Citrix Systems Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Company doing okay on goodwill but lacks vision for future.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Santa Barbara, CA

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

    Pros

    Some old products in the market are still earning business for the company. The company has good client base and goodwill. Average pay is compensated by the flexible work arrangement.

    Cons

    Although this is a tech company, their management is not technical. Recently the organization has hired lot of Senior Directors and VPs. It is extremely top-heavy. Developers look puzzled due to lack of vision and direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most of the decisions and actions are reversible. Please do not sit on a decision for a long time.

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

    Constant Change and Reorganization; Aging Leadership

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Management in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Citrix Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Has a great culture built around respect, lines are very flat, management approachable. Uses what sells but not as much as you would think. Supports BYOD, nice corporate events. Great style and design to offices, especially newer ones.

    Cons

    People generally like the idea of the company, but many are unhappy with so many internal changes, uncertainty that the market is bringing. Not a great marketing company, slow to respond and execute, but good vision. Product quality has generally been a challenge--works out defects on best customers that are locked in. Hard time to work across business units. Does not work well with remote people if the whole team isn't remote.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Love the CEO as a person--but it is time for new blood and ideas there, someone that executes well in a competitive market and is willing to be more out in public. Someone that works with a team and willing to hear the good and the bad.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Nice Place to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Barbara, CA

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

    Pros

    - Innovative surroundings
     - Very friendly work culture

    Cons

    - Poor pay package compared to industry standard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Not what you may think it is from the outside

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

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    Free Coffee and snacks, young co workers

    Cons

    Career path is very limited as they recruit from college's then move to renewal sales, then Territory Manager. If you don't want to do sales and you are hired for that there is no chance of getting out. Layoff's. At the end of the quarter you feel like a collector calling customers non stop asking for the PO! Not a sales job in my opinion.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Accommodating but slow work environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Management is accommodating to employee needs.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic tendencies and constant changes in company structure cause upheaval.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 6 people found this helpful

    Great company... At first?

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at Citrix Systems as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Training, Support, Largest Employer in South Florida, Wellness Rooms, Free Snacks, Drinks and Food.

    Cons

    Lowest Paid Employer compared to other employers, Culture is ran by managers that were pretty much hired from craigslist and because of their lack of vision, employee morale is an all time low, Contractors are treated like viruses. We can't do anything with full time employees. Citrix stopped paying for weight loss surgery because it didn't seem "popular". I guess you can say that when all of your sales team is thin college graduates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of restructuring full time employees and contractors, restructure your leadership. I'm 27 years old and can probably perform better than majority of the senior directors. Employees continuously gossip about how bad they are treated. It's hard working on the 3rd floor of 851 because managers dump work and never praise successes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful

    Great Company, Problematic Middle Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Escalation Engineer in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Escalation Engineer in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at Citrix Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The Citrix culture is amazing and their mantra of "Work hard, play hard" is evident in everything they do. Great community. Good benefits and salary. Opportunities to work remotely in most cases and a causal dress code. As mentioned in another review, there are also good opportunities for advancement and regular performance reviews. _Direct_ (with emphasis) management trusts and respects you and treats you as a professional. Beverage and snack perks, and a hot breakfast on Fridays.

    Cons

    A somewhat new addition to the middle management with the Support organization has a viewpoint that runs in stark contrast to the Citrix culture and as such, working within this area has become less about caring for the customer and more about metrics. At the time of writing, salary offerings/raises are trending in a negative direction in comparison to the rest of the market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick hard to your core values of treating all people with respect, honesty, integrity, and compassion and shake off anyone in the organization that doesn't meet that standard.

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

    Good company in the wings of change...

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

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    Benefits, work-life-balance, people, ability to work remote, etc.

    Cons

    Too much change for changing sake and lack of "leadership"...not "management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better accountability at all levels.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Great Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at Citrix Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people. Excellent salary and benefits

    Cons

    Long work hours. Poor communication at all levels of the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. Great company, great people

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Salary is competitive, culture is great.

    Cons

    not many cons, little fiefdoms and cliques.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Control hiring better so you don't have to lay people off every six years

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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