Citrix Systems Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
766 Reviews
3.8
766 Reviews
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Citrix Systems President, CEO, and Director Mark B. Templeton
Mark B. Templeton
609 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work if you are in Technology

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    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    Extremely talented, smart, brilliant people. Great perks, drinks and snacks free (fruit, yogurt, juice, coffee etc). Company subsidized lunch (50%) provided by cafeteria on premise. Great knowledge and networking events.

    Cons

    Be prepared for conference calls and meetings to eat up hours of your day which forces you to skip lunch/eat at your desk or work till 8pm to make up for lost hours! Also, technology makes it convenient to work form anywhere, anytime so sometimes feels like "ball & chain" even when on vacation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in resources to get your name out there. Lately have seen lots of news everywhere on competitors like VMWare but not much on Citrix!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good maturing company, lots of opportunity in all areas

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    Current Employee - Senior Director  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    Space / freedom to make it the place you want to work.

    Cons

    Highly fragmented organizationally, top level strategy is not always as focused as it should be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more heavily in employee programs and benefits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good so far. I work in one of the fast moving divisions. Lot of opportunities but overworked at times

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    1. Great Culture
    2. Engineering oreinted organisation.
    3. People are valued.

    Cons

    1. people feel overworked.
    2. Lots of focus on handling current customers and less on future oriented projects. This is due to competing priorities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Steady growth and job security

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Director in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    The CEO (Mark Templeton) is a man you can die for.
    Steady growth
    Job security
    Large company, but feels like a startup
    Diversity and respect

    Cons

    The organization can seem pretty disorganized to new comers and even old employees. We need to do a better job of helping people find the information they need. We also need to communicate vision more effectively.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more agile and divest all you non-core and non-performing technologies. We also need to do a good job of translating vision to reality.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great People - A lot of Change

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    Former Employee - Corporate Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Corporate Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    The company is focused on success.

    Cons

    They are trying to find an identity for XenDesktop

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within - get rid of the "old boys club".

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people 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. 4 people found this helpful  

    Once a Citrite, always a Citrite

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

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

    Pros

    The title sums it up. After spending more than a decade with the company and seeing it transform from an intimate application visualization pioneer to pushing five billion dollars in revenue across numerous businesses, the company was able to hold on to many of its core values and maintain a unique culture facilitated directly from the top.

    Cons

    While I did have a number of great years, I also had a few difficult ones - due to personality conflicts and so fourth - which is rare for me. Also, being one of the largest software companies and better employers in South Florida means there are a lot of old timers in the organization and this leads to a lack of opportunity for technical growth and career development. Lastly, while I received a few promotions during my tenure, during the last few years when I was performing at my very best I was consistently passed over for the more senior positions in the department and ultimately left the company where I have found greener pastures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair and timely with promotions. Reward the dedicated, high performers with the positions, titles and benefits that back up their skills and contributions.

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

    Good place to work at with opportunities to expand your porffolio

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    Current Employee - Product Designer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Product Designer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The work betweens the teams are not transparent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Systems Engineer

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    People is Citrix best asset. The culture is great and there are plenty of opportunities and multiple products for you to make an impact. Lots of high visibility activities and upper management likes to promote within.

    Cons

    Too many reorgs and team restructuring. Lack of vision in some areas. Too many minir changes without a clear vision on where to go. This impacts consistency and continuity in job duties and affects product quality and development. In need for a leadership change or a major alignment to foster product integration and overall quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on a single / few strategies.
    Don't spend so many cycles on products that are not providing results.
    Have a clear vision and long term goals, then execute. No more distractions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    tech support

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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

    Flexible hours, free snack and nice office.

    Cons

    No real promotion, people are stuck in same position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    encourage education

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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