Citrix Systems Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
779 Reviews
3.8
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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 140 reviews)

  • It's generally easy to work from home for a day or so or take time off (in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is no longer existent (use to be something coveted here) (in 22 reviews)

  • Rest of Management well intentioned but too middle management powerless and toothless dogs (in 27 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place with work/life balance

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    Former Employee - Software Test Engineer  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Software Test Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    Good salary with great benefit in FLL area. A lot of PTOs and work from home.

    Cons

    Not so much room for career development.

  2.  

    A Company which still tries to find a place on the market.

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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 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits. Quite good pay, specifically for South Florida.

    Cons

    There seems to be no idea how to drive the company to the future. The goal to become a 5B company by 2015 does not look achievable. The cloud bandwagon moves much too fast for Citrix. Nobody above manager position has deeper knowledge about technology and the only bright star is a visionary CEO. Therefore big decisions are made by "trusted" people and without broad discussion. A culture of saving money in wrong places is astonishing. One of side effects, the key IT positions are understaffed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can somebody evaluate directors performance? Does company need this bureaucracy layer in its structure at all?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Best company I've ever worked at

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Designer  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Product Designer in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    Citrix is the first place I've worked that doesn't have duds. What I mean by that is all of the people that work there are worth their weight. Aside from that I appreciate the management style they promote and the availability to think freely.

    Cons

    No on site child care

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Run and never come back

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    Former Employee - Anonymous  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Working from home if you lucky.

    Cons

    The worst managers I've ever seen. They will use every dirty trick they can and then deny everything a week later.

    Re Org every 3 months.
    Forget about career growth, this is where your career goes to die.

    I can go on and on, but if you reading this and thinking about joining, do yourself a favor and Don't!

    The most painful thing was watching good smart people getting destroyed by horrible managers and not being able to do anything about it.

    The most useless HR in the industry.

    When I got an offer from a different company, it was my happiest day at Citrix.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you doing, because it doesn't matter anymore, the damage is done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company to work for in many respects

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

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

    Pros

    They care about their employees and are flexible with working from home. Excellent c-level leadership

    Cons

    Political at times when you have an idea to help workflow, it may get sidelined because of policies and procedures.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Company culture is a sham!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    cool co - workers .

    Cons

    middle management, good old boys club , friends that look out for their friends and to hell with everyone else. bunch of so called "managers" who don't know anything other that n what is in front of them.
    micro-managing
    unrealistic goals to no process just off the cuff development ... LCM team is overrun with people that have only worked at citrix and feel that they know more than anyone.
    if you like variety and using your brain and be a robot then look for other teams not LCM!!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try listening to your workers disagreeing with managers who are milking projects to maintain their own longevity and let everyone else fall by the way side.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    it was good in term of technical knowledge i gained there, otherwise it was just OK

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    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 for more than a year

    Pros

    good technical stuff to learn

    Cons

    sometime office politics. Compensation in my case

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    The best employer in Florida

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    Current Employee - Sales Engineer  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Great team and culture, supportive management, amazing products that I truly believe in along with the most flexible work life balance that I've ever experienced. Also free drinks and snacks in all corporate buildings.

    Cons

    Large company so things take time to get through approval process because it has so many levels to go up and get signed off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep innovating and keep the foot on the gas. Don't give VMware a chance to catch up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    I learned about selling but I did not enjoy the experience overall because the work was monotonous.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citrix Systems as an intern

    Pros

    Good pay, fun culture, great coworkers

    Cons

    Unprofessional management, repetitive work, bad training program

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employ better managers, learn how to motivate and manage your employees

    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great marketing, Tearable products

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    Former Employee - Vice President,  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President, in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Sorry can come up with any, so blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah

    Cons

    marketing pushes boundaries, not really truthful in most cases, don't trust them as far as I can through them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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