Citrix Systems Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
755 Reviews

3.8
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Citrix Systems President, CEO, and Director Mark B. Templeton
Mark B. Templeton
601 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.  

    Engineer-driven company with great culture and values

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    • 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
  2.  

    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
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a good place to work

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    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
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  5. 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice culture, Good work life balance

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    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
  7.  

    Systems Engineer

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    People is Citrix best asset. The culture is great and there are plenty of opportunities and multiple products for you to make an impact. Lots of high visibility activities and upper management likes to promote within.

    Cons

    Too many reorgs and team restructuring. Lack of vision in some areas. Too many minir changes without a clear vision on where to go. This impacts consistency and continuity in job duties and affects product quality and development. In need for a leadership change or a major alignment to foster product integration and overall quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on a single / few strategies.
    Don't spend so many cycles on products that are not providing results.
    Have a clear vision and long term goals, then execute. No more distractions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor management

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

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

    Pros

    Free food, coffee. Good working facilities and clean surroundings. New facility and very different from the typical south florida offices.

    Cons

    No regard for employees who are doing the right thing. If the employee is right but it was not the managers idea they get rid of you. Do not trust management-- schemers to protect themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executive management needs to get more involved

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A nice place to settle down for a while

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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

    - compensation
    - free food and cab
    - flexible work options

    Cons

    - please encourage more hackathons
    - innovation sometimes gets stuck in a lot of approvals to proceed any further.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Once a Citrite, always a Citrite

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Test Engineer  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Software Test Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at Citrix Systems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The title sums it up. After spending more than a decade with the company and seeing it transform from an intimate application visualization pioneer to pushing five billion dollars in revenue across numerous businesses, the company was able to hold on to many of its core values and maintain a unique culture facilitated directly from the top.

    Cons

    While I did have a number of great years, I also had a few difficult ones - due to personality conflicts and so fourth - which is rare for me. Also, being one of the largest software companies and better employers in South Florida means there are a lot of old timers in the organization and this leads to a lack of opportunity for technical growth and career development. Lastly, while I received a few promotions during my tenure, during the last few years when I was performing at my very best I was consistently passed over for the more senior positions in the department and ultimately left the company where I have found greener pastures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair and timely with promotions. Reward the dedicated, high performers with the positions, titles and benefits that back up their skills and contributions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It's a mixed environment, Engineers are very interactive and Management sometimes takes decision without proper concerns

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Staff Software Test Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Test Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance, Technology, office culture, training

    Cons

    compensation, less discussions, promotions, outside the box

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay competitive salaries

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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