Citrix Systems Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
764 Reviews
3.8
764 Reviews
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Citrix Systems President, CEO, and Director Mark B. Templeton
Mark B. Templeton
608 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • 1-Work life balance is perfect, as you have the ability to work virtually from anywhere (in 128 reviews)

  • Polite work environment - top leadership (CEO MarkT is leaving) enspouses humility and respect (in 55 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is no longer existent (use to be something coveted here) (in 21 reviews)

  • Middle management should be trashed , they are ' Yes Men ' who don't stand up for their teams (in 23 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Citrix Systems full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Probably the only thing good about working here now is the free GoToMeeting and GoToMyPC accounts.

    Cons

    What is really disturbing is the way the sales team in the west constantly backstab's each other. The Rockies team is extremely toxic, backstabbing at every chance, not only to other employees but to management. And management doesn't do anything about it. Not the type of Culture I'm sure Mark T. wants in his organization. Bad management. If you are a new employee you will be setup for failure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If all you look for are problems, then that is all you are going to find. And if you can't even see the problems in front of you, well then, I can't help you, you will be a victim of your own fate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Plenty of opportunity

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Santa Barbara, CA

    I worked at Citrix Systems full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The ability to work from home really helped gain a better work/life balance. I was able to move around the company between departments and grow my career. There were plenty of development challenges that allowed me to expand my capabilities, you just have to put yourself out there. The benefits were great.

    Cons

    The leadership was volatile at times. They often stated that failure was an important part of innovation but would not actually allow someone to try something, fail, and learn. The leadership prides itself on not being too "prescriptive" but when a manager does not trust his employees to make good decisions that philosophy is thrown out the window. Undermining projects and coming "over the top" often ultimately led to my departure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend the time to develop your team. Set direction with clear expectations. Allow your team to flourish and become innovative. Celebrate successes openly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stagnant products but good people

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager

    I worked at Citrix Systems full-time

    Pros

    Despite recent reductions, still some very good people remaining in the SaaS Division. Decent work/life balance. SaaS Division GM is smart and trying to change stagnant culture.

    Cons

    GoTo products are tired and outdated due to poor planning and execution from prior leadership and lack of engineering resources. Sales teams are losing people and there isn't a coherent strategy for the division. Way too much turmoil and stress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the rank-and-file people and make technical hiring the #1 priority.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Product Designer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time

    Pros

    creative, strong UX leadership, friendly

    Cons

    mediocre engineering team, so so implemtations

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Internship Program

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Intern in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at Citrix Systems as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Very relaxed atmosphere, very nurturing of its interns. I feel as though I can get involved in whatever I want, if it interests me. No one really cares when I show up or leave, so long as I am getting my work done.

    Cons

    Not a lot of supervision/oversight. I feel as though I could profit from someone telling me what to do more, rather than going out and finding work, myself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on innovating in terms of new products and services, rather than expanding the largest possible market share.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citrix Systems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Citrix has smart, dedicated, and talented people. The products are also great. I worked at Citrix for over 10 years and I learned a lot and worked on some fantastic product launches.

    Cons

    Job security. Can move slow at times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    Work life balance is very good

    Cons

    Great people to work with. Option to work from home several days per week.

  9.  

    Very Casual yet Professional

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - BI Analyst  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - BI Analyst in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at Citrix Systems as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of people on the team from different backgrounds academically and ethnically. Great environment for people starting their professional career. Room for growth.

    Cons

    Sometimes a little slow to change. Lots of layers in decision making. Being a tech company internally it can sometimes feel a bit antiquated. Would imagine the company to be a lot more agile in managing change.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Nice place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    Very Nice place to work

    Cons

    Compensation could be much better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Valuable sales experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Sales in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    The people are awesome, high performers can move up the ladder quickly.

    Cons

    Work life balance is tough

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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