Citrix Systems Reviews

Updated August 1, 2015
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Citrix Systems President, CEO, and Director Mark B. Templeton
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Pros
  • There used to be good 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
  • Promotes work/life balance with no evidence of such (in 27 reviews)

  • 4-I wont even start talking about middle management (in 29 reviews)

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  1. Constant change

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great experience, plenty of people to learn from, great work environment, passionate people.

    Cons

    Constant change, re-orgs, process heavy, not customer focused, or focused on delivering customer facing value.

    Advice to Management

    While organisation wide consistency on processes and tools is great, it can impede on how smaller teams want to move fast. There should be a way to allow smaller teams to move fast and maybe not follow the big process until the team is of a certain size.


  2. Helpful (1)

    In flux

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is still some work-life balance. Benefits are ok. Lots of bright people who are a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    Lots of changes in the last two years. Lots of good old timers are leaving or being forced out. Management is not showing clarity and creativity of vision and execution. Seems like the management is aiming too low. Since the last two years, it seems like different rules are being applied to the inner-circle vs the others.

    Advice to Management

    Vision is lacking and is sorely needed. Why aim for minor plays in commoditized markets instead of aiming for something more riskier but bigger?


  3. Helpful (1)

    Unfocused, no mobility

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

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable employment even if you are not a contributing employee Decent PTO

    Cons

    Unfocused priorities which can change on a day to day basis Very limited mobility if you are entry/mid tier, I've known people in their same roles for years No feedback after interviewing internally

    Advice to Management

    Expect things to not work out to plan in your priority planning and add time for this instead of upending everything in progress


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Open minded and forward thinking

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Casual work environment where you get to experience cutting edge technology and work on many interesting and high profile projects. Generally speaking everyone is very clever, knowledgeable and competent. Great work-life balance with remote working a very realistic option, depending on your role.

    Cons

    Everything is in a constant state of flux, whether it is IT systems, processes, office space, office location or branding you must be readily able to adapt to whatever new thing comes your way.

    Advice to Management

    Carry on the good work but don't lose sight of your core products and get too carried away pursuing the latest industry trend.


  6. Helpful (4)

    The culture is gone!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working from anywhere still possible but really depends on your location.

    Cons

    - Culture is changed, just focus on the numbers but not the value. - The management team continuous making mistake like remove the old documentation, training video without consult the working level who will use those stuffs.

    Advice to Management

    Train those middle management, they really don't know what they should do.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Great Culture, Product Direction Bumpy

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Great culture -Make your own career path

    Cons

    -Product direction has been shaky -Not encouraged to think creatively


  8. Helpful (4)

    Going downhill

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Sales Representative- Online Division
    Current Employee - Corporate Sales Representative- Online Division

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities to branch out into other business areas, nice coworkers, decent work flexibility.

    Cons

    No sales strategy, process, training, or support. Management is more focused on how many activities you log than they are on your actual sales outcomes. Be prepared to do your own marketing, customer service, and spend 30% of your time just TRYING to find information.

    Advice to Management

    When you create a new segment, try developing a strategy and training your sales people on it. Also, if less than 30% of a division is hitting quota and average quota attainment is 70-some percent, you need to take a serious look at whether your expectations are realistic. Telling everyone to make more dials and blast more emails doesn't cut it.


  9. Helpful (5)

    The Glass Ceiling

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great work-life balance and benefits. The flexibility to work from anywhere and never have to comprise family commitments is priceless.

    Cons

    The typical corporate politics existed in my department. Everyone was out for themselves with incompetent management.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the best talent and not just the people that act the part. There are plenty of people actually doing the work that deserve to be in those positions.


  10. Helpful (4)

    Company with a lot of potential and politics

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at Citrix Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Young, smart people. Good culture.

    Cons

    Constantly rotating leadership. In my 2.5 years there I had 2 managers, 5 directors/VPs, each with different philosophies. Just when I got used to one management style, another came in. Layoffs right after I left.

    Advice to Management

    STABALIZE!


  11. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citrix Systems

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic work environment--culture of the company is really positive and inviting. Coworkers care about you & want to see you succeed. Opportunity for upward growth. Solid benefits that include 2 paid volunteer days so that you can give back to your community. Great work-life balance and easy to work with manager to balance working in an office vs. at home.

    Cons

    Stock is not given to you as an employee until you are in a Director level or above. However, you can purchase your own stock at a discounted rate.



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