Citrix Systems Reviews

Updated April 18, 2015
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  1. Architect

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    Current Employee - Architect in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Architect in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company is always on the cutting edge of technology, and is 1st or 2nd in the majority of it's product's respective markets. Good people, good benefits, and good work-life balance. Mark Templeton has signed on to continue as CEO. He is great leader who is visionary, yet founded in principles.

    Cons

    The company has missed a couple quarters recently and seems to be hitting growing pains. Not a lot of 3M+ software companies out there to model after. Bringing in outside hires seems to be the strategy at the risk of losing the culture that made the company great.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on promoting from within and rewarding longevity in the company. Outside leadership is valuable, but affects the culture, and they have less skin in the game long term.

  2. Helpful (2)

    It could be better and it could be worse.

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    Current Employee - Corporate Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Corporate Sales Representative

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Citrix offers a decent work environment, average compensation and a good vacation package. Products are industry leaders and solid in terms of performance.
    My experience is of a fairly close knit group of employees.

    Cons

    From a sales perspective it is a bit of a sweatshop because it's all about the revenue you're bringing in that day or that week. Tons of activity metrics leads to transactional type deals with low average deal size. At the sales kick-off meeting, it's all about strategic deals etc., etc. This lasts about as long as the plane ride home. Strategic deals take a while to complete and time to research. Difficult to do and meet activity based metrics so it's back to low $ high volume deals. Quotas are high and unless to hit a home run each quarter their generous vacation package is difficult to take advantage of (read 1 week long vacation in 3 years).
    The eComm side of the business constantly undermines the sales rep with new and different offers that are never communicated outside of the eComm group.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to real feedback from employees. They're the one's suffering while execs experiment with the paychecks. Make OTE attainable with realistic quotas so people can work hard, earn some $ and enjoy a break once in a while. A cool TV commercial is a nice to have but that's the marketing groups contribution to Citrix. Having each rep conduct their own targeted marketing campaigns is not what you're paying them to do. Develop a repeatable process that puts valuable information into the hands of prospects/customers to generate demand or interest.
    Comp reps for eComm business. It's one company not two.
    Having 3 different people from the same division of Citrix call into a company to sell 3 different products is ludicrous and confusing to the customer

  3. Helpful (1)

    A good company, that treats employees well.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Citrix Systems part-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    BYOD program is great, they provide good benefits and have great community. The ability to work from home is a huge plus when needed.

    Cons

    Sometimes it feels like their is a lack of direction, but they do try to have all hands meetings fairly regularly. On a whole, there is very little reason not to work for Citrix.

    Advice to Management

    A wish there was a greater attempt to have a cohesive team effort between divisions. At times, it feels like there are many teams, working hard, but in opposite directions.

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  5. Helpful (3)

    Constant Change and Reorganization; Aging Leadership

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    Former Employee - Management in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Management in Santa Clara, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Has a great culture built around respect, lines are very flat, management approachable. Uses what sells but not as much as you would think. Supports BYOD, nice corporate events. Great style and design to offices, especially newer ones.

    Cons

    People generally like the idea of the company, but many are unhappy with so many internal changes, uncertainty that the market is bringing. Not a great marketing company, slow to respond and execute, but good vision. Product quality has generally been a challenge--works out defects on best customers that are locked in. Hard time to work across business units. Does not work well with remote people if the whole team isn't remote.

    Advice to Management

    Love the CEO as a person--but it is time for new blood and ideas there, someone that executes well in a competitive market and is willing to be more out in public. Someone that works with a team and willing to hear the good and the bad.

  6. Helpful (6)

    Management failed to execute on strategic goals

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citrix Systems

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and good people.

    Cons

    Management turnover
    Shockingly bad decisions to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on acquisitions which brought in no revenue and which distracted from profitable services.

    Advice to Management

    It's not 1995 or even 2005 anymore. You can't afford yet another round of layoffs. Pick a SINGLE strategy and execute.

  7. Awesome company to work and innovate!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    great pay, great facilities, smart people

    Cons

    at the same time tat the company motivates innovation there is no process to get projects onboard.

  8. Excellent work place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good products, good learning curve

    Cons

    cannot think of any ...

  9. Helpful (1)

    Nice Place to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Barbara, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Innovative surroundings
     - Very friendly work culture

    Cons

    - Poor pay package compared to industry standard

    Advice to Management

    None

  10. Helpful (9)

    Great company... At first?

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    Current Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at Citrix Systems as a contractor (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Training, Support, Largest Employer in South Florida, Wellness Rooms, Free Snacks, Drinks and Food.

    Cons

    Lowest Paid Employer compared to other employers, Culture is ran by managers that were pretty much hired from craigslist and because of their lack of vision, employee morale is an all time low, Contractors are treated like viruses. We can't do anything with full time employees. Citrix stopped paying for weight loss surgery because it didn't seem "popular". I guess you can say that when all of your sales team is thin college graduates.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of restructuring full time employees and contractors, restructure your leadership. I'm 27 years old and can probably perform better than majority of the senior directors. Employees continuously gossip about how bad they are treated. It's hard working on the 3rd floor of 851 because managers dump work and never praise successes.

  11. Good Comp, uncertain future

    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager
    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager

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

    Pros

    Good compensation, work life balance

    Cons

    The technology is brittle causing much customer stress/churn.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate.

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