to work for, with flexibility, perks, and talented colleagues!

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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

    Flexibility, Work-Life Balance, Mobile Work Stations, Perks!, Great Office Environment, Supportive Leaders and Management, Growth Opportunities

    Cons

    Each location offers a different culture (good and bad). Upward movement isn't that easy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Architect

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Architect in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Architect in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Company is always on the cutting edge of technology, and is 1st or 2nd in the majority of it's product's respective markets. Good people, good benefits, and good work-life balance. Mark Templeton has signed on to continue as CEO. He is great leader who is visionary, yet founded in principles.

    Cons

    The company has missed a couple quarters recently and seems to be hitting growing pains. Not a lot of 3M+ software companies out there to model after. Bringing in outside hires seems to be the strategy at the risk of losing the culture that made the company great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on promoting from within and rewarding longevity in the company. Outside leadership is valuable, but affects the culture, and they have less skin in the game long term.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Good company in the wings of change...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    Benefits, work-life-balance, people, ability to work remote, etc.

    Cons

    Too much change for changing sake and lack of "leadership"...not "management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better accountability at all levels.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Middle Management taking company down

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    Current Employee - Business Manager in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    company and values are good

    Cons

    Middle Management is Headless and Directionless

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    follow and lead with good examples, maintain standards relevant to your company and industry

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. An energetic company, making brilliant products with flexible management, offering great working atmosphere

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lab Administrator in Nanjing, Jiangsu (China)
    Current Employee - Lab Administrator in Nanjing, Jiangsu (China)

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

    Pros

    1. one of the top leaders in the industry of virtualization.
    2. offering competitive salary among local companies
    3. more opportunities for employee development

    Cons

    1. the trend is that MNC especially for IT/software companies are having less opportunities due to the rapid development of domestic companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pretty good. Keep moving on!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 5 people found this helpful

    4 Managers and massive turnover in less than 2 years

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

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    Citrix hires experts and individuals who are looking to make a difference

    Cons

    They systematically alienate and devalue employees until they quit
    They have taken away most flexible work programs, meaning they do not practice what they preach
    They have detrimental turnover and re-orging, so teams are constantly having to play "catch up"
    They hire multiple agencies with no real cohesive strategy resulting in duplication and confusion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be amazing to see management really take an interest in their employees and truly nurture/empower their many skills while encouraging visibility for their team members.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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