Citrix Systems Reviews

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

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The ability to work from home really helped gain a better work/life balance (in 146 reviews)

  • It's generally easy to work from home for a day or so or take time off (in 30 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company to work and grow up professionally and personally

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  2.  

    Fantastic employee policies, awesome company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Research Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Great pay for the amount of work you have to do. I love it because even though they don't have a 20% policy like Google does, informally you can spend as much time as you want to deepen your technology skills - even in areas that are completely unrelated to your work. This kind of forward thinking has led to some of the highest employee satisfaction in the industry/country etc.

    Cons

    I wish they had more Cappuccino machines - as you can tell I can't complain much about my employer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please don't change a thing. I've heard from my dad that Bell Labs used to be like this - focus on long term and not go quarter by quarter - you will have happy employees (and smart ones too) and happy employees will result in great corporate success, profits etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work if you are in Technology

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    Extremely talented, smart, brilliant people. Great perks, drinks and snacks free (fruit, yogurt, juice, coffee etc). Company subsidized lunch (50%) provided by cafeteria on premise. Great knowledge and networking events.

    Cons

    Be prepared for conference calls and meetings to eat up hours of your day which forces you to skip lunch/eat at your desk or work till 8pm to make up for lost hours! Also, technology makes it convenient to work form anywhere, anytime so sometimes feels like "ball & chain" even when on vacation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in resources to get your name out there. Lately have seen lots of news everywhere on competitors like VMWare but not much on Citrix!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good maturing company, lots of opportunity in all areas

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    Space / freedom to make it the place you want to work.

    Cons

    Highly fragmented organizationally, top level strategy is not always as focused as it should be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more heavily in employee programs and benefits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good so far. I work in one of the fast moving divisions. Lot of opportunities but overworked at times

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

    Pros

    1. Great Culture
    2. Engineering oreinted organisation.
    3. People are valued.

    Cons

    1. people feel overworked.
    2. Lots of focus on handling current customers and less on future oriented projects. This is due to competing priorities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Steady growth and job security

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Director in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    The CEO (Mark Templeton) is a man you can die for.
    Steady growth
    Job security
    Large company, but feels like a startup
    Diversity and respect

    Cons

    The organization can seem pretty disorganized to new comers and even old employees. We need to do a better job of helping people find the information they need. We also need to communicate vision more effectively.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more agile and divest all you non-core and non-performing technologies. We also need to do a good job of translating vision to reality.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    This place is heaven!!

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

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

    Pros

    Good compensation, great people, and an incredible culture that is staunchly protected. This, and the fact that they run their business with the mindset of; "Take care of your people, they take care of the customer and the shareholders are happy as a byproduct" This is not lip service, they live it. There is a reason that Mark Templeton has a 94% approval rating. He is awesome!! I hope that this company doesn't grow up like all of the other Wall St. driven companies. If not, I hope to spend the next 20yrs here.

    Cons

    The fact that I didn't come here 20 years ago..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing

    Approves of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Run and never come back

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

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

    Pros

    Working from home if you lucky.

    Cons

    The worst managers I've ever seen. They will use every dirty trick they can and then deny everything a week later.

    Re Org every 3 months.
    Forget about career growth, this is where your career goes to die.

    I can go on and on, but if you reading this and thinking about joining, do yourself a favor and Don't!

    The most painful thing was watching good smart people getting destroyed by horrible managers and not being able to do anything about it.

    The most useless HR in the industry.

    When I got an offer from a different company, it was my happiest day at Citrix.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you doing, because it doesn't matter anymore, the damage is done.

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

    Great marketing, Tearable products

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President, in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President, in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Sorry can come up with any, so blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah

    Cons

    marketing pushes boundaries, not really truthful in most cases, don't trust them as far as I can through them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good company, but terrible managers have people walking out and upper management &HR does not address the real problem .

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

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

    Pros

    I've been with Citrix for over 7 years. Love that you can work on cutting edge technology, great work from home policy, competitive wage.

    Cons

    Managers are hiring people with no technical skills leaving the work load on those that haven't yet left the company. This is not company-wide. If you get the wrong manager, be prepared to work every weekend and 10-12 hour week days in order to meet their unreasonable expectations. And even then, don't be surprised to get a 2 % increase and a decrease in any variable target cash, while they use up the budget needlessly flying in and out of the country (GTM?).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are losing some great long-time employees due to managers that do not know how to lead (fear factor, no work-life balance, zero empathy).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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