Citrix Systems

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Citrix Systems Reviews

Updated Jul 31, 2014
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3.7 723 reviews

92% Approve of the CEO

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

Mark B. Templeton

(572 ratings)

83% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Great Work Life Balance

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsDescent Salary,Perks,Environment,Work Life,People,Time-offs
    Good people Good Life

    Consbit of politics
    Rest is depending upon teams

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work, interesting challenges

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBuild world changing infrastructure. On the new innovation side, an opportunity to change the way our computing world is constructed, on the traditional products, helping IT transition from on prem to a hybrid world.

    ConsSometimes slow to adjust to market realities. New product leadership is very promising however.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to seek the technology vision.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    tech support

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible hours, free snack and nice office.

    ConsNo real promotion, people are stuck in same position

    Advice to Senior Managementencourage education

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It is a good place to work. It is flexible

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Raleigh, NC

    ProsNot very hard and the time is flexible.

    ConsLots of issues to deal with everyday.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe salary could be better to attract people

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to work at with opportunities to expand your porffolio

    Product Designer (Current Employee) Santa Clara, CA

    ProsVery tech savvy, get to work with a lot smart people.

    ConsThe work betweens the teams are not transparent.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Management?? Please trash them !!

    Technical Support Engineer (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsExposure to the new technologies.

    ConsThe management sucks here!! The workstyle has changed drastically. It is no more "fun while working at Citrix".
    The productivity is now measured or basis of the stats. One de-sat and you will be interrogated intensely. This has made engineers to beg for c-sats. Earlier the engineers's qaulity work was enough to convince the customer to provide a positive feedback.
    Learning has come to minimal and the tight schedule adherence is the prime aim.
    The employee retention is very minimal. Many engineers had left which were extremely reliable resource and a boon to the company. I don't know if this is being ignored or if they think they can get the resource immediatley. B.S !!!!
    Even the growth here is very slow. For a postion people are hired from outside, though there are capable candidates for the same position which is disgusting.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstand what an employee wants. An employee works more when his work is recognised and is paid what he deserves.
    Employee retention means something. Work for you company not for yourself !!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Plenty of opportunity

    Manager (Former Employee) Santa Barbara, CA

    ProsThe ability to work from home really helped gain a better work/life balance. I was able to move around the company between departments and grow my career. There were plenty of development challenges that allowed me to expand my capabilities, you just have to put yourself out there. The benefits were great.

    ConsThe leadership was volatile at times. They often stated that failure was an important part of innovation but would not actually allow someone to try something, fail, and learn. The leadership prides itself on not being too "prescriptive" but when a manager does not trust his employees to make good decisions that philosophy is thrown out the window. Undermining projects and coming "over the top" often ultimately led to my departure.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend the time to develop your team. Set direction with clear expectations. Allow your team to flourish and become innovative. Celebrate successes openly.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Company offering a lot to his employees

    Director (Current Employee) Fort Lauderdale, FL

    ProsGreat benefits and overall good company environment/culture

    ConsWork life balance can be a challenge

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Stagnant products but good people

    Marketing Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsDespite recent reductions, still some very good people remaining in the SaaS Division. Decent work/life balance. SaaS Division GM is smart and trying to change stagnant culture.

    ConsGoTo products are tired and outdated due to poor planning and execution from prior leadership and lack of engineering resources. Sales teams are losing people and there isn't a coherent strategy for the division. Way too much turmoil and stress.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the rank-and-file people and make technical hiring the #1 priority.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Product Designer

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proscreative, strong UX leadership, friendly

    Consmediocre engineering team, so so implemtations

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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