Citrix Systems Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
801 Reviews
3.8
801 Reviews
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Citrix Systems President, CEO, and Director 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 146 reviews)

  • It's generally easy to work from home for a day or so or take time off (in 30 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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  1.  

    Good executive managers who have a good understanding of the market, but there are some field issues.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downers Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downers Grove, IL

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

    Pros

    CEO is a great leader who has a passion of Citrix and understands the market. Good marketing and market leadership. Citrix understands that they need to branch out beyond their core competency.

    Cons

    Extremity arrogant front line management who place their own goals first and don't back their people. Management is more interested in letting issues play themselves out vs taking action, too focused on "managing up."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make sure your managers are doing more than just collecting a forecast

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Citrix is a great company advoid ShareFile

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Citrix is a great company to work for...

    Cons

    I worked for ShareFile, they do not share the same principals as Citrix, they start everyone as a appointment setter and they will fire you or highly encourage you to resign if the sales people do not convert your appointments into sales, they have a very high turnover rate. During my time there 4 months over 15 people had been let go and not one person advanced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    adopt the Citrix way of doing things.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    A foot in the tech industry door

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    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Chalford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Chalford, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Relaxed, open and fair. My colleagues were the best part of working at the company. There was some cutting edge tech but alas I didn't get the chance to work on it.

    Cons

    Working with head office in FL meant that there was lots of bureaucracy involved in some very trivial decisions. Often the best approach to solving the problem was vetoed by dictatorial management. Pay wan't awesome.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mark T is an ace dude. Some of his lieutenants are just talk loads of bull with no idea of how to run a tech company. When Mark T retires this company needs a similar visionary to take over, otherwise it will be in trouble

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work and grow

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Champaign, IL

    I worked at Citrix Systems as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    People here are nice and professional. Feel free to ask questions and come up with ideas.
    Everyone works efficiently.
    Flexible for time to work.
    Remote working.

    Cons

    It will be better if there is free lunch for employees.

  6.  

    Fantastic time with Citrix...developed vastly and worked with great people!
    Lots of change but this has been fun.

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    Current Employee - Sales Leader in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Leader in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    freedom, great products, very well paid.
    I work with an excellent team of talented individuals and we lead the market.

    Cons

    growing pains...turning into a large company.
    This has created a number of challenges...under resourced and immature in the processes we use sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in resources where required....Consulting, sales and support.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company with its share of issues

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    Super flexible hours, good work-life balance
    Nice, friendly people who are all approachable
    The work-shifting capabilities, it's so nice to be able to work from home
    Lots of catered lunches, snack room, gym onsite, good cafe

    Cons

    Getting larger, more departments are being overlooked
    Management can be inefficient
    Career opportunities aren't clear

  8.  

    Financial Analyst Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    Fast growing company, A lot of opportunity for future career.

    Cons

    The Bay Area building was fairly new the time I worked there so it was a bit confusing to find people at first

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Decent Mid-Tier Tech Company

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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

    Pros

    Broad product tech catalog.Wide range of products from their VDI to Networking to GoToMeeting. Lots of diversity in the company.

    Cons

    They grow by acquisition so there are lots of different cultures being mixed into one culture. The initial Citrix from Fort Lauderdale seems to be a great place in a low-tech community in Florida but haven't made the jump into Silicon Valley that well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company for 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great technologies getting developed, many of them being industry firsts.
    Great work culture
    Good work-life balance
    Overall good place to grow your career technically

    Cons

    Hikes are moderate and promotion it seems depends on number of years you have been working. Food is average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please ensure that appropriate salary is given for high performing and hard working people.With freshers getting more salary and benefits than senior people working out here. It should be scaled. Promotions should be based on quality of work not entirely on experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Good Tech Company

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    A good work culture. Flexible work and balanced environment. People treat each other with respect. Opportunity to work on leading products and technology.

    Cons

    Not the most flashy company. Could do better on comp and stock. Office facility in Hyderabad and Bangalore could be beefed up to be on par with US and UK standards.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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