Citrix Systems Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
758 Reviews
3.8
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Citrix Systems President, CEO, and Director Mark B. Templeton
Mark B. Templeton
602 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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  1.  

    Overall good experience. You must be part of the inner circle to advance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Used to be very flexible for workshifting. Shakeup of executive leadership was much needed and created a more positive, accountable atmosphere. Overall the executive team is improving dramatically.

    Cons

    there is definitely a bias towards hiring and promoting younger people regardless of their skillset if they are excellent brownnosers. The latest round of One Citrix merging has started to add a level of bureaucracy that is sometimes painful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within based on skills not who you know or by age but by merit. Give employees more flexibility in workshifting. The recent focus on NPS has moved the ship in the right direction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    This place is heaven!!

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Santa Barbara, CA

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good compensation, great people, and an incredible culture that is staunchly protected. This, and the fact that they run their business with the mindset of; "Take care of your people, they take care of the customer and the shareholders are happy as a byproduct" This is not lip service, they live it. There is a reason that Mark Templeton has a 94% approval rating. He is awesome!! I hope that this company doesn't grow up like all of the other Wall St. driven companies. If not, I hope to spend the next 20yrs here.

    Cons

    The fact that I didn't come here 20 years ago..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    EMEA management turning a once happy place to a disaster

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    1. great company, great product. excellent life to work balance.

    Cons

    1. management is given a free hand to do what they want even if against the company's best interest.
    2. EMEA management trying to turn it into the nasty place they used to work in
    3. Management couldnt care less about what's happening to employees under the new management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    this has become a place where the new management, mainly coming from places like HP, Cisco and Symantec hire their friends and their friends only. Citrites who have been in the company for years have no chance of growth , on the contrary management is playing every trick in the book to urge them to leave and many of them have left already. its a shame that such a good place is turning into a nasty place. i had to leave

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Positive experience. CEO is people focus

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citrix Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible working approach and employee is giving the flexibility

    Cons

    HQ do not enforce policy globally

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a good and challenging journey

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    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer II  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer II in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work culture is good, no job tensions

    Cons

    HR and Managers lies a lot

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never lie at a person who trusts you

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, but terrible managers have people walking out and upper management &HR does not address the real problem .

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    Current Employee - Senior Position
    Current Employee - Senior Position

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I've been with Citrix for over 7 years. Love that you can work on cutting edge technology, great work from home policy, competitive wage.

    Cons

    Managers are hiring people with no technical skills leaving the work load on those that haven't yet left the company. This is not company-wide. If you get the wrong manager, be prepared to work every weekend and 10-12 hour week days in order to meet their unreasonable expectations. And even then, don't be surprised to get a 2 % increase and a decrease in any variable target cash, while they use up the budget needlessly flying in and out of the country (GTM?).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are losing some great long-time employees due to managers that do not know how to lead (fear factor, no work-life balance, zero empathy).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company, Upward mobility, great work-home freedom

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    Current Employee - Anonymous  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Company, Steady work flow, Great people, Fun games everywhere, good compensation, young environment

    Cons

    Work late, More compensation, healthier food

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher compensation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work except for the politics

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great culture; Great people; Great vision from the top!

    Cons

    Lots of politics at the top levels with leaders focused on their own gain. GREAT CEO, but below that it falls apart.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on Citrix goals, not your personal goals.

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

    Great Company, Great People

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The People and the product were great at Citrix. Mark Templeton's vision is alive and well within Citrix, and it should remain there. Although some of the leadership has moved on, the company will be OK in the future.

    Cons

    Senior Sales Leadership has no experience in Sales, and a good number of regional VPs have never carried a bag. Not to say someone has to have been a salesman to be a good sales leader, but there should be some experience at the senior level that has in fact been a quota carrying salesperson. As a result, multiple missteps have been made in the last several years, which have cumulatively really hurt the company.

    Sales is also an old boys club, if you weren't a part of the consulting acquisition several years ago, you will have a much more difficult time climbing the corporate sales ladder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is time for change in sales leadership. Bring in, or promote someone who

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work and grow up professionally and personally

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, work life balance, environment. etc

    Cons

    No Cons that I can talk about Citrix

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No Cons that I can talk about Management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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