Citrix Systems

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Citrix Systems Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
823 Reviews
3.8
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Citrix Systems President, CEO, and Director Mark B. Templeton
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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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Decent Mid-Tier Tech Company

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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

    Broad product tech catalog.Wide range of products from their VDI to Networking to GoToMeeting. Lots of diversity in the company.

    Cons

    They grow by acquisition so there are lots of different cultures being mixed into one culture. The initial Citrix from Fort Lauderdale seems to be a great place in a low-tech community in Florida but haven't made the jump into Silicon Valley that well.

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

    Great in technology but not work life balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Santa Barbara, CA

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

    Pros

    Great exposure, technology. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Dirty politics
    No work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand root issue
    Improve company politics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    A Company which still tries to find a place on the market.

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    • Culture & Values
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    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 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Quite good pay, specifically for South Florida.

    Cons

    There seems to be no idea how to drive the company to the future. The goal to become a 5B company by 2015 does not look achievable. The cloud bandwagon moves much too fast for Citrix. Nobody above manager position has deeper knowledge about technology and the only bright star is a visionary CEO. Therefore big decisions are made by "trusted" people and without broad discussion. A culture of saving money in wrong places is astonishing. One of side effects, the key IT positions are understaffed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can somebody evaluate directors performance? Does company need this bureaucracy layer in its structure at all?

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

    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
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Company culture is a sham!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    cool co - workers .

    Cons

    middle management, good old boys club , friends that look out for their friends and to hell with everyone else. bunch of so called "managers" who don't know anything other that n what is in front of them.
    micro-managing
    unrealistic goals to no process just off the cuff development ... LCM team is overrun with people that have only worked at citrix and feel that they know more than anyone.
    if you like variety and using your brain and be a robot then look for other teams not LCM!!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try listening to your workers disagreeing with managers who are milking projects to maintain their own longevity and let everyone else fall by the way side.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Cool co-workers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  10. 7 people found this helpful  

    Great Company, Great People

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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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The People and the product were great at Citrix. Mark Templeton's vision is alive and well within Citrix, and it should remain there. Although some of the leadership has moved on, the company will be OK in the future.

    Cons

    Senior Sales Leadership has no experience in Sales, and a good number of regional VPs have never carried a bag. Not to say someone has to have been a salesman to be a good sales leader, but there should be some experience at the senior level that has in fact been a quota carrying salesperson. As a result, multiple missteps have been made in the last several years, which have cumulatively really hurt the company.

    Sales is also an old boys club, if you weren't a part of the consulting acquisition several years ago, you will have a much more difficult time climbing the corporate sales ladder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is time for change in sales leadership. Bring in, or promote someone who

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good Work-life Balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

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