Citrix Systems

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  1.  

    Senior software engineer 1

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    Great work-Life balance, good products, great learning

    Cons

    Not the best paymaster or benefits in Bay Area.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It's exciting, creative, and educational.

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

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    It's a super relaxed atmosphere, a la Silicon Valley. You can wear jeans and work anywhere in three buildings, even at the café if you want.

    Cons

    It can be demanding at times if you're an employee as opposed to a contractor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    Great Culture, very nice people. Greate vacation and time off benefits. 401k is very good

    Cons

    Regular salary, a lot of upper management decisions. It takes a few months to get used to the way things work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It was great while it lasted.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    Good people, good environment for creating new technologies. Industry leader who never has to play catchup.

    Cons

    After only 4 months into the job, the company was reorganized according to business needs and as a result I was let go along with 200 other people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a better medium term vision to avoid hiring people only to can them soon after. This is a lose lose situation for company and employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Working as a summer intern the experience was extremely helpful in learning sales training and cold calling.

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    Former Intern - Associate Sales () in Raleigh, NC
    Former Intern - Associate Sales () in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    The atmosphere was very relaxed but when the time came everyone knew they needed to get down to business. Games around the office including ping-ping, pool, xbox, corn hole, etc. kept the mood very light and productive at the same time.

    Cons

    During the time I was there the company was transitioning to another building which made the place I worked out of a little cramped and they moved the interns around to make sure everyone had desks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everyone was super approachable from the lowest managers all the way up the chain. I enjoyed working with them and mostly all of the managers treated the interns with respect with one manager in particular who did not and who would whistle and snap and clap at interns as if we were pets, which I found to be unprofessional and demeaning of course.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good life balance

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    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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    work anywhere on flexible hours

    Cons

    work with locales across time zones

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    too man systems. too much process

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    great work, good work life balance
    good technologies, and amazing people
    work is good, and the health benefits are awesome. florida has a very good weather which is a plus.

    Cons

    perks and even though salary is competitve, still believe they could do more.
    the organization needs to be more flat as there are a lot of hierarchies. the work needs to be done faster and efficiently more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Once great company, on shaky ground

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    Former Employee - Services in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Services in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at Citrix Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation, much to learn. Depending on your manager, you have the ability to move up, opportunities to develop yourself and flexibility to work from anywhere.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, some bad apples are stifling. Sad to see those are permitted to thrive now. Company has exploded and not been able to properly handle the growth as key leadership has gone downhill. Over 20 mil for a new office with a living garden and then layoffs a few month later? Definitely all about the numbers now, especially since the flaws have been exposed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You trimmed the wrong fat. Reward loyalty and listen to your employees. Treat them with respect and rid yourself of arrogant leadership only looking to beef up their bank account and LinkedIn profile. Stop outsourcing. Quality over quantity, your customers are paying attention and your competitors are licking their chops.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    A shell of what it once was, ShareFile is on the decline

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    Former Employee - Associate Corporate Sales Representative in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Associate Corporate Sales Representative in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    You can make more money cold calling here than anywhere else. Free food, cafeteria and gym, new building is AMAZING. Great location in Raleigh. Parties are amazing, at least one happy hour a month (open bar tab). You learn a lot very quickly.

    Cons

    With all the positives of Citrix, there are just too many negatives. Most of the position is based on luck, which wouldn't be a huge negative if you weren't one bad month away from being terminated at all times. Have you exceeded your goal by 200% for 3 quarters in a row? Miss goal your monthly goal twice and you are gone. It didn't use to be this way, but they became a victim of their own success. Grew too fast, didn't have a clear sense of their identity.

    Most of the managers you interact with are great people, ShareFile is adamant about only hiring managers from within so they understand your position and have already had success. But this cuts back because they tend to be young, irresponsible and mostly clueless. The VP of Sales is an amazing dude, and his energy is addictive. He created an incredible sales engine that is built upon respectable values.

    Unbeknownst to him, the managers on the floor rarely uphold these values and very frequently ignore them. Favoritism is often given to the worst individuals. I could go on forever. This is such a promising position in theory, but up and on the ground, it is ugly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be sure to the sales team core values. Don't give special treatment to select employees (LQT), this creates a ton of resent on the team. Need to force someone to change verticals? Fine, but don't terminate them because they have to spend half the month retraining and rebuilding a pipeline. You are losing a ton of talent because you treat employees as canon fodder during resource allocation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people, benefits and product, but......

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst

    I worked at Citrix Systems full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great product, great pay and benefits

    Cons

    Citrix needs to get back its execution mojo. Although products are superior we are losing market share to competitors. A lot of the issues are due to a subculture of middle management protecting its turf and not doing what is best for the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on execution and weed out individuals and layers that do not focus on the greater Citrix good.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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