Citrix Systems Reviews

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
807 Reviews
3.8
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Citrix Systems President, CEO, and Director Mark B. Templeton
Mark B. Templeton
638 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The ability to work from home really helped gain a better work/life balance (in 147 reviews)

  • It's generally easy to work from home for a day or so or take time off (in 32 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.  

    Smart people stuck in Stone Age culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Publications in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Publications in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Citrix Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very diverse group of people. Smart, fun, eager to network and collaborate.
    Flexible WFH (work from home) policy; great for parents or people with medical needs.
    Laid-back vibe.
    Great mentors available.

    Cons

    Death by PPT. Meeting-heavy culture, especially if leadership is based in FL (HQ). Different groups don't collaborate like they should, let alone share their findings. Too much red tape and politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start setting up informal collaboration sessions a la Toastmasters. Get people to collaborate on Citrix and non-Citrix ideas. The point should be to break everyone out of their shell.

    Institute a meeting "budget" based on employee S-level. If lower tier employee, total of 4 hours per week. This forces management to be more judicious with scheduling meetings.

    Always have someone take notes or meeting isn't valid. Should be mandatory. Always have meeting agenda sent with invite.

    Number one: you need 360 degree feedback. Employee should be able to review her manager and report to senior leadership, even the org VP/SVP, in performance reviews.

    One component of MBO should be "Alleviate a common frustration of your team." The manager should strive to hit this MBO every quarter.

    Managers should not be managing projects for the first 12 months or 4 COMPLETED (not aborted) projects; use dedicated PMs or assign individuals as PM leads to build PM skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Work-life Balance

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. Friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    Poor personal career growth. Some managers are not professional enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve employees' personal growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Cool co-workers

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place with work/life balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Test Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Software Test Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at Citrix Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good salary with great benefit in FLL area. A lot of PTOs and work from home.

    Cons

    Not so much room for career development.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best company I've ever worked at

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Designer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Product Designer in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    Citrix is the first place I've worked that doesn't have duds. What I mean by that is all of the people that work there are worth their weight. Aside from that I appreciate the management style they promote and the availability to think freely.

    Cons

    No on site child care

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for in many respects

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

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

    Pros

    They care about their employees and are flexible with working from home. Excellent c-level leadership

    Cons

    Political at times when you have an idea to help workflow, it may get sidelined because of policies and procedures.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company, super culture. One has to experience it genuinely appreciate the uniqueness offered here.

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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 full-time

    Pros

    Challenging projects and engaged coworkers. Everyone pushes really hard to make great things better. Work and effort is recognized. It's ok to make mistakes. Not a lot of politics here.

    Cons

    Maybe we keep people a little longer than we should.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    The best employer in Florida

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Great team and culture, supportive management, amazing products that I truly believe in along with the most flexible work life balance that I've ever experienced. Also free drinks and snacks in all corporate buildings.

    Cons

    Large company so things take time to get through approval process because it has so many levels to go up and get signed off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep innovating and keep the foot on the gas. Don't give VMware a chance to catch up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company, great people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Technology
    Opportunities for growth
    Learn new things, stay current

    Cons

    Some of the offices aren't up to par with the industry standard.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great employer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

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