Citrix Systems Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    In flux

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is still some work-life balance. Benefits are ok. Lots of bright people who are a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    Lots of changes in the last two years. Lots of good old timers are leaving or being forced out. Management is not showing clarity and creativity of vision and execution. Seems like the management is aiming too low. Since the last two years, it seems like different rules are being applied to the inner-circle vs the others.

    Advice to Management

    Vision is lacking and is sorely needed. Why aim for minor plays in commoditized markets instead of aiming for something more riskier but bigger?


  2. Helpful (2)

    User Experience Designer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead User Experience Designer in Coral Gables, FL
    Former Employee - Lead User Experience Designer in Coral Gables, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Citrix Systems (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Environment that allow you to grow and explore cutting-edge technology.

    Cons

    Citrix System is known to layoff a significant number (900) of their employees every 4-5 year, with not a clear reason to the actual employee.

    Advice to Management

    The workforce is everything for a company, you should treat them much better.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Young management yields incompetent results

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Sales Representative in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Corporate Sales Representative in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can make quite a bit of money, the company tries to promote a casual work environment with pool tables/ping pong tables, no dress code.

    Cons

    You are cold calling people who have been called, sometimes, hundreds of times before to try and sell a cloud storage solution that they have absolutely no need for. Most of the management team was promoted up from when they brought ShareFile into the Citrix brand and those people have, for the most part, no business being managers. You will have for high school swim coaches as a manager above you trying to encourage you to give 110% with rhetoric that they havent bothered to change since cheering their swimmers on to beat their rival school.

    Advice to Management

    Reallocate the managers who have no managerial experience into roles better suited to their skill set, increase the rate and reliability of promises made to current employees about transferring them from the sales team to a team that they are better suited to, continue to be honest to your lead generation team about how low of quality the lists you expect them to call 100+ times a day are.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Unfocused, no mobility

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time

    Pros

    Stable employment even if you are not a contributing employee Decent PTO

    Cons

    Unfocused priorities which can change on a day to day basis Very limited mobility if you are entry/mid tier, I've known people in their same roles for years No feedback after interviewing internally

    Advice to Management

    Expect things to not work out to plan in your priority planning and add time for this instead of upending everything in progress


  6. good

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

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

    Pros

    Its a great place to work .great place to work. great place to work

    Cons

    lots of changes. lots of changes lots of changes

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your good employees don't leave


  7. Helpful (5)

    Going downhill

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Sales Representative- Online Division
    Current Employee - Corporate Sales Representative- Online Division
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to branch out into other business areas, nice coworkers, decent work flexibility.

    Cons

    No sales strategy, process, training, or support. Management is more focused on how many activities you log than they are on your actual sales outcomes. Be prepared to do your own marketing, customer service, and spend 30% of your time just TRYING to find information.

    Advice to Management

    When you create a new segment, try developing a strategy and training your sales people on it. Also, if less than 30% of a division is hitting quota and average quota attainment is 70-some percent, you need to take a serious look at whether your expectations are realistic. Telling everyone to make more dials and blast more emails doesn't cut it.


  8. Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Newbury Park, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Newbury Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Citrix Systems (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture. Great compensation. Great management

    Cons

    Too many org changes. Sometimes slows productivity.

    Advice to Management

    need more internal promotions


  9. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic work environment--culture of the company is really positive and inviting. Coworkers care about you & want to see you succeed. Opportunity for upward growth. Solid benefits that include 2 paid volunteer days so that you can give back to your community. Great work-life balance and easy to work with manager to balance working in an office vs. at home.

    Cons

    Stock is not given to you as an employee until you are in a Director level or above. However, you can purchase your own stock at a discounted rate.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great company having trouble focusing on execution

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from anywhere. This is a great company that allows you to truly balance work and life in a way that I've not experienced anywhere else. The culture is highly innovative as well.

    Cons

    Is the culture too innovative? It may be. Many acquisitions made by the company failed to yield any real fruit. There are certainly exceptions such as NetScaler and GoTo, but there are many more dead ones that lay it the wake of Citrix. The board should have gotten an operational/execution CEO who has taken a company in excess of $5-10B. Mark T is a great visionary though.

    Advice to Management

    We need a CEO that can execute, not just a visionary


  11. Lead Database and BI Systems Administrator

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fantastic company to work for, great benefits, great people. Fantastic work-life balance benefits, relaxed culture, cutting edge technologies. Fantastic people. I made some great lifetime friends while working at Citrix.

    Cons

    As any other large organization you have some level of politics that might get on the way of your work. Stay out of it and execute your job right. Work over the weekend as any other infrastructure team. Changes that can't impact the business need to go in after hours and over the weekend.



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