Citrix Systems Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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  1. Worked @ Citrix

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Escalation Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Escalation Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    Great place to learn and meet smart people.
    Great technology.
    Good mid-management.
    Good potential for growth if you have the right attitude.

    Cons

    Certain changes in Senior Management negatively affect the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at your employees as the foundation of the company, not as numbers only.
    Involve your employees in the company's strategic planning.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 10 people found this helpful

    A huge disappointment.

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

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

    Pros

    The CEO is still a great leader with the best of intentions, trying to reinvigorate a lost culture. The company still has many smart, wonderful people.

    Cons

    Constant reorganization with no time to allow for success. Very political - smooth talkers are promoted while the people who do the real work are dismissed. No serious regard for detailed project planning and collaboration, but rather everyone just wings it. The people who move the fastest are rewarded even though they've just stepped all over everyone to get stuff done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a serious look at some of your Directors. Many of them really don't know how to lead people and are just not nice people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great company, unique (wonderful) culture

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very supportive leadership, always opportunities to get involved in special projects around the company. Transparent and family-like culture. Promotes work / like balance.

    Cons

    Large company, you need to take the initiative to make yourself stand out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 5 people found this helpful

    Unstable, unpredictable, bait and switch

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    Great product that has a huge advantage over competitors in the niche market

    Cons

    compensation is vague often changed many times; the COO values the "deal" he got hiring someone vs the experience and results they bring to the table; you could be screamed at without little provocation; majority of US employees are very unhappy with their compensation and lack of respect by the COO; there is blatant HR violations when it comes to discussions of gender and race; most women who speak up and ask questions are punished through public ridicule, it is clearly a sexist environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    replace the COO with someone who isnt judgemental, sexist or racist; fix the toxic work environment; compensate your workers appropriatly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful

    Work Anywhere is only a slogan

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

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

    Pros

    Ability to work with many different departments - learning new processes and meeting new people regularly.
    Free fruit/veggies/snacks
    Competitive salary for the area

    Cons

    Work-life balance is not available across the board. The initiative that seemed to go forward in the past year to allow for more flexibility did not do enough to ensure that you aren't expected to be 100% on board with working whenever asked (MEETINGS GALORE) - even if not salary/exempt. However, when you ask for that flexibility in return you are likely not going to receive it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please work on the ability to be more flexible - this is imperative to your employee happiness and engagement level. There is not as much PTO/holiday time as with some local jobs, this is not an area where Citrix is competitive. One day per week telecommuting should be nearly across the board implementation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    Great people and middle management is micro management.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I worked at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    Great people, opportunity to work remotely in most positions and fun events. Benefits package is standard in industry and pay is a little below standards. Fun to work with cutting edge technology company and need to be adaptive to change.

    Cons

    Middle Management is an added layer of complexity that is contrary to the work-hard play hard. Environment is based on quarterly success. Lack of career guidance/growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at product directions and change with times.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful

    Great perks, fun atmosphere

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable in Goleta, CA
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable in Goleta, CA

    I worked at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    Lots of free food and drinks, fun break rooms, great coworkers.

    Cons

    Very monotonous, didn't see many people getting promoted, lots of people "hanging out" rather than working.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote hard workers, keep the fun atmosphere but maybe encourage those who seem to not do much but talk and play games to do a little more work.

    Recommends
  9. 4 people found this helpful

    A shell of what it once was, ShareFile is on the decline

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Corporate Sales Representative in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Associate Corporate Sales Representative in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    You can make more money cold calling here than anywhere else. Free food, cafeteria and gym, new building is AMAZING. Great location in Raleigh. Parties are amazing, at least one happy hour a month (open bar tab). You learn a lot very quickly.

    Cons

    With all the positives of Citrix, there are just too many negatives. Most of the position is based on luck, which wouldn't be a huge negative if you weren't one bad month away from being terminated at all times. Have you exceeded your goal by 200% for 3 quarters in a row? Miss goal your monthly goal twice and you are gone. It didn't use to be this way, but they became a victim of their own success. Grew too fast, didn't have a clear sense of their identity.

    Most of the managers you interact with are great people, ShareFile is adamant about only hiring managers from within so they understand your position and have already had success. But this cuts back because they tend to be young, irresponsible and mostly clueless. The VP of Sales is an amazing dude, and his energy is addictive. He created an incredible sales engine that is built upon respectable values.

    Unbeknownst to him, the managers on the floor rarely uphold these values and very frequently ignore them. Favoritism is often given to the worst individuals. I could go on forever. This is such a promising position in theory, but up and on the ground, it is ugly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be sure to the sales team core values. Don't give special treatment to select employees (LQT), this creates a ton of resent on the team. Need to force someone to change verticals? Fine, but don't terminate them because they have to spend half the month retraining and rebuilding a pipeline. You are losing a ton of talent because you treat employees as canon fodder during resource allocation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful

    Good company

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    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Citrix give a lot of flexibility with their employees.

    Cons

    Lately the way they are laying off people, they got rid of (in my opinion), some really talented individuals and kept people they should of got rid of.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. Nice place to work.

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

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    Friendly knowledgeable coworkers who are willing to help.

    Cons

    No free protein food, all carbohydrates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Turkey jerky would be nice of protein.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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