Citrix Systems Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
792 Reviews
3.8
792 Reviews
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Citrix Systems President, CEO, and Director Mark B. Templeton
Mark B. Templeton
628 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The ability to work from home really helped gain a better work/life balance (in 142 reviews)

  • It's generally easy to work from home for a day or so or take time off (in 29 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is no longer existent (use to be something coveted here) (in 22 reviews)

  • The 'middle management' makes all the decisions without leveraging the talent below them (in 27 reviews)

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Cool co-workers

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

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

    Pros

    If you end up in the right group on the right project you can find interesting work. The vacation benefits are good. My direct management is generally relaxed. I have excellent coworkers and flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Closedown madness. Clueless upper management that has been starving the organization that makes the most money for the company. Far too much upper management (too many VPs). Did I mention to many VPs? Reorgs. Upper level management churn that results in VPs that have no idea what we do. Some people in upper management appear to be actively trying to destroy some of our products. Management as a whole has a tendency to micromanage engineering. Some parts of Test are outsourced to China which makes communication and getting access to reproduction environments suck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the 401k benefits. Keep people on projects (context switches are expensive here).

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    I learned about selling but I did not enjoy the experience overall because the work was monotonous.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citrix Systems as an intern

    Pros

    Good pay, fun culture, great coworkers

    Cons

    Unprofessional management, repetitive work, bad training program

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employ better managers, learn how to motivate and manage your employees

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Amazing job experience, management wants you to succeed and will help you do so.

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    Current Employee - Sales Operations Intern in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Intern in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at Citrix Systems as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Citrix is an amazing company to work for they talk alot about culture, but the best part is their employees. The employees are all amazing outgoing friendly people that are highly skilled. Management wants to see you succeed and helps you discover your career path.

    Cons

    I worked as an intern and did not receive much formal training, but the new employee orientation program that they do have I have heard great things about.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great employer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tech Support Engineer in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Tech Support Engineer in Alpharetta, GA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, salary is comparable. Lots of days off, great culture

    Cons

    Can be high stress and you can be on the phone for hours on end

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing I can think of off top of my head

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall good experience. You must be part of the inner circle to advance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Used to be very flexible for workshifting. Shakeup of executive leadership was much needed and created a more positive, accountable atmosphere. Overall the executive team is improving dramatically.

    Cons

    there is definitely a bias towards hiring and promoting younger people regardless of their skillset if they are excellent brownnosers. The latest round of One Citrix merging has started to add a level of bureaucracy that is sometimes painful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within based on skills not who you know or by age but by merit. Give employees more flexibility in workshifting. The recent focus on NPS has moved the ship in the right direction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work except for the politics

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great culture; Great people; Great vision from the top!

    Cons

    Lots of politics at the top levels with leaders focused on their own gain. GREAT CEO, but below that it falls apart.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on Citrix goals, not your personal goals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to park your career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours
    Good benefits
    Friendly colleagues
    Somewhat competitive salary

    Cons

    Make sure pick right career path from the start. It is better to be a developer rather then a software testers.

    Take long time to move up the ranks if you don't know the "trick". Hard work can only take you do far. Need to really "fight" for your promotion

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 8 people found this helpful  

    Unlike the others, this is a review from someone who is neither management or a male engineer

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    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 an year)

    Pros

    It's a calculated risk, but if you're fresh out of college and need a large company on your resume, it does help with that. It's actually great for the resume, but you'll have to set a time limit for yourself and remind yourself that NO, not all companies are like this. It gets better.

    Cons

    The #1 challenge of working at Citrix as a woman: sexual harassment.

    No one does anything about the men's behavior, and no one cares. There's a great coffee counter they added, and then a week later a group of guys permanently moved themselves and their laptops right in front of the coffee area and stare at girls inappropriately as they wait in line.

    A man acted very inappropriately in the elevator to me early on there, and after I told others, he continued to act this way. He would stop and stare at me up and down in the cafeteria, at company events — anywhere, in front of anyone.

    It gets very old being sold "perks," but finding out very well that you can only use the company gym on off hours with a group to avoid being hit on or leered at, or having to ask a friend to go with you to the coffee bar because there's safety in numbers with the dude that will stand close enough to smell your shampoo all the way through the line.

    #2 challenge: Office politics at a level I have never seen before or after, and abusive behavior from management.

    I watched management personally insult employees horrifically ("I hate your personality and your jokes aren't funny"), and then decide in cycles to pinpoint particularly employees to be shouted at in meetings and made to cry in weekly meetings. I watched management circle the workspace to look over our shoulders, three times daily on the dot.

    And slowly, as some of the most victimized employees became more exhausted, they took their experiences to HR, and to upper management. Nothing happened. No one cared. That management is still there, still treating the employees the same way after years. Still making everyone cry. I left after 3 others had quit (with or without new jobs), and after I left, 3 more and counting have also given notice. Upper management sees no problem.

    Bottom line: Things will happen. You will cry when you leave work, and no one will care. You may talk to management, you may talk to HR, and they'll be reassuring, but nothing will change and no one will risk their own good standing to say "There's a problem here." If you have problems, keep this in mind. You have to a) suck it up until you have a respectable amount of time on your resume, or b) quit at a possibly inopportune time for yourself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't have advice for upper management because I haven't seen anyone in upper management that I didn't think was full-on part of the problem. They all just need to stop -- stop this company, stop enabling horrible behavior, just QUIT.

    But I have some advice for the shareholders: RUN.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work and grow up professionally and personally

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    Benefits, work life balance, environment. etc

    Cons

    No Cons that I can talk about Citrix

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No Cons that I can talk about Management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company, Upward mobility, great work-home freedom

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Great Company, Steady work flow, Great people, Fun games everywhere, good compensation, young environment

    Cons

    Work late, More compensation, healthier food

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher compensation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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