Citrix Systems Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
761 Reviews
3.8
761 Reviews
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Citrix Systems President, CEO, and Director Mark B. Templeton
Mark B. Templeton
605 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.  

    ranked one of the best companies to work for

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

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

    Pros

    excellent corporate culture; many opportunities to progress throughout a career, flexibility, good benefits, remote or work-from-home possibilities, leading IT innovator and lots of free training for its engineers with possibility to earn certifications at no cost.

    Cons

    can't think of any but have to write something to meet the 20 word minimum quota, so here's an empty description that serves no purpose.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    One of the best employers in South Florida!

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive Compensation and benefits package.
    Very smart co workers and leadership team
    Collaborative work environment and ability to work anyplace, anytime

    Cons

    Need better alignment between departments to do what's best for the company as a whole and not just the individual projects within a team or department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's ok to make some things MANDATORY to avoid different processes and ways of getting work done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    The best place I have worked at

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Escalation Engineer  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Escalation Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    * The company culture of making sure they take care of the employees first
    * Everyone here is always working as a team and put there co-workers first. The people of Citrix are the best.
    * The ability to work from home on a regular basis
    * The benefits (vacation time, health plan, 401K, employee stock purchase plan)
    * Working on bleeding edge technology

    Cons

    * Internal information can be hard to find
    * processes need to be improved
    * there is a lot of training material but it is scattered

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working on simplifying and improving internal processes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Citrix - Raleigh

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Success Manager  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Success Manager in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Excellent culture. Fosters professional growth, if you are willing to work hard for it. The flexibility of working remote is great. Paid Time Off. Our new building in Raleigh is state of the art. Unlimited free snacks and drinks. You are seen as a professional, able to make your own schedule, and the manage your workload without micro management.

    Cons

    Training can be unorganized for such a large organization. Recently there have been a lot of reorgs within the company, but this has all proven to be for the better for employees and clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase budget for compensation to maintain, and attract, talent top talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work, interesting challenges

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

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time

    Pros

    Build world changing infrastructure. On the new innovation side, an opportunity to change the way our computing world is constructed, on the traditional products, helping IT transition from on prem to a hybrid world.

    Cons

    Sometimes slow to adjust to market realities. New product leadership is very promising however.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to seek the technology vision.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It is a good place to work. It is flexible

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Citrix Systems as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Not very hard and the time is flexible.

    Cons

    Lots of issues to deal with everyday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The salary could be better to attract people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Company offering a lot to his employees

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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 8 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and overall good company environment/culture

    Cons

    Work life balance can be a challenge

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a good place to work

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Probably the only thing good about working here now is the free GoToMeeting and GoToMyPC accounts.

    Cons

    What is really disturbing is the way the sales team in the west constantly backstab's each other. The Rockies team is extremely toxic, backstabbing at every chance, not only to other employees but to management. And management doesn't do anything about it. Not the type of Culture I'm sure Mark T. wants in his organization. Bad management. If you are a new employee you will be setup for failure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If all you look for are problems, then that is all you are going to find. And if you can't even see the problems in front of you, well then, I can't help you, you will be a victim of your own fate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor management

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

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

    Pros

    Free food, coffee. Good working facilities and clean surroundings. New facility and very different from the typical south florida offices.

    Cons

    No regard for employees who are doing the right thing. If the employee is right but it was not the managers idea they get rid of you. Do not trust management-- schemers to protect themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executive management needs to get more involved

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Plenty of opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Santa Barbara, CA

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

    Pros

    The ability to work from home really helped gain a better work/life balance. I was able to move around the company between departments and grow my career. There were plenty of development challenges that allowed me to expand my capabilities, you just have to put yourself out there. The benefits were great.

    Cons

    The leadership was volatile at times. They often stated that failure was an important part of innovation but would not actually allow someone to try something, fail, and learn. The leadership prides itself on not being too "prescriptive" but when a manager does not trust his employees to make good decisions that philosophy is thrown out the window. Undermining projects and coming "over the top" often ultimately led to my departure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend the time to develop your team. Set direction with clear expectations. Allow your team to flourish and become innovative. Celebrate successes openly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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