Citrix Systems Reviews

Updated July 4, 2015
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  1. Career Minded Individuals

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time

    Pros

    Citrix is a great company for career minded individuals who are good team players. We have a unique culture where most people truly work to do their best. We use our own products all the time making it easy to advocate for them both internally and with customers.

    Cons

    There has been a lot of restructuring this year and that can be a challenging environment to come into. It can also mean great opportunities exist.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the vision alive.


  2. Helpful (1)

    HealthCare

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    It provides three options (HMO, 2 PPOs)

    Cons

    Kaiser is economical and the option is not available.
    3 options are available but expensive.

    Advice to Management

    Suggest to have a better employee retention plan.


  3. Solid SaaS products

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Corporate Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Corporate Sales Representative

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    potential for advancement, great products to sell, strong support, decent compensation/commission structure

    Cons

    High turnover of staff and management in my office, but not necessarily applicable company-wide


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Senior Account Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Coconut Creek, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Coconut Creek, FL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great ongoing training, smart coworkers, innovative products and a few good company perks here and there.

    Cons

    Management has been recently redirected to approach all sales on a somewhat boiler room style. Tremendous pressure (which to some extent is expected in sales) while slicing and dicing the day with incredible admin work, multiple meetings and a myriad of requirements that significantly distract from the actual mission of the Account Manager. This impacts the individuals success, as well as the quota attainments across the board.

    Advice to Management

    Let your sales people sell. You've trained them very well, the continuing education is there. Comes a time to just step out of the way and trust your people to do what you hired them to do without obsessive micromanagement at all phases.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Good company, very poorly managed

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Very good employee benefits
    - Great office location and amenities
    - Compensation average for Florida market, but below national averages.
    - Good products, especially Citrix Online and Netscaler

    Cons

    - Poorly managed company
    - Middle Management (Managers, Senior Managers, Group Managers, Directors, Sr Directors) is very deficient. Not a lot of talent, abuse of internal promotions (people that started with the company 15+ years ago) that reward friendships and loyalties rather than talent and results.
    - Favoritism in promotions and salary raises that mines morale and sends the wrong message to employees.
    - Company has got used to the opposite of lean operations, inflated budgets, demands for increased head count with no clear deliverables, etc.
    - Very political environment
    - Directors rarely provide direction to employees (the whole reason they are there IMHO)

    Advice to Management

    - Resolve HR Problems, remove multiple layers of fat in the org charts
    - Focus on your employees, human capital is your main asset (at par with IP)
    - Do not allow favoritism, which typically starts at the C level and trickles down. Leadership team should lead by example.It is unforgivable to have executives promote favoritism and boys clubs.
    - Invite old timers that don't add value into retirement
    - Streamline the process to fire people that are not going to help Citrix in the long run
    - Implement LEAN operations across every department


  7. Helpful (8)

    Not as cool as it sounds

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Corporate Sales Representative in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Associate Corporate Sales Representative in Durham, NC

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The new office is nice and there are lots of perks like free food, gym, game room, and happy hours. Everybody in the sales team was pretty cool and you make a lot of friends. Opportunity to move up in to management they like to hire from within so pretty much everyone starts in the same place.

    Cons

    Very high turnover, they hire around 15 new people a month, the majority of them do not make it 6 months
    High expectations and goals, when you start you are required to hit 150 cold calls a day
    No work life balance, it is a very social job with long hours
    Monthly goals makes for high stress and a constant grind, miss goal twice and you are out
    No time to take advantage of perks, they offer a good amount of PTO but it is hard to get to a point where you can take it, Managers often hesitant to approve time off
    Open office and piped in music made it hard to stay focused. I would find myself getting shot with nerf darts while in the middle of a demo with a client.
    During my interview the manager lied when I asked what the employee turnover rate was, they told me in their time there (2+ years) they could only think of 5 people leaving. Everyone in my hiring class received the same answer. Within my first month I knew at least 5 people who were let go.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back the cubes
    Be upfront about turnover
    invest in new leads


  8. tech support triage agent

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great place to work...good culture...management are polite and knowledgeable ...Friday is free breakfast day..

    Cons

    outsourcing is a major part of Citrix hiring program...we work with employment agencies a lot! some departments will not hire at all...you may spend several yrs under outsourcing contract...

    Advice to Management

    make transition from temp employment to Citrix employment more flexible...


  9. Helpful (1)

    Sr. Dir Business Development

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director Business Development
    Former Employee - Senior Director Business Development

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Citrix is a great company, because everyone there knows what you do or has used Citrix in one way or another. Mark is a passionate leader and with the recent changes to the executive team there is a great chance to build a new culture of healthy competition, and focus on the future.

    Cons

    Middle management needs a big shale up. Since there has been a lot of changes at the top I expect that to happen. They are too self absorbed in their own career path to help the people around them.

    Advice to Management

    Keep with the changes to reorganize yourself and truly value the employees that you have both organic and the ones brought into through acquisition.


  10. Great place to be

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Tempe, AZ

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Awesome culture and solutions you can stand behind

    Cons

    I cannot think of anything bad to say


  11. Helpful (7)

    Good company, but policy is getting worse

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

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Good benefit programs
    - Pay is solid
    - Smart people

    Cons

    - No flexible work hours anymore. Work life balance gets worse than ever after the layoff earlier this year. People resigned as a result of that.
    - Micromanagement. Upper management seems to enjoy stressing people out.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees nicely and please please ensure their work life balance



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